Originally Posted by lexus2108
The difference between $79.99 and $79.98 is a 39.4% savings
I think you were Dish trained. They sell the first 2 boxes for $40, and that comes to $60 after coupons and shipping. I saw it on Satellite Guys.
Too bad, we won't see retailers cut the price, because they are already paying $10-12 more wholesale. That cosmetic box redesign and G-link capability are worthless to me, but that's probably why the box was late and costs $20 more.
I wanted this box for unattended VCR recording, EPG beyond now/next, and APT. The search function seemed less valuable -- what's to search if there isn't full data? It's not like there are hundreds of OTA channels.
I have my APT box now, got a Zenith DTT901 ($10 at BiMart) when my DTVPal order was cancelled. Someone today heard again that Dish is honoring expired coupons, but they didn't tell me that two days ago when it was expiring.
The DTVPal advantage is down to timers, which was always my primary reason for wanting one. Well, other than free, to keep an old secondary tv out of landfill.
I will wait for reviews. I guess it's too much to ask for information about that stripped down box. You'd think the NTIA put a gag order on these box makers, nobody seems to have detailed specs out ahead of product.