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post #3061 of 25453
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Originally Posted by wajo View Post

Supposed to be sold by Sears but auskck hasn't been able to find one yet for sale... need your help in the great "Clone-II Search"

I stopped by my Sears store (before I read this post) and asked about the Sylvania unit that was rumored to be available and they didn't know anything about it.

Now that I have the model number I'll ask again.

What I really want to know is if the remote uses a different code than it's siblings.
post #3062 of 25453
Maybe it's only sold online. (?)
post #3063 of 25453
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Originally Posted by Kansas_Tom View Post

I stopped by my Sears store (before I read this post) and asked about the Sylvania unit that was rumored to be available and they didn't know anything about it.

Now that I have the model number I'll ask again.

What I really want to know is if the remote uses a different code than it's siblings.

IMO it's a copy of the Maggie remote.
http://www.sylvania.newremotecontrol...catnum=NB345UD
post #3064 of 25453
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Originally Posted by Chuck44 View Post

Maybe it's only sold online. (?)

Search returns nil retailers
post #3065 of 25453
FYI:Email sent to funai requesting retailer information for this sylvania box
wait nul nul wait
post #3066 of 25453
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Originally Posted by auskck View Post

Search returns nil retailers

I found replacement remote controls for the Sylvania 2160 online!

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Originally Posted by auskck View Post

IMO it's a copy of the Maggie remote.

I agree but there is always hope.
post #3067 of 25453
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Originally Posted by Kansas_Tom View Post

I found replacement remote controls for the Sylvania 2160 online!



I agree but there is always hope.

I can't tell from your post if you want them to be the same or different.
post #3068 of 25453
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Originally Posted by wajo View Post

Our intrepid Auskck found another gem... a clone of the clone, or Clone II... a Sylvania H2160SL9 that's like the Mag 2160 except for just a few major differences!

Supposed to be sold by Sears but auskck hasn't been able to find one yet for sale... need your help in the great "Clone-II Search"

Amazing what turns up!

I found an earlier photo of my stack that includes a 2160, an EZ28, and two EZ17 models:
LL
post #3069 of 25453
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Originally Posted by auskck View Post

I can't tell from your post if you want them to be the same or different.

I want it to be different so I can have the three siblings on the same TV without remote hassles.
post #3070 of 25453
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Originally Posted by SteelTownGuy View Post


Tracking Details

Location Date Local Time Status
Woodland, PA 01/27/2009 06:21 AM In Transit to Store
Woodland, PA 01/26/2009 07:53 AM Arrived at Delivery Facility
Sharon Springs, NY 01/23/2009 09:31 AM In Transit to Delivery Facility
Sharon Springs, NY 01/22/2009 10:43 AM Arrived at Sorting Facility

9 days transit (so far) and it was only a five and a half hour drive from my house to begin with. LOL

UPDATE...or lack thereof. No change in my tracking status in over three days.

At the top of the tracking page it says, "Your Site to Store order is on time and should arrive between Thursday, 01/29/2009 and Wednesday, 02/04/2009." But, keep in mind, that's the same message wajo and everybody else got that ordered Site to Store on 1/19/09.

Could Walmart be trying to promote their Site to Store Express service ($29/year) by delaying shipments? It doesn't seem to affect people who's maggies were shipped FedEx or UPS, but if you get stuff by regular Walmart truck delivery...watch out.

My wife ordered some stuff for the baby on Walmart Site to Store at 5AM 1/19/09 (I ordered at 8PM the same day). Hers said, "Should arrive for pickup between Wednesday, 01/28/09, and Tuesday, 02/03/09." (1 day difference from mine...makes sense) However, they shipped her stuff UPS to the local Walmart. UPS tracking shows delivery on 1/23/09 and she picked it up last weekend.

2 days to the Superbowl...
post #3071 of 25453
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Originally Posted by SteelTownGuy View Post

UPDATE...or lack thereof. No change in my tracking status in over three days.

I called my store and asked for the Ship-to-Store dept and got the lady in charge. She checked to see if it was there, it wasn't, so she said she'd be on the lookout for mine.

Called me next morning at 7:00am to tell me it was in and I hadn't even received the email for pickup yet. Just as I was leaving, the email came, so I quickly printed it out even tho she said I wouldn't need it (order paperwork would be enough).

Try calling the store and explain your "dire" need... maybe the person in charge is also anxiously awaiting the SB and knows how you feel!
post #3072 of 25453
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Originally Posted by wajo View Post

...Try calling the store and explain your "dire" need... maybe the person in charge is also anxiously awaiting the SB and knows how you feel!

