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COBY DTV102

COBY DTV102
alaScore 84

78 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The usability and value for money are also mentioned favorably.

value for money, usability, image quality, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the COBY DTV102 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for COBY DTV102

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of COBY DTV102 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, design, image quality

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Coby DTV102 ATSC Standard-Definition Converter Box, Black

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Works great!

 

This works great with my older plasma tv and the RCA flat antenna. I like the guide and some of the other features. It's small so it is unobtrusive beneath my tv. Set up was a breeze. I would recommend this item.

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I would buy this product again and again

 

Watching TV

Easy To Set Up","Fast Setup","Good Audio","Improved Reception","Reception improved 100","Simple Controls

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Works just as described!

 

Our home is 110 miles from any town larger than 12,000 people and 100 miles from a transmitter so I really did not expect much for a signal. And I could not get a signal at all. However, I bought this to use at grandma\'s and she lives over 40 miles...

Easy To Set Up","Fast Setup","Simple Controls

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Mediocre

 

There aren\'t too many choices for standard def conversion. This unit could do a better job.

Easy To Set Up","Fast Setup","Simple Controls

Bad Reception","Flimsy Remote","Poor Quality

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Great Product - not with TiVo, though...

 

While the box works great when connected directly to the TV, it is NOT compatible with TiVo. The folks at TiVo only have a certain number of brands programmed in to TiVo, itself, and they had no clue how to make TiVo work with this COBY product. The...

Easy To Set Up","Fast Setup","Good Audio","Simple Controls

Not compatible with TiVo

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It\'s Awesome!!!!!!!!

 

You get the best clarity for your bucks. It is also very true to it\'s description; it\'s a powerhouse. You should get it and you wouldn\'t be disappointed!

Easy To Set Up","Fast Setup","Good Audio","Improved Reception","Simple Controls

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Works Great

 

For the price, you can\'t beat this converter box. I purchased the RCA ANT1450B indoor antenna and they work great together - execeeded my expectations. I purchased two of each; one for the front of the house and one for the back - no problems at all!...

Buy It","Easy To Set Up","Fast Setup","Good Audio","Improved Reception","Simple Controls

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You\'ll need a very good antenna

 

I am comparing this to my dead Digital Stream converter. It was bad enough, but Coby couldn\'t pick up half of the channels I was watching with Digital Stream. The remote is absolutely terrible: it requires a very precise aiming and a lot of power to...

Simple Controls

Bad Reception","Flimsy Remote

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Coby DTV-102: Good converter box. Compares well with Zenith DTT901.

 

I purchased a Coby DTV-102 digital TV converter box (for $45 at Fry's Electronics) and a Zenith DTT901 (for $50 at Sears) at the same time and brought them home to compare them on the same TV with the same rooftop antenna.  Both boxes are eligible for...

Good picture quality.  Good reception.  Fast tuning time.  Analog pass-through.  Adequate

Remote control is a bit too directionally sensitive.  No S-video output.  No audio volume

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Works Great

 

The box works just great, no problems except every once in a while it will go off for no apparent reason. I have had the box for 3 weeks and it has only done this 3 times.

Product Specifications

At midnight on June 12, 2009, all full-power television stations in the United States will stop broadcasting in analog and switch to 100% digital broadcasting. Digital broadcasting provides a clearer picture and more channels. It will also free up airwaves for use by emergency responders, among additional communication features that may develop. Analog television sets receiving free TV using an antenna will not work after June 12, 2009. Television viewers with these sets that are not connected to a pay TV service need to take action now. Most consumers who purchase a converter box today can connect it to their existing television and begin enjoying the benefits of digital television immediately. Broadcasters are transitioning to digital to provide important benefits to consumers. Because digital broadcasting is more efficient, broadcasters require less of the airwaves to provide a better television viewing experience. Once the DTV transition is completed, some television channels will be turned over to fire and police departments for emergency communication and others are being auctioned to companies to provide new wireless services. A TV converter box is a new product that plugs into your analog TV and, along with your antenna, will keep your analog set working after June 12, 2009. A TV converter box is a one-time purchase per applicable TV screen. You will need to take action before June 12, 2009, if you currently watch TV on an analog TV set that is not connected to cable, satellite or other pay TV service. If you own a television with a digital tuner or subscribe to a pay TV service, you will not need a converter box.
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