Originally Posted by vgs86
Over the Holidays, I was able to obtain the Accurian STB
from a remote RS store. The unit was returned byt somebody
and even though the store had claimed to have all the
accessories, component cable was missing from the box.
I would like to offer following tip about the remote control. I too had lot of problems with the remote control unit. But I used semi-transparent Scotch tape
over the LED and now it works pefectly! I would also like to confirm that Zenith brand universal remote can be programmed via selecting Pioneer Cable code (the very first one in the list) to contol the Accurian. Interestingly, Zenith remote does NOT interfer with the Apex DVD/VCR unit whereas native Accrian Remote key #5 acts also as a Power button for the Apex :-)
Given that these units are so hard to come by, I still
purchased the STB. I also purchased Radio Shack antenna
15-2160, UHF 40" 3-boom unit and installed it in Attic. I live
in Boston DMA, Westford MA to be precise. As per
antennaweb, it is about 22miles to the antenna farm. Initially,
I was able to get all i.e. 2,4,5,7,25,38,56,66,68 channels.
However, once I mounted the antenna to rafter I lost channel 4.
When I moved the direction to get 4, I lost 25. I then moved
the antenna back to the old location but the reception did
not improve. Currently, I have got both 4 and 25 but can not
get 56. I wonder if I can put inline amplifier or pre-amp
to improve the signal strength. Can somebody recommend a
I would also like to connect this STB to Infocus 4805 and
would like to pick up requisite adapter and cable from
monoprice.com. Can someone who has done this give me the
exact part numbers to be ordered?
P.S. Just bumping this. Yesterday, I got both Ch56 and Ch25 for a while but later Ch56 went out.