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Hey forum, have any of you noticed any CECB's priced at $40 in any retail stores? I have 6 coupons to use and I am waiting till prices come down. The FCC should have required the boxes to cost equal to the coupon value. After all, I don't think we voted to throw away all our analog receiving equipment after 2/09.
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Oh, here we go again.
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There are some $40 boxes in stores and on-line, but I don't know about their quality. Most are in the $50 to $70 range.


Except for some sales and price comparison adjustments, don't look for prices to come down much.
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The FCC should have required the boxes to cost equal to the coupon value.

They can't. It would violate the U.S. Constitution (amendment 5).
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I have 6 coupons to use and I am waiting till prices come down. The FCC should have required the boxes to cost equal to the coupon value. After all, I don't think we voted to throw away all our analog receiving equipment after 2/09.

Notice that your coupons have an expiration date.

With regard to government requirements, why not have the government commune provide everything to citizens, health care, food, housing, a people's pedal-car (requiring no fuel), a home theatre, a cabin at the mountains or coast, and a boat (that also uses pedal power). No one needs to work except undocumented (and enslaved) "guests."

I don't think we ever get to "vote" about what Congress does for our "benefit" er, the benefit of government and lobbyists, or did I miss something? What we get to vote on is throwing "cons" out of office and then we get new "cons." What is it that government does well? Think about it.

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Hey forum, have any of you noticed any CECB's priced at $40 in any retail stores? I have 6 coupons to use and I am waiting till prices come down.

Buy an EchoStar / DISH Network TR-40 CRA (DTVPal) for $40 with your coupons. It has the best EPG of any of the converter boxes, TiVo-like, and it's free other than shipping. The DTVPal has had its problems, but the latest firmware, 106, fixes most of the problems. If you aren't going to use the DTVPal with a VCR, you're pretty safe.

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I don't think we voted to throw away all our analog receiving equipment after 2/09.

TR-40 CRA / DTVPal has analog pass-through.
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I would love to get 6 TR-40's with my coupons, but the shipping cost is outrageous! There should be a law...
I ordered 4 DTVPAL's from Provantage and got the shaft. I am buying in person this time around!
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Buy an EchoStar / DISH Network TR-40 CRA (DTVPal) for $40 with your coupons. It has the best EPG of any of the converter boxes, TiVo-like, and it's free other than shipping. The DTVPal has had its problems, but the latest firmware, 106, fixes most of the problems. If you aren't going to use the DTVPal with a VCR, you're pretty safe.



TR-40 CRA / DTVPal has analog pass-through.

But......is the TR-40CRA available with F-106......and how much better is this newer software version?......really?
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I would love to get 6 TR-40's with my coupons, but the shipping cost is outrageous! There should be a law...
I ordered 4 DTVPAL's from Provantage and got the shaft. I am buying in person this time around!

Digitalstar.com ships two boxes (USPS priority mail) for $13.00 (or four for $19.00)......
You'll pay more for the gas needed to drive around to stores
(not to mention the sales tax)!
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