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Arris Surfboard Cable Modem (SB6190) on Clearance @ Target for $32.98 BM YMMV

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I was walking through Target this evening and ran across this modem (Arris Surfboard Cable Modem SB6190) on clearance for $32.98.

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It's worth pointing out that there are significant issues [dslreports.com] with this modem, along with other products that also use the Puma 6 chipset.
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It's worth pointing out that there are significant issues [dslreports.com] with this modem, along with other products that also use the Puma 6 chipset.
Did you actually read the thread you posted? It discusses the issues with the Puma 6, yes, but then they talk about how the issues were addressed and resolved, with updates being pushed out.

This modem, for $33 would be a steal considering it's 32 up/8 down. Problem is, I searched several zips and they're all showing a $110 price.

Is anyone seeing their local target selling it at the $33 claimed price?
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Did you actually read the thread you posted? It discusses the issues with the Puma 6, yes, but then they talk about how the issues were addressed and resolved, with updates being pushed out.

This modem, for $33 would be a steal considering it's 32 up/8 down. Problem is, I searched several zips and they're all showing a $110 price.

Is anyone seeing their local target selling it at the $33 claimed price?
I searched near me and there seems to be 4 at 76205 in Denton, TX. I bought the last one in 75057 and it is now showing out of stock.
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Did you actually read the thread you posted? It discusses the issues with the Puma 6, yes, but then they talk about how the issues were addressed and resolved, with updates being pushed out.

This modem, for $33 would be a steal considering it's 32 up/8 down. Problem is, I searched several zips and they're all showing a $110 price.

Is anyone seeing their local target selling it at the $33 claimed price?
The updates are being pushed out by ISPs, not Arris. Meaning there's no guarantee that you'd be able to get the​ new firmware loaded for you. I've only seen reports of Comcast pushing the fix in DSL Reports threads. I have Cox and I had to get rid of this thing because they had no idea what I was talking about even after talking with a "senior tech".
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109.99$ here everywhere
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The updates are being pushed out by ISPs, not Arris. Meaning there's no guarantee that you'd be able to get the​ new firmware loaded for you. I've only seen reports of Comcast pushing the fix in DSL Reports threads. I have Cox and I had to get rid of this thing because they had no idea what I was talking about even after talking with a "senior tech".
Wouldn't be the first time a company claimed 'dumb' when steering you toward their supported products (more profitable for them), and repressing upgrades.
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Wouldn't be the first time a company claimed 'dumb' when steering you toward their supported products (more profitable for them), and repressing upgrades.
True, but I've never rented or bought equipment from Cox anyway so they'd never have any indication of that.
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I wouldn't touch this unless your *sure* your cable provider has a working update.
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True, but I've never rented or bought equipment from Cox anyway so they'd never have any indication of that.
Even then it keeps them closer to them switching you to their supported equipment 'revenue stream', than equipment more outside their revenue streams. Pretty standard stuff for 'big box stores'.

The larger, more 'original sourcing' entities, like a Comcast or Verizon FIOS, can afford to immediately push out upgrades, because they make up the difference in suppressing you from secondary tiers that lease their lines, and depend more on secondary revenues like equipment. Again, typical 'larger scale' business metrics.
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Arris makes junk, stay away
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I've had this modem running on Cox for about a year and no issues. Maybe i got lucky? Only think i hate about it is that its white and not black like everything else on my desk.
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Arris makes junk, stay away
And you recommend....?
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And you recommend....?
I've personally had good experience with Cisco/Linksys modems. My current ISP restricts you to only Arris modems, and I've had 4 replacements already and still have issues.
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Did you actually read the thread you posted? It discusses the issues with the Puma 6, yes, but then they talk about how the issues were addressed and resolved, with updates being pushed out.

This modem, for $33 would be a steal considering it's 32 up/8 down. Problem is, I searched several zips and they're all showing a $110 price.

Is anyone seeing their local target selling it at the $33 claimed price?
I did. Did you? Because pushing out a fix for some end users, that address some, but not all, of the problems, doesn't actually constitute resolution, just that they are "looking into it". It doesn't seem worth the trade-off to spend a bit less money betting on the possibility that Intel will be able to fully resolve what appears to be a hardware issue, and that said fix will be pushed to customer devices in a timely manner by the ISPs.
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