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Buying used ViP HD DVR, questions...
Posted 11 June 2010 - 01:50 PM
I've bought 2 used 508's before off eBay and have had good experiences with both. The major difference was that 508's are not leased.
is there an equivalent HD DVR that is not leased? The CSR at dish told me to make sure it "wasn't leased." can they tell that from the receiver ID? Or is it model specific?
Is there anything else I need to check beside the receiver ID to ensure the associated customer account is clear?
Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:13 PM
- It is owned, not leased.
- It isn't active on someone's account.
- It doesn't have a negative balance tied to it from the previous account.
Posted 12 June 2010 - 11:17 PM
Posted 13 June 2010 - 05:48 AM
You want to BUY a receiver to use for 1-2 months??? Why bother...just wait for the U-verse if you plan on switching. Cheapest alternative is probably a 211...you'd need to buy an EHD if you don't have one and pay a 1 time activation fee of $40.
@finniganps, that's a great idea. I hadn't thought of doing that. I'm in for about $140 (I have several hard drives laying around to use with the device).
Only reason I'm bothering with buying something is because there's no set date for uVerse to be installed. It might be 1-2 months, it might be 6 months+. Plus I can just resell the DVR I get on ebay from about the same price I bought. If I activate a new contract, I'm out $17.50/month for 24 months ($420). As long as uVerse shows up in next 12 months, I'm basically out $40 for the EHD fee.
Edited by jgarveyATL, 13 June 2010 - 05:56 AM.