Originally Posted by wlf3701
So far I haven't found them for sale anywhere yet, but the Digital Stream D2A1D10 (& D2A1D20) DTV Converter Box seems the best available now. It has an S-Video output, others don't. It, as most all others also don't have, a QAM tuner or analog pass-thru.
What I would like know is why all these converter boxes are being designed to have yet another remote? Seems to me that no remote is necessary if they just design to convert UHF channels to the old VHF channels.
The guys at ezdigital may have access to more recent info, but be advised
Digital Stream website does NOT list S-Video in D2A1D10/D20 spec list:http://www.dstreamtech.com/english/p...uct_detail.asp
Until we receive more definitive info, I'll update spread sheet with "Yes?".
PS: We also don't know what chip is used in these D-S models....
it might not be LGDT1111 as in DTX9900.
In their infinite stupidity, the CECB specs apparently prohibited boxes
including an analog NTSC capability...which would have meant a
converter box could have been used just like any HDTV or cable/SAT box,
using a single R/C to enter desired NTSC/DTV channel.
However (either with or without pass thru), if you want to watch either
DTV or NTSC, you have to switch between controlling the converter box
or your old TV. An integrated R/C makes this a little bit easier.....
BTW: The converter boxes don't simply convert from UHF to VHF...they are
advanced digital receiver systems that convert DTV to the old analog TV formats.
Today, the new DTV channels are on both UHF and VHF...with only some of
them taking over the old VHF channel position by Feb2009.