Originally Posted by BaseShip
cheaplikeafox, what do you think is the PQ difference between the two boxes now you got them?
I was testing it on a 19" screen and I don't really notice that much of a difference. I only switched out the boxes once and I haven't looked too carefully yet. I guess I am not that picky about PQ because currently my analog pq is pretty bad so all the boxes would do better than the analog reception.
Here are my first impressions for a comparison:
guide - although i don't really think i'd use it much
remote - feels better
timer counts down before it switches channels
seems to run much cooler
setting up the timer takes a little more time cause you have to put in the date and times individually by digit
no pbs video for some reason
standby timer is 1 hr minimum which is better than tr40cra's 4 hr minimum.
I think most people have already pointed these things out. Since some people have still reported problems with the timers of the tr40s, then I would probably just go with the zinwell if you want accurate timers. I haven't tested the timers much though. The zinwell seems to be like a pretty basic converter box with timers and so far I don't see anything wrong with it besides my isolated problem with PBS.