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January 8th, 2009 No comments

Here are some deals I found from the list of vendors on dtv2009.gov. They all accept the $40 coupon.

Vendor Product Price (Actual) Shipping
Artec Digital HDTV Flat Antenna $9.99 FREE
Sunkey SK-801 with Free HDTV Antenna $50.99 FREE
Sansonic FT-300A $48.99 FREE
Tivax STB-T9 $51.99 FREE
Tivax STB-T8 $53.99 FREE
Zenith (LG) DTT901 $65.99 FREE
Artec T3AP Pro $54.99 FREE
Artec T3A Pro $51.99 FREE
Sunkey SK-801 $41.99 $4.99
Artec T3A $48.99 $4.99
Summit Source Channel Master CM7000 $48.65 $10.00
Summit Source Sansonic FT-300A $40.00 $10.00
Amazon

Coupon Request and Donation

January 6th, 2009 103 comments

Please comment on this page if you have coupon to donate or would like to receive a coupon from donation. I will do my best to match up donations and requests.

DTVPal TR-40

January 2nd, 2009 2 comments


Rating: ★★★★☆

This is an excellent converter box made by Dish Networks. Picture quality is among the best picture quality group in Consumer Reports. Operation is also very polished. It’s probably because the design is borrowed from Dish Networks’ satellite unit. However, a lot of users complain about software issue on the unit that renders the converter unusable unless you unplug and plug it back to reset the unit. That’s why a drop in rating.

Picture Quality:

Excellent picture quality that’s close to what you get from DVD.

Audio Quality:

Decent sound quality, definitely an improvement from analog signal.

Operation:

The programming guide is the highlight of this unit. It’s very polished and user friendly. This is made by Dish Networks after all. The remote may be a little complicated for user who doesn’t care about advance features.

Product details:

Feature
Analog pass-through Yes
Smart antenna Yes
Closed captions Yes
EPG Yes
Outputs RF output
Composite video
Resolutions 480i

Price (after $40 coupon):
$0 (DTVPal.com)

Zenith (LG) DTT901

December 26th, 2008 4 comments


Rating: ★★★★☆

This is one of the best DTV converter box available on the market. Picture quality is excellent although Consumer Reports ranked it among second tier in picture quality. Operation is simple and straight forward. Price is a little high but overall, this is an excellent product. Highly recommended.

Picture Quality:

Excellent picture quality that’s close to what you get from DVD. The quality is actually on par with Channel Master CM-7000 but for some reason Consumer Reports ranked this converter under second tier in picture quality.

Audio Quality:

Decent sound quality, definitely an improvement from analog signal.

Operation:

Above average programming guide with current program title and run time.

Technical Specification:

Feature  
Analog pass-through Yes
Smart antenna No
Closed captions Yes
EPG Yes
Outputs RF output
Composite video
Resolutions 480i

User Manual & Set-up Instruction

Price (after $40 coupon):

$25.99 (Meritline)

Channel Master CM-7000

December 26th, 2008 No comments


Rating: ★★★★★

This is one of the best DTV converter box available on the market. Consumer Reports ranked this device within the best picture quality group. In reality, its picture quality is actually the best among that group. If there is another group above best picture quality, this device will definitely be on it. The price on this device is a little on the high side though and it’s noticeably bulkier. This is highly recommended.

Picture Quality:

Excellent picture quality that’s close to what you get from DVD. In fact, this device has the best quality among its peers and rated A+ in many other reviews.

Audio Quality:

Decent sound quality, definitely an improvement from analog signal.

Operation:

Menu is clear and easy to use. Programming guide is clean and very responsive. The menu implementation on this device is above average.

Technical Specification:

Feature
Analog pass-through No
Smart antenna No
Closed captions Yes
EPG Yes
Outputs RF output
Composite video
S-Video
Resolutions 480i

User Manual & Set-up Instruction

Price (after $40 coupon):
$8.65 Summit Source