Originally Posted by videobruce
"The one and only." Guess this really isn't a "piece of junk" after all.
Oh, they're all pieces of junk.
After I re-replaced my ChannelMaster CECB in place if the iView, it started acting flaky. It was doing something that it's done before occasionally, turning itself off without warning (red indicator light), then I used to be able to turn it back on.
I say I "used" to be able to turn it back on. Now that ChannelMaster box is inoperable, with the red indicator light always on, no way to start it. So I dug up an identical box that I bought for obscure reasons (back-up is good enough, I guess), and replaced my now-brick ChannelMaster box with the other one.
Of course it works fine, but here's the deal on that: I only used the box briefly to see if it worked several years ago. About the third time I turned it on, it couldn't receive any channels, no matter what type of RF input I gave it. So I thought the thing was an infant death victim and threw it in the discarded electronics box six friggin' years ago.
Now it works perfectly. This is just like the tuner on my stupid Sony TV, stops working for several months, then starts working again. I have little doubt that years from now the recently-deceased ChannelMaster box with the eternal red indicator light will rise again from the ashes...
To sum up, all modern electronix sux...