iView 3200STB Highlights
- Converts digital broadcast signals to work with analog TV
- ATSC/QAM Tuner
- Analog Passthrough Channel
- TV Recording Function (External Drive required)
- Universal Media Player (External Drive required)
- Supports Auto-Tuning, Electronic Program Guide (EPG), Favorite Channel List, Closed Caption, Parental Control, Channel Management, and Multilingual Support
- 4.8 × 4.3 × 1.6 inches
- 1 lb
- 2 AA batteries required
- Includes 3200STB, Remote, and Antenna
Are you still holding on to your old analog TV? It's quite functional and working perfectly fine, so an upgrade isn't called for. iView offers a practical and economical solution to households that rely on OTA broadcasts. By getting an iView digital converter box, you won't have to replace your beloved analog TV.
How It Works
The iView 3200STB works by acquiring digital channels coming from ATSC (Over-the-Air) or ClearQAM (unencrypted digital cable transmission). The HD content that comes out allows users to receive digital cable without ever needing a set-top box.
From Analog to Digital
The iView Digital Converter box automatically converts the signal to be compatible with your analog unit. Analog TV owners won't need to get themselves a new TV if they don't want to. The tuner box comes in with input holes for both analog and newer-type TVs.
The iView 3200STB has a built-in QAM tuner and supports Over-the-Air (OTA), which allows the user to receive some unencrypted digital cable channels, also known as "in-the-clear" channels.
Our iView 3200STB has a 3/4 channel switch you can toggle in the back to access analog channels in countries and areas where analog signals are still present. You can rely on the iView 3200STB to acquire the transmission and play it directly to your television set. Analog channels will still be accessible from channels 3 through 4 due to our converter boxes' pass-through capability. Broadcasting is still alive and well, even in your old TV.
The iView Digital Box works great in OTA. Once plugged in, the 3200STB gives you a wider range of channels you can view, with noticeably higher picture clarity. Just take the converter out of the box, connect to your antenna line, and you're ready to go.
Connect your TV via the RCA, YPbPr or HDMI port. The TV set is then programmed to receive the local ATSC signal. Do a quick search to immediately display the channels that are available.
QAM, or Quadrature Amplitude Modulation, is a format that most cable TV companies use to transmit and encode their signals. The 3200STB can play ClearQAM, or unscrambled digital programming, with the use of an cable provide that has unencrypted channels.
Local TV stations use only ATSC while cable providers use QAM. The iView 3200STB is compatible with both ATSC and ClearQAM signals. Getting both means you'll have access to cable channels as well, even those that are in HD, and perhaps a few extra channels.
You can get free high definition channels with the iView 3200STB unit. You now can choose to view TV content in your preferred format- whether it be 576p, 720p, 1080i or 1080p. Simply connect an HDMI cable from the 3200STB to your TV and voila! Crystal-clear viewing at its finest. The maximum definition that the iView converter box puts out is 1080p, which should be more than adequate for watching movies and your favorite TV series.
Electronic Program Guide
The EPG is a programme listing that's similar to paper TV guides. Access this to see a screen list of channels and shows to choose from.
Digital TV technology lets local guides transmit their channel and program information for your convenience. You'll need a set-top converter unit or a digital TV to see this feature. Program System Information Protocol, or PSIP, stands as the regular format for stations with a PSIP generator. The data coming from the PSIP is sent to the DTV, or digital TV signal which displays programming and station information, which users can see via the Electronic Programming Guide.
With the iView Digital Converter device, you can access the EPG and see the upcoming shows in grid form, just like in cable DVR. You can use this feature to choose which shows to record.
Auto Tuning scans for all available channels and finds available digital broadcasts for one-click programming. You won't have to do extra channel up or channel down presses just to see the next channel.
Favorite Channel List
Once you've done a scan of all the available channels, you can record your favorite channels into the Favorites menu. This way you can jump in-between two great shows without having to go through the shows in the middle. A customized list of channels make for better entertainment.
Access this function to limit what your children can watch with a few button presses. You can disable specific channels or TV stations and set child-safe programming via a password.
Universal Media Player
The iView 3200STB can act as a universal media player to churn out any video in AVI, MKV, MPG or MKV formats and any audio files in WMA, MP3, or AAC formats. You will no longer need a video player or get tangled up in the wiring when setting up a digital converter box and a DVD player at the same time.
The 3200STB sports the following video decoding capabilities- MPEG-2 MP in NS, MPEG-4 ASP, SP, In DivX 3.11, 4.x, 6.x, VC-1, FLV and H.264 HP format.
To use both the media player and DVR functions, it is required to connect a USB Flash Drive or External Hard Drive to the box. The drive needs to be no bigger than 2TB in size and formatted to Fat32 or NTFS.
If the storage device has any media already saved on it, those media files can be played on the Iview Box. Selecting “Pictures” will display a slide show of any pictures in JPG, BMP, or PNG format. Selecting “Music” will turn the device into a music player. This music player can play any music files in WMA, MP3, or AAC format. The final option, “Video” will allow playback of any videos in AVI, MKV, MPG, and MKV formats. During video playback, you can press the green SCHD button, on the remote, to cycle between preview and full-screen modes.
DVR Capabilities Without The Extra Cost
Record digital content while you're away from the TV, with the iView 3200STB. You can play music, movies and videos in a wide variety of formats using a USB drive connected to your converter box. Choose the preferred show, then hit the Record button and the iView 3200STB will start recording the show, just like a DVR equipment. You can do a weekly or a monthly recording without any limits or extra fees. Recording works really well here- you won't be able to tell the difference between live and recorded content.
Connect your External HD For DVR recording. Plug your external disk drive in to record movies and shows straight to your device. You can also use the HDD to play content such as movies, music and videos without any noticeable lag or loss of quality.
The DVR function can be done two ways: A recording can start and stop using the red REC and STOP buttons on the remote, respectively, allowing for impromptu recordings at any time. The device can also schedule recordings by pressing the green SCHD button on the remote. From there, the channel, start time, and end time can be set and the box will automatically record and end at the scheduled times. This can also be set to record daily (every day, including weekends), weekly (once a week), or just once. However, the box’s recording functions are limited to one at a time and can only have no more than 30 scheduled recording jobs saved onto the box’s memory.
Record Live Programming In One Button Click
The One Button allows users to access Favorite CH, Aspect Ratio, CC, Mute, Info, Record and get to the EPG. You can also use the remote to check Signal Quality via the Signal Strength Indicator.
iView-3200STB Form and Function
Don't let the diminutive size fool you- our cable converter box is heavy with features and packs in endless hours of viewing entertainment once you turn it on!
Take a look at the form and various functionalities the compact converter box offers:
- USB Port - The USB port may be connected to an external hard drive for added storage space during DVR recording.
- Coaxial Out - You can connect a coaxial cable from the iView converter box to the TV.
- ANT In/Out - Lets you attach an antenna in order for the digital channels to be converted in the proper analog format.
- HDMI - HDMI cables deliver high definition throughput resolution to a compatible display.
- Channel Switch (3 and 4) - Switch between channels 3 and 4 to watch analog channels with analog passthrough function.
- Composite Outputs - The same with component outputs, composite cables can be connected from the converter box to the TV.
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