I have a couple of analog CRT TVs currently hooked up digital cable boxes since Comcast went all digital a few years ago. I'm thinking of dropping Comcast all together (except for Internet) since I'm sick of paying $150/month for a DVR with limited capacity and now that F1 is no longer on SpeedTV and they stopped carrying Universal Sports a couple of years ago (World Cup ski racing). All I really watch these days is OTA TV for news, local Broncos football, and a couple of seasonal network series. I tried building a Mythbuntu HTPC DVR for OTA HD back in 2008 but couldn't tune in all the low power stations before they went full power and ended up pulling the hard drive and reformatting it for a dual boot Windows 7 in my Ubuntu desktop PC. I have a little 20" TV in my basement (75% above ground) with a basic Insignia CECB that was given to me which can pick up all the local stations (one requires reorientation of the rabbit ears), so I'm thinking my past tuning issues over. Should I shop for CECBs or a higher end digital tuners for these 2 TVs? The one in my bedroom has component inputs and the one in my home office I think only has coax (and possibly S-Video) inputs. I think I have a coupon from 2009, but it is probably expired by now. Are CECBs even sold these days, or are all tuners simply called DTV tuners and vary by features and quality? Sorry if this has been covered, but I've been out of the loop since 2008 and don't have time to read a zillion threads to find the info.
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2/15/13 at 12:27pm