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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Fonctionne très bien pour une télévision analogique et l'adapter au numérique. Qualité audio et fait aussi l'enregistrement vidéo. Ça permet l'utilisation de l'ancienne technologie et éviter le recyclage.
I am so impressed with this purchase. I am saving money and enjoying an awesome picture. If you are like me, I was enjoying a basis TV package, which has an amazing number repeat programs for tooooo much money. I have purchased an antenna along with this item for one of my TVs which is older. I am enjoying free TV, with a great picture. I highly recommend purchasing both of these items.
ORIGINAL REVIEW: Had an old analog Sony TV that I couldn't throw away because it still had such a great picture. Wanted to get those digital broadcasts on its screen. This unit did the job! Remote works fine. Shipping was fast, too. You will still need an antenna to receive the digital broadcasts. Some antennas are better than others, so you might want to look into that as far as getting more channels or better reception.
UPDATE: Less than one year later, this thing stopped working. And it's not like I used it every day, either....just once in a while, especially since I got a digital TV and I use that far more often than my old analog set. This unit is just a simple circuit board, and it still didn't even last one year of infrequent use. Doesn't anybody sell quality stuff anymore?
This can either be a lot of fun or a confounding product--depending on your experience and savvy with overseas inexpensive tech. To the "average user", there will be a ton of frustrations since there is really no documentation and you have to guess your way through the menus. If you are not geeky, do not buy.
That being said, this black box has a very powerful and selective tuner so I can not only pick up my locals flawlessly, I can pick up signals from Canada about 100 miles north. The EPG is the biggest frustration, retaining only one day of programming. There are rumors of software upgrades, but the company keeps a very low profile.
Understandable because the PVR (supplied) records to an external USB--which can then be plugged into a Windows 10 machine to copy, edit or share. This box eliminates the DRM from over the air broadcasts! That is certainly a big selling point.
One important tip--the box ships with a deceptive plastic skin covering the top vents. You MUST peel it off completely before use or the box will overheat. It would be very easy to skip this step.
This does everything your description says it will, though the instruction booklet could be a lot better. A search online brought a PDF of a similar model with a lot more detailed instruction booklet for those who need it. One thing some reviews mentioned was that it gets hot which I wonder was the cause for some premature failures. Upon unboxing the unit is wrapped in a very tight plastic skin that needs to be removed, since it actually would block the ventilation holes on top otherwise. I almost didn’t realize it was there since it is virtually invisible. Very happy with this unit and its features.