Apex DT250 now at Best Buy

jgantert

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Just FYI, the new digital converter box with S-Video APEX DT250 is now available at Best Buy.

Apex - Digital-to-Analog Converter for Analog TVs - DT250

Just a warning tho, initial reviews have not been good on this one. One bug so far has been that Zoom doesn't work on HD content, so if a 4:3 show is pictureboxed in 16:9, you can't zoom to full 4:3 on a standard 4:3 TV. This is pretty much a show-stopper for a SD converter box, as almost all of these boxes are going to be hooked up to a 4:3 TV!

-John
 
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thats bad news I had high hopes for this one
BB here doesnt even have a clue when they will get some in.
Got any idea how the surround sound,S video and smart antenna hookup work?
BTW what is "smart antenna"?
 
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Just don't order through the website and ask for instore delivery.
 
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BTW what is "smart antenna"?

The theory is, you don't have to aim the antenna. The box connected to it can "pick" the correct signal from the correct direction.

In theory, theory and practice are the same.
In practice, they aren't.

They sometimes work. Not as sensitive as other solutions, though.
 
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Got one yesterday a BB............had to do something, card was running out. Cost $20+card...charged tax on full price.....
Will report back when I get it hooked up.
 
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I just bought an Apex DT250 from an auction website. will post info and opinion about it when I get it.
 
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So anyone having luck with this box? Is the S-Video output worth it?

Can it zoom a 16:9 windowbox (16:9 broadcast of a 4:3 SD show that is showing letterbox content) to 4:3 full-screen? I've heard conflicting reports on this.

-John
 

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