From: lord202 on
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From: James on
Do some boxes get better reception than others? I wonder if a more
expensive box gets better results than the cheap one from Walmart.
From: Dave on
On Sat, 5 Jul 2008 05:31:40 -0700 (PDT)
James <j0069bond(a)hotmail.com> wrote:

> Do some boxes get better reception than others? I wonder if a more
> expensive box gets better results than the cheap one from Walmart.

The short answer is NO.

With digital, you either have picture or you don't. There's no
"better" reception. The processing of the video information is where
quality differences would lie. That is, one box might OUTPUT better
quality picture than another. BUT, these boxes are meant to be used on
older analog television sets. If there is a difference in video
quality from one DTV converter box to another, it will not be
noticeable when the monitor being used is analog. -Dave
From: Dennis on
On Sat, 5 Jul 2008 13:53:13 +0800, Dave <noway(a)nohow.not> wrote:

>On Sat, 5 Jul 2008 05:31:40 -0700 (PDT)
>James <j0069bond(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Do some boxes get better reception than others? I wonder if a more
>> expensive box gets better results than the cheap one from Walmart.
>
>The short answer is NO.
>
>With digital, you either have picture or you don't. There's no
>"better" reception. The processing of the video information is where
>quality differences would lie. That is, one box might OUTPUT better
>quality picture than another. BUT, these boxes are meant to be used on
>older analog television sets. If there is a difference in video
>quality from one DTV converter box to another, it will not be
>noticeable when the monitor being used is analog. -Dave

Gotta disagree here. There are differences between the performance of
digital tuners built into different digital TVs and ATSC PC tuner
cards. In some cases, different tuners running side-by-side from the
same signal input can have significantly different performance. True,
once locked on a signal the pictures are the same, but one may hold a
given (marginal) station better, with fewer dropouts and glitches,
than the other.

I don't see why it would be any different with convertor boxes.


Dennis (evil)
--
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From: GordonD on
In article <7klv64pqgre916tloireq9nlj4b1l92lfr(a)4ax.com>, Dennis <dgw80(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
>On Sat, 5 Jul 2008 13:53:13 +0800, Dave <noway(a)nohow.not> wrote:
>
>>On Sat, 5 Jul 2008 05:31:40 -0700 (PDT)
>>James <j0069bond(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Do some boxes get better reception than others? I wonder if a more
>>> expensive box gets better results than the cheap one from Walmart.
>>
>>The short answer is NO.
>>
>>With digital, you either have picture or you don't. There's no
>>"better" reception. The processing of the video information is where
>>quality differences would lie. That is, one box might OUTPUT better
>>quality picture than another. BUT, these boxes are meant to be used on
>>older analog television sets. If there is a difference in video
>>quality from one DTV converter box to another, it will not be
>>noticeable when the monitor being used is analog. -Dave
>
>Gotta disagree here. There are differences between the performance of
>digital tuners built into different digital TVs and ATSC PC tuner
>cards. In some cases, different tuners running side-by-side from the
>same signal input can have significantly different performance. True,
>once locked on a signal the pictures are the same, but one may hold a
>given (marginal) station better, with fewer dropouts and glitches,
>than the other.
>
>I don't see why it would be any different with convertor boxes.
>
>
>Dennis (evil)

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.

GordonD