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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 2012-02-18, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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DSR 530

I have an opportunity to pick up a DSR 530 from a friend who switched to cable. It would be nice having another HD/PVR but I don't want to get stuck with this unit when Shawdirect moves to MPEG4 soon. I would like to get the thoughts of the board.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 2012-02-19, 08:41 AM
 
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there's already channels it's not capable of receiving. if you can pick it up for under $100 and don't mind replacing it this fall go for it. brand new old stock of these is selling for $129.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 2012-02-19, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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I appreciate your reply and the great info!

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 2012-02-20, 01:25 PM
 
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I bought a second one for $85 last year. I had to reformat the disk to clean it up, and retune Tuner 2 (all from the hidden menu). Now it works like new.
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