"Works great"on by Juliempollock
Pros It is so user friendly that my 94 yr old mother isnt intimidated by the remote. Also, it is very easy to set-up.
Cons Haven't found any.
Summary We own our DirectTV equipment so when the box in my bedroom stopped working this summer, and I received the $40. cards from the government, I got one at WalMart and hooked it to the TV with rabbit ears. The reception is so good, and I was able to get 23 channels, that we no longer have DirectTV or any other service in the house.
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Summary Ok, if you have a good old fashion aerial antenna and start using a digital converter box and notice that your signal strength is horrible, I would replace the cable from the aerial with RG6 type coax cable. I'm guessing most of the people who are having problems with aerial antennas are using either the old twin lead cable or RG59. These do not have appropriate shielding. What happens is both and antenna and your cable line will act as an antenna and the box will receive the same information but at slightly different times causing it to get poor signal quality. Just a thought, give it a shot if all your other options are exhausted.
Pros The pros of this converter is that the package is small, the buttons on the remote are big, you get the analog pass through, and the box can be operated even if you can?t find the remote. Picture appears to be clear.
Cons The converter is really slow to tune to channels and the biggest drawback of all is that there is no previous channel button on the remote. Well worth an additional $10. There are a few channels now that just display and unusable signal message.
Summary This is my first converter box. I plan to buy the Insignia next. Simple reason is the absence of the previous channel button on the remote of the RCA. So if you are flipping back and forth between channel 04-1 and 56-3 you have to actually push in 041 and 563 to go back and forth.
Pros The remote controls your TV and the box. Picture is excellent. Had 7 channels now I have over 20+ channels
Cons for $10.00 what's not to like?
Summary 5 out of 5 stars
"piece of crap"on by cgallaway
Pros I now know I shouldn't buy a third one.
Cons horrible tuner, bad signal lock, easily overheated, horrible feedback loop when it loses signal (last 1/2 second of audio loops continuously until signal is rediscovered) I will not buy another one of these pieces of crap
Summary This may be the last RCA item I every buy....have had various items from them that all sucked, and this item was no different. Two failed in less than 6 months of use, each. pieces of crap. DO NOT BUY