Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: Analog to Digital TV Converter Box - UBISHENG U-003 Set-Top Box/ TV Box/ ATSC Tuner for 1080P HDTV with TV Tuner, EPG, PVR Recording&Playback, USB Media Player, Parental Controls, HDMI, Timer, Clock
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This is the 4th of this type of Chinese OTA DVR I have tried, and probably the last. The old saying "you get what you pay for" applies here. Sadly, the choices for this type of device are cheap, like this one, or expensive, no middle ground. The two I have prior to this at least worked more or less for a year, although with frustrating features and occasional freezes. The third one I tried was DOA and sent back. It looks like this current attempt is not much better. It looked encouraging the first day of two, but now it freezes often, having to unplug and plug back in as it won't respond to remote or buttons on unit commands. The scheduled programming has also changed settings all by itself. Beyond the fact the channels on the unit display are listed numerically instead of by station call signs, which makes no sense what so ever, this would be a nice recorder for the money, but as is, it is basically junk. I wouldn't recommend it under any circumstances for any amount of sale price.
What I dislike about this product is that; the Tuner & Recorder Box was unwrapped. It looked like everything was thrown into the box with the USB cord, and with the Remote control, BUT with NO INSTRUCTIONS. So far I can't get the box to scan all the channels, because I have no instructions! I didn't know that I was buying a refurbished item, I though I was purchasing a new product!
I have nothing good to say about this converter box. I set the time.....[Only on military time, too] It changes it........ I want to change channels it takes at ;east six seconds from one to another. The remote controller is so small if one's thumb or finger slips, it will take at least six seconds after retouching the numbers or arrows to reset. grrrrrrr
If you only want a tuner, this works ok. however, if you want it to record - DO NOT BUY! The date and time are preprogrammed at factory, so you cannot change the date and/or time; therefore, you cannot record with it!! Not worth the plastic it is made out of......
Remote stinks you need to be with in 4 feet of unit and almost 90 degrees in front Look I would not mind paying a good price for quality this thing isn't worth 50 Cents Please Amazon find a premium unit and i would gladly order it The last unit was same inferior quality as this they must be made on same assembly line. Look it is this simple you offer no quality alternatives get with it and find one. Yeah you went into space, now get a good HDMI ATSC 3 tuner with record and a usable remote.
This converter box did not work on my Vizio TV. I purchased a HD antenna along with it an it only pulled in 1 station. A Christian channel but no local programming like fox nbc or cbs as advertised. I am returning both items for a refund. Very disappointed in this product and would not recommend.