Which receiver is best out of these?

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  1. AJ2086

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    OK I'm trying to find a good receiver for under 70 bucks. Now which of these do you recomend? Anyone have these? They good? They suck?

    Samsung: SIR-S60W Receiver

    Sony: SAT-B65 Receiver

    RCA: DRD430RG Receiver

    Hughes: GAEBO Receiver

    Philips: DSX5353 Receiver

    Now which one has more features, etc.
     
  2. timf

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    I would recommend either the Hughes GAEBO or the Sony B65. Both are the same receiver, just with different branding. They are the fastest series of receiver I have ever used, and have a nice program guide.
     
  3. Karl Foster

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    I would highly recommend one that you don't have on here. The Sony W60 Ultimatetv receiver. It is only $34.50 after rebate. Here is a link to the item and the dealer:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1356775785

    It is an awesome unit. It is a dual tuner PVR and receiver in one unit. To learn more about Ultimatetv here is a link:

    www.ultimatetv.com

    I highly recommend a PVR in your setup. It will totally change the way you watch tv. There is a $9.95 monthly fee for the Ultimatetv service, which in my opinion is well worth it.

    For $34.50, you can't go wrong.
     
  4. timf

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    Sorry, but I could never recommend the UltimateTV.

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  5. Karl Foster

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    Tim,

    I visited your site (www.tivofan.com). It is great. You almost have me convinced to switch teams! The main reason I didn't my Directivo at first was that both tuners were not activated, and that was my main reason for getting a PVR. I am not sorry that I went with UTV, as it has been a great addition to my DTV setup. When the Series 2 Directivo is released, that may change.

    I don't want to ask what you don't like about UTV. Everyone has their preference and the flame wars and comparisons have been done to death on the other forums. I personally have liked both of my UTV units and have never had a problem in any way.
    I made the UTV recommendation for the original poster based on his wish to get a good reciever for under $70. If nothing else, without activating UTV service, the Sony UTV makes a good basic reciever with pause and replay and Dolby Digital sound.

    Keep up the good work.
     
  6. Neil Derryberry

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    I love my sony w60's...
     
  7. HarryD

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    Tim,

    Why would you say that? What's wrong with UTV?? Mine is great.
     
  8. timf

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    It a brand loyalty issue, primarily.
     
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