I visited, what I believe to be a Zinwell corporate website: http://www.zinnetusa.com/index.html
and checked out the Contact page.
"Toll Free #: 1-886-444-3739 at operation time AM 9:00~ PM 6:00" does not work. That is not a valid Area code, exchange combination.
I did call 1-866-444-3739 late last week. The person I talked to did not originally identify who I had reached, but, when I asked if it was Zinwell, she did say it was.
I asked when the ZAT-970A would be available, and she said any day now, because they were told to get ready for calls. I told her they might not be getting a lot of calls untill they fixed the phone number. When I looked a few minutes ago, it was still wrong.
I asked if she knew any retailers in Colorado that would carry the ZAT-970A. She suggested Meyer, Rite Aid, and Radio Shack. She mentioned something about going to the Coupon website, and I think she was just giving me names from the authorized Coupon retailer list, although I am not sure.
I also sent an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
I am interested in purchasing a ZAT-970A.
Are there any on-line stores that are currently selling the ZAT-970A?
Are there any stores in Colorado that stock the ZAT-970A?
I received the following reply a couple of days later:
Signal Group and Happy Laguna will be selling our box very soon, please contact them for this. Zinnet service team
I was able to find the link between Signal Group LLC & Affiliates and SolidSignal.com. SolidSignal.com does list some Zinwell products, but I did not see the ZAT-970A, when I looked.
I have not been able to make any sense out of the "Happy Laguna" reference.
Hopefully, these are just little start-up hickups.
On a positive note I did find a couple of positive reviews by people who said they purchased the ZAT-970A. I found the reviews at TPT - Twin Cities Public Television http://www.tpt.org/program/dtv/reviews.php
I love the picture and sound. The people at WatchDigitalTV.com sold me the converter before they had it listed on their website. How did I watch TV without it????
It is everything the dealer said it was and more. I can't believe all of the channels I'm getting and the Analog also.
I don't know how much we can tell from these reviews. They do not sound like the worlds most experienced and critical users of Converter boxes. The one post leads me to suspect that Bruce's Antenna Systems AKA WatchDigitalTV.com may have ordered a few ZAT-970As for evaluation, and sold the extras.