Originally Posted by eherberg
I was wondering when (or if) companies like Iview or Mediasonic would introduce anything new, and it appears that Iview has done so first. New product on the Iview website - the Iview Cyber Box
- is now listed. No manual available on the site (and not listed on Amazon as of yet), but I would bet it is equivalent to other Android boxes with attempts at OTA tuners. Mobile versions of some of the apps, hit-or-miss app compatibility, probably the same TV recording interface as the MyGica, Aura, etc.
It's priced a little higher than what I would have expected given the existing entries in this space already - but I'm not surprised that a model of this type has come out. There's not much more you can do with the existing Iview/Mediasonic type boxes out there - and likely only so much you can commission those Chinese programmers to tweak on them. With most modern customers expecting some kind of streaming or 'Kodi box' experience - it is interesting to see Iview move first into this space.
I've been wondering who would be the first of this bunch to jump into this area.
Price - $130 is about $100 to much. We'll see where the actual retail price comes out at.
No 802.11a 5Ghz.... I've got more extensive and better coverage at 5Ghz, than 2.4 802.11b...
PAL SCART connectors for the antenna. BZZT, 99.99999999999% of the US would have no clue what those are. Maybe thats just some stock art for their EU/UK DVB-T/2 and standard F connectors will show up.
No Component - I need to have component at least for one.
ATSC 1. not 3.0
I know way too soon for it, since this has likely been in the works for 6+ months, and clearly is in use some place else)
2 USB.... If you can use them both at once for storage.
RJ45 Jack, for where I would put most of these.
Google Play store, so VLC, Crackle, Tubi, Popcorn should be a go. and thus SD HDHR and/or Tablo would potentially be possible.
DVR - Clearly the same old stuff here, wonder on the size and comparability here for USB 128GB is not bad, but its the startup time for DVR and the rolling playback queue, sticks and HD's.
Flat, like it should be!
No some round puck 30 feet tall.
Streaming outside the above, so whether it supports any of the netflix etc., couldn't care at all.
Wait and see:
How the whole OTA thing plays out... if Live Channels is involved or a rework of the standard mstar "digital VCR" in the various units. If its Live Channels, mmmmmm.. I might ignore it... The stuff in the S+ thread shows that stuff is clearly pre-alpha code at best.
Storage - If its the mess with the drive(s) encrypted, urrghh.. I move the MTS stuff off the sticks to play at times... So we'll see...
We'll see.. any takers on being first and reporting?????