Originally Posted by GrandPixel
Also, is everyone in agreement that the LG ATSC tuners are my best choice for an hdtv tuner? Any others that rate up there?
Well, those LG's are pretty old models now, and the most recent tuners are more sensitive (they're at least two generations newer).
There's a "sticky" thread here at the top of the page that tells of the available, newest tuners out there right now.
Off the top of my head, there's the Centronics, the K-World, the PrimeDTV, and the DTVPal DVR (there are also dedicated threads for all those units here).
It's just that nothing made nowadays compares to the overall
quality of those old LG's. Almost everything is relatively crappy in comparison and made in China now. Like your typical "Walmart-quality". But they are
the most recent technology, at least in the reception chips. That's what everyone's mostly buying around here now, anyway.
(note: I just saw in the Centronics thread that some were saying that model's PQ is better than the K-World's. Supposedly noticable enough with HD, but there's an even huger difference with SD. You might want to take that into consideration, since you'll be blowing the picture up on a large screen.)