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I don't think the 721 has anything I really need so I think the 70 hours that the 508 has will be plenty. Is there any reason I should avoid it? Thanks
 
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I really like my 508 PVR. I just got yesterday. It comes w/ two UHF remotes too which is a nich touch. I did lose the audio on it once when there was a timer conflict, but the hard reboot solve that issue. I didn't lose anything. It's my first PVR, so I still learning the ropes. I really wanted the 721, but the 508 only cost me $199. I think this will tie me over until the 721 PVR comes down in price a little bit.
 
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AS a dealer I can tell you the 508 is being shipped with two remotes, ask the dealer where the second remote is? So far my 508's have come with only 4 batteries.
 

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Assuming you are eligible for the DISH upgrade offer and you don't object to CC Autopay and a 1-year re-up to your subscription, I don't see how you can beat their $199 price.

We got our 508 a week ago and we love it. The hard drive is almost silent, the guide seems faster than our 4900, and ours came with 2 remotes and 8 batteries.

DISH will insist on sending an installer, and this seems silly for DIY types. But I must say I was delighted when the installer walked in with a 508 instead of a 501.
 

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OK, Who has the best price on a 508 for existing subs, where I DO NOT have to :

- do CC AP
- Upgrade to AT150
- Commit to another 1 year contract
- Use an installer

I'd like to just stop by Sams or Sears and buy a 508, install it myself and call for activation. I'd even pay more $$$ for this option.
 

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EL34 There doesn't seem to be any super deals on the 508's. Dish sells them for 299. Depot's price is 279. The prices are pretty close imo. BTW, does EL34 stand for the power tubes? Just curious.
 

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Yup, I saw both of those offers. Interesting DishDepot offers it with 1 remote for $279 or 2 for $299, at least they tell you before they remove the extra remote, and knock $20 off the price.

EL34 = Power tubes, yup, I'm a guitra player and Tube amp nut.
 

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So getting back on topic, can someone tell me if I pay $299 for a 508, am I supposed to get two remotes or not? Do ALL 508's come with 2 remotes in the box?
 

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Originally posted by EL34dude
Yup, I saw both of those offers. Interesting DishDepot offers it with 1 remote for $279 or 2 for $299, at least they tell you before they remove the extra remote, and knock $20 off the price.

EL34 = Power tubes, yup, I'm a guitra player and Tube amp nut.
That`s no bargain considering Echostar charges a wholesale price to dealers of $45.00 for a remote :shrug:
 

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So getting back on topic, can someone tell me if I pay $299 for a 508, am I supposed to get two remotes or not? Do ALL 508's come with 2 remotes in the box?
That depends............

Buy from one of the honest dealers = -2- Remotes

Buy from one of the many dishonest dealers = -1- Remote

As proclaimed in a post a few days ago by someone, if the installer is walking out the door with the second remote in his back pocket ... consider him a dishonest one

:lol: ;) :D :lol:
 

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Well, I just bought a 508 from a dealer who told me I would only get one, but he was just misinformed... we opened the box together at his shop and he was suprised to see two remotes. I guess he should get on this board! So far, I'm pretty happy with my 508! Thanks to dbstalk for all the great info.
 
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