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I want a ResMed BiPAP Machine, please.
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RE: I want a ResMed BiPAP Machine, please.
Again, thank you guys.

You made me realize, it's not wrong for me to fight for my health, my well-being, and that of everyone I love and every person around me.
That they(DME) aren't willing to be a good entity and give the respect that this whole ordeal deserves for all the reasons you mentioned and more I'm sure.
I tried to be a good person and follow the rules. But in these times, being a good person is not respected anymore. Being a good person and blindly following what you think are the proper guidelines/rules in these times are only going to allow yourself to be taken advantage of. The Old School Honor Codes are out the window.
You reminded me that I have to use my common sense and fair judgement to make the right decisions for myself and not put faith in a system without analysis.

What you provide with information is a means for that to occur. I appreciate that. It's going to help me succeed. You guys are freaking awesome for empowering people.

Again, Thank YOU!!!!!
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#12
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I never understood what is this huge DME mess you guys have to deal with. Do you sign a contract of exlusivity that you can't change a DME easily or you can get fines if you do? Can't you get your machines directly from the nearest Philips or Resmed branch? 

I had this issue I ordered a VAuto in an online apothecary and waited, and waited. the price was 20% off the regular price. But having been told they're gonna get it next week, each week, I cancelled the order, waited 2 months for a refund by the way. In the meantime I phoned the local Resmed branch and asked them to sell me a VAuto, the lady said that legally she can only sell it with factory settings and that they can't set it up for me without a prescription. Well ain't that perfect? 

The magical word was 'with factory settings'. I did pay the whole price though EUR 2400. But If anything goes wrong I get it fixed or replaced directly at Resmed. 5 year warranty
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#13
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Thanks for sharing that info. I am really considering just buying mine outright and not dealing with a DME anymore.
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RE: I want a ResMed BiPAP Machine, please.
I would trust the "gently used" Aircurve 10 Vauto from Supplier #2 at $799 will save some money and be backed with service and warranty. They no longer have the new ones at that price. Anyway, you could use your existing prescription to get that one.
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RE: I want a ResMed BiPAP Machine, please.
Got my eyes on it right now. Thanks for the heads up!  Thanks

The title of it's listing is confusing; is it an S10 or is it a 10 VAuto?
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Ok, I've found something interesting that may be a good deal. 

Is a ResMed AirCurve 10 ASV
a more advanced version of the Aircurve 10 Vauto?
Like does it have all the functionality and I can just disable the extra features? 
I ask because I found a used one at a cheaper price and thought that might be a good idea.
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#17
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Please point out where you see that price because we help many with Central Apnea issues, but that is not you.

The VAuto and ASV are for 2 very different conditions. The ASV is to Target Central Apneas.
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#18
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The lowest bid right now on the auction is 495. I can't mention where tho right? But I think I gave up enough information for it to be searched. It'll come up on the biggest online auction site that's ever existed.   Dancing

Ok, I see, it is different. I was just wondering if it was only that it offered some bells and whistles that could just be disabled.
Thanks for the info.
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with ASV you loose manual control of Trigger and Cycle which is a big loss if you tirtrate yourself and don't need asv medically. That being said, ASV is a level up in complexity of the algorithm over VAuto. If I had a chance to try ASV I'd definitely try it, but that's because I already get successful treatment from VAuto and I always try to reach beyond.

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RE: I want a ResMed BiPAP Machine, please.
We had a member, JesseLee try the ASV and found the backup breaths were too distracting. There are limits to how much like the Vauto you can make the ASV, and you cannot turn off or even adjust the backup rate. You can set a minimum and maximum PS so it doesn't really breathe for you, but it is still going to switch to IPAP when your volume or rate falls below your normal. Some people have tried it and it worked fine, but most people that don't need the ASV are happier with the Vauto. Jesse traded his at SecondWind for the Vauto and got some cash as well as the machine he wanted. So if you do get an ASV off Ebay, you can always take that tack as well.
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