Richard Hollandsworth wrote: > Fol post has info on the $160 PrimeDTV PHD-100 OTA STB. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=3D7022533&#post7022533 > It does ATSC and QAM and probably also NTSC (the manual > is somewhat unclear). Copyright date for manual is 2005 > and the pdf create date is only a month ago: 20Dec2005. On the question of NTSC support, looks like Digital Stream used to provide it, but no longer. Their original 1150 supported NTSC, the Accurian and 3150 Plus don't. Which is probably a good thing. Seems to me that having to support NTSC can only degrade ATSC performance, mostly because, all else equal, it probably increases the noise figure of the receiver. I was looking for the power requirements of the PHD-101, to see if the downward trend continues. Couldn't find any for the PHD-101, but they did mention the unit gets warm. which makes me wonder. For your info, here are some power specs in units I've read about, in chronological order: Digital Stream 1150: 40 W operating, 2 W standby Accurian: 22 W operating Digital Stream 3150 Plus: 20 W operating Humax HFA-100: 18 W operating (Not sure about the respective ages of the last two.) I'm all in favor of A/74 becoming the de-facto performance standard, as it appears to be doing. And finally this PHD-101 seems to be in line with what I was expecting as state of the art STBs available by now. This is great news. Notice also how this unit is easily configured for any global DTT or digital cable standard. FINALLY. Thanks for the pointer, Richard. > I believe that the best performing STBs were probably > from LG and at least some of the other units were from > ATI, based on correlation with LG and ATI test results I would be surprised if the new Samsung Gemini chip units don't beat out the LG, after they've sorted out the front end. Measurements don't lie. (Of course, I'm sure LG isn't standing still, even if they don't make their good stuff available as STBs or PVRs.) I especially liked ATI's testimonial to the FCC. Bert ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.