Originally Posted by TRENT310
The built in tuner can apparently pick up any ClearQAM cable channels as well as the advertised ATSC.
Yes. I just re-visted this Thread now - because I wanted to mention this myself.
I too discovered the QAM tuner in this unit recently.
This little TV has a neat combined Cable TV QAM -and- Cable TV Analog tuner in it.
I hooked it up in Kingston Ontario, to COGECO Cable, switched it to "Cable Mode", and did a SCAN.
The Scan took some time ... 15 or 20 minutes ... but it picked up all the Analog cable channels, and about 70 more QAM unencrypted digital channels, some 720p HD ones, quite a few SD ones, and a bunch of Music Channels and Radio Stations re-broadcast / delivered over Cable.
It put them all into ONE channel list - so you can access them all via the remote.
The QAM channel numbers are a bit strange ... but that is a great option on this little inexpensive TV.
My little GPX TV is still working fine - a great purchase still - given the very affordable price.
Side note: I got an audio cable - a mini stereo headphone jack to RCA audio (red white) audio cable, and fed stereo audio from the TV's headphone jack to the input of a boom box / radio / ghetto blaster - and that made the sound much better than the small speakers in the TV itself. That added quite a bit to the listening enjoyment of this unit.
Yes - it makes a nice portable unit for close up use - bedroom or kitchen.
What would really make this little GPX TV Rock ?
A separate/second RF input, and the ability to hook up NTSC/ATSC analog and digital over the air, via antenna, and CABLE TV simultaneously - with separate scans kept in memory.
... and the ability to switch back and forth between Cable TV (Analog & QAM) and ATSC/NTSC (Digital and Analog OTA via Antenna) without having to re-scan (!)
Giving the user the ability to switch back and forth easily.
( ? and why not even a few more RF inputs, with separate channel scan lists - switchable? for other possible uses ? )
But in any case ... for the cost ... I find this little GPX TV quite useful.
Hopefully it will continue to last and work well ... time will tell.
Originally Posted by Flashman
I thought there was some way to get a 5 bar signal indicator up on screen, but playing with it last night I couldn't find it.
I could not find any signal meter on my little GPX TV either.
I looked in the user manual - but could not find any mention of a signal meter.
So I am guessing it does not have one.
At least I have not been able to find it yet.
Addition of a signal meter feature to the GPX TV would also be a plus.
(hints / suggestions for the Manufacturer)
But otherwise - still very good unit for the price and all the features provided.
Let's see how long it lasts ... so far so good with mine.
Should also mention ... Yes, nice enough screen and picture ... but viewing at an off angle is a little limited - makes the picture look a little funny and glossy.
But I understand that can be typical of LCD's - liquid crystal display screens.
No matter, the intended use of this GPX Tv as a portable ... and the fact that it is so small and light - make it easy to adjust the tv for a more straight on viewing angle.
Just something to keep in mind though ... viewing angle of screen has limits.