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iview 2000STB 480i TV Tuner/Receiver -Black

3.5 out of 5 stars 59 customer reviews

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  • HD-ready, Integrated ATSC Tuner
  • Enjoy over the air broadcasts in digital clarity
  • Built-in QAM tuner
  • Set Favorite Channels
  • Integrated ATSC Tuner
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Product Description

Digital converter boxes receive over-the-air digital TV broadcasts for viewing on TVs that do not have built-in digital tuners. If you wish to keep using your analog TV set, you must purchase a digital converter box. This box receives over-the-air digital TV broadcasts for viewing on a TV that does not have a built-in digital (ATSC) tuner. Additional features include EPG (Electronic Programming Guide), RCA output, antenna RF input (F-type connector), RF output, Closed Caption, and remote control.

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Technical Details

Brand Name IVIEW
Item Weight 2 pounds
Product Dimensions 10 x 8 x 3 inches
Item model number 2000STB
Color Name Black

Additional Information

ASIN B003OQGJV6
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3.5 out of 5 stars 59 customer reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #121,173 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#2,003 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Networking Products > Streaming Media Players
#23,352 in Electronics > Televisions & Video
Shipping Weight 1.9 pounds
Date First Available May 31, 2010

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Local over the air broadcasters went through the digital transition 2 years ago. At that time cable users didn't have to concern themselves with the digital transition. Now that the cable companies are going through their own digital transition, there is no denying it, all our old analog equipment needs to be equipped with a digital to analog adapter (DTA) to continue to be useful.

Most digital set top boxes were designed to meet the government standard for the coupons that were available in 2009. Those boxes only tune in Over The Air signals (OTA). Cable signals are sent in a different format. Digital cable signals are sent in either clear QAM or scrambled QAM. Digital OTA signals are sent in ASTC format. This converter is capable of receiving CLEAR QAM and ATSC signals. Finding a box that does both QAM and ATSC is tricky. There isn't a lot of call for QAM/ATSC tuners since after converting to digital most cable providers scramble everything they legally can. This means that most cable providers only send local channels in clear QAM.

My provider,WOW, was different. My provider sends basic cable (65 channels) in CLEAR QAM, so you don't need to use a box for basic standard definition cable, if you have digital equipment. In my search I found that most QAM/ATSC tuners are designed for use with a Home Theater PC and don't have output options for older TVs. I was looking for something that would output Analog RF (channel 3/4) and composite line out . Price was a big issue since some of the ATSC/QAM tuners were more expensive than buying new digital TVs and I could rent an extra DTA for a mere $2 a month. I decided to purchase the iview-2000STB instead of renting another digital to analog adapter (DTA).
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I just bought and installed two of these. The main claim to fame for this box is that it decodes clear QAM on cable in addition to off-air ATSC. Most Digital to Analog converter boxes are off-air ATSC only.

pros:
-demodulates clear QAM
-picture quality is good
-RF and baseband outputs
-allows you to delete unwanted channels from the scan list

cons:
-poor remote control range, especially off-axis
-user interface for deleting unwanted channels is painful to use
-daylight savings feature doesn't work
-audio level on RF output is undermodulated (volume is very low, so hum is a problem)
-autoprogramming is very slow, about 20 minutes.
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By Dee D on October 27, 2011
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I needed an external tuner to use my tunerless dvd recorder with my new TV that already had a built-in tuner. This little gadget works great! I had to try the different settings (ch 3, ch 4 or loop through) to find the one that worked with my setup, but once I found it, setting the TV to ch 4 and setting the tuner to ch 4 (just like an old time VCR) and then using autoscan, it started picking up channels right away! I did have to scan a couple of times to find all the channels I wanted, but it only took about fifteen minutes each time. The only reason I didn't rate it a 5 is because the user guide that comes with the product is pretty useless. It doesn't explain things clearly. But using the guide that came with the TV and the dvd recorder, I was able to figure things out. The programming guide and the channel selection list that saves favorites and skips channels not visited are great features!
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First, I simply did not have the problems other people encountered -- straight out of the box, this device has worked as expected. (Actually, it's been better than expected, since I was anticipating the problems others wrote about.)

For my purposes -- being able to get my *clear QAM* cable-TV signal into a large monitor with no built-in tuner -- this works perfectly. I pulled it out of the box, popped the batteries (2 AAA, purchased separately) into the remote, and was watching TV on my monitor within a half-hour. Previously, I had to do all this through my computer in a very annoying set-up.

I happen to know, from a previous experience mapping all of the digital channels coming through my cable, that this device correctly pulled all of those channels. Quality wise, they all looked about as good as could be expected. Unlike some reviewers, I did pull in HD channels along with the standard-definition channels.

PROS: Small simple box, small simple remote; easy to set up; excellent price (I compared many others); worked perfectly for my situation; ability to program channels to eliminate those you don't watch; easy ability to switch between cable and antenna if you have both coming in

CONS: Changing channels is slow -- delay of about 2 seconds each time; for my signal, the channels came in without alias, meaning channel 96 is actually 128-1388, which is obviously annoying to directly go to... someone wrote this can be corrected, but maybe this depends on the cable provider's signal; the online channel guide may or may not work, but this is due to your cable signal, not this device; no ability to store pulled channels if you re-scan

So, yep, very happy with this puppy. I've been trying to solve this situation for a while, and this does it.
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