|Item Weight||2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||10 x 8 x 3 inches|
|Item model number||2000STB|
iview 2000STB 480i TV Tuner/Receiver -Black
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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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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).Read more ›
-demodulates clear QAM
-picture quality is good
-RF and baseband outputs
-allows you to delete unwanted channels from the scan list
-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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
All Channels for your area will show up,but if you want more buy a good antenna or just use the Cable Co. Read morePublished 2 months ago by jj6224u2
Great tuner and receiver! compatible with almost all viewing devices. it has a durable and rustproof metal cover!Published 7 months ago by Jennie Nicol
Excellent product for clear QAM decoding. I still have a 54" analog TV that won't quit so this is just what I needed. Read morePublished 15 months ago by JS
This tuner was functional for a day or to and then total failure. Even while it worked I recall thinking it junky. Read morePublished 21 months ago by livebike