I paid 240.00 on ebay for a used 905 in great condition with remote!!
I thought at the time it was a little too much but I wanted two 4dtv boxes in the house.
Is Moto still making 922's?
I think with some media advertising and updated equipment, C-band could be very much popular again today. I know that everybody who has seen my system is extremely impressed with it.
Most don't even mind the "big huge ugly dish in the yard" after they see what it has to offer.
The only downfall I have seen from c-band is having a true multi-tv set application.
That's where pizza dish and cable have the edge to connect xxxx amounts of tv to one dish and still get all the channels in every room.
although however imagine if W5 and W4 (4 degrees apart) had some megapipe HD channels along with a mix of the SD channels.
A 7.5' dish with two c-band lnbf's along side some "affordable" megapipe combomode capable receivers would make a lot of people's HD tv's very happy.
Pizza and cable have the media in their hands keeping C-band the biggest secret in tv reception.
Skyvision and others have tried to negotiate with Motorola, in order to revive the production of DSR-922 receivers, or some other solution that might allow a similar unit to be made under license by another company. No bending at Motorola, so that idea is simply not going to happenin the near future!
Huh and go figure I just picked up a 920 is great condition for free . Its good to have friends I guess. Anyway, about this battery thing. My reciever was supposedly left unplugged for a few years, and yet the unit ID is still intact, go figure. Maybe the battery has already been replaced?