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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 2006-07-08, 08:52 PM
 
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what if I get free one year rental and purchase it after one year?
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post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old 2006-07-08, 09:21 PM
 
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You won't get $300 in credit just for one year rental.If you want the same deal you have to go by word for word.Two year contract $300 credit they may go for that buts not anything esle.
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post #18 of 26 (permalink) Old 2006-07-08, 09:24 PM
 
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so theres no way i can cancel the contract or buy out the contract by purchasing the PVR?
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post #19 of 26 (permalink) Old 2006-07-09, 07:56 AM
 
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You can cancel but if you go with a contract say for 3 years and get so much in credit and bonus you will owe the remaining for the last two year of the contract.In terms of owing it is % of what is left and it can add up very quick.Rogers does not offer a rent to buy plan you can rent a box or buy it but you can't rent it then buy the same box.In the long run you would be better off to buy the pvr now.
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post #20 of 26 (permalink) Old 2006-07-22, 01:56 PM
 
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From the "For what it's worth" department...

I was in the Kitchener Future Shop yesterday (Friday) to see about a SA8300HD. They were on for $549 last week (I was out of town) and I had a $50 off coupon that I'd printed from their website.

Turns out the STB was back up to $599 this week and, the salesman said, I wouldn't have been able to use the coupon on a sale item anyway. I wasn't sure that was true since I printed the coupon from a link on the $549 FS 8300HD webpage but...

I told him I didn't want it if I couldn't have it for $499 and I'd just wait until they were on sale next time. He told me to wait a minute, ducked into the backroom for about 8 seconds (literally) and came out and said they could do $499. He said the wholesale price had recently dropped to $434 so they would do $499 amd still make a few bucks.

In addition, they threw in a new SA1840SD for free (though, god knows what I'll do with it).

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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 2006-07-22, 02:19 PM
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In addition, they threw in a new SA1840SD for free (though, god knows what I'll do with it).
I hooked mine up in the living room to my other A/V Receiver and use it to listen to Galaxy stations.

Before putting it there, I hooked it to a TV to programme all the settings like favourites, startup channel, etc., since I have no TV in the living room.

I even programmed the remote to turn on/off the A/V Receiver with the STB, use it for volume, changing inputs, etc. (I needed to go to Rogers to swap out the remote because the remote that came with the SA1840 didn't have an AUX button...)

Or...

You can sell it in the Buy/Sell Forum, probably for about $50.

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post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 2006-08-06, 04:24 AM
 
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update: I phoned rogers about matching bell two year free hd pvr deal and they agreed to it

no contract or anything

convo took less than a minte
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post #23 of 26 (permalink) Old 2006-10-11, 12:33 PM
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I'm debating buying a PVR now.

I currently rent an 8300SD, but got a notice that my 2 year contract contract for the 15% Better Choice Bundle discount ends at the end of November. After November I will only get a 5% discount.

The only way I can keep the 15% discount is if I add Rogers Home Phone and a Rogers cell plan to my account (not gonna happen).

So now I am looking at other ways to keep my Cable/Internet bill close to it's current level to offset the 10% increase I'll be hit with.

We want to keep our current channel line-up, so the only way to accomplish this is to turf the rental PVR and buy a PVR (cannot live without the PVR now )

They are still priced at $399...maybe I'll get lucky and hit a pre-Christmas sale.

How has the reliability been in general for the 8300 PVRs? The first one I got was DOA, the one I currently have has been fantastic.
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post #24 of 26 (permalink) Old 2006-10-11, 12:43 PM
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I would purchase the SA8300HD for $100 more.

- Larger HDD
- DD5.1 on the HD channels. See the Digital Home FAQ (under help) "What's available in DD5.1".
- Can view the HD stations, even on an SDTV
- "Future proof" yourself for when you get an HDTV.

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I would purchase the SA8300HD for $100 more.

- Larger HDD
- DD5.1 on the HD channels. See the Digital Home FAQ (under help) "What's available in DD5.1".
- Can view the HD stations, even on an SDTV
- "Future proof" yourself for when you get an HDTV.
I like the idea of future proofing, but the SA8300HD is currently $200 more than the SA8300SD.
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The HD is often on sale for $499 and there's an additional $50 coupon also often available at FS/BB. See the Digital Deals forum thread for additional info.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=42990

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