Amazon Price: $22.99 $22.99 (as of September 22, 2018 7:09 pm –
Mediasonic HOMEWORX HW180STB is a digital converter box which converts Over-The-Air ATSC digital broadcast to your analog and digital TV. The built-in Media Player function allows user to play back picture and video files via USB connection. The built-in recording function allows user to record their TV programs and play back. Please Note: this converter box is designed to receive Over-The-Air signal, and it is not a replacement of cable box. External Antenna is required to connect to this converter box in order to receive signal.
• EPG (Electronic Program Guide) and program information
• Favorite Channel List
• Parental Control Function
• Closed Caption
• EAS (Emergency Alert System) to alert you any emergency information from TV station
• Real Time and Schedule Recording (Require USB 2.0 or 3.0 external hard drive)
• Timing Start up and Shut down
• USB multimedia player
• HW180STB x 1
• Remote Control x 1
• AV Cable x 1
• User Manual
Warranty and Technical Support Email
•This converter box is designed to receive Over-The-Air signal, and it is not a replacement of cable box. External Antenna is required to connect to this converter box in order to receive signal. This product does NOT Work with TIVO and cable company such as Comcast, DirecTV, DISH Network, Time Warner Cable, etc. In general, this product does NOT work with encrypted cable signal
Exactly as advertised
ATSC OTA signals come in just as strong, and just as many channels, as any HDTV when you run the scan. Recognized a USB 2.0 HDD immediately. Flawless performance right out of the box. 5.1 surround over HDMI when the channel is transmitting it (usually live sports) otherwise PCM stereo. 1080i out of the HDMI port which is what the stations are transmitting. The only input is the antenna (and USB). You need a GOOD antenna system for this unit just as you would if you were scanning for channels on your HDTV. Rabbit ears or an attic antenna will get you nothing on this box, or any HDTV, unless your inside a major metro region. Rock solid if you have a proven GOOD antenna and signal delivery setup.
I love this thing
I love this thing! I only have over the air TV but I have lots of stations. With this I always have something go watch. My wife likes her soap opera but works when it’s on so she missed it for a long time. With this She never misses it ever. She oil s being able to speed through the commercials too I got a splitter so now we can watch one channel while we record another. It seems like all the shows I like come on at the same time so now I can watch one record the other and watch it later.
Wow! Tons of free TV!
This little gem is amazing! Bought a factory refurbished unit on a whim (I always buy new) and it works perfectly. Who would’ve thought that we could get 70+ free channels? Great picture on HD channels. Highly recommended. Added an older 1TB USB hard drive for DVR and pause features without a hitch. Very pleased with this purchase.
Affordable Price, Good Picture.
Pro: Affordable price, good picture, USB input for recording, or photos and videos playback.
Easy setup, no remote code though. Audio/video out of sync
Easy setup, grabs a lot of channels and holds them well.
It works great with a regular TV, and gets a lot of channels if you have a good antenna.
It replaced a unit from another brand that failed after …
It replaced a unit from another brand that failed after 3 years and little use. The failed unit used the exact same remote, has the same buttons on the unit, and is the same size, so I suspect they’re using the same parts in a different case. But, this one is working, so only time will tell.