Originally Posted by Floydage
I suspect I'd have to sell 3-4 like-new but unfortunately not new (i.e. warranty) boxes to buy one of these (~$70 including shipping?).
Plus I need to give you guys time to determine reliability
. You guys have done a great job determining features and performance.
Cheap used boxes of all models will eventually flood the market as folks upgrade to digital TVs.
Most boxes seem to be bringing around $30, up to $60 on ebay.
Timer boxes sell for more.
Don't hold your breath for the timer boxes getting cheaper.
I predict the market will saturate and people will hang on to the better ones.
But I'm not sure there will be enough in the market for years.
How soon do you think people will dump a box with a front display, timer and S-video?
Few channelmasters are for sale and they made a lot of those.
If I sold any of my timer boxes or the CM, they would go to friends first.
So most of these will never hit the open market.
Zinwells are more plentiful, so I see some cheaper, but $40 is usual.
Most don't know they have a a timer.
I think you would get a better price direct from TRT, and factories are usually better at backing up defective boxes.
I had a lockup today.
I changed channels and the screen went black.
It was just as a heater kicked in and the voltage dropped, which may be related.
I had no response to the remote at all.
Cut power and back up.
The box powered up on the channel I had changed to.
First time it's happened.
I've had it on since I got it.