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post #31 of 642
Yeah, I was also not going to get any more SD PVRs....I was supposed to be holding out to see what comes out for consumer HD PVRs.

It'll only be 7 ReplayTVs now....though I also have the SA8000HD DVR in the mix.

Just don't know how to work a 7th ReplayTV into my setup.....though I'm thinking about getting another HDTV tuner and downconvert. Or maybe a regular digital cable box to handle those occasional conflicts....

Or it'll just be for backup. Otherwise, I'd probably want to get lifetime activation for it...and upgrade the harddrive, etc., etc.

The Dreamer.
post #32 of 642
I moved my service from my 4000 unit a couple of weeks ago without any issue. I said the unit was playing up and want to transfer to a new unit - a 5040 I bought a a few days earlier for $99!

Giri
post #33 of 642
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Quote:
Originally posted by giri
I moved my service from my 4000 unit a couple of weeks ago without any issue. I said the unit was playing up and want to transfer to a new unit - a 5040 I bought a a few days earlier for $99!

Giri
That is good to know...I was unaware that it was now pretty much standard procedure...
post #34 of 642
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Originally posted by TheDreamer
Yeah, I was also not going to get any more SD PVRs....I was supposed to be holding out to see what comes out for consumer HD PVRs.

It'll only be 7 ReplayTVs now....though I also have the SA8000HD DVR in the mix.

Just don't know how to work a 7th ReplayTV into my setup.....though I'm thinking about getting another HDTV tuner and downconvert. Or maybe a regular digital cable box to handle those occasional conflicts....

Or it'll just be for backup. Otherwise, I'd probably want to get lifetime activation for it...and upgrade the harddrive, etc., etc.

The Dreamer.
Do your really watch all the things you record ? I feel a Poll question coming on. :p

I once had 4 networked 5040's with 80 gigs an higher HD upgrades. But with Themes an Zones on top of my weekly shows I was recording way more stuff then I could possibly watch. Now with a Comcast 6208 HDTV DVR, one 5040 went to the home of unwanted toys...........Ebay. The 3rd is laying low for parts if needed. Two are still in daily service
post #35 of 642
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Originally posted by l8er
I believe you are not wrong. Under DNNA I think they will transfer service from a non-working unit to another one of the same model. Prior to DNNA service was not transferable at all.
What's DNNA?
post #36 of 642
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As of May 2003, ReplayTV® is a Digital Networks North America Company. A wholly owned subsidiary of D&M Holdings U.S., Inc. Digital Networks North America, Inc. (DNNA) owns the ReplayTV®, Rio® and Escient® brands-all representing award-winning technologies in digital home entertainment.
from: http://www.replaytv.com/About/Replaytv/
post #37 of 642
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Originally posted by hilbert1862
I got it in writing from DNNA that they will transfer lifetime service from a failed unit to a replacement of the same type.
If you would post their email it would be appreciated. TIA:)
post #38 of 642
Thread Starter 
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Originally posted by jones07
Do your really watch all the things you record ? I feel a Poll question coming on. :p

I once had 4 networked 5040's with 80 gigs an higher HD upgrades. But with Themes an Zones on top of my weekly shows I was recording way more stuff then I could possibly watch. Now with a Comcast 6208 HDTV DVR, one 5040 went to the home of unwanted toys...........Ebay. The 3rd is laying low for parts if needed. Two are still in daily service
I only have 2, though 450 GB between them, and I can't watch all that much content :)
post #39 of 642
Every time we fall asleep in front of the TV, I tell my wife that we should get another unit for the bedroom, so we can stream the show to upstairs.

At $50, she very willingly said to go ahead (of course she had just spent a bunch of $$ on new clothes, so she didn't have much room to argue).

No, the real question is do I buy the Lifetime service or go with month to month (it will take 2 years to recoup the Lifetime price). What is the mindset on here?

I actually saw the post on this on Fatwallet forums. The poster mentioned seeing the info here first.

