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blackcatt - welcome to the tampa thread!
There's been a waiting list for well over a year... ScottA put his name on the list back in 1999.
here's my take on the 3100HD.
1) if you are REALLY set on watching a series (sopranos, etc.) in HD, then you need the box. THIS IS MY CASE - I'm willing to pay per month to have ONLY the Sopranos in HD - a bit eccetric perhaps but I'd also like to see band of brothers in HD and 5.1
The sporadic widescreen OAR movies broadcast on HBO are hard to tune in when you can watch (ie. some HD movie comes on at 1:30 in the afternoon... uhh, I'm at work!), so there's really no benefit I believe in getting these crappy upconverted movies.
2) if you cannot receive OTA locals, then you need the box (soon, they'll have locals)
3) if you are getting locals via OTA, then you only need the box if #1 applies.
4) if you can receive OTA and you want to record OTA (like I do), then the box isn't for you even if they add locals (because you can't record anything except analog via svideo) unless #1 applies (but this is the same for a Satellite as the OTA locals via 8VSB are recordable with a HTPC)
anyone else have reasons?
Jaymer... Its only TV - Get a Life!------------------------------------------What happened to the really active Tampa HDTV Thread? We've got our own Local Website Check it out!