Yes, thanks for the detailed review MikeBiker!
Originally Posted by MikeBiker
Auto channel select is the only method for entering channels.. No manual method of channel add or delete is available.
The Signal Strength/Signal Quality function does manually tune channels (not documented in manual).
Once the channels are found, they can be directly accessed by entering three numbers 302 for 30-2., or the channel +/- buttons can be used to scroll through them all. There is no method to delete any channels that were found during the auto scan.
I will be getting another box that has the ability to manually add/delete channels and that has the ability to toggle between two stations.
I'm a little confused, (my fault there!), so a couple of questions if you don't mind ....
If I am understanding correctly, in the poll at following thread, you would choose option #3 (Autoscans DON'T find all receivable stations, isn't a way to manually input channel info.) for the FT300A ?http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...7#post13619177
For instance, Let's say I need to "punch in" a Physical channel number, let's say in this case that is channel 30, (the actual channel # the signal from a particular station is broadcast on)for a station not found via the autoscan, then I need to look at the meter while adjusting antenna for this particular station so that I can achieve a good enough signal such that #1), I can watch the station, and or #2). so that the virtual channel mapping information is decoded(let's say in this case the Virtual channel is 45.x), and "somehow" store the virtual channel info for this station so from then on I can "tune" to 45.x to watch this station(assuming antenna is adjusted properly for it), ...
Are you saying(as I think you are) none of that can be done on this box and perhaps that the manual tuning with the signal meter up only work for stations that are already "scanned in?"
Or instead, are you saying that I can do #1 but not #2 (or can do both) with use of the undocumented manual tuning function with the signal meter ?
Also -- Does each "autoscan" wipe out everything found on the previous autoscan, or is there autoscan option available which will "add" channels(such as any found with a different antenna orientation or adjustment), rather than wipe out everything you scanned in on a previous autoscan ?