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Offline lucky53

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Need a Good STB ATSC Tuner
« on: January 14, 2015, 07:38 pm »
 Hey Everyone
  need some suggestions on good sensitive (strong) tuner..been looking at a CM-7001 or Prime DTV PHD-208..are these any good?? I'm open for opinions on a good box..have the antenna in place,its a CM 4228..Thanks..

Offline lucky53

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Re: Need a Good STB ATSC Tuner
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2015, 11:32 pm »
Hmmm..quess there's no good ones???

Offline joshua minaya

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Re: Need a Good STB ATSC Tuner
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2015, 06:31 am »
Hey Everyone
  need some suggestions on good sensitive (strong) tuner..been looking at a CM-7001 or Prime DTV PHD-208..are these any good?? I'm open for opinions on a good box..have the antenna in place,its a CM 4228..Thanks..


have you been able to see what you are looking for.If so please let us know.

Offline lucky53

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Re: Need a Good STB ATSC Tuner
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2015, 11:08 am »
I bought a CM 7001 a guy had,brand new at a great price..have to wait till it arrives in the mail and try it out..Thanks for the reply..thought everyone was dead here on the forum. :D

Offline LaurieNicol

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Re: Need a Good STB ATSC Tuner
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2015, 02:58 am »
I repaired my CM7001. I like it better than the PHD VRX I bought.
On the CM7001, changing the harddrive wasn't difficult. It  was finding the hidden catches.
Laurie in Ladner with a DB8e

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Re: Need a Good STB ATSC Tuner
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2015, 12:15 pm »
You repaired your CM 7001..Was it a cap on the power supply??

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Re: Need a Good STB ATSC Tuner
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2015, 02:42 pm »
The hard drive pn the CM7001 runs continuously { a good thing as it is ready to record with the unit off, and the TV guide stays populated}, so it only lasted a couple of years, I replaced it with an identical drive I got off of eBay, Just plugged in the new one and the machine remembered everything except the stored movies and had to repopulate the guide. The powered up hard drive makes the unit fast. I suppose if I were an engineer, I could replace the HD with a solid state one, but for $30 the HD replacement wasn't bad.
Laurie in Ladner with a DB8e

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Re: Need a Good STB ATSC Tuner
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2015, 07:16 pm »
Interesting..thank you