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General Forums => MPEG2 Free-to-Air => Topic started by: budda on Wednesday Feb 22, 2012, 09:35:37 am

Title: Looking for HD OTA box
Post by: budda on Wednesday Feb 22, 2012, 09:35:37 am
Have a buddy has a HD ready tv , He is looking for a OTA top set box. Cheaper the better . Anybody have one or can point me in the right direction that would be great thanks.
Title: Looking for HD OTA box
Post by: kevbeck122 on Wednesday Feb 22, 2012, 12:23:57 pm
I don't have any experience with them, but the old Voom boxes are still able to pull in OTA stations and they're pretty cheap if you can find them on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Voom-Motorola-DSR-550-used-HD-sat-over-air-receiver-/220821055618?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3369f5e882.

Other than that I don't think there's much out there other than DVRs like Tivo or Channel Master TV.
Title: Looking for HD OTA box
Post by: ddeerrff on Wednesday Feb 22, 2012, 10:01:32 pm
I'm confused.  Why would you need an STB for OTA?
Title: Looking for HD OTA box
Post by: kevbeck122 on Thursday Feb 23, 2012, 10:49:21 am
The older HDTVs that were considered "HD Ready" didn't have an OTA HD tuner in them, just the inputs to support HD (Component, DVI, maybe HDMI but not likely).
Title: Looking for HD OTA box
Post by: waterhead on Sunday Aug 12, 2012, 05:58:28 pm
I know this is an old thread, but I haven't been around these forums in quite a while.

Are you still looking for a HDTV tuner? I may be able to help you out. I got both my mother and father a Samsung SIR-T451, which I also still use. They now have newer HDTVs, and don't use them any more.

Let me know if you are still interested.

http://www.epinions.com/review/Samsung_HD_Receiver_SIR_T451_SIRT451/content_289225215620?sb=1
Title: $
Post by: budda on Sunday Aug 12, 2012, 09:43:51 pm
How much. I got one of these from a member her but I could use another.
Title: Looking for HD OTA box
Post by: waterhead on Monday Aug 13, 2012, 05:18:58 am
Quote from: budda;58786How much. I got one of these from a member her but I could use another.

I have no idea how much it's worth. PM me with an offer. They were around $250 when new.

The one I'm using seems to have trouble with a few HD channels (10/36 & 49). The picture and sound go out of sync, then it pixelates and syncs up. This is constantly happening. I will try the unused one before I sell it, just to see if it is the box or the signal. It didn't start happening to 10/36 until they changed the channel line up a year or so ago, and to 49 just a few months ago. I suspect it has something to do with the encoder being used on their end, and this older tuner not being able to handle it properly.