iView 3500STBII-A 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
- Component Output
- 8.66 × 6.02 × 1.77 inches
- 1.1 lb
- Includes 3500STBII-A, Learning Remote, and Antenna
Advantages of the iView Converter Box
Enjoy the following benefits when you get the high quality iView 3500STBII:
- Automatically converts digital signal to analog
- Can pull in a lot more channels than other converter boxes
- Enables you to record your favorite shows
- Better sound quality and picture clarity
- Multiple outputs for maximum versatility
How It Works
The iView 3500STBII is pound for pound better than any current cable converter box out there. The tuner box works by acquiring digital channels coming from ATSC, Over-the-Air or ClearQAM, or unencrypted digital cable transmission. The HD content that comes out allows users to receive digital cable without ever needing a set-top box.
Cable companies are adamant about the fact that you will need a set-top receiver in order to pick up digital channels, which is false. The truth is, you can access all digital cable channels that are running through QAM frequencies with a converter like the iView 3500STBII, with the exception of NTSC frequencies.
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 3500STBII 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. You can finally watch TV without needing additional set-top boxes or a monthly cable subscription.
Our iView 3500STBII has passthrough capabilities via firmware to access analog channels in countries and areas where analog signals are still present. You can rely on the iView 3500STBII to acquire the transmission and play it directly to your television set. Analog channels will still be accessible 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 3500STBII 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 tuners come built in on some TVs in order to receive cable channels, but analog TVs typically don't have them. The iView 3500STBII comes with QAM, or Quadrature Amplitude Modulation, capability, a format that most cable TV companies use to transmit and encode their signals.
QAM works similarly with ATSC tuners in that they transmit and encode Over-the-Air signals, but that's where the similarity ends. Local TV stations use only ATSC while cable providers use QAM. The iView 3500STBII is compatible with both ATSC and QAM 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.
Bottom line is that you get unscrambled digital programming and bonus channels (depending on your location). HD and SD channels become unlocked the moment you plug and successfully setup the iView 3500STBII in. Picture quality will entirely depend on the converter unit's ability to acquire signal, and this is where iView's offering shines.
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.
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 makes 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 3500STBII 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 3500STBII 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.
DVR Capabilities Without The Extra Cost
QAM isn't just for acquiring cable signals. The technology can also be used to record digital content while you're away from the TV. 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 3500STBII 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.
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.
Full Function Learning Remote Control
The iView Digital Box comes with a remote control device that gives you basic functions such as setting a Favorites list, accessing Parental Controls, switching channels, powering the 3500STBII on, off, etc. It also gives you options to display subtitles, show the signal quality, the electronic program guide, closed captioning and much more.
Iview-3500STBII remote enables copying your other device's remote data, so that all you need is just one remote to control two devices (this capability is for the blue TV section of your remote and each button must be programmed manually).
Option 1 and Option 2 Buttons
These buttons may be used as a quick-access feature for the most common functions. This eliminates the need to always have 2 remotes on hand while watching TV. For example, you can use Option 1 for channel down and Option 2 for channel up without needing to input special codes. Copy up to 6 button presses with these convenient buttons.
iView-3500STB 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:
- Power Button - Turn the iView 3500STBII on or off in an instant whenever you need it.
- Channel Up and Channel Down - Changes programming depending on which channels are assigned to which numbers.
- LED display - Shows current programming details, i.e., the channel you're currently on, menu open notifications, channel scans and more.
- Power Light - Red indicates that the iView 3500STBII is set at Standby Mode.
- Lock Light - Green indicates that the converter box is working and is turned on.
- USB Port - The USB port may be connected to an external hard drive for added storage space during DVR recording.
- 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.
- Coaxial Out - You can connect a coaxial cable from the iView converter box to the TV.
- Component Outputs - Component cables can run between the TV and the 3500S for audio and video function.
- Composite Outputs - The same with component outputs, composite cables can be connected from the converter box to the TV.
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