My original post I had put that I am in Las Vegas NV, I have Cox cable. I pay for the Digital Service and have pay channels, but only one Cable Box located in the Living room. I don't watch a lot of tv in the bedroom, but it seems they are converting more and more channels to digital and the amount of programming I can get without a box is becoming limited.
Sorry, I guess I didn't see that.
First of all, have you connected your TV directly to your CATV feed and done a channel scan? If not, do so and report back on the results.
The support email I got from iview stated that they didn't have much success at all with any cable tv services. Because of this I feel a little misled because it is advertised as cable compatible.
They now realize this.
1. It doesn't display the channel numbers correctly, just as some ridiculous "C0001" and up. This is on the display, not on screen
2. It also doesn't skip encrypted channels, you have to do so yourself which is more ridiculous.
I would/could maybe understand this 10 years ago, but surely not now. It's just another (unfortunate) example of the Chinese wanting to get into the US market that don't have a clue how it should operate over here. They import this 'stuff' and expect their people here to sort out the mess.
All of the above I made it clear to them that it has to be addressed. What makes it worse, there is no mention of OTA (ATSC) in the literature unless you dig through their web site for it. This was designed to be a "converter box" with a few extra features. Problem is, the description of what it can and can not do it severely lacking which I also stressed to them. Actually "him". He admitted this was their first DVR.
You are actually better cutting a piece of black electrical tape and place it over the display so it doesn't confuse the situation. That would also solve the brightness issue of the display.