OTA HD Receiver

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  1. BrianMe

    BrianMe Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm still looking for ideas on a good inexpensive OTA HD receiver. They are all over eBay, but I don't know which ones are good, or not so good.

    Brian
     
  2. Philip Hamm

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    I got a NOS Samsung 151 last year and I've been very happy with it. Samsung seems to be a staple in the industry.
     
  3. John S

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    They all seem to work pretty well anymore. Even the Wally World model. (Walmart)
     
  4. Cameron Yee

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    I have a Samsung 151 as well. No complaints, but not as feature laden as newer models.
     
  5. JeremyErwin

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    I've got a Samsung 165. Complaints? Well, I've had a few.

    For a week or two, I lost access to my local PBS station because the reciever couldn't properly decode the funky PSIP data WETA was sending out. It's also not as sensitive as some of the newer tuners.

    On the other hand, it does have RGB and firewire. Someday, I shall try out the latter feature.
     
  6. Tony Kwong

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    Just upgraded to the LG 4200, this is my 3rd reciever in 5 years. It's the best I ever used.
     
  7. Dan Driscoll

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    Brian,

    Did you get my PM last week?
     
  8. Philip Hamm

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    If I were you I'd look for an OTA receiver with HDMI to match your TV.
     
  9. Adrian D

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    The only knock on the Samsung 151 is that it is one of the weakest OTA receivers in locking in on signals.
     

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