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post #1 of 79 (permalink) Old 2010-05-10, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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Motorola 3416 on sale $198

The Motorola 3416 model PVR is currently on sale in all markets except Vancouver. There are some restriction for the sale though:
1) Must not be an HD subscriber already (ie: new customer to HD so SD DCT owners do qualify)
2) Must be a double or triple play customer (have at least 2 core services of cable, internet or phone)
3) Limit of 1 per household
4) While supplies last (stock is VERY limited), no rainchecks or substitutions.

Please be aware most areas are still receiving their limited shipments so you may want to stop by the office to see if they have stock as it will be first come first served. Also I believe retailers are selling the 3416 for $348 for anyone who misses out.

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post #2 of 79 (permalink) Old 2010-05-10, 01:41 PM
 
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Except Vancouver?!? What kind of cruel joke is that?
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Nice... I'm moving from apt (with cable paid by landlord) to house in two weeks. That makes me a new HD customer!!

I wonder if I should hold off though... limited quantities, blowout price... are the DCX boxes just around the corner?
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post #4 of 79 (permalink) Old 2010-05-11, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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I've heard tell of a new Motorola model coming but can't really go into much detail unfortunately as I don't know when it will launch. Most areas seem to be sold out of these so if you stop in they may be gone already.

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Vancouver is now included and yes the DCX3400m is just around the corner




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post #6 of 79 (permalink) Old 2010-05-12, 02:37 PM
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I always seem to get the short end...

We just had our service with shaw hooked up a month ago.. brand new customer and the best they could offer me at that time was the financing option for a pvr...

So I went out and purchased an HD PVR from futureshop.. was lucky enough that exactly 30 days later the price dropped to the $350... but now they're offering them for $198?? this stinks!
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Shaw is blowing out old stock prior to launching a new Motorola PVR. In some areas there were as little as 6 of these available.

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post #8 of 79 (permalink) Old 2010-05-12, 04:21 PM
 
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Cool! Any idea if the networking function is to be turned on?
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post #9 of 79 (permalink) Old 2010-05-13, 11:14 AM
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Shaw will need to roll out the A28 Guide to turn on the MoCA networking, and I don't think that portion of the Guide is even ready yet.
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@ bishop8
Networking disabled for launch, suprise is, it will be Canada's largest HDPVR with 500GB internal Hard Drive (and not the 160,250 or 320GB variants) with support for a 1TB External HD. List price $398.00 rolling out very soon. Networking with the latest firmware has been under testing for many months already. The USB port de-activated as well as the Ethernet. The E-sata active for the External HD function.

Also have been testing the Pace DC900X with networking for 9HD tv's too, that is still a ways off though.

From now on Shaw will not be using the "DCT" monikor and all TV equipment referred to as STB's. (Motorola owns the name DCT so we are looking to having transparency across the board)

@Travisc we are have been looking at it a while now and have had success in the office.

Shaw Guru is right in his comment above too.
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Assuming the networking function comes out at some point, what does that allow?
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The ability to watch previously recorded or live content on other TV's as long as those other TV's have the right compatible equipment hooked up to them.
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Thanks for all the info here! Tempting to get a new box to be 'future-proofed'. The only reason I'd buy now is I recall Shaw had some crazy pricing on the previous DCTs, where prices went UP after the initial period, then went down, then went back up, then.......
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So it's clear that they are getting rid of surplus inventory. Would the 3416 be compatible with this networking strategy? I mean, you would probably need the new PVR to act as a server, but if I want to take advantage of networking, do I need to ditch my 3 PVRs?

Shaw has a lot of gull, you gotta give them that. My first 6412 cost me $750, my first 6416 cost $700 and my second 6416 cost me $650 and they are telling me I could not add a 4th PVR for $198. What a bunch of crock.
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post #15 of 79 (permalink) Old 2010-05-14, 01:25 PM
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The old Motorola boxes would not be compatible with home networking since they don't have the MoCA interface.
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