Originally Posted by alpinegroove
For my set up, which would you recommend, a used DTB-H260F or a new DTA 1100HD?
The newer, DTA 1100HD, easily. The difference between the 5th and 6th generation reception chips is appreciable.
The Samsungs are also known to start developing problems after a year or two (mine did, and there are other reports here), so I don't know if I'd take a chance on a used one at this point, when there are newer models available (they're both pretty cheaply-built, but at least the 1100HD would be brand new).
Unless you're so infatuated with the "advanced program guide" of the Samsung that you have to have it (and there are people like that, as evidenced by the popularity of the DTVPal CECB, which was a buggy, mediocre-PQ'ed POJ otherwise, even when compared to a lot of the other CECB's), there really isn't any other advantage to going with it.
You did check ebay for that DTA 1100HD, right? It's cheapest there, as far as I last checked.