Looking for OTA tv tuner/decoder guide/rankings

Discussion in 'Local Reception' started by otatvwatcher, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. otatvwatcher

    otatvwatcher New Member

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    I live in a fringe area for receiving OTA digital TV signals. Have a Panasonic Plasma w/o tuner (using Mediasonic tuner) and a Samsung PN43F4500AF (integrated tuner)

    The Samsung decodes the same signal much better, many more channels than the stand alone Mediasonic. I have tried both the HW180STB and then the HW130STB when the 180 died.

    I would like to find a great stand alone tuner that can beat (or at least match) the signal decoding of the integrated Samsung unit. TIA
     
  2. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

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    IF you can find one - the Samsung DTB-H260F was an excellent tuner when it came out. It needs its remote, or one that matches it well (such as a Harmony). Failing that - DIsh had a DVR (DISH DTVPAL-DVR) that alos worked pretty good. However it came with a pretty small HD - but you might be able to upgrade it to a 1GB if you can find the right one.

    The other thing you can try is to make sure your OTA antenna is what you need.
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    last model is DVR+ aka K77 (see Avsforum long thread)
     
  4. jimmie57

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    I do not have this but I have an older Channel Master DVR and I am happy with it.
    It has been replaced with a TIVO now. If you have not seen this I think it is worth a look.
    TiVo Edge for Antenna With All-In Service - Subscription Free DVR for Antenna | TiVo (RD6F50LS) – Channel Master
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    old CM-7000DVR been replaced with CM-7500 aka K77 aka DVR+
     

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