"Good converter for the price, yet with firmware bug."2.5 starson by zchen66
Pros: Picture quality; Full EPG; Dish Network menu; Easy to use.
Cons: Remote conflict with other Dish Network receivers; Turn on light for no reason and stuck with no picture and no response to remote; Has to unplug to reset.
Summary: I used this box for a month. It happened twice that it turned its light on automatically and stuck with no picture/sound output and no response to remote. I had to unplug the power to reset it back to normal. I guess it is a kind of firmware bug.
The biggest annoying thing about the remote for me is that it always controls another Dish Network satellite receiver beside this converter box. No matter how you change the satellite receiver's address, and you cannot program the satellite receiver's universal remote to control this converter box, either. Because of this drawback alone, my second DTV box will not be TR-40 and I will put this TR-40 box on another TV set away from my satellite receiver.