I just spoke to ePVision (same guy I spoke to last spring) and he had information about the next model. For reference, here is my list of observations of the current model;
Originally Posted by videobruce
2. Best sensistivity (so far of any tuner).
3. 8VSB & QAM tuners.
4. Multiple outputs including DVI & VGA.
1. No channel up/down on front panel.
2. No 'stand-by' button on front panel.
3. You can't add channels that aren't in the original scan (major issue with most tuners).
4. NOT SUITABLE FOR 4x3 DISPLAYS!
Aspect control doesn't work on HD channels.
5. NO channel display on front panel.
6. On screen menu is very hard to read on a smaller screen.
7. No separate memories for OTA & cable.
8. No on-screen display of volume.
9. Two color LED on front panel doesn't tell you if the set booted properly or if it is 'on' or in 'standby'. It is red for booting and orange any other time.
10. Power consumption is almost as much in 'stand-by' as it is in the 'on' state (.13A vs .19A).
be available by years end,
Will have front panel channel up/down buttons,
Channel display on the front panel,
NTSC tuner (both cable & OTA),
Next generation intergraded ATI chip (all in one tuner decoder),Should
be able to add a channel that wasn't in the scan by a direct input (eg: 28.1),NO
composite or S-video out!NO
separate memories for OTA and cable. You get either one or the other!
If stretch mode was added for a 4x3 HD channel to display on a 4x3 monitor,
Also, there is a 3rd generation in the works that will have a EPG (possibly TV Guide On Screen). Unknown much more about that one. I
suggested dual memories and he
suggested dual tuners and dual inputs.
Good luck on that...........
BTW, that 32" LCD set on their web site is toast. They can't import it at the price point they need to make a profit because of LCD price drops. I suggested pulling that model off their site and he agreed (as he has with just about everything else I said).