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#1 OFFLINE   SDiego

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 08:39 PM

Just was wondering if anyone has heard when the 942 will be available for sale, or lease? Looks like a great box to have, and I could do away with my 721 and 811 setup.

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 09:38 PM

It would be an excellent replacement for your 721/811. But the latest rumors around the boards are saying March. With E*'s reputation of releasing their receivers after they are announced, we are lucky if we see the 942 before the summer, but that's only my guess.
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#3 OFFLINE   SDiego

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 10:05 PM

Wonder if it will be available as a lease as I would return my 811. The price of $749.00 is to much for my blood.

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 10:20 PM

only lease and lony available for new customers $250 lease up grade dha only and free for all $600

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 11:14 PM

well I am leasing my 811 now. so maybe I could upgrade to the 942.

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 01:20 AM

Why would anyone pay 250.00 up front to lease (beta test) a box + 5.00 lease fee +5.00 DVR fee. ? It makes no economic sense.

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 01:39 AM

well my roommate works there and he told me whats up and yes only new customers not old not yet not for a while and yes $250 for new customers with dha and $600 for free for all promo

Why would anyone pay 250.00 up front to lease (beta test) a box + 5.00 lease fee +5.00 DVR fee. ? It makes no economic sense.



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Posted 05 February 2005 - 08:25 AM

Why would anyone pay 250.00 up front to lease (beta test) a box + 5.00 lease fee +5.00 DVR fee. ? It makes no economic sense.


You also forgot the required $9.99 a month HD package that you must take as well. Yes the are forcing you to take the HD package even if you don't want it.

Thats $20 a month extra to get a 942, and that initial payment of $250 is non refundable.

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 10:19 AM

no refund on the $250 thats insane.

Leasing? I NEVER lease anything.....

Somehow someway it ALWAYS costs more:(

Fellow leases a 942 gets tired on bugs and drops E. He is out the lease fee and must returen the box.......

At least when you bought its possible to recover some bucks by selling it off..........

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 10:30 AM


Leasing? I NEVER lease anything.....

Somehow someway it ALWAYS costs more:(

Maybe with Dish. But, it's not the case with the Comcast HD DVR. ($0 upfront. $10/mo. for lease fee, DVR fee, add'l receiver fee, and HD programming.)

Also, for people that would buy, and finance, a new car every three years, it is cheaper to lease. (especially of you have a business, where lease payments are deductible.)

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 10:39 AM

Don't forget it takes DISH "Notwerk" a year to almost debug new software so the 942 won't work till 2006 no mater when they finally release it!

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 10:48 AM

Leasing? I NEVER lease anything.....



Neither do I but it appears that us customers that don't like to lease won't have any other choice in the future. Both DISH and DirecTV are moving toward "the cable company model" where all equipment is leased. DirecTV is suppose to announce their plans in a couple of months.
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Posted 05 February 2005 - 02:31 PM

In fact, leasing receivers is better for all concerned due to the rate of change in technology.

E* is simply being @$$holes with the $250 fee. If no one pays it, maybe they'll get the clue, but I'm guessing that they have done some homework and know that there's still enough idiots like me out there. Yeah - I'm an idiot - I paid $1000 for my 921. :mad:
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Posted 05 February 2005 - 05:19 PM

Well, then maybe I will have to go ahead and buy a 921. Then I can return the 811 and keep or sell the 721.

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 07:28 PM

I am in a similar situation, 811 and 522. I figure eventually the 942, or something better will be available for upgrade.

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 09:16 PM

Why would anyone pay 250.00 up front to lease (beta test) a box + 5.00 lease fee +5.00 DVR fee. ? It makes no economic sense.


Same reason thousands paid $1000 for the 921? Because they want it. Period. Heck, I almost bought one -- was on the waiting list and, if other things hadn't changed before it came into stock, I'd own one too! And would likely be quite happy about it.

It would take 12.5 years for the $5/month plus $250 to equal the $1000 that lots of people happily paid for the 921. People will pay it for the 942 just fine.

The ONLY reason they might not is because it will be for new subs only (at least to start with, it appears). Brand-new to Dish people might be less likely to pay that upgrade fee. But if it was offer to existings subs as a lease for $250 plus $5/month, I'm sure many, many would jump at it.

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 11:23 PM

Its not so much the $250 cost its the fact that MPEG-4 is coming out and that the box will not be any good once everything is converted over toe the MPEG-4 standard. It would be worth the $250 is if it was something that was going to last a while (such as MPEG-4).

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Posted 07 February 2005 - 01:54 PM

Mark at Dish Depot sent out a mailer over the weekend saying that Dish Depot will be selling the 942 for $699 when it's released.

The New HD 942 DVR Receiver should be available in March, MSRP $699. This is a Dual Tuner, Dual Output High Definition Recorder. The second output is SD only.


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#19 OFFLINE   SDiego

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Posted 07 February 2005 - 07:25 PM

If the 942 was mpeg 4 compatible, I would buy one from dishdepot.

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 09:55 AM

Maybe with Dish. But, it's not the case with the Comcast HD DVR. ($0 upfront. $10/mo. for lease fee, DVR fee, add'l receiver fee, and HD programming.)

So, you are saying that $10 covers all the HD costs on Comcast? There are no additional HD package prices? How much for the minimum required Digital Cable programming in order to get the HD channels? What is the HD channel lineup on Comcast?
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