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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 #81 of 503
    RAD

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    Yes.
     
  2. Aug 30, 2012 #82 of 503
    Laxguy

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    I bet it doesn't represent a slim majority much less a vast one! :hurah: In fact, I would be surprised if more than 20% of even the rarified group that makes up the DBSTalk regulars need more than 7. (One HR34 and one other DVR). Thus guessing that the general population really interested in paying for way more tuners would be less than 5%.
     
  3. Aug 30, 2012 #83 of 503
    Laxguy

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    Terrific little unit, and fine first look!

    It's as compact as I had hoped.
     
  4. Aug 30, 2012 #84 of 503
    harsh

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    Any news on whether the C31 is RVU certified?

    UL listed?

    FCC approved?

    RVU and MoCA certification wouldn't be necessary for DIRECTV's immediate purposes, but UL listing and FCC approval would seem a must before the product is allowed into general availability.
     
  5. Aug 30, 2012 #85 of 503
    Alan Gordon

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    Like you, I suspect inventory, as well as training, to be the reasons why it wouldn't be immediate...

    ~Alan
     
  6. Aug 30, 2012 #86 of 503
    Skyboss

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    Nice. Just in time too.
     
  7. Aug 30, 2012 #87 of 503
    RAD

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    Don't know about the other two but the label on the bottom says tested to comply with FCC regulations for home and office use.
     
  8. Aug 30, 2012 #88 of 503
    LameLefty

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    It's UL listed. And it works as advertised. I don't recall the answers to the other questions right off hand.
     
  9. Aug 30, 2012 #89 of 503
    NR4P

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    How does the WCCK give live video on a C31?

    Seems to me we tried that years ago for early MRV and concluded that 802.11g/n wasn't reliable enough so wired or DECA is always recommended.

    Isn't this like MRV/WHDVR?
     
  10. Aug 30, 2012 #90 of 503
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    I dont see this answered anywhere....

    Can I view HR24 (or other HRxx) recorded programs on the C31 as I can on my HR34 (lets assume MRV/WHDVR etc).
     
  11. Aug 30, 2012 #91 of 503
    veryoldschool

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    It would be, and after using a U-Who wireless receiver, it all comes down to how you setup your WiFi network.
    U-Who uses a 5 GHz N access point, with the gateway being 2.4 GHz G.

    The U-Who ad mentioned earlier in this thread, like all ads, doesn't really address the limitations.
     
  12. Aug 30, 2012 #92 of 503
    TheRatPatrol

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    Has anyone tried using these with two HR34s?
     
  13. Aug 30, 2012 #93 of 503
    Stuart Sweet

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    I don't believe this is currently true but it will be in the future. I'm sorry but I have no other information to give.
     
  14. Aug 30, 2012 #94 of 503
    Stuart Sweet

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    I don't believe you'll find an answer to that question that satisfies you... officially DIRECTV only supports one HR34 per account.
     
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    RAD

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    I agree with VOS, wireless for WHDVR or the C31 client very much depends on the wireless network. When I was playing with it moving the wireless DECA just a couple feet one way or another could impact how well it worked. IMHO there's just too many variables involved to be able to say flat out that a wireless C31 setup will work reliabily.
     
  16. Aug 30, 2012 #96 of 503
    smiddy

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    I don't know the answer to that, however, at anyone time the most C31s you can have on the HR34 is 3, that to me doesn't mean you can't have 5 C31s, but that the HR34 can only service 3 at once. This includes TVs too (RVU clients), so the cost, as I'm aware, is associated with the number of fulltime "potential" clients, form the HR34-700. I know others were scaled to the number they were using, but I'm not sure how that worked with TV interfaces, since I didn't have an RVU capable set.
     
  17. Aug 30, 2012 #97 of 503
    smiddy

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    $6.00 per unit, attached to an HR34-700. But if you don't have any, then $0.00 extra, for clients, but there is the usual STB charge on top of that.
     
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    smiddy

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    Good point, I don't know. :)
     
  19. Aug 30, 2012 #99 of 503
    Stuart Sweet

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    Yes it is RVU, UL, and FCC approved. It is also energy star and Dolby certified. I'm not sure of the reasoning behind your question, but the answers are matters of public record.
     
  20. dettxw

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    The WCCK simply acts as an ethernet bridge to your wireless router so that the C31 and the HR34 can talk to each other (in place of the subnet through the SWM on a wired connection). The HR34 uses the RVU protocol to send video over this wireless connection. The WCCK and C31 are connected with a short run of coax cable. Yes, range will be limited by the quality of your router and physical layout of your setup. Does the RVU protocol provide a "better" connection than streaming straight video over a wireless connection? Don't know, and don't recall seeing any discussion on the subject. Works for me. My WCCK/C31 and wireless router are separated by about 20' and two walls.
     

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