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This thread is strictly about the Coupon-eligible boxes with S-VIDEO outputs. Please report your pros/cons about each box.

I am especially interested in the sensitivity of these boxes (do they get more or fewer stations than the Zenith/Insignia units?).

Apex DT1001
Channel Master CM-7000
MaxMedia MMDTVB03
Zinwell ZAT-856
(other)
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Fascinating.

;-) I guess nobody's bought or tried any of the listed S-video boxes. Maybe I'll be the first. Are any of these available yet?
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I hear good things about Channel Master's antennas, but I wonder if their box is any good?

I live in a lousy market... even with the Zenith box I only get 7 stations. With the Hisense box, only 4. I hope the CM box is a better performer than the Hisense.
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I have a Channel Master 4228 and yes it's properly "tuned" (although I'm not sure what you mean by that). Please see my signature.
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This is what I found on this and I too am looking for a box that has S-video
The APEX looked good till I found out it has that stupid scan only channel problem. Input a know channel and if it did not scan that channel your SOL

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_CECB_units

That's pretty stupid........

It looks like this program is government run.
Give them a hammer and they still want to screw u!

There should have been better price locks.. most of them are way over the $40.00 and work like cra_

I've spent 3 hours on this search just finding one to buy..
Channel master is too limited...and way over priced
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Your right, the channel master is way overpriced. I would have purchased earlier today had they not been so greedy.

TY Roger for starting this topic. I've decided too that this is the one needed connector.

I have emails in with Apex about their DT250 release date.
S-Video, Smart Antenna, Pass-Trough

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Your right, the channel master is way overpriced. I would have purchased earlier today had they not been so greedy.

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I have emails in with Apex about their DT250 release date.
S-Video, Smart Antenna, Pass-Trough

http://www.shop-apex.com/catalog/ite...45/5889234.htm

How does August sound without s-video.
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This thread is strictly about the Coupon-eligible boxes with S-VIDEO outputs. Please report your pros/cons about each box.

I am especially interested in the sensitivity of these boxes (do they get more or fewer stations than the Zenith/Insignia units?).

Apex DT1001
Channel Master CM-7000
MaxMedia MMDTVB03
Zinwell ZAT-856
(other)

  • Apex: FWIW, per Wikipedia: Apex Digital
  • Channel Master: Currently available see threads: #1 #2
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jll544 View Post

    Data Action @ $68.85+ship (but unclear if in-stock)
    Given the apparently strong demand, I wouldn't be surprised if they follow suit with a price hike.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JHBrandt View Post

    Stark Electronics is advertising them for $69.95 - and they take the coupons (but you have to call them at 508-756-7136 to use a coupon).

  • Maxmedia - Often reffered to as "vaporware" - see Maxmedia threads: #1, #2
  • Zinwell ZAT-856 (Taiwan) Per holl_ands, only Zinwell model to offer S-Video, but not available.

See the following comprehensive Excel chart by holl_ands:
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"CECB Features List - 27May2008" spread sheet update is attached.
If you don't have Excel capability, download a free viewer from Microsoft:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&#post13373061
See "LINKS" sheet to navigate to source of information.

1. CECB listed boxes moved to "AVAILABLE NOW/SOON":
AccessHD DTA-1020D, Apex DT250, Cadence DTV-9/DTVC-9, Coship N9988T,
Echostar DTVPal, Goodmind DTA-1000, Gridlink GLT-200, Lasonic LTA-260,
Microprose MPT-500 (not yet MPT-500PT), Venturer SB7766G & Winegard RC-DT09.
[May be able to preorder some boxes, depending on CECB Coupon expiration date.]

2. CECB listed boxes "NOT YET AVAILABLE" added since 22Apr version:
Alpha Digital AT-2016 (same as other MTC boxes?), Apex DT500,
Clear Tech CTDCB100, Craig Elect. Intl. CVD506, Daytek/Casti CAX-02,
Memorex MVCB1000, Skardin DTR-0727/0727L & Venturer STB7766G1.

3. Boxes added to "NOT YET ON CECB LIST":
Daytek/Casti CAX-03 & Microprose MPI-500PT (with Pass Thru).

4. Additional info. added for numerous other boxes....and added more "LINKS".

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[quote=ota.dt.man;14002893ZAT-856 (Taiwan) Per holl_ands, only Zinwell model to offer S-Video, but not available.[/QUOTE]

See Ebay Item # 190225544252 ..Not coupon eligible.. I have one coming.

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Tufur

If you look closer at the page link you posted you'll see right above the very info you cited that a contradiction is on the same page.

Black "Availability: Shipping 6/2008"
Red "COMING SOON (Available August 2008)"

I asked them to clarify that

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Tufur

If you look closer at the page link you posted you'll see right above the very info you cited that a contradiction is on the same page.

Black "Availability: Shipping 6/2008"
Red "COMING SOON (Available August 2008)"

I asked them to clarify that

Kwel. I didn't know you saw that page. I think you as well as I would take the red lettering in bold type saying not available till August at its face value. Its another vaporware machine. I meant no insult!
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