Some of this pricing is downright CRAZY. I've seen similar pricing (> $5000 for the combo, $3000 for 2 of the 3 pieces, etc.) on this forum.
I know of someone who, in the past three weeks (through research, patience, and persistence) picked up the following:
- A brand new, factory-sealed, fully warranteed Dish 5000 receiver, HDTV modulator, and 500 dual LNBF antenna (with installation kit, switches etc.)
- A factory refurb'ed, warranteed TU-DST51
- A factory refurb'ed, warranted PV-HD1000
...for a total cost of $2550 (plus shipping from the three different suppliers). Keep in mind that all three were new or "as new", and all have some kind of warranty (vs. used equipment).
To those still looking: Don't give up (and don't give in to ridiculous prices) -- these units CAN still be found at reasonable prices, with a bit of effort.