Now I need to get another Buffalo router. I missed the $15 one on Outpost a few weeks ago. Any deals out there currently?
post #40 of 642
Quote:
Originally posted by jones07
Do your really watch all the things you record ? I feel a Poll question coming on. :p
No, because there are shows that I only record because people that don't have as many units as I do can't get them. :o

The Dreamer.
post #41 of 642
Couldn't pass this deal up either, especially because of reports that activation can be transferred without problems. My plan is to replace 2 lifetime activated 4xxx units with my 2 5040 refurbs I just purchased for $107 after tax (thanks for free shipping link).
post #42 of 642
moyekj,

You might want to verify that you can indeed transfer your subscriptions from 4xxx's to 5xxx's. I thought I saw a post indicating that DNNA was willing to do this for units of the same series only.
post #43 of 642
Are you able to manually record without activation?
post #44 of 642
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Originally posted by MethodMachine
moyekj,

You might want to verify that you can indeed transfer your subscriptions from 4xxx's to 5xxx's. I thought I saw a post indicating that DNNA was willing to do this for units of the same series only.
My 2 4xxx units "broke" all of a sudden... go figure :)
post #45 of 642
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Originally posted by Chip718
Are you able to manually record without activation?
DAQOFTD.
post #46 of 642
l8er, I only aske cuz some Tivos units you were able to. It's just a question, Jeez
post #47 of 642
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by Chip718
l8er, I only aske cuz some Tivos units you were able to. It's just a question, Jeez
The answer is no.
post #48 of 642
chip 718: it's archived on my office machine. i'll post it soon.
post #49 of 642
Quote:
Originally posted by MethodMachine
moyekj,
I thought I saw a post indicating that DNNA was willing to do this for units of the same series only.
that's what I thought also. If I'm wrong I have a old 3020 boxed away that I would like to transfer Lifetime service to a $50 5040 :D
post #50 of 642
Quote:
Originally posted by Chip718
It's just a question, Jeez
Not like it hasn't been asked before: http://www.replayfaqs.com/Detail_FAQ_Display?ID=210
post #51 of 642
Thanks, hilbert1862
post #52 of 642
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Originally posted by l8er
DAQOFTD.
shouldn't it be DAQOTFD, or am i guess the acronym wrong?
post #53 of 642
may I suggest a glass of juice. Your blood sugar may be low


btw, mhargr03, thanks for quick reporting of the deal. Timing is everything. I secured my RTV yesterday with 0 hangups. Who knows whether the deal will last more than 2 days or change for the worst like most of those router deals.
post #54 of 642
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Originally posted by icecow
btw, mhargr03, thanks for quick reporting of the deal. Timing is everything. I secured my RTV yesterday with 0 hangups. Who knows whether the deal will last more than 2 days or change for the worst like most of those router deals.
Welcome cow. Yes those Buffalo routers that I posted a little while back flew off the outpost.com shelves like hotcakes. Hopefully we'll see another deal like that again soon.
post #55 of 642
Well... I better grab one of these puppies too. I've been off line all weekend (and on my sail boat ... so there!). Looks like they still have plenty of these puppies.

I suspect I'll activate this one since I still don't have one in the master bedroom and I just finished putting the CAT5 in there last April. I don't like spending more $$$ on std. def stuff anymore than the next guy, but we really need to watch more TV in bed. I'm sick of waking up on the couch at 1:30 AM with a stiff neck.
post #56 of 642
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by moyekj
My 2 4xxx units "broke" all of a sudden... go figure :)
Please let us know how this works out for you!
post #57 of 642
Wow a great deal. I'm going to try to sell some of these to my friends. Didn't they have some kind of referral/affiliate program? I thought I was signed up for it but I can't find it on the website. Anybody know where that is?
post #58 of 642
Thread Starter 
cow, your sig seems to indicate you have had success selling some stock 40 GB drives...did you use eBay?
post #59 of 642
No, I have 3 to sell (soon 4). I plan to sell them in a local free paper soon, don't see a point in having them around. Maybe ebay would be better, I don't know. I don't even know what to ask for them.
Heck, I just went to staples.com to see what they are selling a 40 gig HD for. $79.!! That's crazy. It is 7200 rpm though, that's worth $60 extra dollars right there. So I'm thinking sell them for $20 each. Maybe $15 maybe $25. whatever.

http://www.staples.com/Catalog/Brows...al+Hard+Drives
post #60 of 642
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by icecow
No, I have 3 to sell (soon 4). I plan to sell them in a local free paper soon, don't see a point in having them around. Maybe ebay would be better, I don't know. I don't even know what to ask for them.
Heck, I just went to staples.com to see what they are selling a 40 gig HD for. $79.!! That's crazy. It is 7200 rpm though, that's worth $60 extra dollars right there. So I'm thinking sell them for $20 each. Maybe $15 maybe $25. whatever.

http://www.staples.com/Catalog/Brows...al+Hard+Drives
That is a good idea indeed. I'll have a bunch sitting around soon.
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