Originally Posted by gjr.
It appears to cost as much to upgrade the audio, video, and usb boards on an original T758 as to buy a new T758 v3. Is that correct?
If you figure in the original cost of the unit, doing it that way actually costs quite a bit more!
I got my factory refurbished T758 in late November or early December of 2015, and it came with a "certificate" (just a printed note) saying I was entitled to getting the 4K video module for half price ($200) when they became available in spring of 2016. They didn't show until the fall. The receiver cost $700, the VM130 another $200. My dealer gifted me the BluOS kit. Now it's 2017 and T758v3's are shipping, for $1300 and I've got $900 into mine. I wanted the AM230 to make mine a full v3, but they were $630 and not available until August. My dealer gave me a discount, now I'm in for $1450 to have it all.
If you already have been enjoying the T758 for a few years and are dismissing the original cost, it's still a tough call. I think the VM130, BluOS kit, and AM230 at list price add up to about $100 to $300 less than a new T758v3, but you get a warranty with the new one.
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