Ok thanks for the suggestion jjeff and Merio. This thing got the job done, I was able to watch OTA HD, but the design on it is terrible. The UI is slow and buggy and the remote has to be aligned with the box and no more than 3 ft away. Its nice that it's so cheap and has a DVR feature, but honestly I'd pay $20 more for something with an easier to use interface
I'm thinking of returning it, but some people have mentioned that updating the firmware and remote helped. Does it vastly improve the product? Or only a little bit?
It won't improve the UI to upgrade the firmware. The only UI difference is transparent menus, which many people don't like. The new remote is a definite improvement over the old, but if you can't stand using the interface, that's never going to change much.