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In my opinion, this helps tilt the scales even more in favor of buying a Hughes E86, Toshiba DST-3000, or Mits tuner: The APG (advanced program guide) now gives guide info for OTA digital stations and remaps them to their analog channel number. For example, WGCL-DT here in Atlanta is remapped to 46-1 (WGCL's analog station is channel 46). The program guide now shows the programming info for WGCL-DT (it didn't until this week here in Atlanta). Also, for those looking to buy a STB, it also gives program guide info even for local OTA analog stations that aren't available from DirecTV. My understanding is that the Sony and RCA tuners do not have the APG and cannot offer this guide feature. Also, to my knowledge, Dish Network's guide does not offer this feature.


I have the DST-3000 and I'm even more happy with it today. I highly recommend it.


This thread from the programming forum has more discussion and a very helpful post by rudolpht: http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum20/HTML/004195.html




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I have the RCA P61310 HDTV that essentially has a built in DTC-100. While I don't use DirecTV, I do use it for OTA and it will remap to the analog and provide the OTA guide being sent by the stations. It is able to be turned off if you choose not to get them, but it works fine.


I have mine turned off because one of the stations in Indianapolis doesn't send the correct time, and promptly screws up the time on my TV.


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Originally posted by Shawn O:
Doesn't the Panny also have an APG?

Shawn
Yes it does. Assume the Panny folks benefited from the latest satellite update of the mapping and guide data.


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