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Digital TV Set-Top Decoders

12/18/2000 02:00:00 AM Eastern



Digital TV Set-Top Decoders/(CONNECTS TO TV MONITORS)


Brand

Model

DTV Formats Received

Scan Conversion (input>output)

HD Interface for DTV Monitor

Includes NTSC Receiver?

Includes NTSC Line Double/Scaler?

Built-In Dolby Digital Decoder

IEEE 1394 Digital Interface?

Available

Suggested Retail Price

EchoStar

Adapter module for Dish 5000**

Core 18 Table 3 Formats

Passes undecoded HD signal in format received

Connects via RF (RG6)to separate DTV decoder

No

No

No

No

Now

$299.95

EchoStar

6000**

Core 18 Table 3 Formats (with optional tuner module)

All Formats 480i

All Formats >;1080i

All Formats >;720p

HD Component, RGB H & V via BNC, RGB via 15-pin D-Sub

Has upgradable expansion slot for add-on terrestrial NTSC/ATSC tuner modules tuner module

Yes

Yes (2 Channel)

No

Now

$499.95;optional ATSC $149

General Instruments

HDD200*** Adaptermodule for 4DTV digitalC-BandDecoder

C-Band;No ATSC tuner

Selectable: All Formats >;480p

All Formats >;720p

All Formats >;1080i

HD Component, RGBHV

No

Yes, multiplies externally tuned NTSC signals

No

No

Now

$1,599.99

Hughes Network Systems

HSYE-4686 Platinum HD*

Core 18 Table 3 Formats

All Formats >;480i

All Formats >;1080i

HD Component

Yes

No

Yes

No

Jan'01

TBA

Integra

IT815ST formerly Unity Motion HDR-1000A

Core 18 Table 3 Formats

HD Formats >;1080i

SD Formats >;480p

HD Component,RGBHV D-sub

No

No

Yes

No

Now

$795.95

JVC

TU6000RU**

Core 18 Table 3 Formats (with optional tuner module)

All Formats >;480i

>All Formats >;1080i

All Formats >;720p

HD Component, RGB H & V via BNC, RGB via 15-pin D-Sub

Has upgradable expansion slot for add-on terrestrial NTSC/ATSC tuner modules $100

Yes

Yes (2 Channel)

No

Now

$499.95;optional ATSC tuner module

Konka

HD-0001

Core 18 Table 3 Formats

All Formats >;1080i

RGB (High Density 15-pin D-sub)

No

No

Yes

No

TBA

$999.95

Loewe

HDT-100

Core 18 Table 3 Formats

Switchable: All Formats >;480i

All Formats >;480p, All Formats >;720p

All Formats >;1080i

RGB via VGA, HD Component

Yes

No

Yes(2 Channel)

No

Now

$1,599.99.

Mitsubishi

SR-HD500*Table 3 Formats

Core 18

All Formats >;480i

All Formats >;1080i

HD Component VideoRGB H & V-Sync

Yes

No

Yes(2 Channel)

No

Jan'01

$1,025.00 includes dish

Mitsubishi

SR-HD400*

Core 18Table 3 Formats

All Formats & gt;480i

All Formats & gt;1080i

HD Component Video RGB H & V-Sync

Yes

No

Yes(2 Channel)

No

Jan'01

$825.00 omits DirecTV dish

Panasonic

TU-HDS20*

Core 18Table 3 Formats

All Formats >;Any OutputSelected

Switchable: HD Component or RGB H-V (RCA jacks)

Yes

Yes

No

No

Jan'01

$1,099.95

Panasonic

TU-DA2420

Dish for the TU-HDS20

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

Now

$199.95

Pioneer

SH-D505

Core 18 Table 3 Formats

Switchable: All Formats >;480p

All Formats >;720p, All Formats >;1080i

HD Component Video,RGB H & V-Sync

No

No

No

Upgradable Expansion Port

Now

$2,499.99

Pioneer

SH-D09

Core 18Table 3 Formats&&/P>

Switchable: All Formats >;480i,All Formats >;1080i, All Formats >;480p

Expansion Slot Connection for Pro-700HD

No

No

Yes

Upgradable Expansion Port

Now

$2,499.99

ProScan

PSHD105*

Core 18 Table 3 Formats

Switchable: All Formats >;480i,All Formats >;540p,720p >;1080i, 1080i & gt;1080i

RGB via VGA

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Now

$549.99

Proton

TBA

Core 18 Table 3 Formats

Switchable: All Formats >;480i All Formats In Native Form,720p >;480p, 1080i >;480p, 480i >;480p

RGB via VGA,Component (YUV)

No

No

Yes

No

TBA

TBA

RCA

DTC100*

Core 18 Table 3 Formats

Switchable: All Formats >;480i,All Formats >;540p,720p >;1080i, 1080i >;1080i

RGB via VGA without dish

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Now

$549.99

Samsung

SIR-T100

Core 18 Table 3 Formats

Switchable: All Formats >;480p All Formats >;1080i

HD Component Video

No

Yes

Yes

No

Now

$1,999.99

Samsung

SIR-T150

Core 18 Table 3 Formats

Switchable: All Formats >;480p All Formats >;720p, All Formats & gt;1080i All Formats >;NTSC Line doubles NTSC

HD Component;RGB via VGA

No

No

No

No

Now

$699.99

Samsung

SIR-TS200*

Core 18 Table 3 Formats

Switchable: All Formats >;480pAll Formats >;720p, All Formats >;1080i All Formats >;NTSC Line doubles NTSC

HD Component Video RGB via VGA

No

No

No

No

Fall'01

TBA

Sony

SAT-HD100*

Core 18 Table 3 Formats

Switchable: All Formats >;480i All Formats >;1080i

HD Component

Yes

No

No "DD compatible"

No

Q1'01

$849.99

Toshiba

DST-3000*

Core 18 Table 3 Formats

Switchable: All Formats >;480i All Formats >;1080i

HD Component Video w/o dish

Yes

No

Yes

No

Jan'01

$999.99

Zenith

IQDTV-1080*

Core 18 Table 3 Formats

All Formats >;1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i,All Formats >;NTSC

RGB via VGA HD Component

Yes

Yes (enhanced)

Yes

No

Q1'01

TBA


*Also receives DirecTV standard and HD satellite services.**Also receives Dish Network standard and HD satellite services. ***Receives HD signals from digital C-band satellites.

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