Originally Posted by Symbios
Am I the only one who finds the idea of including an NTSC tuner in an ATSC converter completely absurd? Why would they jack up the price to include something everyone
already has, and will be obsolete in the next few months?
Those in remote locations are probably receiving signals from Low Power stations or translators, these stations can still transmit in analog past the 2.2009 cut-off date.
I have one such station, they currently transmit analog and digital, and I've tried to receive it with the Samsung set top HDTV tuner, but I cannot get it. Analog, it is watchable, but snowy.
If the STB had an NTSC and ATSC tuner, it would just allow you to not have to switch inputs on the TV, that's all.
If I find it that much of an inconvienience, I'll just use a DVD recorder as my tuner.