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post #1 of 10 Old 01-10-2005, 02:13 PM - Thread Starter
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Write to: customerservice@lge.com

If you are anxious to buy a stand alone over-the-air HDTV receiver utilizing the LG 5th generation receiver chip, then please write a polite and brief note to LG's customer service department expressing your desire to buy such a product. They will forward your request on to their product development department.

It would help to briefly mention the inadequacy of current receiver chips for good indoor reception and remind them of all the thousands of people with HDTV sets just waiting to be plugged in to a adequate receiver. The 5th generation LG chip has gotten rave reviews from early testers and I for one will buy one as soon as it is available.

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I don't think it will help all that much, but I'll try anything. I emailed them. Hopefully someday soon we'll see the LST5100A
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I have yet to see a manufacturer care about unsolicited "customer" opinion.
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E-mailed them, with a note about how cruddy reception is in mid-town Manhattan--only 9 blocks from the transmitter! -- John
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I saw a post on a HDTV Newsgroup that Toshiba was planning a OTA receiver with the 5th generation LG chip as well as another company. I would have thought that LG itself would want to be the first to use their own chip in a receiver.

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LG has one coming out (in April?) and DTV has one coming out (in June?).
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April for LG's box? I'm afraid that no longer seems to be the case, unless they forgot to bring it to CES last week. So many STB's are brought back to stores because people just can't get a reliable signal around here in the hills of CT. In my case, I can get almost every channel from NYC 62 miles away but I can only get one channel (PBS) in CT. All the other CT channels have to come over a hill that extends from my Northeast to Southeast. I see signal but 0 to 100 to 20 to 90 to 0 to 100 does not lock.
It is not a power issue as the stations 62 miles away are around 250kW, while one of the stations I cannot get from CT is 1MW.
Maybe not everywhere in the country but multipath DOES exist and is even worse in John's case than it is in my case.
STB's I have tried so far and have returned all of them: Samsung SIRT151, Zenith HD420 and a US Digital DB2010. Don't get me started on the four outdoor antennas and two pre-amps I have tried!
LG if the 5th gen tuner is as good you say it is, put it in an STB I will want to keep! When Analog goes away, many many many TVs will need an STB so they can tune digital signals.
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Hisense is the other company I saw posted. I think that reference may be for the US DIGITAL box, but I am not sure.

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Yes, US Digital (Hisense) is supposed to come out with a 5th gen box fairly soon. In fact, I believe they were the first to announce one.
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Just got an e-mail from Toshiba which said they had no plans to sell a 5th gen receiver. Called US Digital again and they said they had no news, good or bad, on when they would sell a 5th gen receiver.

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