I apparently waited too long to take advantage of the DishNetwork DVR promotion. The current deal is to either: a) Lease the 510 DVR for $5/month AND pay the $4.98/month DishPlayer fee or b) Buy the 510 DVR for retail cost: $299 AND pay the $4.98/month fee. So, spend the money upfront or lease it hoping I don’t keep the same DVR for more than 60 months ($300/$5).
We’ve been here and using the same receiver for just about 60 months now. Hmm. I suppose I could jump ship to DirecTV+Tivo, but that just seems wrong. And they have no estimated date for local channels.
Anyone got any thoughts? Email me if you do. (Or maybe I’ll figure out how to turn comments on for this post).
Maybe I should invest some time trying to get Freevo going? Yeah, right, in my copious amounts of free time.
Update 7-07-2004: Well, I took the plunge and ordered a DishPlayer 510 for rental/lease. 7-10 business days before it gets here. After reading some at DBSTalk and SatelliteGuys, I’m starting to wonder what I’ve gotten myself into.