[opendtv] Re: Zenith 5th get TV reports

  • From: "Dale Kelly" <dalekelly@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 03 May 2005 19:24:38 -0700

I wrote:
>It seems that the price of good reception is a new DTV set.

Bob reported:
>The above are all rock solid similar to the first 5th gen receiver.
>Starting to feel optimistic again.

Or, perhaps a Bob Miller "special"!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dale Kelly" <dalekelly@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 3:55 PM
Subject: [opendtv] Re: Zenith 5th get TV reports


> Bert wrote:
>> From which description I would guesstimate that this
>> is FINALLY performance similar to that witnessed by
>> Mark Schubin and Bob Miller. Now, if it would also come
>> in the form of an STB, we could more quickly (read
>> cheaply) make the transition.
>
> It seems that the price of good reception is a new DTV set.
> I assume this will create significant negative buzz from the
> AVS early adopters, I know that it bugs the heck out of me.
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "OpenDTV (E-mail)" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 3:44 PM
> Subject: [opendtv] Re: Zenith 5th get TV reports
>
>
>> Tom Barry wrote:
>>
>>> According to this post
>>>
>>> =
>> http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?postid=3D5571303#post557130=
>> 3
>>>
>>> at AVS the Zenith 5th gen TV's are shipping and have
>>> better reception than the LG 4200A STB's, previously
>>> considered pretty good.
>>
>> Robert, the TiVo dealer, says in his post that he got
>> 21 channels, all rock solid, from a ground floor store,
>> with Silver Sensor, surrounded by 6-floor buildings.
>> Where no other ATSC receiver could pick up a single
>> station.
>>
>> From which description I would guesstimate that this
>> is FINALLY performance similar to that witnessed by
>> Mark Schubin and Bob Miller. Now, if it would also come
>> in the form of an STB, we could more quickly (read
>> cheaply) make the transition.
>>
>> Good to see that as of now, at least, LG is *not*
>> scrimping on the built-in ATSC receiver, as so many had
>> predicted would happen. So at very least, this gives
>> other OEMs a target to match or beat. (Does anyone want
>> to be known as the brand with the crappy ATSC tuner?)
>>
>> Don't know the prices. One of the sets is a 30"
>> direct view CRT. Sounds like should be reasonably
>> priced? Couldn't find it at Best Buy or Circuit City.
>>
>> This is exciting news. Let's see if they suddenly get
>> pulled off the market for some mysterious reason.
>>
>> Bert
>>
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