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This converter box is a versatile, low-cost TV box that fills many needs for today’s TV household. For the consumer with older analog TVs, the converter box will allow them to receive and display digital signals from a TV antenna on the analog TV set. For the consumer with digital TVs, this Converter Box will allow them to add a simple channel guide and basic pause, rewind and record capabilities for a TV antenna.
The converter box will also allow users to turn a computer monitor into a TV set. The internal ATSC tuner will receive and deliver live over-the-air TV programming to devices that do not contain a TV tuner. With this converter box you can; Turn an older analog TV into a live TV hub, add basic DVR features to any TV, add a simple channel guide to any TV, and turn a computer monitor into a digital TV.
PSIP Program Data
Simple Channel Guide
Basic DVR Capabilities (requires USB storage: 16-128GB first-time use device, FLASH or SSD, not included)
SD and HD video resolutions up to 1080i and 1080p
Easy installation with on-screen setup wizard
Ultra-low power consumption
Universal backlit IR remote control
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Recent Review: Carl - Pompano Beach, FL - 1/31/2019 Amazing! Excellent picture! Easy setup!
Amazing! Excellent picture! Easy setup! Carl - Pompano Beach, FL - 1/31/2019 10:22:04 AM I have yet to try the DVR features but so far the interface is amazing and beats out any Chinese garbage out there on Ebay. I will update this review when I get more into the DVR!
This replaced a cm 7003 Bj 1606 - Lynn Haven, FL - 4/21/2018 9:04:30 PM I replaced a CM 7003 with this CM7004 the difference is unreal this blocks or filters out the cell towers easy hook up to an analog TV trust me this will definitely wake up your tv big time well with the money make sure the user guide is included to program your remote to control other devices like your TV if your code isn’t there it’s very simple set up easy very easy . This product is well worth the money
Not as functional as a CATV DVR-more like a supercharged VCR. It does appear to be reliable, though--more than I can say about off-brand OTA DVRs that I've tried. The Central Scrutinizer - Chicago W Suburbs, IL - 10/20/2018 6:49:40 PM This is the first reliable stand-alone over the air DVR that I've used.
It has reasonable sensitivity-about the same as a typical DTV converter box, a bit better than a typical tuner card or dongle. It makes high-quality recordings. I suspect that it directly copies the MPEG transport stream, rather than reencoding.
That said, its functionality isn't as good as a cable or satellite DVR. It only has 1 tuner, so you can only record 1 channel at a time. Also, you can't overlap 2 consecutive programs to avoid cutting off the end of one or the beginning of the next, even on the same channel. So for instance, if there's a 30 minute episode of your favorite show at 8:00 PM and at 8:30 PM on the same channel, you would want to set it to record 1 recording from 7:58 PM to 9:02 PM to avoid a cutoff.
Setting a recording by time, rather than by the program guide listing, is straightforward. In fact, this unit was designed for time-oriented, rather than title-oriented, programming. You can't tell it to record all episodes of the XYZ Show, for example. Program repeats are by day and time, not by title. As is typical with digital over the air receivers, the program guide only goes forward for a day, more or less.
In conclusion, I recommend this unit, but keep its limitations in mind. It appears to be reliable, and I've already tried a couple of off-brand over-the-air DVRs which were prone to crashing every day or so.
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