Originally Posted by Malouff
This really has me concerned as a lot of the CECB's use a LG SoC (System-on-Chip)
Also it sounds like this will impact the LG boxes that are coming....
but are not yet on the CECB approved list....
Insignia NS-DXA1-APT (i.e. "Analog Pass Thru") and (cloned) Zenith DTT901.
Still using LGDT1111, but with new LG TDVG-H151G tin-can tuner.
So the new tuner will offer Analog Pass Thru but will will still have audio problems.
The other known SoC are:
- ST Microelectronics STV0373 in Channel Master CM-7000 -
reports of low buzz (may be audio)
- Broadcom BCM3543 in the RCA DTA800B - audio has frozen up
- Auvitek AU8515 in the Sansonic FT300RT and FT300A ETA 4/10
- Texas Instruments TVP9007 in MaxMedia MMDTVB03 - Not yet
released but being sold
- Zoran in the MicroGEM MG2000, and RCA DTA800A among others
MicroGEM is released but not reviewed yet
RCA DTA800A also released but not yet reviewed
We need to be careful to distinguish whether problems are due to either:
a) Design deficiency
b) Defect in a particular box that is fixed by replacement and
c) May have an external cause.
The LGDT1111 audio problems are widely reported (hence design defect).dmulvany
also reported freeze up problems in both Zenith DTT900 and Insignia NS-DXA1.DJ99
is the only one reporting a "low buzz" with his CM-7000 and says
that it may be due to his switcher. Unless someone else has this problem,
we shouldn't automatically attribute it to the CM-7000.DJ99
says that he will try to isolate the problem this weekend.
It likely could be a ground loop problem and not the fault of the CM-7000.
Likewise, IIRC seatacboy
is the ONLY ONE
reporting RCA DTA-800B freezing up
and simply returned it without trying a replacement.If anyone hears about freeze up problems in ANY BOX, please let us know....
BTW: Freeze up was a problem with FOX and some HD-STBs (e.g. Accurian).
It was fixed at the source---FOX, after calling several local Station Engineers.
BTW: We never figured out what the big RECTANGULAR chip was in the Accurian:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...7&#post6330237
Perhaps something from Thompson or Philips....
Comparing experiences in forum threads is useful to "sort the wheat from the chaff".