Originally Posted by Packeteers
I'm wondering if you guys are making a big deal out of nothing.
Isn't this box supposed to be the SmartAntenna version, so if
you HAD a SmartAntenna, manually adding channels would be
pointless? I guess what I'm getting at is if I mated this B-Box
with a SmartAntenna, why would I still need manual abilities?
I've had the Sylvania 6900DTE and DTA-5000 for quite a while now.
It takes about 20 min for a full Smart Antenna scan (16 compass headings).
Since multipath can vary from hour to hour and day to day, I would like to
see a "refresh Smart Antenna settings" for just the current channel....
BTW: For VHF band, it uses two crossed dipoles...with loading coils to adjust VSWR/resonance.
For UHF band, it uses two-element Yagi antennas directed at each of four compass headings...
with loading coils/traps to adjust VSWR/resonance...plus low gain Preamps.
In side-by-side tests, it performed about the same as a 4-Bay antenna w. Preamp.
[Any antenna trying to cover 2:1 UHF band is going to have terrible VSWR].
So it's better than it's small size would imply....although no contest vs CM-4228.
I'm looking forward to looking inside the RCA & GE Smart Antennas....
And will pass on the Broadcom/Pause-TV Quad-Loop plus VHF Rabbit Ears....