Okay. I just got off the phone with the local store.

"Did you get a confirmation email yet?"

No, but I've been tracking the status online and it said that it was leaving the delivery facility (in transit to your store) 3 days ago. The delivery facility is a 3 hour drive from here.

"Okay. Hang on."

They checked their computers and said that it was in a "Receiving" status which meant that it would be coming in "sometime late tonight" and "should be available for pickup Saturday morning."

12 days for "free" shipping. I dunno about you guys, but I order stuff at amazon.com on free Super Saver Shipping all the time. I don't think I've ever seen an order take 12 days.

At least I kind of have a good idea on how to operate it before it gets here thanks to you guys.
post #3073 of 25453
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Originally Posted by SteelTownGuy View Post

12 days for "free" shipping. I dunno about you guys, but I order stuff at amazon.com on free Super Saver Shipping all the time. I don't think I've ever seen an order take 12 days.

Next time, pay the $5 . . .
post #3074 of 25453
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

Next time, pay the $5 . . .

Yepper! I did the site to store in hopes that when I pick it up I can add the extended warranty on for $20 in the store, and get a physical copy of it in so doing. I had more problems with the Walmart site that in ALL other mail orders I've ever done!

Whenever it arrives for me, will be fine, I'll keep using my 3576 until then.
post #3075 of 25453
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

Next time, pay the $5 . . .

My 2160 models were shipped directly to me for $4.97 from a WalMart location in California to my home in Oregon.

The first 2160 was shipped UPS with a specific expected delivery date. It was delivered on that date. (This 2160 had a defective DVD drive and was returned to a nearby WalMart store, twelve miles from my home.)

The second 2160 was shipped FedEx with a specific expected delivery date. It was delivered one day early.
post #3076 of 25453
Kelson wrote:

Next time, pay the $5 . . .

Maybe I should bribe a Walmart "associate" $5 to give it to me tonight instead of having me wait until tomorrow morning.

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Originally Posted by Bob_Collins View Post

Yepper! I did the site to store in hopes that when I pick it up I can add the extended warranty on for $20 in the store, and get a physical copy of it in so doing. I had more problems with the Walmart site that in ALL other mail orders I've ever done!

Whenever it arrives for me, will be fine, I'll keep using my 3576 until then.

I'm considering buying a warranty from SquareTrade. I'm not sure how accurate the "Warranty Quote" in the box on the right is since I think a DVDR would fall into the "Other" ---> "Other Electronics" category. Anyone buy a warranty from Square Trade on a Maggie lately? It's saying $29.99 / 3 years based on the generic "Other Electronics" category, but someone else would have to chime in to confirm that price.

Walmart's are:

Price Time
$19.88 2 years
$28.88 3 years

Bob, you may be out of luck trying to add that warranty when you go to pick it up. If so, most on AVS Forum rave about how good Square Trade is when they need to return something.

Only thing I'm not sure about is whether Square Trade's warranties include "free annual cleaning and adjust" as Walmart's does.

Disclaimer: I, personally, have about zero experience with warranties. I almost NEVER buy them and haven't regretted declining them because I don't buy super cheap / generic electronics. It may be wise to buy one on this if you intend to use it A LOT.
post #3077 of 25453
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SteelTownGuy View Post

Bob, you may be out of luck trying to add that warranty when you go to pick it up. If so, most on AVS Forum rave about how good Square Trade is when they need to return something.

You can get the Walmart ext warranty almost anytime. This last 2160 we had shipped to store, I just went to the service desk when I picked it up and purchased the warranty... might take an "experience" CSR... mine needed help.

When we bought out first 3575, we went back to store 1-week later and purchased the warranty at the service desk.
post #3078 of 25453
I ordered an Xmas gift site-to-store from Sears.com on Black Friday a couple of months back, and I didn't get it until 2 days before Xmas.

The website originally said something like a week. That was the first and only time I'll ever do that again.
post #3079 of 25453
Just curious...what prompts folks to want to get multiple machines, either of the same type or very similar near-clones? Seems to me that the typical electronics buyer would be satisfied with getting a single DVDR that allows him to do all of his recording. But on this forum I see folks stocking up on multiple machines. Given the costs involved, are there any clearly perceived advantages to doing this?
post #3080 of 25453
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Originally Posted by rickl144 View Post

Just curious...what prompts folks to want to get multiple machines, either of the same type or very similar near-clones? Seems to me that the typical electronics buyer would be satisfied with getting a single DVDR that allows him to do all of his recording. But on this forum I see folks stocking up on multiple machines. Given the costs involved, are there any clearly perceived advantages to doing this?

