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mattbp

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What's everyone's take on how the lease will work out for existing customers?
 
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someone posted some rumor info that it would cost $249 upfront, then you could lease it for the standard $5.
 
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I was just watching the VOOM DVR demo and I heard the magic word..."buy". If you recorded the demo video, it is approx. 6:55 into the video.
 
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In one way it seems like a lot of money to pay for something you dont own but in another way is better than paying full price for it which makes it a great deal if it lasts for a decent amount of time (MPEG-4 conversion swapout?).
 
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Has any new E* sub been able to get the lease option on the 942 (pre-order or otherwise)?

With Voom's apparent demise, this may be the clincher for which carrier I go with...
 
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I just got off the phone you can get the 942 lease option for a $249.00 upfront charge. Upfront charge is the same if you want 1 or 2 receivers.
 
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Gotcha. I just got off the phone with a CSR to set up my post-Voom shutdown install :(, and got the lease option. Here's hoping it's a good box...and that E* nabs some of that Voom HD programming goodness (+UHD, I want 'Battlestar Galactica' HD, darnit!)...
 
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but you don't own the E* HD-DVR

I like E* a lot but if you really need an HD-DVR from satellite, go with DirecTV... much better value.

Buy it from robert at the value electronics for $850, call up DirecTV and ask for the $200 HD-DVR rebate, and then enjoy all the credits for the first couple months of having D*

850 - 200 = 650
 
SimpleSimon

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BFG said:
but you don't own the E* HD-DVR ...
Considering the upcoming MPEG-4 switchover, leasing could very well be a better deal than owning.

To each their own - just make sure you consider ALL the factors.
 
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When asking about the wisdom of leasing a 942 HD DVR, I was told today by a Dish "advance tech" that the 942 will upgradable to mpeg4 via downloaded software. This is news to me. Does anyone else know this for a fact?
 
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bobaphx said:
When asking about the wisdom of leasing a 942 HD DVR, I was told today by a Dish "advance tech" that the 942 will upgradable to mpeg4 via downloaded software. This is news to me. Does anyone else know this for a fact?

False he's smoking that Dish CSR stuff that some of them do apparently along with their coffee on breaks. MPEG4 requries hardware upgrade.
 
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mpeg4 switch over

Hadn't Voom claimed that their receiver was going to be able to switch to mpeg4?
If so, can someone say for a fact whether the 942 is forward compatible or not?
 
Scott Greczkowski

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AGAIN for the Fourteen Millionth time.... :)

The 942 itself is NOT MPEG4 compatable and can not be upgraded to MPEG4 via a software update.

Its not to say in the future there may be a swap where they send you a new 942 with MPEG4 and you send back your old receiver.
 
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bobaphx

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Thank you Scott.
(Too bad you don't have a FAQ Thread for each forum... or do you and I've just missed the fact?)
 
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Scott Greczkowski said:
AGAIN for the Fourteen Millionth time.... :)

The 942 itself is NOT MPEG4 compatable and can not be upgraded to MPEG4 via a software update.

Its not to say in the future there may be a swap where they send you a new 942 with MPEG4 and you send back your old receiver.
What are the chances of getting a swap from a 921 to a MPEG 4 942!?!?!?!? :D
 
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I was told no to a lease plan at first because I backed away from my Digital Home Plan on 1/07/05 to go voOm.But after discussing Direct's $200 rebate and a transfer to a CSR specialist, was told yes to a $250 DVR921 w/2yr commitment. But after calling back later in the evening to a add a SD receiver for bedroom was told I'm not getting 921 but 942 ! Install was delayed a week while I await the 942 which is being shipped to me direct. Make it so Dish
 
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942 arrived today via UPS. Install scheduled for my day off 5/12. Way to go Dish, but why not one for everyone who wants it? Don't give up guys this unit can be got.
 

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