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Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)

Random Digital's Avatar Random Digital
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Rite-aid is selling the Access HD boxes for $40 this week if you still have a coupon left (mine was due to expire next week).

I picked up a Model DTA1030D

Now to read\ est if this box is any good.
Splicer010's Avatar Splicer010
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I would avoid it but for free, what do you lose? This is what I found out about it:

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Now the bad news. I can only describe the picture and sound quality of the DTA1030D I purchased as POOR when used with it's internal RF modulator. the picture had moire patterns (internal interference), poor gamma/chroma relationship (unnatural colors in dark objects) and obvious buzzing in the audio when tested on three different TV sets. An external RF modulator ($13 at Family Dollar) solves the problem, providing fine picture and sound, but it makes more sense to buy a CECB with an acceptable internal RF moduator anyway. I cannot recommend the DTA1030D to someone who intends to use it with an older TV that lacks video/audio inputs (e.g. the 5" battery-powered B&W I had intended to use it with).

http://www.wtfda.info/showthread.php?t=2622
Floydage's Avatar Floydage
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10-14-2009 | Posts: 1,504
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Ah, a drug store CECB (i.e. Craig, etc.).
systems2000's Avatar systems2000
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The Craig is a much better CECB over the Access 1030 or 1080.
Random Digital's Avatar Random Digital
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10-15-2009 | Posts: 186
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Well my coupon was due to expire next week, so I figured even a low level box was better than an expired coupon.
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At Rite-Aids here, the Access STB's are kept behind the counter for some reason, so if you don't see them ask the sales droid.
Ken H's Avatar Ken H
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Originally Posted by bdfox18doe View Post

At Rite-Aids here, the Access STB's are kept behind the counter for some reason, so if you don't see them ask the sales droid.

To put them further away from the front counter?
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