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post #1861 of 1867 Old 01-20-2009, 04:21 PM
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At 40 miles, your best reception will be with an outside antenna mounted at least 35' off the ground. Since there are trees to contend with, I'd get an antenna that is rated for 60 miles to overcome the UHF loss, due to those trees.
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At 40 miles, your best reception will be with an outside antenna mounted at least 35' off the ground. Since there are trees to contend with, I'd get an antenna that is rated for 60 miles to overcome the UHF loss, due to those trees.

AND add a Channel Master CM7777 amp at the antenna....IF the trees are close in to your house (IE: 50-100ft away and thick), RF ground for UHF starts at the TOP of the trees.....Pine trees are the worst.....they cause the most attenuation of UHF signals..
I am in typical suburbia and have trees around me but over 100ft away and they are mostly across the street in the direction of the local towers...with my RS VX-90 I have and a CM7777 at 20ft, I can watch a HD-VHF 7 50+ miles away to the east (with no trees in the immediate way) with pretty good reception....I plan to increase to 60ft with a ROHN 25G tower down the road...
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FYI: Centronics ZAT-502 on sale for $59.95 at Summit Source:
http://www.summitsource.com/centroni...hd-p-8167.html

Since it is a true Hi-Def receiver, it is NOT eligible for NTIA coupon discount.
Includes Optical Digital Audio I/F, S-Video, Component Video & HDMI.

Here is the Centronics ZAT-501/502 thread for more info:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=858602

I ordered the Hisense DB-2010 off of Ebay for $29 + $15 shipping. It's a nice unit and the TV Guide is really nice. I received it in 2 days.
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Does anyone know of a more recent list?
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Latest update to "CECB Feature List - mod 16Mar2008".

1. Added chip and tuner types for D-S DTX9900 and Magnavox.
2. Added more features for numerous boxes, incl. D-S, GE, et. al.
3. Winegard RC-DT09 is now on CECB approved list...but I have not seen any info to report.

4. RJTech RJ-900ATSC reportedly does NOT support clear QAM...nor Coax Digital Audio,
so features may actually meet CECB eligibility.
5. RJ-1000ATSC SD-STB presumably DOES include QAM and Coax Digital Audio (not CECB).

6. I updated prices where known....but note that several boxes are not in stock....

As usual, information is based on manufacturer/retail websites and user reports.
Your assistance in filling in the blanks and VERIFYING would be appreciated.


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See this post: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...0#post14872530

Thanks. There's a bad link in the that post, it's a forum link but I think it may only go to the Excel viewer. ? At any rate, I found the viewer and was able to view it. (I also made a note the link was bad).

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"CECB Features List - 15Oct2008" 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.

That forum link is a bad link now. If that was to the Excel Viewer, you can get it here.

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