To record 2, 3 or 4 network or cable shows on at the same time for timeshifting. We've *always* got at least 2 favorite shows recording at the same time.
post #3081 of 25453
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Originally Posted by rickl144 View Post

Just curious...what prompts folks to want to get multiple machines, either of the same type or very similar near-clones? Seems to me that the typical electronics buyer would be satisfied with getting a single DVDR that allows him to do all of his recording. But on this forum I see folks stocking up on multiple machines. Given the costs involved, are there any clearly perceived advantages to doing this?

I can't speak for the others, because I don't really intend to do rocording from OTA. I am planning to use it to burn DVDs of some of my Laserdisc collection which is not available on DVD, as well as to record things off my DirecTiVo's, which are not available on DVD.

I purchased the Magnavox as a second unit, a backup to the 3576 I already have, since in my opinion, the DVD drive itself, will be the weak link, and will be the first thing to wear out, and since it is a non-standard drive, will be difficult to replace.
post #3082 of 25453
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Bob_Collins View Post

I purchased the Magnavox as a second unit, a backup to the 3576 I already have, since in my opinion, the DVD drive itself, will be the weak link, and will be the first thing to wear out, and since it is a non-standard drive, will be difficult to replace.

Really very easy to replace.

See this help file, SKIP 079 code for frmatting a new HDD.

Dartman already has an old 250GB drive in his 3575 and is testing it for any long-term effects... none so far, all working well, and it's not even a Seagate model in the same series, which might be better to maintain specific op features and power reqmts?
post #3083 of 25453
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Originally Posted by rickl144 View Post

Just curious...what prompts folks to want to get multiple machines, either of the same type or very similar near-clones? Given the costs involved, are there any clearly perceived advantages to doing this?

Yeah - basically, it comes down to this - as far as the older HDD models, they haven't been making them like that for awhile now, and as far as the newer and older ones in general, they may not be around at all much longer.

If they are, all you're likely to see is the absolute low-end, bottom-of-the-barrel kind of stuff, like this supposed Sylvania model that's coming out. Something like that might give you a decent picture quality upon first using it, but you'll be da**ed lucky if it lasts more than 6 months.
post #3084 of 25453
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Rammitinski View Post

Yeah - basically, it comes down to this - as far as the older HDD models, they haven't been making them like that for awhile now, and as far as the newer and older ones in general, they may not be around at all much longer.

If they are, all you're likely to see is the absolute low-end, bottom-of-the-barrel kind of stuff, like this supposed Sylvania model that's coming out.

You're starting early... no one even has one yet!
post #3085 of 25453
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Originally Posted by wajo View Post

You're starting early... no one even has one yet!

I know. I'll give it at least the 6 months, until it starts falling apart, before I start bashing it.
post #3086 of 25453
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Rammitinski View Post

I know. I'll give it at least the 6 months, until it starts falling apart, before I start bashing it.

Good idea, but I won't hold my breath!
post #3087 of 25453
Well, if I actually test one myself, and I think it really sucks for any reason, I probably will give my opinion in detail.
post #3088 of 25453
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Rammitinski View Post

Well, if I actually test one myself, and I think it really sucks for any reason, I probably will give my opinion in detail.

I can't wait... you could probably write it now!
post #3089 of 25453
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Originally Posted by wajo View Post

Really very easy to replace.

See this help file, SKIP 079 code for frmatting a new HDD.

Dartman already has an old 250GB drive in his 3575 and is testing it for any long-term effects... none so far, all working well, and it's not even a Seagate model in the same series, which might be better to maintain specific op features and power reqmts?

You mis-read my post. I am not at all concerned about the hard drive. I am a computer guys, so hard drive is nothing, easy to swap, I've done it on my DirecTiVos, piece of cake. I said I was concerned about the DVD drive itself, the actual burner mechanism.
post #3090 of 25453
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Originally Posted by Bob_Collins View Post

You mis-read my post. I am not at all concerned about the hard drive. I am a computer guys, so hard drive is nothing, easy to swap, I've done it on my DirecTiVos, piece of cake. I said I was concerned about the DVD drive itself, the actual burner mechanism.

Oops, 2nd time in 2 days.

I'll have to start all my future posts with "If I read your post correctly,..."
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