"Only good for being ready for the DTV Transition"0.5 starson by Tony_JM
Pros: It will make you're ready for the DTV transition
It will give you digital channels
Cons: The remote
Doesn't pick up a channel
Hard to go through menus
Summary: I'll start out with this. The only good thing this box is good for is for making sure you get channels after the transition. That's IT.
As for everything else, it's pretty bad. For one, the box heats up after it's on for a certain amount of time. I recommend you keep it off when the TV is off if you are afraid of a fire hazard. Next, it doesn't pick up a channel! WBBM here in Chicago isn't picked up by this box. Though, I have no idea whether this is due to a problem with the box, or a problem at the station.
The menus can get a little confusing, and are hard to navigate.
And probably the worst thing... the remote. 1. I HATE the placement of the channel buttons. The first time using it, I used the big arrow buttons. You know, the ones that stick out the most. It took me a minute or two to finally see the tiny channel buttons, off in the top right-hand corner. They looked like any other button at first glance. Also, you have to push them pretty hard to get the channel to change. Also, you can't control any other thing on the TV with this remote. I have to keep the remote that came with the TV at hand to adjust the volume, or change input (say, from the box to the VCR).
Overall, I'd only recommend this box if you need a cheap way to be ready for the DTV transition. But afterward, get a good box to replace this POS.