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post #1 of 18 Old 05-17-2001, 06:38 AM - Thread Starter
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For those who would like a spare Dish 5000 satellite receiver (with HD modulator jack), I see Dish Direct is closing them out at $79, with no programming commitment.

Call Tom at 888-834-1999, ex. 203.

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post #2 of 18 Old 05-17-2001, 11:28 AM
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I ordered two of them as well.

It's just obsessiveness--I don't really need to have so many backups--but when we're dealing with this kind of orphaned hardware it makes me feel better to know that I'm covered if a unit suddenly fails.

More likely is that there will be some other HD recording solution long before I need to use any of these receivers.

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This doesn't include the HDTV modulator, right?

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No, but I found a source on the web that apparently has the 5000 Mods in stock for $360. I just purchased one of them as well. So for a bit over $500, I will be able to start recording HBO!!!! (using my existing HiPix).

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I just ordered a spare from Tom also

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Alright, I have a Dish 6000 and a Dish 5000, no modulator yet. My question is, What are the costs I'm looking at here. From what I gather there is a Panasonic HD1000 method, and a HiPix method. What are my costs, and what are the pros and cons? Also if someone has a lead on the modulator, send me a mail.

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I just checked this website, which had a reference to the 8VSB modulator
http://www.iphones.ws/hdadmod50ond.html

and called to inquire about availability of the modulator. The customer service person took some time to check, but indicated finally that it was out of stock and discontinued.

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Thanks I bought 2.
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WOW!!! I just ordered two of them!! $80 a piece!! And just $70 for the Dish500 dish!!! What at price. Get them while they are still in stock!!!!

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Drat. I've been looking for one of these at a good price.

Robert, as soon as I saw your posting yesterday, I called Dish Direct. No answer, but I left a message.

E-mailed sales@dishdirect.com (as per their website) twice yesterday. No response.

Called at least 4 more times during the day and couldn't get a hold of Tom.

So....I missed out, but not for lack of trying.

Anyone here who ordered more than one (esp. if it was for a "backup") want to take pity on me and let me buy one of yours?

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Heck of a deal. Thanks for posting, but sadly I was too late as well!

They are all gone - don't waste your time calling. No more.
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I was able to buy one 5000 plus a 4700 for the same plus with 'multiple discount of $20'

It wasn't necessary to talk to "Tom"

Anyway.. the reason I didn't buy more was my fear that eventually DISH will disable the HDTV modulator system due to pressure from Hollywood by swapping the 5000's with the 6000's.

How likely will that happen?
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Quote:
Originally posted by jlin:
I was able to buy one 5000 plus a 4700 for the same plus with 'multiple discount of $20'

It wasn't necessary to talk to "Tom"

Anyway.. the reason I didn't buy more was my fear that eventually DISH will disable the HDTV modulator system due to pressure from Hollywood by swapping the 5000's with the 6000's.

How likely will that happen?
They have already refused to support these products. That's as far as it will go. As long as they still work, I think they'll ignore us.

Really, how many people have this setup and can record HDTV. It's simply not worth the effort or the potential legal backlash, however small, to disable them. Besides we are still customers paying their bill and $6 for a PPV movie that's recorded and never bought again is still better than nothing. And they kill my box, that's just what they'll get - nothing. I know I speak for many other users in saying that as well.


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post #16 of 18 Old 05-18-2001, 06:26 PM
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Glimmie,

What are you referring to, when you say "They have already refused to support these products"?

After hearing similar rumors, I called Dish the other night. A Dish technical supervisor confirmed that Dish will repair the 5000 and HD Modulator, in warranty, or out of warranty for a standard charge.

This is precisely in line with Federal Law, which requires consumer electronics manufacturers to offer repair service for their equipment for 7 years after it's taken off the market.

As far as I can see, the only thing Dish did was to discontinue the 5000, which was always a stop gap measure anyway, and introduce the 6000.




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Paying $70 for a 5000 is not a bad deal. However, I predict that soon we will have several HDTV recording alternatives available. This is why I have decided not to jump into spending a fancy price for a second PVHD1000 even though it would be nice to have two. Soon better recording VCRs will be out and the PVHD1000 will drop significantly in price because it won't be the only game in town. Likewise, as much as 16X9 is having startup problems right now we will see options to record off the DTC100 to the DVHS and off the 6000. It's only a matter of time before I believe Andy will have his act together AND will have competition.

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Any chance anyone would sell me one of those 5000? I will pay $180 US for one. I need a spare. just pm me

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