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Day late/Dollar short?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by KenHenseler, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. KenHenseler

    KenHenseler Auditioning

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    I have an LCD projector that is HD ready (Dell 2300MP), and I was hoping to get an inexpensive HD receiver for OTA. After reading the forum here, I've been trying to track one down locally (Minnesota) at Radio Shacks and Best Buys. I keep getting the same story - "Oh, we had those. But we sold our last one a month ago and aren't getting any more. However, here's our DirectTV model for $200!" $200 for OTA seems awfully steep to me when all I want is OTA HD reception. Even E-Bay seems pricey with most units going for $150+. With TiVO becoming ubiquitous, I thought there would be a good market for cheap used units. But I can't seem to find anything. Any recommendations?
     
  2. David Norman

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    If you're looking for relatively cheap, you might look into an old VOOM unit though you have to be careful to buy one that is properly activated. As far as I know nobody has figured a way to activate any of the "Brand New" units
     
  3. KenHenseler

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    Does it have to be activated if I'm using it for OTA?
     
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    Hi Ken,

    YGPM
     
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    It had to have been activated at one time and then not deactivated when Voom went out of business and sent the Kill Signal to a lot of its boxes. Since there is no VOOM anymore, there obviously isn't a monthly fee and there aren't any sat signals you can still get. I forget the exact sequence, but all units will not do OTA.
     

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