I'm hoping 3rd time will be the charm.
First box didn't even power up.
Second box powered up and located all but 1 or 2 channels and worked fine for about a day or so.
Then the box began having fits with some of the channels (I presume the weaker ones, since I'm not a techie) with pixelation.
I called iView technical support yesterday morning and they suggested I do a factory reset which I did last night - and it didn't solve the problem except to remove the channels I was having issues with, so not helpful.
I checked that the indoor antenna (RCA rabbit ears ANT100 which has Adjustable/retractable VHF dipoles that extend up to 36" to improve reception of channels 2-13 and a UHF loop for improved reception of channels 14-69) was able to pull the channels in directly to my SDTV without issue and it was.
Just because, I also used a TIVAX set-top box to ensure that I could pull in OTA signals using it (thus troubleshooting the antenna and ports, just in case), and was successful with great reception.
I contacted iView this morning and they have emailed me a firmware update so I'll see if that resolves the problem.
Has anyone else had this issue?
I do like the box and have found recording to be easy and overall use is easy.
I plan to upgrade to an outdoor antenna in a month or so, as well as to purchase a powered USB hub so I can swop hard drives easily and not have to be continually messing with the USB port on the box.
Is there a way to be able to watch TV AND record on a different channel? I'm not finding anything in the manual to be helpful in that regard.