Directv HDTV receiver question

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  1. David Flora

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    Hello. My wife and I have been experiencing some problems with our Mitsubishi HDTV receiver. I have a warranty at the store where I purchased the receiver, and they told me to just bring it in and they would exchange it out, until I unhooked everything and brought it in to the store and they noticed it was a Mitsubishi. The manager told me Mitsubishi no longer makes the receivers and that it may have to be sent in to fix, or they may have to just give me a different brand of receiver. I think they said they have Samsung models.

    My question is, is this a decent HDTV model? I wasn't overly thrilled with the HDTV picture from the Mitsu, and the manager said that Hughes actually makes it and they've had lots of problems with it. Would I be doing better with a Samsung or are there better models that I might try to get a hold of instead? Sorry for the long post, but any advise would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Ralph Summa

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    I just want to clarify one thing. Did the retailer imply that you would be paying for the replacement box? Hopefully not.

    You may want to try placing a call Mitsubishi customer service. If this is the SR-HD400 you are speaking of, many people have gotten anywhere from $300 to $500 credit at Mitsubishi authorized dealers because of the problems with these boxes. Since Mits is out of the HD STB business, you are then free to purchase whatever box you wish and you are not limited to just one brand.

    Samsung models ar getting good reviews as are the new Sony and it's clone from LG (Zenith). Also after much delay, a highly anticipated Toshiba model is reportedly coming out by the end of this month.

    Good Luck!

    Ralph
     
  3. David Flora

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    Ralph,

    Thanks for the information. Yes, I actually have the SR-HD500, but I believe it's basically the same thing as the 400. Anyway, I would be receiving a free model if they decide not to fix the receiver I have now. That would be great if I could use a credit towards any model. If I were to receive a credit, what would be the best model to shoot for? You gave me a few ideas, but does one model in particular stick out to anyone?
     
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    Just a minor correction Ralph. Sony HD receivers are clones of LG, not the other way around.
     
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    Not any more. It was either a mistake or a one day deal. Check this out. Already up to $549.

    Best Buy's website has the E-86 listed for $399 but it sayd "SOLD OUT".
     

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