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Apex DT502 Reviews - WTF (What's the Fuss)?

Lot of buzz about the Apex DT502 and even more confusion about its brother the Apex DT-250.

I don't understand what all the fuss is about. The DT-250 has gotten some pretty poor ratings; Mostly for lack of analog pass-thru and just a regular remote control instead of the more desirable universal remote. Also gets poor marks for the picture quality of standard definition television - HD reception is good however. One last ding for this unit is that it's no longer available so maybe that's a good thing.

The DT502 (too easily confused with DT-250 - why model numbers are so close is beyond me) is a step above in picture quality over its predecessor but suffers from the same remote control issues. This unit has a software update but that update prohibits the manual addition of a station. If you plan to use a rotor, this updated box will cause you headaches. and lastly, it's no longer available at most retailers as well so again, this is a good thing.