[opendtv] Re: New PrimeDTV PHD-100 OTA STB

  • From: Mark Schubin <tvmark@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 10:31:12 -0500

John Golitsis wrote:

>Don't forget that we're talking about ATSC set-top boxes here.  These  
>would almost universally be added to an existing television set that  
>has an NTSC tuner.
Correct.  Did you note Bert's comments yesterday about noise-figure 
problems from adding NTSC in the set?  Now imagine a consumer, who 
doesn't know a two split from a directional tap, doing that same 
connection of an NTSC tuner and a DTT set-top box to the same antenna -- 
oh, and also figuring out how to get the output of the set-top box back 
into the TV's RF input along with those NTSC stations.

>You'll have to find me a DVD player with a NTSC RF output.
GoVideo D650
Pioneer DVL-919
Samsung DVD-R320
Sony RDR-GX300
Sony RDR-VX515
Toshiba SCV394

Sorry I haven't got time to note them all.  FYI, the Sony SLP-0350P 
DVD/VCR combo on my wife's desk has an RF output we have used to copy a 
work disk because the unit prevents copying DVDs on its VCR.


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