Originally Posted by desertdude1
Should I purchase a Converter Box now, or wait until the last minute to do so?
In other words, will there be better boxes released in the next few months? Boxes that are worth waiting for?
Let's put this issue into proper perspective......
I wouldn't expect anything that exceptional or (significantly) better in the near (or distant) future from any manufacturer......only upgrades of units that they screwed up originally
This market is basically a "one shot deal
". Most (if not all) users of
non-digital TV's with antennas will have their CECB's by February (the majority sooner).
Eventually, there will only be HDTV's available as replacements for the (soon to be obsolete) non-digital sets.
The market will dry up shortly and there will be no incentive for these manufacturers to produce upgraded boxes.
In fact, most CECB's will probably be discontinued next year and never replaced.
It's only a short term solution for the minority of TV viewers.