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DIRECTV First Look: C31-700 Home Media Center RVU Client

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. MrLatte

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    Sorry, my mistake then. I guess I misinterpreted something earlier in the thread.
     
  2. Smuuth

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    I understand your preference for the Harmony remote and consequent desire to use IR with the C31. I also think you will be pleasantly surprised by how really small and light the C31 is when you see it in person. It could easily be attached to the edge or top of any thin profile TV using Velcro tape and be relatively unnoticeable. If that is still too visible for you, an IR receiver/emitter device can be obtained relatively cheaply to allow hiding the C31 completely.
     
  3. Shades228

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    The installer is probably going to show up thinking that you have 3 RVU TV's that need to be setup.
     
  4. dmark1867

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    I had an installation with 1 hr34 and 2 c31 clients for tomorrow (sept 15th), just checked with directv and they say the installation was changed to Sept 26th. Wonder if the system rescheduled it due to the fact that the c31's are not available? The reps seem completely clueless, it is so aggravating.
     
  5. Shades228

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    Are you in Huntington WV? If so I would expect it to get pushed out farther again as you're not in the initial test martkets if so. I'd be curious to see the order details.
     
  6. dmark1867

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    I am in Huntington, WV and I have heard that as well. Everytime I call I am told something else. I think i might re-schedule the installation to the following Saturday to aviod potentially taking a day off of work for nothing. If I did that I think i would be so annoyed I would just competely cancel.
     
  7. RAD

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    Dripping...
    What are the initial test markets?
     
  8. Shades228

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    At this point you need to get the order modified to just have HD receivers for the other TV's and then you'll be fine.

    They're not publicly available and "soon" it won't matter anyways.
     
  9. dmark1867

    dmark1867 Cool Member

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    I thought maybe my installation was kicked back to the 26th of sept from tomorrow the 15th was due to equipment availability. One of my friends knows a directv installer in my area and I just texted him and he told me that the C31 RVU client and SD Dongle is available in my area now. I guess we will see what happens on the 26th!
     
  10. y2k02c5

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    Sorry if this was covered, but will the C31 work with any TV, or just with the Samsung RVU enabled units?
     
  11. Smuuth

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    It works with any TV. SD TVs will need the 10 pin SD dongle.
     
  12. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You wouldn't need a C31 if you have a Samsung RVU enabled TV.
     
  13. y2k02c5

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    Great. Thanks

    I'm eligible for an H34 Upgrade, which I was planning to install for my basement projector, and then get an additional H25 receiver for my 2nd TV in my basement bar. So now I'm thinking, if available in my area, to request a C31 for the bar TV. Only drawback, is that I wouldn't be able to view the programming on my HR24's in my family room, just the HR34. But I assume that this will probably get changed with a future software update??
     
  14. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Updates will be coming and MRV works.
    I've had both the H25 & C31 and the only real difference is whether you want a live buffer "while watching" a show.
    If you hit record from the H25 and then start watching it, there isn't much of a difference between the two.
     
  15. Sixto

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    Other then performance. The H25 is a speed demon.
     
  16. funnyfarm299

    funnyfarm299 AllStar

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    As a person who does universal remotes and home automation for a living, your post makes no sense. If I had enough devices to warrant a universal remote, I can't stick it all behind a TV. The D* remote does a TV, AVR, bluray, and D* box. I can't even put all those devices behind a TV.
     
  17. rahlquist

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    One question I dont see covered. Media Share, does it handle it or will this be going away?
     
  18. Stuart Sweet

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    I think Media Share works, but I haven't tested it.
     
  19. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    For a home I agree. There are commercial installs where ir is preferable but rear mounting is as well.
     
  20. funnyfarm299

    funnyfarm299 AllStar

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    And are these C31s even available for commercial? I would think the HR34 is not the best fit for a commercial install.
     

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