Picked up a 40Gb UTV off of fleabay for $10 w/free shipping this spring. I knew it would have a bad tuner, but didn't know they'd pack it in plastic mailing envelope. Front face broke, back panel dented enough that the printed circuit board for the power supply was flexed up.
I fed it a new face plate from a dead unit donated by a member here, and pressed the circuit board back in. Darn thing powered up. Fan was noisey, so I swapped that out. Only one tuner passed the self-test and my run of RG-59 to an upstairs bedroom proved to have too much loss to support it, but hey it works.