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I was all set to buy the Sammy 165, then I read somewhere that the 165 isn't compatible with digital cable which is modulated in the QAM format.

My question is: Does it matter if the digital TV signal comes from the cable STB or feed in direct into the 165?


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Jay,


The only STBs that decode QAM are the Scientific Atlanta and Motorola boxes provided by the cable company (in most markets). If you are utilizing cable for all signals, I don't think there is any reason to buy an aftermarket box. If you are planning on using an antenna for local DTV OTA channels, then the SIR-T165 would be appropriate for that. The only ponential reason for connecting the cable to the Sasmung would be to use it to upconvert the signal instead of your TV.


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Well, I finally got more info from my cable provider. They said at the end of June they will make Hi-Def STB available. These will receive OTA plus be able to decode QAM. The sales rep. I spoke with didn't have much more info than that.


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