Which HD STB should I buy?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by StephenT, Mar 13, 2002.

  1. StephenT

    StephenT Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2000
    Messages:
    218
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I have an HD ready set, and I would like to purchase an STB. I want one similar to the Toshiba DST3000 in that it can receive DirecTV HD and OTA HD. Is that model what I should go with? Is there something better out there. I assume at this point there still aren't that many to choose from. Is anything worth waiting for coming out in the near future?
     
  2. Elbert Lee

    Elbert Lee Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 24, 2000
    Messages:
    501
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    stephen - If you can't wait, the Toshiba is the decent middle ground of the 3 hughes STB (Mits, Sony and Tosh) I believe that Panasonic has their own STB design and is arguably the best performer of the 4 but the slow menu and channel changes make it a hard one to pick for usability. I believe that Panasonic is working on a new STB that will address this issue. From my memory, the SGHT compared the 3 and the Sony was worst in interlaced performance, with the Mits and TOshiba being very adequate and the Panasonic besting all of them. Then again, many have complained that the Panasonic is too frustrating to use.

    Elbert
     

Share This Page