Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Kingston, Ontario
I think you have to use the HD decoder from SC. I purchased mine last fall for $299 from a furniture store. That's the best price I had seen. I think they ordered it in by mistake and had to discount it to move it out. I think $350 to $400 is still the going rate. There have been reports that the current side car decoder is in very limited supply and that SC is going to be releasing an integrated IRD/HD decoder, possibly with a PVR sometime between September and Christmas. There may be up to 6 HD channels by then, there's 2 and a half right now. You may want to wait to see what the new hardware looks like. I don't use my decoder for non-HD channels, the picture is better coming straight out of the receiver for non-HD channels. BTW HD, when it's good is amazing, I still can't believe the picture quality. Can't wait for the new hardware, hope SC keeps its promises. Hope this helps.