Originally Posted by Arcade
Does this unit only pick up digital signals.
Yes, it doesn't receive analog (NTSC) signals.
I noticed there is an analog hook up on the back but all my scans just turn up the digital signals. I assume the analog out is just to put digital transmissions on an analog set.
Correct. In fact, that's how I've been using my Accurian for the past couple of months, feeding my 17-year-old 27" TV. Even though the "analog out" is just a 480i composite signal, it produces a better picture than that TV's NTSC tuner delivers, on most of my stations. I do have to fiddle with the brighness and contrast on the TV, because my Accurian has a rather high black level on that output. I'm way out in the boonies, and my network stations are 50-80 miles away, so I have to use a roof antenna and a rotator.
Just today I finally bought a 32" LCD HDTV and was able to take advantage of the component output for the first time, watching the Yankees/Angels playoff game and Monday Night Football in HD. Woo-hoo!
No problem with the black level on the component output, as far as I can tell. The LCD itself does have the usual LCD black-level issues, though.
I couldn't get an HDMI connection to work though, and I can't tell yet whether the problem is with the Accurian, the HDMI cable, or the TV. I'll exchange the cable for another one tomorrow and see if that helps.