From: Gary Heston on
In article <48701715$0$10001$8ebe3a62(a)news.megabitz.net>,
GordonD <me(a)privacy.net> wrote:
[ ... ]
>My personal experience also bears this out. I've tried Zenith, Magnavox and
>Dish (DTVPal) boxes and both picture quality and number of stations recieved
>varies significantly. The difference is noticeable even on a 20" Sony TV. The
>Zenith picture quality and reception is far better than the other two, the
>Dish has the poorest reception. Picture qulity between the Magnavox and Dish
>is about equal.

What model Zenith converter box do you have?


Gary

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From: GordonD on
In article <T--dnaTPGKPupO3VnZ2dnUVZ_jidnZ2d(a)posted.hiwaay2>, gheston(a)hiwaay.net (Gary Heston) wrote:
>In article <48701715$0$10001$8ebe3a62(a)news.megabitz.net>,
>GordonD <me(a)privacy.net> wrote:
> [ ... ]
>>My personal experience also bears this out. I've tried Zenith, Magnavox and
>>Dish (DTVPal) boxes and both picture quality and number of stations recieved
>>varies significantly. The difference is noticeable even on a 20" Sony TV. The
>>Zenith picture quality and reception is far better than the other two, the
>>Dish has the poorest reception. Picture qulity between the Magnavox and Dish
>>is about equal.
>
>What model Zenith converter box do you have?
>
>
>Gary
>

The Zenith box is model DTT900 purchased at Circuit City.

GordonD
From: Dennis on
On Sun, 06 Jul 2008 01:14:04 GMT, me(a)privacy.net (GordonD) wrote:

>My personal experience also bears this out. I've tried Zenith, Magnavox and
>Dish (DTVPal) boxes and both picture quality and number of stations recieved
>varies significantly. The difference is noticeable even on a 20" Sony TV. The
>Zenith picture quality and reception is far better than the other two, the
>Dish has the poorest reception. Picture qulity between the Magnavox and Dish
>is about equal.

I have a DigitalStream converter (Radioshack) that works great. But I
have pretty strong signal/reception at my location (on a mountain top
with a straight shot to the towers, roof antenna, distribution
amplifier).


Dennis (evil)
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From: Gary Heston on
In article <4870d1da$0$80800$8ebe3a62(a)news.megabitz.net>,
GordonD <me(a)privacy.net> wrote:
>In article <T--dnaTPGKPupO3VnZ2dnUVZ_jidnZ2d(a)posted.hiwaay2>,
>gheston(a)hiwaay.net (Gary Heston) wrote:
>>In article <48701715$0$10001$8ebe3a62(a)news.megabitz.net>,
>>GordonD <me(a)privacy.net> wrote:
>> [ ... ]
>>>Zenith picture quality and reception is far better than the other two, the
>>>Dish has the poorest reception. Picture qulity between the Magnavox and Dish
>>>is about equal.

>>What model Zenith converter box do you have?

>The Zenith box is model DTT900 purchased at Circuit City.

Regrettably, neither it or the DTT901 (adds analog pass-through) are
available at any Circuit City stores within 80 miles of me.

Target has a GE box which is getting negative reviews (on their own
web site!) and a Venturer box which is cheaper and reportedly better.

Also came across a web site I hadn't seen that has an extensive list of
coupon-eligible boxes, plus a few non-eligible ones.

Speaking of which, anyone have any experience with any of these?

Grandtec Tun-5000
PHD-205
Samsung DTBH260F
Sylvania 6900DTE
Tivax STB-T1
Winegard RC-1010


Gary

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"a member or members of Osama bin Ladens' Al Qaeda network, posing as
computer programmers, were able to gain employment at Microsoft..."
claim made by Mohammed Afroze Abdul Razzak to police in India, 12/01.
From: GordonD on
In article <paCdnXr6jdq43-zVnZ2dnUVZ_uWdnZ2d(a)posted.hiwaay2>, gheston(a)hiwaay.net (Gary Heston) wrote:
>In article <4870d1da$0$80800$8ebe3a62(a)news.megabitz.net>,
>GordonD <me(a)privacy.net> wrote:
>>In article <T--dnaTPGKPupO3VnZ2dnUVZ_jidnZ2d(a)posted.hiwaay2>,
>>gheston(a)hiwaay.net (Gary Heston) wrote:
>>>In article <48701715$0$10001$8ebe3a62(a)news.megabitz.net>,
>>>GordonD <me(a)privacy.net> wrote:
>>> [ ... ]
>>>>Zenith picture quality and reception is far better than the other two, the
>>>>Dish has the poorest reception. Picture qulity between the Magnavox and Dish
>
>>>>is about equal.
>
>>>What model Zenith converter box do you have?
>
>>The Zenith box is model DTT900 purchased at Circuit City.
>
>Regrettably, neither it or the DTT901 (adds analog pass-through) are
>available at any Circuit City stores within 80 miles of me.
>
>Target has a GE box which is getting negative reviews (on their own
>web site!) and a Venturer box which is cheaper and reportedly better.
>
>Also came across a web site I hadn't seen that has an extensive list of
>coupon-eligible boxes, plus a few non-eligible ones.
>
>Speaking of which, anyone have any experience with any of these?
>
> Grandtec Tun-5000
> PHD-205
> Samsung DTBH260F
> Sylvania 6900DTE
> Tivax STB-T1
> Winegard RC-1010
>
>
>Gary
>

Yes the DTT900 does not have analog passthrough but from what I've read on the
Comparison of CECB units page on Wikipedia, the DTT901 does passthrough. Could
you be mistaken?

GordonD