Best iview and homeworx?


SatelliteGuys Family
Jul 4, 2018
Does anyone recommend the iview or homeworx for simple OTA recording?

I like that I wouldn't have to connect internet with it.
Unfortunately, it would probably become obsolete once ATSC 3.0 goes in to effect. But maybe they'll make converter boxes for ATSC 3.0 too!

They also seem clunky and maybe hard to use but being so simple would make them worth it for the short-term? I wish I had a working VCR -- just basic recording when you are not home!


SatelliteGuys Master
Lifetime Supporter
Mar 15, 2005
Beta Omicron Delta III
They are better than nothing, but too simple for me, like old-school vcr recording. I have a Tivo Roamio with 4 tuners. If I didn't, I'd likely get a Tablo Quad.

I need and VALUE good guide data. PSIP doesn't have that, as the stations have decided to cripple it and not provide more than 24 hours max. That's pitiful...


SatelliteGuys Master
May 5, 2007
Salem, OR
Even if ATSC 3.0 meets the criteria to become the new standard, DTV will be around for at least five years. Not a big deal on something you dropped less than $40 on. If you spent $200 or more on something that can't be upgraded, that may be cause for concern.

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