Thanks for the scoop mlabrinos!!!
I am in the border area between gelndale and burbank...I knew that a decent antenna was needed but did not know about the line of site being so hard to accomplish from glendale/burbank area to mt wilson!!
As far as the DVR/STB situation...I have both the 8000hd and the 8300hd..and from what i have seen the 8000 (even though it is supposivly older design!!)yields a better Picture quality than the 8300hd...the 8300 is faster whn it comes to pushing buttond for the dvr fuction but still the Pq is less for some reason!!!
...Both of these sienctific atlanta boxes havd DVI,component and svideo..along with composite..(not that anyone is the right mind would use anything less than a svideo ,,,but still!!!)
one bad thing that these two models suffer from is the lagg in the remote...which sometimes gets worse and at times is non exsistant...go figure...i guess deep down inside it is still a pc or some sort and it gets full in the memory depoartment..
Another thing to consider is that ...as far as i know the dvi on both these STB have their HDCP turned on...so if you gonna use dvi, you have to have an HDCP complienet tv/hdtv
But overall they are decent boxes..but my preference is in the 8000HD series
dVR...but that is just me...
Hope this helped as your post helped me...