When I got my first DTV converters, shortly after the coupons were
released, I had little choice in the brand or model. I was lucky to
find them in the stores before the coupons expired. I just had an
elderly relative get her coupons, and she asked me to help her with
this. I connected one of my converters to her tv, and she said that
it works fine and to get her one of them. Because she lives a
distance from me, I told her to just keep that converter and I'd use
her coupon to get myself another one. I still got another converter
like that, but I decided that I'd get myself the BEST converter. My
question is which is the BEST? These days the stores are stocked with
them, so I may as well shop for the one I want. I'm in a fringe area
and need one that will really pull in the stations, whereas this
relative is in a city and dont need the boost.
The one I had was the Apex. It works, but I bet there are better ones.
What do you recommend?
On Feb 5, 3:55 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Goggle reviews there are a few online even consumer reports review has
a link online and maybe 15 are reviewed. What I see is the best are
not in stores but online. The reviews mainly cover picture quality and
use. Tivax, Channel master are two I am thinking of . If I knew how to
post links I would do it. Reception is not covered there but is at
other seller review sites. A new antenna is something to consider.
On Feb 5, 4:55ï¿½am, email@example.com wrote:
My opinion is that they are all probably close in quality. No matter
which brand you get, you should still get a better picture due to it
being Digital as compared to the old analog signal. Knowing this, how
reliable can the "reviews" be?
I agree with Ransley about getting a better antenna if you need more
"boost". The bigger the antenna, the better.
Hank <~~~thinks that size matters
But there's nothing to indicate what it is that is the root cause of the
difference or any way to infer the signal input sensitivity or other
factors related to fringe area reception are the reason for being
I've seen no reviews that even mention such issues peripherally, what
I found one online, its a site that sells different units, i will try
to find it but changing search wording may do it at google, like,
digital converter reviews, DTV box reviews, converter box reviews. One
site has reception tests and I am sure the more expensive box was best
Tivax, Channel Master, any they make antennas anyway.
You guys are doing it the hard way.
1. Put cursor on the address bar and click left button. The address
will change color
2. Click right mouse button and run cursor down to "copy" in the drop
3. Put cursor where you want the link in your message: Click right
mouse button and choose "paste" from the drop down menu.
The link will now be there and no need to add anything to it. Only
takes 4 mouse clicks
Not necessary, at least with my browser (Thunderbird): I just copied and
pasted the link below:
Does this appear as a clickable link to you? No need for "<>" or other
magical characters. Just paste the damn URL in.
Personally, I like Vista, but I probably won\'t use it. I like it
because it generates considerable business for me in consulting and
On Thu, 05 Feb 2009 11:20:12 -0800, David Nebenzahl
Well, if you are only posting the link for yourself, then that makes
perfect sense. If you are posting it for others, who may have a wide
variety of different ways of reading usenet, then it's an entirely
different matter. What YOU use for a newsreader is of no consequence.
Outlook Express does not, contrary to your assertion, mangle long URLs.
I use OE. Have you ever seen one of my links "mangled?" Here's one, does it
look (or act) botched in any way?
(Amazon.com product link shortened)33872790&sr=8-18
If you want a good picture DO NOT USE the built in rf
modulator. Use the composite video/left/right or s-vid
connector if you have a set that accepts these.
choices to make:
does it allow using just one remote control?
sound mute/volume from dtvc remote?
search new stations, without loosing already found?
one button to change display- mailbox,full,etc?
"favs" channels, but allows direct entry of all?
"info" program directory -
only channel viewed?
" and next up?
stores/shows all channels?
more than 1 day?
each box handles these features in it's own ways, and none
will have all that you want. the choices are personal
preferences. the manuals poorly explain the features and
interactions. good luck. find a few friends and borrow
their boxes for a few days before you buy.
-- larry / dallas
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