Originally Posted by Clint S.
Whether really cheaper depends on shipping rates. It would only be cheaper if rates match within $2. The better buy might be the one physically closer so to be cheaper to return if necessary.
Note in the description it lists a "H2160SL9" (Sylvania # I think), mine is technically known as "H2160MW9 A". I assume that would work. ?
Seems like a reasonable assumption, but nothing like a guarantee. Note that the 160 portion of the model number is almost certainly derived from the HD size being 160MiB - the prior model had an 80GiB HD and model 2080. The "2" might mean SATA II, or ATA type 2 (aka SATA), but I more suspect it refers to second generation of Funai hard disk recorders.
"New pad kit"?????
...I don't understand how using new pads could work because you leave the existing pads in place, therefore that dramatically increases the overall effective thickness of the 'moving structure', which I would think makes the end thickness too great so that the pad would be making contact with the PCB area all the time! Are they so thin that this wouldn't be the case?
I suppose there must be some models of remotes where extra thickness could be a problem, but if you spend the rest of your life speculating instead of trying, progress is unlikely. $20 won't buy much of anything any more, 1/2 tank of gas or 1/2 a month's water/sewer bill, 1/5 of a a grocery cart load, a haircut, 40% of a month's Internet service, 10 minutes of a car mechanic's time....
EDIT: [slaps forehead] I just noticed something......on the FRONT of my remote is, get this, "NB820"! I can't remember ever seeing a remote model # on the front of a remote! But when I look up that model # naturally no one has it yet.
NB820 is the number on the one I bought in 2011 and the 4 that came with recorders, while the Funai bag it came in when I bought one has SVC104306 and NB820UD both on it. Probably because of this thread, they were easy to buy from Funai, and because they are so easy to wear out, Funai ran out fairly quickly after it switched to the NC003 for the MDR515H/F7. The alternatives are probably still available because of lower popularity of those recorders among heavy users such as many of us, and/or for newer model recorders.