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HDTV set top box

by hexagonbob / November 3, 2008 12:51 AM PST

I have purchased the Samsung DTB-H260F set top box for use with my projector. I have a rotator on my antenna and rotate to a different direction for several channels. The set top box must have a channel search performed each time I change to one of these channels. I cannot manually add a channel, as the USER's manual indicates. Is there any work-arround or am I out of luck? If I'm out of luck, is there another model set top box that will perform efficiently and allow me to add channels as required? I am on the fringe of reception and I have a directional antenna with a preamp and an inline(20dB)amp. I have good reception about 85 to 90% of the time, but there are errors inserted into the audio even with a signal level of 80 and above.

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I am not familiar with this particular unit, but...
by ahtoi / November 3, 2008 1:55 AM PST
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normally only a search is needed when the unit has been completely shut off. Does this unit have a power standby switch?

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HDTV set top box
by hexagonbob / November 3, 2008 8:04 PM PST

The problem occurs due to the antenna not receiving all channels when the channel search is performed. Then, when I rotate the antenna and perform another channel search, other channels that were selected are deleted. The Users manual describes a process for loading channels manually, but the process does not work. I assume that the Samsung device is not designed for this issue and I probably need to purchase something different. I was hoping someone had a better answer.

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