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alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of DIRECTV Plus R15. The average rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price. There are some mixed views about the design and usability. Some have doubts about the image quality and size.


reliability, size, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the DIRECTV Plus R15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 59/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of DIRECTV Plus R15 from The average user rating for this product is 1.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers are impressed by the price, but the image quality and size get critical comments. Reviews about the design and usability are different.


reliability, size, image quality

24% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: steveharrington (

A poor TIVO wannabe ”


Before hailing this box as the best thing sinced sliced bread, I would strongly encourage you try a real from TIVO. But be sure that it has DIRECTV built in. DIRECTV and TIVO together = heaven!

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Battfox (

It's better than my 3 previous DVRs ”


The Directv R15 is an okay maybe even decent model...when it is working.  I do not appreciate it when my shows do not record because the machine has to be re-set and it takes at least five minutes to get it to re-set and then up to thirty minutes to...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: kingoftheink (

It did it's job for a short period of time ”


The Directv Dvr model r15 is the receiver I used with my Directv service. This model has caused me a lot of problems within a the short period of time I actually used it. The model served it's purpose for a small fraction of the time, but rarely...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: prindall (

I couldn't live without my DVR ”


I have a Directv Plus DVR receiver and I love it, don't know how I survived without it. I watch soap opers, and also work 7 hours a day; the dvr is perfect for recording any kind of series. You don't have to reset it every day, just set it to record...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: shymom (

Inferior product, too many glitches to list. Thumbs way down! ”


Granted I recieved this product free from direct tv when my old Tivo box went caput. I should have said thanks but no thanks. It's very unreliable. The menu is slow and sluggish to respond.

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: Merleg43 (

The DIRECTV R15 DTV Receiver / 100-Hours Video Recorder is crap. ”


The DIRECTV R15 DTV Receiver / 100-Hours Video Recorder is a piece of crap. It records pretty well for about 1/3 of the space allowed.  After that you start getting distorted picture's, recordings that pause a lot and when it finally starts to going...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: mgkidw0 (

Overall decent product but has many bugs. ”


I have had this product for just a little over 2 years now. Overall, the DirecTV DVR is decent, but it has many flaws. It is advertised that 100 hours are available, but it tends to "fill up" with only 16-20 hours recorded. When it tends to "fill up",...

Dec, 2007

Product Specifications

With its astounding variety of channels and choices, crisp digital-quality picture and sound and one-of-a-kind sports and events... DIRECTV service offers everything you'd want in your television experience. With DIRECTV Plus you can expect more than ever before, with access to over 225 channels, including over 30 premium movie channels, with all the convenience of DIRECTV Plus Receiver service. DIRECTV Pay Per View offers a handy choice in recent hit movies, plus exciting live sports, concerts and specials. There are exclusive sports subscriptions for every taste and team. Even access to 36 commercial-free music channels! To deliver this unique programming and enhance your entertainment experience, the DIRECTV System has been designed to be simple and user-friendly. You'll find that most features are self-explanatory, with onscreen directions to lead you through them. So, welcome to the family. The DIRECTV Plus Receiver lets you record up to 100 hours of your favorite programs, and use pause and other video controls on live TV. You can select a specific program and set it to record once or every time it's on, or you can create a "find" to search for and record your favorite shows with your desired name, title or keywords. You can even record two shows at once.

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