Originally Posted by Rammitinski
Even more interesting: if you go to the "Meritline" site, they also have a more expensive model listed (underneath the regular TVGOS converting one) that supposedly has TVGOS built into it.
That's the way it appears to be worded, anyway - but it has to be some kind of mistake, as it seems highly unlikely such a thing really exists, because it's not even listed on the Artec site itself.
I just now finally got around to looking into this thing.
I googled meritline artec t3apr-t
"Artec Digital-to-Analog Converter Box, Model T3APR-T(TVG), Analog Pass-Through, TV Guide Subscription required for TV Guide Program"
Artec Model T3APR-T(TVG)
Item Number: 201-128-001
Sale: $59.99 ($59.99 Ea)
2 PCS Artec T3APR with TV GUIDE
Item Number: 201-128-002
Sale: $119.99 ($60.00 Ea)
Despite what their partially useless words say:
the 1st for $ 60 includes one T3APR-T.
the 2nd for $120 includes two T3APR-T.
The 2nd costs twice as much because it includes two converter boxes.
Lets break down the description of the 1st by removing words that don't carry much weight (because they are common for many converter boxes). Here's what's left:
"Artec T3APR-T(TVG), TV Guide Subscription required for TV Guide Program"
What? There is no subscription required for TVGOS (TV Guide On Screen) reception. They don't know what they are talking about. So their words are of questionable value.
Next lets look at the description of the 2nd item they are selling:
"2 PCS Artec T3APR with TV GUIDE"
2 PCS is short for 2 pieces, I imagine. Meaning you will get 2 converter boxes.
Anyway, I don't think there is anything out of the ordinary about what they are selling. They just have some misleading ("subscription required") and unclear words ("2 PCS").update1(http://onelook.com/?w=PCS
Stammtisch Beau Fleuve Acronyms for PCS
PieCeS. Plurals of pc. and pc, resp.
which links to:
Often used without period by packagers and shippers. Plural pcs.
PieCe. Traditional abbreviation uses period.
I'm thinking people just weren't paying close enough attention to catch on to this. At least I'm not seeing the pieces (PCS
) I put together as being that significant.)