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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. Aug 30, 2012 #21 of 503
    Alebob911

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    Good video with good information but dbstalk and Stuart's first looks have them beat when it comes to details. Just look at the pics in the video and you'll see finger prints on the top of the C31. With Stuart's first look the C31 looks nice and clean. :)
     
  2. Aug 30, 2012 #22 of 503
    LoweBoy

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    Very NICE First Look as usual. Looking forward to getting my grubby paws on one of these!
     
  3. Aug 30, 2012 #23 of 503
    HoTat2

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    Finally!

    I was so tired of Dish having the edge on us with their Joey.

    Now no more ... :)

    Great first look (as always).

    Awaiting news on availability, as well as confirmation of the rumor that DIRECTV will only charge monthly for the first three active RVU clients.
     
  4. Aug 30, 2012 #24 of 503
    MysteryMan

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    Like the saying goes good things come in small packages. Nice work guys.
     
  5. Aug 30, 2012 #25 of 503
    dpeters11

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    Looks great, though I'm still wondering if its owned/leased.
     
  6. Aug 30, 2012 #26 of 503
    cypherx

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    Great first look guys!

    I see it can get poster art, unlike a regular H2x since it is really using the HR34 to do all the heavy lifting.

    Does this mean that you can also go through VOD channels and initiate downloads from a C31?

    Sounds like you can go through the To Do list and History from a C31?

    So what is "individual" between the C31's and HR34? The remote control setup and Favorites list?

    This is really the way to go if you get FULL functionality in every room (access to the series manager, double play, VOD, etc).

    Does the iPad app detect a C31 as a separate receiver for remote control?

    Are each C31's able to be named ie) "Bedroom", "Office", "Kitchen", etc...

    Any word on the pricing?
     
  7. Aug 30, 2012 #27 of 503
    smiddy

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    I'm not certain. There is a Home Media Center charge of $6.00/month for each C31. I have three, so that is $18.00/month. I suspect that they are leased once they are ready to ship them, but perhaps not since I see them as being like an AM21x, or NOMAD. We should know in the coming days.
     
  8. Aug 30, 2012 #28 of 503
    cypherx

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    There's no access card slot right? I thought the monthly fee was to mirror programming on the access card. So if you could buy one outright and put it on your network, wouldn't it find your HR34 and you could pair it up without DirecTV's intervention?
     
  9. Aug 30, 2012 #29 of 503
    JACKIEGAGA

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    Great job
     
  10. Aug 30, 2012 #30 of 503
    hdtvfan0001

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    Nice work on the First Look by the C31 team, as well as the supplemental additional FAQ.

    Those little units are quite something.
     
  11. Aug 30, 2012 #31 of 503
    LameLefty

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    There is no access card slot; the charge is based on how many active clients you can have simultaneously. For instance, if you are signed up for 2 RVU clients and try to turn on a 3rd on the same network, you'll see on an on-screen message that says something like "You are not authorized for this location. Please turn off {name of 1st location} or {name of 2nd location} and try again." Or words to that effect.

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    Great job on the First Look, Stuart. These are nice little boxes and very convenient. :)
     
  12. Aug 30, 2012 #32 of 503
    dettxw

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    A really cool feature is the ability to connect the C31 wirelessly via a WCCK.
    Works great for those places where you don't have a cable drop.
     
  13. Aug 30, 2012 #33 of 503
    Mike_TV

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    So I'm guessing people who have lifetime DVR on their account (I have three HRxx in my house) moving to an HMC with RVU client set up would starting incurring an additional $18.00/month charge since these are not DVRs?
     
  14. Aug 30, 2012 #34 of 503
    RAD

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    Speaking of remotes, it can do an RF remote without any additional hardware, support is built in.
     
  15. Aug 30, 2012 #35 of 503
    RAD

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    And if anyone is curious about supporting 3D TV's, yes it does work with 3D channels.
     
  16. Aug 30, 2012 #36 of 503
    cypherx

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    Currently I have an HR24, H24 and my H21(owned) is inactive (Home renovations).

    I currently pay:
    $8 - Advanced Receiver-DVR Monthly
    $3 - Whole Home DVR Service Monthly
    $6 - Additional TV

    That's $17 for 2 rooms.

    Are you saying if I got rid of everything I have right now and did an HR34 with 2 C31's, it would only be $1 more a month, but I get 3 rooms instead of 2?

    If so, that's not a bad deal.
     
  17. Aug 30, 2012 #37 of 503
    LameLefty

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    And to answer a few other obvious questions people might have, without digging into Stuart's great document, it CAN do DoublePlay, but not PIP. It DOES support Pandora streaming (you have to activate through the Pandora website for each client) but not YouTube videos.
     
  18. Aug 30, 2012 #38 of 503
    Mike Bertelson

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    As always, an excellent First Look. :)

    Mike
     
  19. Aug 30, 2012 #39 of 503
    TBlazer07

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    Well, if they are owned (which would be great) or if they are only considered an accessory than DirecTV would lose a lot of 2 year commitments as people add rooms with new boxes months or years later. I can't imagine them giving up that cash cow. It would virtually eliminate individual "contracts" after the initial 2 years for new customers with HMC & only clients setups.
     
  20. Aug 30, 2012 #40 of 503
    RAD

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    Sorry but no from my understanding. The C31 carries the same $6/month charge as an additional receiver does, so it would be $12 for two additional rooms.
     

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