I had been looking for a low powered, portable OTA solution and this seemed like it might be just the thing. Prices for this type of gadget start at less than 20 dollars and go up from there. I selected a mid priced model (less than $30), made sure it was designed for the North American ATSC Standard and the limited reviews were pretty good. My iview Air Stick arrived today. I'm happy to report that IT WORKS!
|Contents of the box|
The box contains the Air Stick, which only measures about 1 inch by 1.5 inches, a 12" telescoping, magnetic antenna with 6 foot cord, wrist antenna and instruction booklet.
|Local stations and settings menu|
The iview Air Stick found the same number of stations that we get on our Over-the-Air Home TV with a basic antenna. Set up was easy peasy:
Plug the Air Stick into your device.
Download the ATSC Player by Cidana Corp from Google Play.
Open the ATSC Player.
Click 'Yes' to launch this software whenever this device is plugged in.
Pick your country. (USA is default)
It will scan for channels then list the choices.
|Electronic Program Guide|
Settings are limited, but there's an Electronic Program Guide (EPG) that provides the programming schedule and touching the screen while the TV is running provides more options, including the ability to record the show and save it to your device for later viewing.
This gadget has proven to work as I had hoped and I can't wait to try it while camping.
Check out the iview Air Stick on Amazon, $27.47.