I couldn't resist grabbing one of these to play with while they were $50. (Unfortunately they're back to $109 now.) Just plugged it in today; unfortunately my TV set picked yesterday to die, so I haven't had a chance to see it in action yet. Right now it's just sitting on my TV stand, taunting me....
Luckily the user's manual has screen shots, and iView has put it online here: https://www.iviewus.com/download/man...-Manual-EN.pdf
The online manual is much easier to read than the hardcopy manual that came in the box. The online manual is in color, while the hardcopy manual is B&W and marred by "iView" watermarks covering every page.
The one thing I have
been able to tell is that the power button on the CyberBox remote sends the same signal as the one on my iView 3500STBII remote. Which means either remote will turn either box on or off. Which means you can't have both in the same room unless you put the CyberBox remote into wireless (Bluetooth) mode. (There was a tiny Bluetooth dongle in the remote's battery compartment.) Oh, BTW; the CyberBox didn't come with batteries for the remote; you'll need to have two AAA batteries on hand if you get a CyberBox.
Physically it's pretty small; a bit larger than a 3200, but smaller than a 3500. I'm sure most folks will use HDMI to hook this to their TVs, but it has composite A/V and RF outputs too. It uses a 3.5mm jack for composite A/V, with a special cable to convert to the usual RCA plugs. The only other device I've seen with that style of composite video connector is a small RCA LCD TV with a 7" screen that I bought back when it looked like ATSC M/H might become a thing.
Although it's an Android box, from the user manual I can see the "launcher" (Android equivalent of Windows's explorer.exe) uses a very "Windows Metro" style user interface. (I've seen similar launchers for Android phones to ease the transition for folks moving from Windows Phones to Android. Iview probably just grabbed one of those; makes the CyberBox look more like their Cyber PC, which runs Windows 10.)
It has WiFi in case you can't connect it via Ethernet. That may come in handy for me; Ethernet in my room requires power-line adapters, which have been rather unreliable for me lately.
iView's "iHome" app is included too. iView has been getting into the "smart devices" biz, and this app lets you control your "smart" devices. But these devices all have to connect to a central server, meaning you have to set up an account on that server. This arrangement lets you control your "smart" devices while away from home (by installing the iHome app on your smartphone too), but I'm rather wary of the privacy implications of that arrangement, so I think I'll pass on using that app for the time being.
The thing that distinguishes the CyberBox is, of course, the TV tuner. The UI is a bit different from iView STBs, but from what I've seen in the user manual, the functionality is very similar. (Even has iView's peculiar "Antenna Power" option.) It certainly won't replace Windows Media Center.
The EPG intrigues me. Sorry, no grid-style guide; the format is similar to (but more readable than) the 3200/3500, but the screen shot in the manual shows up to 7 days! I don't know of anyone broadcasting 7 days' of EPG via PSIP, although many moons ago, our local NBC affiliate used to come close. Nowadays, PBS leads the pack with 3 days.
I wonder if an Internet-provided guide is available or planned to fill out a 7-day guide. The manual doesn't say, but if iView did that, it would make this box a lot more attractive! At any rate, I'll certainly post back as soon as I have a TV to connect it to, and let you all know whether it's worth the $50 I paid (I can't see $109 unless it really has a 7-day Internet guide, though).