Over the Air Set Top Boxes

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  1. Robert A. Willis Jr.

    Robert A. Willis Jr. Second Unit

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    I have recently purchased a Tosh 34" 16X9 tv. I really like it. In the next few weeks the tower which will house all five local HDTV antennas will be complete so now it is time for me to seriously consider a set top box.

    I have too many trees to install a dish so I would like to get a box that doesn't include a satellite receiver. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks.

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    I'm fairly sure the only decoder that doesn't have a sat receiver is the Samsung SIR-T150. I got mine less than a week ago and I highly recommend it.

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  3. Robert A. Willis Jr.

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    What type of HDTV are you using?

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    Scott Merryfield Executive Producer

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    As Pieter stated, the Samsung is the only OTA-only HD tuner currently on the market. However, you can still use a HD tuner with DirecTV support for OTA-only without installing a dish or subscribing to the service. Toshiba, Sony, Zenith and others make such boxes.

    I own the Samsung, since it was priced right and I only needed over the air support. Samsung was offering a $100 rebate on the unit, but I'm not sure when that offer was ending.
     
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    The $100 rebate ended on Jan 31. But who knows, it may be extended...
     
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    A review of the Samsung unit by Peter Putman can be found here.
     
  7. Robert A. Willis Jr.

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    Thank you very much. I'll check out the review later today.

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