Originally Posted by bernieoc
Why are people buying used (maybe 5 or 6 years) DTVPal DVR's for more than the original price and more than a new CM DVR+ with a two week guide and some are close to a Tivo price. What am I missing?
I have four units - 2 running from day one - the other 2 with little sporadic use. I am considering the dvr+ for when one of my old units fail - I do not want a 5 year old DTVPal for a higher price.
Thanks for the reply! You do make a good point about newer units being an option and I just want to give my thoughts on this subject.
With an older DTVPal like the one I am currently trying to sell on Amazon the hard drive is included in the price for one thing, so a dvr+ will require you to spend more money on an external hard drive to connect to it, so that would make a used unit more competitive for one thing, secondly the older unit has more video outputs over the newer dvr+ so it can be used with any type tv, RF output and composite and component video outputs (this allows an easy way to send a copy to a dvd recorder for permanent backup) compared to the DVR+ having only an HDMI output.
And lastly, you never know with new electronics whether they'll hold out for long term durability, were a working used unit has already gone threw actual usage and is proven to be well made an working reliably, chances are it will continue to do so for many years to come. Newer electronics aren't always build for better durability sometimes they are redesigned to save money and drop the price.
Having said that, I do agree I shouldn't have priced it more than I originally paid, I agree with you on that!
I had asked what they were going for on here before deciding on a fair price but I see now perhaps I asked for too much?
So I will drop my price on Amazon to a more reasonable $229! That is $70 less and considering it already includes the hard drive needed for storage that the dvr+ doesn't and has already proven it is well constructed and has video outputs the dvr+ doesn't perhaps this will now make it more competitive to anyone currently shopping for a 2 tuner DVR (with free guide data) option.
Thank You very much for your feedback bernieoc, It was helpful to me in deciding to drop my asking price!