Mustang66 said:My reasons for upgrading from the 6000 (in no particular order):
1) less fan noise (hopefully!)
2) better lock on the one local station I have problems with (hopefully!)
3) both SD and HD outputs active at once
4) discrete remote codes for power on, power off (hopefully!)
5) quicker guide (hopefully!)
6) less lockups/reboots/acquiring satellite problems (hopefully!)
If it comes through on at least 3 of these issues I'll be happy.
Stacy A said:Okay, here is what i know so far. Fan noise is pretty much non-existent. The box seems to put out a little more heat than other receivers I've known, so you guys probably want to make sure you keep it on top of other components or by itself. The picture quality is great on the Samsung DLP. Love the menu guide as its just like Scott said, openTV software with the TV picture in the guide. Very responsive to keys on the remote, but then again anything is more responsive than my 6000. Don't know about the stretch modes as I haven't played with it any. However there are two interesting things: 1) the remote has DVR buttons on it, and 2) apparently the optical out is not working as it only makes a staticy popping sound, and yes, we set everything up in the menu. There is no coaxial out, but we knew that. The installer said they may have to trade out the unit. Haven't checked out OTA yet and probably won't as my father-in-law has a Zenith OTA STB that is fantastic. He didn't connect the antenna to the 8vsb input and he hasn't even hooked up the S-video cable. He's using the box striclty for HD content. He has a 508 for all else. I'm still unable to post the pics. I'll try to play around with it some tonight and see if I can get you some more information for tommorow. By the way, I am a guy- 39 year old redneck actually.