FYI- the new M-vox 513 ordered online from WM arrived today. I was surprised to see it was shipped in its retail packaging box only, no protective outer box. Looks to be in very good shape though, FedEx did well. I still plan to return it to WM unopened when the 515 Refurb arrives from J&R.
Now to work up a shopping list for Funai parts, & try to mod my 2-yr old 2160A into a 515 clone, & keep both machines going for a few more years. Lessee: a 515 remote(can supply my own Ser# now!), coupla fuses, coupla fans, maybe a burner unit. From somewhere, a 500GB HD for the 2160A.
Hard drive$ are expen$ive right now. Would a Funai Parts dept. 515 hard drive plug & play in a 2160A? Might there be any bargains w/Funai parts, compared to current open-market high hard drive prices? Or maybe just wait till summer & hope prices drop, since there's no real hurry on getting a new HD?