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post #586 of 874 (permalink) Old 2010-09-06, 08:54 AM
 
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I am a 530 owner, and I am keeping it as well. They also offered free install, but I declined as I'm already wired for it.
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post #587 of 874 (permalink) Old 2010-09-06, 10:26 AM
 
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I have a Harmony 880 and although my 630 is still in its box because my HT room is under construction, owers have posted that the 880 works as is. I believe a couple of new buttons such as GO BACK had to be added.

Don't know about the 720 but it should be the same.

Go HABS Go!
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post #588 of 874 (permalink) Old 2010-09-06, 10:33 AM
 
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Thanks zbroke, were you able to find the exact Motorola model # on the Harmony device search? http://myremotesetup.com/EasyZapper/...h=ProcSpice%2F

BTW Best Buy is offering a Motorola/Shaw DVR that looks (and is priced) just like the 630 but it's called the DCX3400, what's that all about? (link too long to insert, go to *********** and search motorola pvr)
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post #589 of 874 (permalink) Old 2010-09-06, 12:58 PM
 
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Well, I took the advice I read here. I'm a 10+ year customer with a 530 I want to trade in. I went the "Ask Jim" route. They emailed me back asking for a good time to call me. I responded and then they phoned.

Without prompting, she offered me the $99 trade in, free shipping with HST only on the $99. I took it without trying to do any haggling, because I hate haggling. Put it on my Visa. I'm happy and it was painless.

Thanks to all for the information.
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post #590 of 874 (permalink) Old 2010-09-06, 03:00 PM
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The DCX3400 is a cable box. The 630 is enclosed in the same case (actually it's the DCX3200 case, but they look basically the same).
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post #591 of 874 (permalink) Old 2010-09-06, 04:10 PM
 
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mcewena,

The Motorolla 530 is listed in the devices.

There are a few sticky threads in the remote forum that may be useful to you

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=203

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post #592 of 874 (permalink) Old 2010-09-06, 11:16 PM
 
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505 owner got free rent and $199 deal

Wrote a letter to Ask Jim on Saturday telling that I want to upgrade my DSR505 to the 630 PVR I want to rent but would like a better deal after a year to buy it than paying full price. I may have mentioned local cable in the email too.

got a call Sunday morning. Free rent for a year and $199 to buy after that or continue to rent for regular price after the year has ended. Not bad. I guess they are serious about keeping loyal customers. I am one for sure now.
The only catch, and I dont quite understand the reasoning, is that if I decide to purchase it at the end of the free rental period I will have to return the rental unit and they will send me a another new one.
I hope there is a way to Back up the recorded shows.

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post #593 of 874 (permalink) Old 2010-09-07, 12:00 AM
 
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I'm not sure about this but the reason for getting the new receiver after a year of rental is that they may be able to lock you into another 12 month contract.Because I think that all new recivers they sell state that in the small print.Keeping the rental unit you would of had it for 12 months and it could not be considered new.
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post #594 of 874 (permalink) Old 2010-09-07, 12:45 PM
 
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Wrote a letter to Ask Jim on Saturday telling that I want to upgrade my DSR505 to the 630 PVR I want to rent but would like a better deal after a year to buy it than paying full price. I may have mentioned local cable in the email too.

got a call Sunday morning. Free rent for a year and $199 to buy after that or continue to rent for regular price after the year has ended. Not bad. I guess they are serious about keeping loyal customers. I am one for sure now.
The only catch, and I dont quite understand the reasoning, is that if I decide to purchase it at the end of the free rental period I will have to return the rental unit and they will send me a another new one.
I hope there is a way to Back up the recorded shows.
That's a good deal for a 505 owner!

I don't own a 530 but I tried calling in anyways to see if they would give me a deal.
They gave me $100 off the 630 and a $50 bill credit (I didn't want the PPV credit).
So I essentially got the 630 for $249 and I can try selling my 505 for $100.

If I can sell my 505 for $100 then I will have upgraded to the the 630 for only $149.
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post #595 of 874 (permalink) Old 2010-09-07, 06:23 PM
 
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SATA, it's a Seagate Pipeline HD Model ST3160316CS

http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/pro...nics/pipeline/
So that makes it a 160GB drive. Anyone tried upgrading it to anything larger?
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post #596 of 874 (permalink) Old 2010-09-07, 07:30 PM
 
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Called to look for a tracking number as I know mine has at least been sent to the warehouse for picking....................

and BACKORDERED !!! lovely !!!

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post #597 of 874 (permalink) Old 2010-09-07, 08:40 PM
 
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@anesthetized

when did you order?
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post #598 of 874 (permalink) Old 2010-09-07, 08:49 PM
 
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Finally got a tracking number. It left TO on Friday. Barring any sort of stupidity, should be here this week.
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post #599 of 874 (permalink) Old 2010-09-07, 08:52 PM
 
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I ordered on Monday August 23rd. I got a free year rental with $199 option afterwards.

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post #600 of 874 (permalink) Old 2010-09-07, 09:36 PM
 
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I ordered mine on Aug 30th as a $99 replacement of a 530. It left TO on the 1st and arrived in Calgary today. Hopefully it'll be here tomorrow.

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