Well mine did come in a strange box that said "Stark Industries" on the side... didn't think anything of it at the time.
Honestly I would try it again. I watched the entirety of lawless and part of another moive with no problem. No error message and the little blue arc reactor light on the dac lights right up when I plug it in.
My "camera kit" is an after-market 5 in 1 from amazon as an aside.