Originally Posted by Theoliver
... Since you've had trouble (and trouble, and trouble) with your H20(s), is there another one you would recommend? Despite the problems, is the H20 better than the Samsung 160 (at least when it is working)?
Yes, I have had a *lot* of problems with the H20 receivers. That being said, D* has stood behind them and cheerfully replaced everyone that has failed by shipping a replacement and a prepaid shipping label for returning the defective one. They have also given me months and months and months of freebie programming and bill credits because of the problems. So I will continue to stay with them for now.
Is the H20 better than the Samsung (160 & 360) models? A definite yes in the OTA department, at least for the H20-600. For the H20-100, I'd say it's a tossup. For the most part, the H20 menu GUI sucks, but I've gotten used to its quirks. The H20s don't have analog OTA tuners, but since i never watch analog tv any more that's not an issue for me.
The H20-100 is made by RCA and its tuner has been disappointing at least for me. However the current H20-600 I'm using is made by LG and has the best OTA tuner I've used so far. I have my antenna aimed toward Winslow/Mountainburg and get the following channels dropout free, without moving the antenna:
KAFT-DT 13-n PBS-HD
KHOG-DT 29-n ABC-HD
KNWA-DT 51-n NBC-HD & FOX-SD
KSBN-DT 39-n religious
KYTV-DT 3-n NBC-HD & UPN-SD Springfield (w/ antenna aimed at Winslow/Mtnburg)
KOZK-DT 21-n PBS-HD Springfield (w/ antenna aimed at Winslow/Mtnburg)
I cannot get KFSM-DT because there's a LPTV station K18EG in Eureka Springs on the same RF channel. K18EG will move to ch 22 soon and then I will be able to get KFSM-DT. I also can't get KFTA-DT because they chose channel 27 for digital, which is the same channel KSFX 27 analog is on in springfield. When analog shuts down, KFTA-DT should come in fine because i can get analog KFTA 24 very clearly on an old analog TV.
I do not get the other Springfield digital channels because they are still low power. Same for Joplin, MO/Pittsburgh, KS.