Originally Posted by jjeff
I have several CMs and recently compared side by side with a DT250. No comparison really. CM was better PQ, guide and reception. The CM also seemed to run a little cooler than the Apex although the Zenith beats both on that count. I exchanged the Apex for a Insignia(Zenith). Too bad BB doesn't sell CMs otherwise I'd have a 5th
Actually when I posted that I hadnt yet gotten my CM-7000's. i wish that were still the case...or that they were at least available locally, lirkf rom BB as you said.
While others seem to have positive things to say, there are a few of us who arent as pleased with out boxes. In comparison to my Apex DT250, the menus and channel information is much harder to read, which is sad as it's actually not that easy to read on the DT250.
IMO the CM-7000 signal meter is a joke, I get dropouts and pixelation at 100% on channels that my other CECBs seem to hold steady on, and my image is shifted to the left by an inch or so, which makes letterbox viewing uncomfortable and pretty much forced me to keep the thing on Zoom 2, which makes me mad as I lose a lot of the picture. I could send it back, but they want me to pay for shipping on it, which consideirng how much it already cost me both with having it shipped to me int he first place and the over priced nature of the thing, I refuse to do.
If I had been using it for a few months to a year and it suddenly broke or I broke it, that would be different, but the image shift defect was like that when I got it, so I dont feel its right to be paying to return it, especially since they wont test the ones they're gonna send me in return. If they're defective too, am I gonna have to pay shipping again and again until its right? (The same goes for that piece of junk DTVPal I have.)
I am not a happy camper with these CECBs. This digital transition that we've been "forced" into, not only doesnt offer me a better picture, but the $40 (x2) we're given by the gvt is a joke considering all the extra and hidden expense we incur. To top it all off, a lot of the exprense we incur is due to the retailers greed...I would guarantee only a select few of these boxes cost over $35 to make...meaning if they werent so greedy, we could have trese boxes for free and they would still make a volume profit.
Sorry for the rant...thanks for posting your experience even though its contradictory to mine. It's actually good when these CECB's work like they're supposed to for people.