I have three replaytvs in various stages of inoperability:
5040, monthly, which I cancelled, soldered EEPROM, otherwise ok
5040, lifetime, ethernet port zapped by lightning, socketed EEPROM
4500, IR blaster port doesn't work, and cable requires a set top box
I'd like to get one working again without restarting the monthly subscription. I'm not up to unsoldering the EEPROM chip in the monthly and resoldering the lifetime.
I was thinking of getting a monthly 5040 on ebay, but I haven't been able to figure out how to know if any given one would have a socketed EEPROM. A montly 4500 would be easy, but they seem rare.