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View Poll Results: Which CECB will you be buying?
Channel Master CM-7000 0 0%
Coship N9900T 0 0%
Digital Stream DTX9900 0 0%
ECHOSTAR TR-40 0 0%
Magnavox TB100MW9 0 0%
MaxMedia MMDTVB03 0 0%
Microprose MPI-500 0 0%
RCA DTA800A 0 0%
Zenith DTT900 / Insignia NS-DXA1 0 0%
One of the other boxes 0 0%
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post #91 of 95 Old 05-28-2008, 12:47 PM
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Here are my observations of the Digital Stream DTX9900 vs the Zenith DTT900, both of which I bought about a week ago. Overall I like the operation and features of the DS unit better, but the Zenith has a significantly more sensitive front end in it. For the sensitivity comparison I used the same outside antenna and the same NTSC television receiver. Keep in mind that that this was made by comparing only one of each of these models and there could be individual performance differences amongst different converter boxes. So if I lived in very hot signal area, I would be happier with the DS, but since I live in a slightly marginal reception area, the Zenith is my preference. I would be interested to hear if others have done side by side comparisons.
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The Zenith seems to have everything I need, but I won't be buying anything until late-June earliest . . . to see if the EchoStar actuall comes out at $40 . . . I gave my rationale on the following thread
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...9#post13964169

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Comparing the three boxes, I found the Channel Master picture decoding to be just unacceptable (as was the price), and if the sound is really corrupted on the Insignia/Zenith as reported that is also unacceptable. The slight sideways pixel shimmering degradation of the Digital Stream picture clarity is annoying, but the 12-hour program guide and uncorrupted audio makes up for it, so I guess my final vote is for the Digital Stream. It also has a nice remote control with the capability to change the volume and captions on my TV. I have plenty of cables so the lack of RCA cables is not an issue for me.

Final vote - Digital Stream, or none of the above for the picky.

The new Zenith boxes, april build, resolved the audio problems. Almost all of the neg press on it was due to that.

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I bought Tivax STB-9 and Artec T3APro from Digital Star ($10 total after coupons), local pickup. Like Tivax little better (Picture Quality) but Artec is passable (no audio problems) as well.
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Very happy with the Zenith here - definitely recommend.
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