Originally Posted by J.Francis
So, anyone's reviews of the RCA ANT2000?
If anyone has any experience with the RCA box or RCA box w/smart antenna, please speak up.
I wrote up a small review above. I found the RCA ANT2000 to be fairly good but not as good as the much bigger, older DX Antenna DTA5000 Smart Antenna.
As for the time to scan. It depends on how the tuner works. I am not too familiar with the Apex DT502 model. But if it works similarly as the Apex DT250 it does a very fast scan. The Apex DT250 will not dwell on a transition when tuning the antenna. If it gets a signal over a quality threshold it moves on. Therefore you may not get the best setting. You can go into the menu under "Smart Antenna" and tune it for the current channel you are watching. If you don't set save it won't save it, so make sure to do that after you get done. I wish they had a meter on that screen it would help tons. Again, I don't own a DT250 or a DT502 myself, so I can't try it, but some models let you map in a channel if you tune it to the RF channel. So you can try that to get the missed channels. TVFool
will list the RF channel number as well as the digital mapped channel number.
I have seen reports that the RCA DTA800 will take about 20 minuets to run a scan with a smart antenna. So like I said, it depends on the tuner that the antenna is connected to. I thought someone posted something on a DTA800B connected to a DX Antenna DTA5000, but I can't find it right now. From what I remember, the deep scan is the only method of adding channels and tuning the antenna. So if it doesn't find the channel you need too bad, you can try again.
Glad you having good luck with your RCA ANT2000.