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Digital Networks NA ReplayTV 40-Hour DVR

Digital Networks NA ReplayTV 40-Hour DVR
alaScore 66

58 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of Digital Networks NA ReplayTV 40-Hour DVR. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability. Many are negative about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Digital Networks NA ReplayTV 40-Hour DVR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 58 reviews)

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ReplayTV RTV5504 (40-hour DVR)

 

Editor's note: Replay has discontinued its hardware products and moved to a PC software model. However, the company continues to support users of the set-top box DVRs such as the one reviewed here, and they remain a worthwhile solution for advanced...

Pauses live TV; controls cable and satellite boxes; built-in video- and photo-networking features allow live video streaming between units; convenient ShowNav program navigation; digital audio and progressive-scan video outputs.

No more program sharing over the Internet; can't record two shows simultaneously; can't stream MP3 audio.

Multiroom video streaming and third-party PC software make the ReplayTV 5500 series a worthwhile alternative to TiVo for advanced DVR users.

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Digital Networks ReplayTV RTV5504 (40-hour DVR)

 

We bought the unit and it worked great. For a while. Suddenly lots of lock ups. Sent it back for a painful repair process. Never did work right after the repair. Liked the DVR experience, so we convinced ourselves that we had a lemon. We bought a...

Easy to use

Limited shelf live/average picuture

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Digital Networks ReplayTV RTV5504 (40-hour DVR)

 

I actually have this unit, and prior had a Tivo whose internal modem died after 4 months. I have had no problems with this unit (Over 2 years now) and the quality and realibility has been more then what I expected.

Good Menu, Easy to learn, Remote Control-Hook up

Tivo has a better menu, Bulk

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Digital Networks ReplayTV RTV5504 (40-hour DVR)

 

I actually have 3 units, all the older 5000 series with commercial advance. The commercial advance is great, but not critical for my needs. However, I have my house wired for ethernet and the ability to stream from room to room is fantastic. I've had...

streaming network video

unsure about corporate viablity

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Blows away Tivo

 

For the most electronically illiterate the Tivo is a good choice. But for anyone who needs or wants more options, the Replay is without question a better DVR. While the Tivo has many crippled functions, the Replay is "full-strength" with commercial...

unmatched versatility

No hi-def version

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"Blows away Tivo"

 

For the most electronically illiterate the Tivo is a good choice. But for anyone who needs or wants more options, the Replay is without question a better DVR. While the Tivo has many crippled functions, the Replay is "full-strength" with commercial...

unmatched versatility

No hi-def version

Consumer review by:

It'll do in a pinch, but that's about it.

 

Can be added to home network very easily

No list of scheduled recordings. Very limited ability to find and record shows that air at a differnt day/time than usual. Using the list of recorded shows is a clunky feat

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Too many problems for the money.

 

I purchased this system first, had terrible problems, just with the setup. Customer service was terrible, not particularly interested in helping, and would often have me do the same thing over and over. Finally got the system setup and loved it, but...

Easy to use

Terrible customer service, lots of bugs

Consumer review by:

Excellent 2 DVR inoperability

 

Initialization only requires an Internet connection unlike TiVo which requires a phone line and an Internet connection. Further, any ReplayTV unit can be played thru any other unit via home Ethernet. Any setting up to record can be made thru any unit...

Able to play programs recorded on more than one DVR on any other ReplayTV thru home Ethernet

Sometime requires a re-initialization for no apparant reason

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DO NOT ACCEPT A REFURBISHED PRODUCT

 

We purchased our first Replay TV brand new from a retail store, when 3 months later it broke down. 6, yes SIX refurbished replay tv's later, (1 year) the company finally sent us one that WAS not refurbished when we threatened to call Consumer Affairs....

Great, if you can get it to work

Programming goes down every Sunday, must reboot

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