In case you didnt know this, you dont have to subscribe to a DSS provider to use a DSS set-top box for OTA HDTV programming (unless the company selling it to you requires it as part of their promotional price). From what I read, the Samsung SIR-T150 (and the old SIR-T100) are high high quality units, as well as the being only non-DSS set-top boxes. However, if you want to increase your selection, you can choose from other DirecTV HDTV set-top boxes and just not subscribe to DirecTV. If price is key, than the DTC-100 (or ProScan PSHD-105) are often less than $500.00 (without a RGB-to-component converter which might be required depending on what inputs your TV has) and they would allow you to later add DirecTV without needing a new box for that if you change your mind.
Princeton Graphic Systems also makes an OTA-only set-top box, the HDT2000. This unit outputs either 1080i or 480i. It has dual antenna inputs (helpful for cable) and an on-board Dolby 5.1 decoder - the 6 channels connect directly through RCA jacks on the rear. It supports both YPbPr and RGBHV output.
The Samsung list is $599 - I think the Princeton unit is about $699 or so. Check their web site.
Thanks for the suggestions, but there's just no perfect answer here, except maybe the Zenith if it ever arrives...
Dan--The Princeton doesn't output 720p, which I need for a Panasonic 50" plasma.
Sujeet--If I'm not mistaken, the Panasonic has only one RF input (other than the satellite input, which I wouldn't use). However, I need two: one for OTA digital, and one cable (I would bypass my cable box, which is connected to my Tivo. Even if I used the cable box, it lacks direct video outputs). I was intrigued by the Sensory Science HDT100, but it also has only one RF input.
I'd love to get DSS, but my view of the southern sky is blocked by a building.
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