Not sure what you are saying or trying to confirm. The IView is a converter box with DVR ability. If you are passing an RF signal to your TV it is converted from digital to analog ...yes? I think what people want is to have the IVIEW able to record and at the same time watch HD programming. That doesn't happen as far as I know.
Not sure I like your condescending tone, but in the event that you are from the east coast I'll presume you are just being direct. I know what the iview is, bub. I own one and use it. Do you? I'm not so sure after reading your post.
Wrong on a few counts. If you are PASSING a signal (loop thru) it is the signal from the antenna, there is no "conversion" going on. As in, "here, pass this down to the next person." If you are SENDING a tuned station or recorded video thru the coax to ch3/4 it IS being converted from digital to analog. See the difference? I don't know how else to phrase it.
I thought I was clear, perhaps not. Regional dialects and phrasing often creates misunderstanding on the interweb, I have found.
So, YES, the iview CAN record one show while passing the antenna signal to your HD TV via coax cable. Note the iview must be in "Loop Thru" mode via menu. So you in fact can be recording a show on the iview while simultaneously watching another via the "antenna in" coax input on the TV.
That was the whole point of my post., that on MY UNIT, that is the case. Some posts made remarks that the iview more or less wouldn't do pass thru. This is not true in all cases. And I can't believe mine is the only unit that performs in this manner.
Also, the antenna signal was not degraded appreciably (no more than you would expect from 30' of coax and a couple more connections, perhaps 10%) WHETHER THE UNIT WAS OFF OR ON. Some have had issues with no loop thru unless iview was on, or a severely degraded signal when turned off.
So now you know. Let me know if you need further clarification. Always glad to help when someone doesn't understand.
Edited by chazdole - 1/9/14 at 12:43pm