How ZapperBox Works

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    The Zapper Box M1 is a revolutionary new receiver that makes it possible to view the benefits of ATSC 3.0 or NextGen TV broadcasts on your existing TV including 4K, HDR and Dolby® AC4 audio.

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    NextGen TV broadcasts are rapidly proliferating across the nation. The ZapperBox M1 ensures that you are ready without having to buy a new TV. As of November 2020, 25 million people living in 14 metro areas have access to an ATSC 3.0 signal.

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    Channel Scan

    When the system is turned on the very first time it does a channel scan. All ATSC 1.0 and ATSC 3.0 channels found are added to the channel map. You can also do additive channel scans after repositioning your antenna. This adds any new channels found without erasing the existing channel map.

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    Software Updates

    One of the most important features of ZapperBox M1 is that we plan to continuously keep updating its software. You can select if you want updates to install automatically or would prefer to manually check for updates.

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    ATSC 3.0 visualization in grid guide

    The grid guide highlights ATSC 3.0 channels with distinctive blue and purple arcs. Its easy to see which channels are being broadcast using ATSC 3.0 vs. ATSC 1.0.

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    Hide Unwanted Channels

    You can select which channels should appear in the grid guide and during channel surfing. You can still tune to a hidden channel by entering its channel number or by unhiding it.

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    Info Bar

    You can see program information in the info bar that comes up when you tune to a new channel or by pressing the INFO button. The info bar includes a measure of signal quality on a scale of 1-100.

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    Show Details

    Pressing the INFO button a second time brings up the show banner that has more detailed information available about a show.

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    Main Menu

    Pressing Menu on the remote control displays the main menu. The Arrow and OK keys let you navigate various menus.

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