Well, this box IS a PVR so qualifies for this thread on that score, BUT it's sold by CM, so does NOT qualify for this thread (which is for non-CM boxes only) on that score!Ah, you're looking at the converter boxes, I was looking at the DVR models (which are the focus of this thread).
The right parts showed up today. All back together with the 1000uF / 16V cap replaced,Looks like it lasted a little under year, before failing.
Noticed it wasn't booting up anymore. Disassembly requires removing the 4 rubber feet to get
at 4 screws, and lifting up the Model Number Label/Sticker to get at the 5th screw.
Once inside I noticed a bad 1000uF 16V Electrolytic capacitor. For now replaced
it with 2200 uF 16V. It was enough to get it working again, until the right part shows up.
Yup, that's another example. I have to wonder how different all these (inexpensive) units actually are, even if they have different cases. I suspect they all share the same chipset, and quite possibly even the same firmware
Mediasonic ATSC Digital Converter Box with Recording / Media Player / TV Tuner Function (HW130STB): Amazon.ca: ElectronicsMediasonic ATSC Digital Converter Box with Recording / Media Player / TV Tuner Function (HW130STB): Amazon.ca: Electronicswww.amazon.ca
The chipsets/firmware will likely be uncannily similar, with minor skinning/case variations.Yup, that's another example. I have to wonder how different all these (inexpensive) units actually are, even if they have different cases. I suspect they all share the same chipset, and quite possibly even the same firmware
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I have roof-mounted antenna already. I also have a NAS, but no htpc, and I'm not (yet) looking to set up house-wide PVR. I'm happy to start with a single cheap PVR device connected to a single TV, and think about a more ambitious/integrated project sometime later.Back to your original question: for recommendations better suited to you, you’ll have to explain more about your use case. Do you have an htpc/media center and/or Netflix/Prime Video/Disney+ subscription(s)? What is your home network setup? Do you have a NAS? I take it you’ve already got an antenna/array mounted on your roof?