Unfortunately, insurance didn't pay.
I did, with AMEX.
So I have to spend another $1200 of my own money to get the same machine but with actual useful data?
ResMed seems to have the same scam going as Garmin, the maker of 650 different GPS models.
I call it "software as hardware." The idea is to sell each model as a self-contained piece of hardware, even though almost any model COULD be easily upgraded with better software -- if the manufacturer would allow it. Software has no value in the consumer's mind -- but hardware does. So the maker pretends the unit is an integrated piece of hardware that can't be upgraded.
Just toss it and buy a new one!
Should be illegal.
I've found good used CPAP machines on Craigslist, but I've had to wait months to find a good one at the right price. Many people get billed $2500 by the DME for a machine that is available online for $1000, and then want to $800 or so for the machine.
I've bought PRS1 Auto and S9 AutoSets for $300.
Get the free SleepyHead software here
for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.