Whats the difference sir-t165/sir-t160

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  1. Matt Weldy

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    There is 100.00 price difference and I was wondering what the difference is.
     
  2. Stephen Tu

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    Referring to the Samsung HDTV STBs ...

    SIR-T160 is DirecTV & OTA HD capable, but no IEEE1394/5c (aka "Firewire") out for recording.

    SIR-T165 is OTA only, no DirecTV, but with IEEE1394 output. With this you can record OTA HD to a D-VHS machine like the JVC 3000 model. One caveat is currently there is a bug that it doesn't have a manual clock set; if the broadcasting station doesn't broadcast the PSIP time codes properly it can throw off the recording times.
     
  3. Scott Merryfield

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    If you are concerned about price and only need an OTA HD tuner, you may want to check out Samsung's SIR-T151. It can be found for about $400 online. The unit does not have all the features of the SIR-T165 OTA receiver, but it works very well for basic OTA-only support.
     

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