Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?
"mgg" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:<Gpikd.firstname.lastname@example.org>...
> I'm probably gonna put my 5040 on ebay in the next week or so once I get
> Dish installed with the built-in PVR. It's upgraded to a 120G drive, and
> works great. If anyone wants it, I'll offer it here first. Just make an
I think you'll regret dumping the 5040 for a dish pvr. I sold off my
501 and both 508's and switched to using replays instead. If you have
to go with a 510 or similar, you'll be paying the monthly pvr fee
anyhow, so why not stick with a better RTV pvr with more capabilities?
If you haven't explored networking multiple rtv's or using dvarchive,
you may not miss much, but you'll regret it when you realize what
you've lost. Also, the CA and IVS of the 5040 is a killer.. you'll
miss those once you go to dish.
You'd best hang on to the 5040 for awhile just to be sure that you can
do without it