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What do you think makes the most sense for a second series 2 to hack? (I've already had one $100 rebate within the last 12 months, so I assume I can't get another rebate).

Should I go with a new SDVR80 from Value Electronics ($119 shipped), a used one from ebay (averaged shipped price around $60-70), or a refurb DSR7000 from Weaknees ($35 plus cost of remote)?

Warranty does not mean much since it will be voided when I hack it. Hard drive does not mean much since I'll add a larger one.

I think I am leaning towards a used one or a Weaknees refurb, but I am looking for other pros and cons.

Thanks.
 

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Personally I would go with a used unit. If you are patient, you'll find a deal. Look for unaltered 40hr units as they are usually cheaper.

My problem with some of the refurb or barebones units is they have no remote, no access card and no hard drive.
 

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I just ordered one of the free 40GB refurbed units from DTV. Shipping and tax totals $15.99.

I assume it is a series 2 since they are saying 40GB; I don't think there was ever a 40Gb R10, was there?
 

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The Flush said:
I just ordered one of the free 40GB refurbed units from DTV. Shipping and tax totals $15.99.

I assume it is a series 2 since they are saying 40GB; I don't think there was ever a 40Gb R10, was there?
Nope.
 

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dishrich said:
Where/how did you get one of these??? (I'm wanting to try the same thing & would rather experiment on something cheap... :eek: )
There are like 5 threads on this topic (with the link to purchase) on this board right now!

SEARCH for "FREE DVR LINK"
 

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Markman07 said:
Yes why do I need installation? Can I refuse it or say no thanks ..being I just am basically plugging it in?
I assume after you get the unit, you could just call and cancel the install appointment.
 

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Finnstang said:
I assume after you get the unit, you could just call and cancel the install appointment.
I was thinking the same thing. The email indicates that the unit will be sent to the installer though. But I'll take a bigger multiswitch in the process :D /

I'm thinking about leaving it on the bill for the Olympics, then take it off and keep as a backup.
 

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morgantown said:
I was thinking the same thing. The email indicates that the unit will be sent to the installer though. But I'll take a bigger multiswitch in the process :D /

I'm thinking about leaving it on the bill for the Olympics, then take it off and keep as a backup.
My email says the equipment will be sent to me, not an installer.
 

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Re-read the email and it does say shipping to my address. I "thought" during the signup online it indicated the installer. The email DOES show shipping to home though.

I'll still take the bigger multiswitch with the install. The email does seem to imply as long as it is activavated within 30 days of purchase (my install is not until 2/7) you are in the clear. If you don't want the install just activte it yourself and don't answer the door :) !
 
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