"Power supply design faulty?"2.0 starson by ygxc
Pros: Great NTSC/PAL/SECAM converter! Very easy to convert between different modes.
Cons: Will likely die on you. Mine died after 7 yrs, then again after 2 more yrs. The 2nd time I repaired it myself with $ 2 worth of parts. Replaced 5 electrolytic capacitors C31-C35. Power supply also causes interference to the tuner and nearby TV's.
Summary: Would be OK if it would actually last. Great features - poor quality. For distant TV DXing, has a good worldwide tuner, but weak signal recordings will be very jumpy. Best to pipe video to another device for recording instead.