Dead DTivo

Chuck

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One of my Phillips DTivo's died (green screen of death). It's one
that I upgraded with a second 80gig HD

I have a few options.

Buy a new DTivo (70 hr) for $100 and hope that DTV will honor their
$50 rebate. Get it now

Buy a remanufactured DTivo (brand and size unknown) for $49.95 from
DTV and wait 5 to 10 days to get it.

Buy the $7.99 a month for a year "protection plan" from DTV and they
will let me swap out the blown Phillips unit for a new DTV 70 hr,
plus cover the other 5 DTivo's and DTV receivers in the house. but I
still have to wait 5 to 10 days to get it.

Or, buy another HD and replace the defective HD in it.

I 'think' option 1 is best.... any thoughts?

Chuck
 
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In article <MPG.1cb243d2e1fb79ee98b02f@news.easynews.com>,
Chuck <no@no.com> wrote:
>Buy the $7.99 a month for a year "protection plan" from DTV and they
>will let me swap out the blown Phillips unit for a new DTV 70 hr,
>plus cover the other 5 DTivo's and DTV receivers in the house. but I
>still have to wait 5 to 10 days to get it.
....
>I 'think' option 1 is best.... any thoughts?

Is it just a bad hard drive?

But if they actually said you could do this (retroactively!), this makes
the most sense financially. But I'm not sure if the customer service people
knew it was already dead.
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In article <MPG.1cb243d2e1fb79ee98b02f@news.easynews.com>, Chuck <no@no.com> wrote:
>
>One of my Phillips DTivo's died (green screen of death). It's one
>that I upgraded with a second 80gig HD
>
>I have a few options.
>
>Buy a new DTivo (70 hr) for $100 and hope that DTV will honor their
>$50 rebate. Get it now
>
>Buy a remanufactured DTivo (brand and size unknown) for $49.95 from
>DTV and wait 5 to 10 days to get it.
>
>Buy the $7.99 a month for a year "protection plan" from DTV and they
>will let me swap out the blown Phillips unit for a new DTV 70 hr,
>plus cover the other 5 DTivo's and DTV receivers in the house. but I
>still have to wait 5 to 10 days to get it.
>
>Or, buy another HD and replace the defective HD in it.
>
>I 'think' option 1 is best.... any thoughts?
>
>Chuck
If all that died was the HD, just replace it!!!
 
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In article <d2aceg$rmc$1@news.xmission.com>,
glenzabr@nospam.xmission.com says...
> In article <MPG.1cb243d2e1fb79ee98b02f@news.easynews.com>, Chuck <no@no.com> wrote:
> >
> >One of my Phillips DTivo's died (green screen of death). It's one
> >that I upgraded with a second 80gig HD
> >
> >I have a few options.
> >
> >Buy a new DTivo (70 hr) for $100 and hope that DTV will honor their
> >$50 rebate. Get it now
> >
> >Buy a remanufactured DTivo (brand and size unknown) for $49.95 from
> >DTV and wait 5 to 10 days to get it.
> >
> >Buy the $7.99 a month for a year "protection plan" from DTV and they
> >will let me swap out the blown Phillips unit for a new DTV 70 hr,
> >plus cover the other 5 DTivo's and DTV receivers in the house. but I
> >still have to wait 5 to 10 days to get it.
> >
> >Or, buy another HD and replace the defective HD in it.
> >
> >I 'think' option 1 is best.... any thoughts?
> >
> >Chuck
> If all that died was the HD, just replace it!!!
>


He'd spend just as much on the new HD as he would on a new machine from
best buy or whatever, plus he'd have a bit of work to do. If he gets the
new machine it's go to best buy, go home, call dtv, try to remember your
season passes. Then worry about reblessing that second drive later (I'd
suggest waiting for 90 days, warranty and such).
 

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