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alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of COBY DTV102. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Opinions about the design and size are generally positive. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, size, 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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of COBY DTV102 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers really like the image quality and design. The size and price also get good feedback, but there are some negative reviews about the reliability.

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73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ruben j. (



works great for the price

The signal from the remote to the receiver is a little spotty, but manageable.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: DAQ (

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.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Jack S. (

Works Good and Can Power Off to Save Energy


Beats getting ripped off by the over priced bundled packages offered by Comcast.

Picks up all the stations in my area with no problems. Easy to use.

Only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 eggs is you have to be within 8 or 10 feet to use the remote control.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Buzzer (

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

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Grandson Tech (

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

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Ilaid1954 (



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

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Love my TiVo (

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

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: The Phoenix (

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

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: rjm (

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

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: cosmo (

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

Jun, 2009

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.