I also picked up on the Rite Aid deal this week and got the Access HD DTA-1020-D for free for use in the garage and as a backup.
Some notes so far:
It is powered by 6.5 vdc wal-wart.
It has a 12 hour EPG.
It allows for additional channel scan without having to do a full scan.
It does not have an RS-232 port in the back.
It does not have a Smart Antenna interface.
Picture quality looks fine on the RF output, about the same as the Sansonic 300A I have out there too. The TV in the garage only has 300 ohm inputs, heh, so it also goes thru a balun. Sensitivity looks to be a little less than the Sansonic 300A, but I need to test it some more over a longer period of time. The aspect ratio choices are fine for that TV.
From what I understand, the Access HD CECBs with the -U codes have a Universal remote included. The ones with the -D codes have a dedicated remote included.
Ill try to take the cover off and post some pictures of it in the next few days.
The Zenith (I have one) performs a lot lot better in comparison.
I agree. I use a Zenith 901 in the house and its very good. But I like the signal meters on the Sansonic and the longer EPG on the Access. Its a shame I cant have it all, heh.