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Outlet now has BRAND NEW 5080's!
11/01:

Act fast, the outlet has BRAND NEW 5080's in stock, with a purchase limit of 5 per ReplayTV.com account.

Get free shipping by following the information here.

Good luck to all those trying to get their hands on them!

For those who ordered on the phone, did they say how many they had in stock?


Outlet out of 5060s
09/25:

A check of the Outlet store on replaytv.com reveals 5060s are also no longer available, leaving only 5080s (free shipping info here) in the 5000 series. Perhaps they were pulled as they try to figure out what to do for people irate at not getting their $49.99 or $29.99 5040 orders filled?

ReplayTV now offering 5504 for $29.99 (emailed code seems to be unique)
09/23:
ReplayTV is now sending out an email that allows those who missed out on the $29.99 5040 deal to get a 5504 for the same price, after instant discount and mail-in rebate.

As mentioned in the email (posted in its entirety here). The breakdown is as follows:
ReplayTV 5504 Factory Renewed $99.99
Online Coupon $ -20.00 (coupon codes are probably one-time use since people are reporting receiving different ones)
*Fall Savings Rebate $ -50.00
Your Price $29.99

09/16:
2:35pm CST: seems they are all gone again

2:10pm CST: www.replaytvoutlet.com has a handful (about 5) of 5040's left as of this afternoon...no free shipping though

09/14:
"Pricing Fiasco" of September 2004 is over :)
Seems that the 5040 are completely out of stock at this point (at both outlets). They may have pulled them in order to accurately assess their correct inventory after the "FW effect" took them by storm, but I can't imagine there could be too many, if any, left after this past weekend. It also seems clear now that the only 'fiasco' was the $29.99 price. The $49.99 price appeared on the website independant of any coupon, so I am pretty sure that was not a fluke.

Remaining available in the outlet store are the below models...Free shipping should still apply:
5504 - $99.99
5060 - $129.99
4508 - $149.00
5080 - $149.99
5508 w/ Lifetime - $499.99

Regardless of the model you own or the model you are about to or have recently purchased, the following should be relevant to most:

New ReplayTV Monthly Pricing Structure Mirrors Tivo's:
It's now been confirmed (first reported by cattman ) that DNNA has seemingly adopted the Tivo price break for multiple units...it now seems to be $12.95 for the first unit and $6.95 for each additional...incentive for those who just bought a bunch for "spare parts"! :) This pricing scheme also applies if you have a lifeti
me unit and have added a monthly unit. This will apply for a maximum of 5 RTVs at $6.95 monthly (with at least one at Lifetime or $12.95 monthly).
Check out the new multi-unit activation FAQ. (thanks SE5907) Also, you can check the status of your monthly activation(s).

ReplayLyndon has acknowledged the discount...as well as confirming that Showstoppers DO qualify as the main unit in order to receive the subsequent $6.95 monthly discount.

Lifetime Subs will transfer to like units
It has also been confirmed by Hilbert1862 that DNNA will transfer Lifetime subs at least between like models, if your first one should fail.


09/13 Old news:
It looks like the price is back to $49.99, which is still pretty good!

Various members that have spoken to CSRs are now reporting that the RTV 5040s will remain at $49.99 until they are sold out. They are also reporting that the $29.99 prices will be honored for those that ordered at $29.99.

09/12 Old news:
EDIT: ReplayTV 5040's are now available for $29.99!

The ReplayTV Outlet (not to be confused with ReplayTVoutlet.com) is now selling 'Factory Renewed' ReplayTVs at the following prices:

5040 - $49.99
5504 - $99.99
5060 - $129.99
4508 - $149.00
5080 - $149.99
5508 w/ Lifetime - $499.99

I wonder if this is a final push to get these 5040's out the door? The only other time the 5040's were at this price was through one of the pause ads (but maybe that was $78.99). Thought I'd post this for those wanting to pick up a spare 5040 to keep for parts purposes...or for new users that want to pay the lowest price on RTVs yet :)
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Dang that is cheap! I just picked up two of them with the help of a free shipping link on the web. I just installed my first 5040 a couple weeks ago and I like it better than my 4504 that I've had for the last 2 years or so. The CA is better and the picture seems nicer, plus the scheduling system is waaaay better. I'll be retiring my 4504 for sure now. I could actually try streaming between units if I could convince my wife to let me pay for activation on one of the two new ones...

I know it's been asked before, but who in their right mind would buy a 5500 when the 5040 is this cheap???
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ya know, every time I have purchased a replay, it has been cheaper than the previous one, all 4 of them. i got the last one for $78.99 and I told myself it would be a backup, but of course it is now in service. Time for number 5...
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ya know, every time I have purchased a replay, it has been cheaper than the previous one, all 4 of them. i got the last one for $78.99 and I told myself it would be a backup, but of course it is now in service. Time for number 5...

Oh, now you know my pain... you're hooked! Get help before it's too late! =)
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I now have about 5 "backup" units in service. Can't bear to see them sit in backup :-).

Just grabbed 3 move.. Hell, the hard drive alone is worth $50

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I now have about 5 "backup" units in service. Can't bear to see them sit in backup :-).

