Mediasonic HOMEWORX HW130STB HDTV Digital Converter Box with Recording and Media Player Function

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Amazon Price: $29.99 $24.99 You save: $5.00 (17%). (as of September 22, 2018 7:21 pm – Details). Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on the Amazon site at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Mediasonic HOMEWORX HW130STB 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.

Features:
• TV Tuner Function: Additional TV Tuner for your TV. Some TV does not have built-in TV Tuner; this will be an add-on to your TV. For example: It works with VIZIO TV
• 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
• TV Real Time and Schedule Recording (Require USB 2.0 or 3.0 external hard drive)
• Timing Start up and Shut down
• USB multimedia player

Package Content
• HW130STB x 1
• AC Power Adapter x 1
• Remote Control x 1
• AV Cable x 1
• User Manual

Warranty and Technical Support Email
• support@mediasonicusa.com
• www.mediasonicusa.com

Important 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. 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

Customer Reviews

Works as advertised, despite all the shill reviews.

 on June 14, 2016
By Dave
Would have given it 5 stars had it not been for all the “I received a discount for my honest review” crap.

Used this instead of another HW150

 on June 15, 2016
By J2018G
I live 35 miles north of Atlanta. Put TV antenna in attic with Preamplifier to drive coax to the TV.

if your an idiot like me..

 on December 13, 2017
By mw
.. u might think its broken when its not..

No Complaints Here, Works Great For Me.

 on January 31, 2018
By mikey
Ok, in spite of the mixed reviews, I purchased this to use with a projector that I also purchased on Amazon. I had low expectations, but to be honest, this thing works great for me. It took all of 10 minutes from the time I opened the box, until I was watching tv. It picked up 28 channels, which is actually better than my new tv did! The on-screen guide is great, and so far, all of the functions work just fine. Yes, the remote is a bit screwy, but you’ll learn the buttons you will use after a little bit. The picture is very clear, there is NO lag at all, and the setup is very easy, with a very good menu system. Really, for $22, I am more than happy, IT WORKS! And no, I didn’t get a discount for writing this, I’m writing this because for me, it was a great deal.

Make sure you have a storage device with fast write speeds for recording (UPDATED)

 on July 6, 2016
By MyNameIsMud
UPDATE: turns out that I needed a USB stick with faster write times. I got a new USB 3.0 stick [SanDisk Extreme 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SDCZ80-032G-GAM46)] with very good read/write speeds, and the recordings are now flawless.

Affordable and reliable

 on May 29, 2017
By Sarah B
So much better than the more expensive device I tried from a competitor.

Outstanding solution to over the air broadcast TV recording. Fantastic for the money.

 on August 27, 2016
By Vinny V
So far, I love it. It is a lot smaller then I thought and the build quality is a little on the cheap side as far as the plastic case and buttons….BUT it does exactly what I need it to do and it is simple to hook up and use.