Originally Posted by systems2000
from all the CECB remotes I've used, [...] Entering in a three digit channel without the dash will usually produce an error message.
Hello all! Short term lurker and first time poster.
I'll add that the WallyWorld Magnavox will allow 131 to tune 13.1. I also think I read in the cm7000 thread that channel master fixed this. I should double check as I have a "new" cm rotor box. I'm leaning towards the cm7000 for my last coupon. I live 50-60 mi from most of my channels. The Magnavox picks up every station we had except for 16 (NBC shopping)? 19 (which I think is only analog and clear as a bell thru the CECB just by switching to it) and 40 (christian). Channels that would come in snowy, now come in real clear. The CBS ch 2 comes in great, but only one channel. Ch 4 is good, but kinda directional. It can get flaky and I think one night I had to change it. It's around 20 on the meter, maybe better.
Ch 13 (pbs) is flaky. I could not find a sweet spot and it will slowly drop out, mainly at night. I think it's on ch 60, but I don't have the web page handy. The strength hovers around the mid teens on the signal meter. Kinda sucky.
The picture is not bad on the "HD" channels on RF or composite thru a JVC RX-8030V a/v receiver. The TV is a ~12 yo JVC 36" crt, all captured with a 14' CM Deep Fringe antenna. The SD channels can be unwatchable, with the gross blocking. One point making me sick with motion distortion. Watching dry ground beef being tossed and scooped onto buns was interesing, indeed. I've never seen ground beef look like that before.
It was this homogenized stuff. I'm not sure if it's the box or the bit depth. Other SD channels suffer from digititis. The composite image is a bit better.
The remote sucks. The buttons don't work unless you *press* them. It's slow to respond, too. It's obvious why this box is low rated. That said, I'm gonna put it bedroom and run the TV there. It pretty adequate for most TV watching.
I'm sorta torn between the cm and the zenith DTT901. Both get high marks, the cm has a bit better sensitivity and the s-video. I have not read the DTT901 thread, but I would gather it has better quality control.
I'll keep you posted on my progress.