Originally Posted by DonB2
It was my Samsung DTB-H260F , you will still see Sams using them to connect to their closed Circuit broadcasts or however the do it there.
It was state of the art not too many years ago and was the best for handling ghosts which I think are referred to as Multicast in the ATSC world.
You're mixing up your terms -MULTIPATH
is what caused ghosts in the analog system, and can cause issues with proper reception / decoding in the digital realm.MULTICAST
is the addition of subchannels in addition to the primary channel. For example - WRAL is MULTICASTING 2 subchannels - 5.1 and 5.2 (THIS TV).
As for the Samsung DTB-H260F - when introduced - was one of the best ATSC tuners out there (I have one of them too). It can also tune Clear QAM off some cable systems (I have never tried this - OTA and Dish only for me). My 2 biggest issues with it -
#1 - it doesn't autoswitch what display formats the subchannel is in (i.e. if you have it set for 16:9, when you tune to a 4:3 subchannel it stretches it out unless you manually change the display format)
#2 - you can only see the menues / etc. on the HDTV outputs (component and HDMI). It also outputs in anamorphic. Those together really limit its usefulness as a CECB replacement.