Originally Posted by ledgerat
Whats the big advantage of the 6th gen chip?
For the most part, each new generation of the chip has improved a tuner's ability to reject multipath problems. Can make a very big difference when there isn't line-of-sight between the transmitting antenna and the antenna at home receiving the signal.
I live in Manhattan - I use a Silver Sensor indoor antenna, and although I live on the 22nd floor of a high rise, am surrounded by much taller buildings.
My Sony HD300 receiver has a 4th generation chip, while my Sharp television set's tuner has 5th generation - and there's a "world" of difference. The Silver Sensor's signal is split between the two tuners. While the Sony cannot provide a given signal, the Sharp brings it in rock steady. And this is the case with many channels.
I can only imagine the improvement that will be made by the 6th generation chip!