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Thread: Is the 510 worth it?
11-02-2004 01:57 PM #1
Is the 510 worth it?
I was on E's website the other day looking at my account and went into the screen to see what offers are available to me and I noticed that like my 811 offer I could get the 510 for 5 dollars a month, if I was reading it right. I tried looking for reviews on the site here but could'nt really find anything conclusive on it, so my ?, is this a descent DVR for 5 bucks a month and would it work with my system without adding any cables or anything, I have Dish 500 and two rooms hooked up my living room has the 811 and my bedroom where I would like to put the 510 has the 301, so can I just unplug the 301 and plug in the 510 and are there other monthly charges with this unit? Thanks for the help!!
11-02-2004 09:25 PM #2Supporting Founder
Yes, you can just unplug the 301 and plug the 510 in. Its worth $5 a month in my opinion if they subsidize most if not all the cost of the receiver.
11-03-2004 02:31 AM #3
I really like my 508, identical to the 510 except slightly smaller drive. It has become very stable with the newer software. As a lease unit the lease fee replaces the second receiver fee, so it doesn't much pay to own it. However, if you don't have AEP you'll have to pay the $5 VOD fee on top of the lease.
In my opinion the 501/508/510 is an excellent 2nd receiver. However (and I know this is unsolicited), in my opinion your main receiver should be a 2-tuner DVR. It's worth running an extra wire if it comes to that. Given a choice between DVR and HD, I'd choose DVR. HD is great, but being untied from your TV is better.
11-03-2004 07:47 AM #4Beati pacifici 5:9
I have two 510's and they are very stable machines. I enjoy them very much. I too would like a duel tuner. Maybe Santa will bring me one for the new year.
11-03-2004 08:25 AM #5
I have had a 510 for almost a year with no problems whatsoever. My wife has taken over the 510 as hers. She just loves it!
11-03-2004 09:44 AM #6
Anyway, as a single tuner DVR, it works well, but I prefer my 721.