"Good all around converter box with a funky remote."4.0 starson by eghuff
Pros: Good program guide, aspect ratio handling, and tuner sensitivity. Video and sound quality OK. Easy to install and works fine off the old analog rabbit ears in the DFW area. Able to control basic functions with Phillips univ remote as Dish Sat box.
Cons: The remote is clunky. The analog signal does not pass thru when the unit is powered off. Dish's order process leaves a lot to be desired.
Summary: Bottom line, the unit has great function and is priced so the net cost is less than $10 each with the coupons. So far I've been pleased. i was able to control the basic functions with inexpensive Phillips remotes by using codes for Dish Network satellite receiver boxes, which ameliorates the remote issue to some degree. So far I haven't found any key that handles the aspect ratio zoom on these remotes, unfortunately.
I wasn't able to order the cheaper version on the Dish site even though it was listed, so I had to use the toll free number. It took forever to complete the call. They billed me for shipping and handling even though they charged my credit card, but a call to their toll free number confirmed that I didn't need to pay the bill. The units arrived in three days, so delivery was fine.