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Homeworx High Definiton Digital Converter Box (HW-150PVR)

  • Model #: HW-150PVR
  • Web Code: 10273439
3.4
(18 ratings)
$49.99
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Overview

The HomeWorx HW-150PVR digital converter box is an ideal companion for your analog TV. It can convert over-the-air ATSC digital TV signals to your analog or digital TV, so you can enjoy your favourite shows. Use the recording function to record your favourite programs to your own external hard drive so you never miss an episode again.

More Information

  • Converts digital ATSC television signals to your analog or digital TV or monitor
  • Recording function lets you record in real time or schedule recordings onto a hard drive (sold separately)
  • USB multimedia player supports a USB flash drive up to 64GB and external hard drive up to 2TB (both sold separately)
  • Analog pass-through lets you watch both digital and analog TV
  • Favourite channel list makes it easy to find your most-watched channels
  • Parental control function helps keep your kids safe from inappropriate content
  • Auto tuning automatically scans for digital TV channels
  • Auto, 16:9 pillar box, 16:9 pan G scan, 4:3 letter box, 4:3 pan G scan, 4:3 full, 16:9 wide screen
  • Closed captioning lets you add captions to what you're watching
  • HDMI 1080P output, component output, composite output and coaxial output
  • Timing start-up and shutdown

What's in the Box?

  • Remote Control
  • AV Cable
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • Colour
    Black
  • Height
    4 cm
  • Depth
    15.5 cm
  • Weight
    0.59 kg
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)

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Customer Reviews

3.4 / 5
Based on 18 ratings,14 Reviews
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Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 66%

11 Reviews

Critical 33%

3 Reviews

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  • from St. Catharines, ON
  • Oct 11, 2014
4.0

Good Value

I purchased two of these boxes in January of 2014 and have found them to be finicky but somewhat reliable. Mine need to be reset every few months by turning them off completely (button on the box) and waiting about ten minutes. Then I reprogram it and it works fine again. Sometimes I pick up new channels this way, as well. I use a Lexar 16g 2.0 USB which will record 2 hrs and 20 minutes. I find that if I use a larger drive I loose the last few minutes of each show and a 3.0 will skip when played back. This is much cheaper than an external hard drive if you only record one or two shows at a time, as I do. All in all, this unit saves me a fortune on costly cable bills (this unit only works OTA) and once you add an HDMI cable, the picture is actually better than my cable was!

  • from Regina, SK
  • Oct 01, 2014
1.0

Homeworx Digital Converter (HW-150PVR)

The first unit failed two weeks after it was purchased. The second unit failed after less than seven months. Do not purchase this product. It is a waste of your time and money!

  • from Montréal, QC
  • Sep 20, 2014
5.0

good

wow

  • from rochester
  • Aug 21, 2014
1.0

box

it sucks all converter boxes suck you record a movie on tv for 1 hr it takes up 1.5 gb on drive then you stick the usb flash drive into your pc and its not the full hr show it cuts the last 5 minutes out

  • from Calgary Alberta
  • Jul 09, 2014
4.0

Excellent value

If you need an inexpensive single tuner PVR for OTA broadcasts without a subscription this device is perfect even after you buy an HDMI cable,external hard drive and digital antenna it's cheaper than a ChannelMaster. The tuner works well and in Calgary every broadcast station supplies the device with easy to use information to help you program the device to record. It's essentially a digital VCR which is what I wanted. If you want more than one show at a time recorded or lots of bells and whistles maybe you need to something else. This unit does what it promises and is very well designed. I reccomend it

  • from Newfoundland
  • May 24, 2014
5.0

Homeworx

It was easy to use, found all available channels

  • from London
  • May 23, 2014
4.0

Great Buy

Stumbled over this item in my search for a new Digital Converter and glad I did. The tuner is very sensative and pulled in stations my old unit missed, it has a program guide maybe not so fancy but a program guide non the less, you can insert a USB drive and play movies TV shows etc this was something I was going to update ny current TV for but now I don't have to. You can turn it into PVR with a USB stick installed you can pause live TV, a little cumbersome but it works. Over all I would say this is well worth the money the reason I only give it a 4 star is I'm not sure on the quality of the unit, will it last or burn out will have to wait and see. I'm thinking of buying another one for the basement now.

  • from Richmond Hill, ON
  • May 07, 2014
4.0

yay! no need for cable!

Plug in your usb hard drive and you have a PVR ready to go for recording OTA channels. Picture quality is great - records in HD. Remote buttons are not so well laid out and usage can be awkward. Only subtracting a star because of this remote. Nice to see this product sold here since there aren't many competing devices with this sort of OTA PVR recording functionality. I don't need cable or a cable PVR. Best to go in-store to buy since bestbuy online service is pitiful.

  • from North Bay, ON
  • Apr 07, 2014
2.0

disappointing

I ordered this box to try and save some money, and not have to pay the cable company a monthly fee to rent a "box" - I unfortunately could not get the box to work with my cable provider - cogeco - so the box didn't work for me .... I am sure that the box works fine, but was extremely disappointed that I could not get any digital channels....

  • from Windsor, ON
  • Jan 29, 2014
5.0

Great product

I bought this product to work with my Xbox one because I have over the air antenna TV rather than cable. It works like a charm. It converts the coaxial cable of my rabbit ears into HDMI and works with the Xbox one to turn channels. The only reason it works with my TV and the Xbox one guide is because I live on the border with Detroit and I pick up all the American networks. This does not make the Xbox one guide work if you are elsewhere in Canada I had to set my location to the United States to have the Xbox one guide work. But if you live on the border as I do just set your location to the US, get one of these things and you are away to the races.

  • from Surrey, BC
  • Dec 24, 2013
5.0

Excellent Device

I've used this at my Condo in Vancouver and scanned and found 14 OTA channels! No cable! The major networks were received in HD and can be recorded! Also can play downloaded movies, photos, music MP3s. Can set scheduled recordings. Beats the Cable PVR as there are no fees and no cable connections. Just get a good antenna like the Mohu leaf which I am using.

  • from Calgary, AB
  • Dec 01, 2013
5.0

Homeworx Digital Converter

This product is excellent value for the price. It is very simple and easy to setup and operate. Before I could receive only two or three channels over the air. Now I get all six local channels broadcast in crystal clear high definition and sound.

  • from Calgary, Alberts
  • Nov 29, 2013
5.0

Homeworx converter

This product is excellent value for the price. It is easy to setup and use. The picture is phenomenal.

  • from Markham, ON
  • Nov 14, 2013
5.0

No more Cable fees!!!

This Box is excellent for Over the air channels. and can record to a USB hard drive. great Product