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Satellite Receiver Reviews

Updated: Dec 21, 2014 10:29
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Samsung SIR TS160

The Samsung SIR-TS160 is a combination ATSC OTA HD tuner and DirecTV HDTV set-top box. It retains the DVI/HDCP of the SIR-T165 along with the NTSC tuner, the four selectable scan rates, front-panel buttons, all-metal chassis, and brushed-aluminum front...

3 expert reviews | 53 user reviews

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Sirius Starmate Replay ST2

I bought this unit for Christmas 2006 with the car mount kit and the Boombox. When I use the Starmate in my house in the boombox, the sound is decent and the reception is ok. However I like to transport the unit between my house and the car. On a scale...

1 expert reviews | 34 user reviews

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Daewoo DS700

I would steer clear of this one. It worked OK at first then started losing channels on a regular basis and then eventually decided not to turn on. Another call to the infamous 'daewoo customer helpline' resulted in the bored employee telling me that a...

25 user reviews

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Alba STB2

This freeview box is perfect for the average user. Easy to set-up, easy to use, and gets all of the channels I could ask for! Very sturdy as well. Definately worth getting.

31 user reviews

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Bush DFTA1001

A clever space-saving solution, and good enough for use with smaller screens

1 expert reviews | 43 user reviews

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Gigaware PC to TV Converter

OK, I use this product for watching netflix on my TV. The quality is pretty good, depends on the DVD or Stream most of the time, but no worse than my non HD Dvd plays on my non HD tv and no worse than the picture on my laptop, taking into account that...

54 user reviews

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Philips DSX5500

We were moving the TV and the cable box fell on the floor. We looking on AMAZON and to my surprise we found one for a good price. It was easy to order. It arrived in very good condition. wasn't hard to install, we called the cable company. It's working...

12 user reviews

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RCA DS4220RE Dual-LNB DIRECTV System with Free Pro-Installation

This is an excellent product. I recommend it to anyone contemplating switching from the poor quality of cable to the high quality of DSS.

85 user reviews

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Pace Twin Digital TV Recorder

Yes the bugs are really annoying, but the picture quality is great, the interface is good and the whole functions really well. if you've lived without a PVR till now, it's time to change!

10 user reviews

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Blaupunkt America SIRIUS satellite radio tuner/car mount

The renowned German radio manufacturer's first Sirius satellite radio, the Blaupunkt America SR04 looks and sounds cool but suffers from a few operational quirks.

1 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

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Samsung SIR TS360

It does what it is supposed to do, I haven't had issues with resetting or any issues that some had brought up. It has a very good picture, many different ways to hook it up to your TV or system. I was just popping it out of the box after a year of so...

47 user reviews

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Hughes HDVR2

Playback lists are easy to use.

25 user reviews

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Philips DSR 7000

I've had 6 Tivos but up until now, they have all been freestanding (TiVo1 and TiVo2) units. I switched to satellite about a year ago and was thrilled to find that DirecTV was offering Tivos.....Until I brought mine home. What they DON'T tell you is...

10 user reviews

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Audiovox SIRPNP2

With this Audiovox Sirius satellite radio, you can take your tunes on the road or bring them home.

1 expert reviews | 133 user reviews

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Samsung SIR-T351 - HDTV tuner

I bought one of these used for about $40 for an older widescreen TV, for OTA only. Set up was simple and it worked right out of the box. Scanned my channels and I'm ready to go. I have an outside newer antenna and the closest broadcast station is...

58 user reviews

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ADS Technologies HDUP1500 HDTV Upconverter

Start off with the bad news. I have a Motorola DVR / Converter box with my Comcast cable service, and the Comcast remote sends the ADS box into gonzo fits. Attempting to use the menu button on the cable remote causes the ADS box to switch inputs. Using...

10 user reviews

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Sanyo CRSR-10 SIRIUS Radio Receiver with Home and Car Kit

Large display, 20 pre-sets, Car AND Home kit. Easy to use

68 user reviews

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Bush DFTA1

This Bush Freeview box, the DFTA1, is a stylish slimline affair, with rounded corners, a silver exterior and a blue fascia piquing interest. Other than that, it's business as usual

1 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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I have had two of DTV's HD receivers for approximately 10 months. I've had 5 service calls from techs, 2 boxes swapped out and i am currently having problems with both existing boxes. One box drops the sound and the other drops the picture first and...

11 user reviews

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Toshiba DST3000 High Definition Digital Satellite Receiver

I was an early adopter of a Toshiba 40H80 Theater Wide HDTV and the DST-3000 back in late 2001. I have always been a fan of Toshibas products and to me they are top notch and for the most part have lived up to and exceeded thier expectations. The...

17 user reviews

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2 Room DIRECTV Receiver

This was much better than the last non Tivo DTV DVR I tried. I tried the last one for 2 months before I had my TIVO repaired. I recorded last years Superbowl on DT HDDVR and on my old 2002 DTV Tivo HDVR2. I watched the game on the SD HDVR2 Tivo because...

125 user reviews

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Thomson Top Up TV - 160GB Freeview Digital TV Recorder - With Free Top Up...

I am on my umpteenth replacement box in the last couple of years and have finally given up with this box. It seems to mis-time the starting of programmes which usually means that I end up with 10 minutes chopped off the end of programmes such as Family...

213 user reviews

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We bought this RCA receiver when we got satellite 16 months ago. Its features were adequate but not intuitive. After 4 months of minimal use as a second-room receiver the unit stopped receiving 2/3 of all channels. Tech support offered very little...

15 user reviews

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I received the order and called Direct TV to activate the box. I was told these boxes are now so old they are no good. Now trying ro recover my money.

48 user reviews



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