Just grabbed 3 move.. Hell, the hard drive alone is worth $50

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Wow...8 units now? True, the hard drive in itself is worth something...making the real price of the box almost nothing. Are you planning on putting the 3 others in service too? That may be rivaling TheDreamer's setup. From what I've heard he has 6 :)
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Either against my better judgement or due to a lack of impulse control....I just ordered a 5040..... :D

Now to decide if its just as a backup...or a hot spare (in which case I'll need to buy all kinds of other hardware to fit work it in....)

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What's next 5000/5500 for free an just pay for the service ? ;)

These price drops are killing my 5040 resale values :p

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Damn, I'm a sucker for a bargain....
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Originally posted by TheDreamer
Either against my better judgement or due to a lack of impulse control....I just ordered a 5040..... :D

Now to decide if its just as a backup...or a hot spare (in which case I'll need to buy all kinds of other hardware to fit work it in....)

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So how many will you have now?
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Dang it! I am not buying any more SD TV equipment...

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This is too good to pass up. Fifty bucks - no rebate, don't have to activate it. For the hard drive and the spare parts (and the backup unit peace of mind), this is well worth it.
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Damn it..... I just bougt off ebay from the replaytv outlet seller for 95 bucks with shipping. That was going to be a backup unit.....

Well, couldnt pass this deal up ..just ordered it. 52.99 with shipping and tax. Seriously, what a great deal!!!

You guys are correct though, that hard drive almost justifies the price.

Combine that with selling off the parts separetely on ebay?? You can make over 50 bucks.... its like a replay chopshop.

I'm now up to 2 in my room (yea, I'm sick), a 5040 (upgraded w/a 200gig drive) a 5504 w/stock 40gig hard drive....for those conflicts. These are MY dedicated replays so my shows all get recorded, both with lifetime activation.

I then have a 3060 (w/an 80 gig drive in it) downstairs. I have a 5040 on the way from ebay replaytvoutet account and now this 5040 on the way from the special mentioned in this thread.

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Are the factory renewed Replay as good as the brand new ones?
Am I more likely to have problems with a renew as apposed to a brand new?
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I now have about 5 "backup" units in service...
Maybe a stupid question, but why one would need so many backup units as service is not transferrable anyway.
I would buy one if I knew what to do with it...
I already have 2 5040s and don't want to pay for more service.
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I just bought one. The first thing I'm going to do when it arrives is lowlevel format the 40 gig harddrive and put it in the local free paper for $20.

Yet even before that I think I'll put build 190 on it and connect to the mothership so it updates the control information then make a backup of the personalized image. I'll do this to cover the possibility of 'unforseen advantages' down the road. ...and for peace of mind (to lessen FUD)

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Are the factory renewed Replay as good as the brand new ones?
Am I more likely to have problems with a renew as apposed to a brand new?
I'll tell you what. I'll bet that the "renewed" units are barely touched. Just reset and re-packed. I've bought half a dozen "defective" units on eBay for dirt cheap. Every one of them was fine.

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Lord...I couldn't help myself...

I don't NEED another one. My wife said, "Oh just buy one...or perhaps two. You could use one for spare parts."

I just bought one. I guess it'll replace the SS on OTA for conflicts. My justification is that we don't use the SS much because its too much of a pain to switch things over to schedule recordings and watch. Now we'll just do remote recording and watch via streaming.

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why one would need so many backup units as service is not transferrable anyway.
I would buy one if I knew what to do with it...
I already have 2 5040s and don't want to pay for more service.
I always thought service was transferable if it was to the same exact model. I guess I was wrong.
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I always thought service was transferable if it was to the same exact model. I guess I was wrong.
I believe you are not wrong. Under DNNA I think they will transfer service from a non-working unit to another one of the same model. Prior to DNNA service was not transferable at all.

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What the hay...I bought one... ;)

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But why do people buy backup units?
(1) Do you guys really think your unit(s) will bust before you decide you don't need Std Def any more?
(2) If one would buy unit as a backup unit hoping to transfer service, that is kind-of expensive ($50) warranty.

I am confused.
Can someone please convince me to spend $50 on a unit that I don't plan activating in the near future.
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What the heck, I bought one. Told the wife, Gee honey, it's only $50. Conveniently forgot to mention the activation charge to her, woops!
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Well I'll probably use mine in the bedroom. I already have CAT5 run through out the house, so it will be a nice addition to my current ReplayTV. Once I upgrade my main TV to HDTV ... I'll give that ReplayTV to my son.

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D@MN it! If I never saw this thread, I never would have bought one. I think somebody here owes me 53 bucks.
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I got it in writing from DNNA that they will transfer lifetime service from a failed unit to a replacement of the same type.
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I got it in writing from DNNA that they will transfer lifetime service from a failed unit to a replacement of the same type.
Was this in an email or...?
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e-mail response to my e-mail inquiry, before I bought a pair of 5040's.
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I also couldn't pass it up, so I ordered one. I need another one like a hole in the head. It will be a backup or for parts. I can use another remote anyway, I lost one of my remotes.
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e-mail response to my e-mail inquiry, before I bought a pair of 5040's.
Could you post their email for general record.
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