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Prime at Woot! for $99 today.
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I was considering grabbing one just because..

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How good of a deal is this? I'm thinking about getting a CableCard tuner sometime in the next few months. Is this one of the better tuners out there?
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How good of a deal is this? I'm thinking about getting a CableCard tuner sometime in the next few months. Is this one of the better tuners out there?

This is an excellent deal. The normal price is $150 & I've never seen the Prime go for $99.

The 2 most popular cable card tuners are the HDHomeRun Prime & the Ceton InfiniTV. The main advantage of the Prime is that it plugs into your router & will work with any compatible PC on your network. This deal probably won't last long so I'd jump on it quickly.
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How good of a deal is this? I'm thinking about getting a CableCard tuner sometime in the next few months. Is this one of the better tuners out there?

This is an excellent deal. The normal price is $150 & I've never seen the Prime go for $99.

The 2 most popular cable card tuners are the HDHomeRun Prime & the Ceton InfiniTV. The main advantage of the Prime is that it plugs into your router & will work with any compatible PC on your network. This deal probably won't last long so I'd jump on it quickly.

That is why I'm thinking of grabbing one even though I don't really need one. I got mine at $130 on woot a year and a half ago. Because there is only two people in my house there really hasn't been tuner conflicts at all with three tuners but this might be something to flip on ebay for a few bucks although maybe not enough to really be worth the effort. Having a spare could be a good idea though.

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They charge sales tax, in my state anyway. Brings it up to 114 shipped. Got one to replace my dcr2650.
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That is why I'm thinking of grabbing one even though I don't really need one. I got mine at $130 on woot a year and a half ago. Because there is only two people in my house there really hasn't been tuner conflicts at all with three tuners but this might be something to flip on ebay for a few bucks although maybe not enough to really be worth the effort. Having a spare could be a good idea though.

Well, I bought one. If I don't like it or there's a WAF problem, I'll probably try to flip it.
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That is why I'm thinking of grabbing one even though I don't really need one. I got mine at $130 on woot a year and a half ago. Because there is only two people in my house there really hasn't been tuner conflicts at all with three tuners but this might be something to flip on ebay for a few bucks although maybe not enough to really be worth the effort. Having a spare could be a good idea though.

Well, I bought one. If I don't like it or there's a WAF problem, I'll probably try to flip it.

What would you be comparing it to? WMC PVR is pretty slick even though it hasn't been updated in about 5 or 6 years.

Have you received it yet? Any setup issues? There's a dedicated thread for the Prime on avsforum, BTW.

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What would you be comparing it to? WMC PVR is pretty slick even though it hasn't been updated in about 5 or 6 years.

Have you received it yet? Any setup issues? There's a dedicated thread for the Prime on avsforum, BTW.

Wife likes the Comcast On Demand content available through the cable box so I'm using an IR blaster right now to control it from WMC. Most of the On-Demand material is available on-line through Comcast Xfinity's website so I'll just have to convince her to use that. Or just start recording series for her favorite shows so they're all available in WMC.
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The whole purpose of HTPC for me is to have my own on demand library and not have whatever is decided for me by the cable company, but yeah if you can load a browser on your HTPC for the on demand library that is the way to do it. You will save a small fortune in cable STB/PVR rental fees this way.

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I'm glad you mentioned Comcast's web-based OnDemand library. I'd forgotten it existed!
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I'm glad you mentioned Comcast's web-based OnDemand library. I'd forgotten it existed!

It's actually pretty good except that you have to use a mouse. I have a Logitech K400 that my wife doesn't seem to mind using and also an iPod touch that I'm using as a remote.
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