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Satellite Receiver Reviews

Updated: Oct 21, 2016 00:33
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I too have had some problems, but all are easily fixed, wouldn't recomend unless you're at least a bit tech savvy as the fixes can be a bit awkward to implement. When working it is a good box with plenty of features. As for the problem some people...

17 user reviews

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Sony SVR-S500

Ours has just packed up again. One replacement, one reconfigure and now broken completely. Unfortunately now out of guarantee. Will defintitely not buy a Sony one to replace. Didn't buy on Amazon - should have and checked the reviews first!

50 user reviews

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XACT XTR8CK SIRIUS Radio Receiver with Car Kit

I've been reading all the bad reviews for this and they blow my mind. I've had this very unit since May 2006 and I still have this SAME unit today, Oct 2013. The only problem I have with mine is the down button just BARELY quit working 3 months ago....

68 user reviews

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Yamada DTV 3000 HDD

This PVR is pretty disappointing really. In short:

12 user reviews

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Ferguson F01SDB

Got this machine for it's ariel socket out for our old tv, there aren't many inexpensive ones that have it and don't want a separate RF modulator with yet another plug in the wall and another thing to stop working such is the appalling build quality of...

16 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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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...

57 user reviews

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

I've had this unit for almost two years. It was a good starter

10 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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Sirius Sportster 4 Satellite Radio Receiver with Car Kit

Two years ago I purchased a Sirius Sporster radio when I signed up with Sirius.  This radio opperated as advertised.  No problems with reception and seldom did it lose connection with the satilite.  AFter a short two years that radio stopped working. ...

11 user reviews

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Would not waste my money of buying a Bush product again, the after sales service is a waste of time and effort as it gets you no where. I'll be buying the cheap ones from now on and replace them when they stuff up which always seems to be just out of...

10 user reviews

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When HD began to break into the TV market, we were forced to buy one of these units with our new HD 1080p CRT TV as the tele didn't have a built in HD tuner. (Remember those days?). Well, that's when the problems began. As soon as we brought this unit...

28 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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Sony RDRHDC100 / RDRHDC300 / RDRHDC500

Won't even play my Sony music DVDs. How can they make a machine that won't play their own stuff. Had same run around from Customer service as others have had. Purchased from Dick Smith but they don't want to know !! NICE service from them refused...

25 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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Hauppauge DEC 1100-T

I bought one of these when it was just about being discontinued. Bought it to use with an old analogue/SCARTless TV and it's been brilliant. Plus Hauppauge even sent me a replacement mini SCART lead when I wanted to use it with my main TV and couldn't...

2 expert reviews | 19 user reviews

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AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid STB 1080i

AverMedia has launched a wide number of TV products that work a lot better than the Hybrid STB 1080i and we’d readily recommend any USB TV tuner and a notebook over this version, as the results are far from satisfying.

2 expert reviews

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Samsung SIR TS360

easy to set up

24 user reviews

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DIRECTV Plus DWO2-10021 HD DVR (Lease)

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...

138 user reviews

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RCA Ultimate TV Satellite System - DS4290RE Digital Video Recording

I bought one of these from a bricks and boards store and (fortunately) bought a replacement extended warranty. My 4th unit since 12/9/01 has just failed entirely. Don't waste your money. Extended warranty or no, I'm ridding myself of this nuisance.

53 user reviews

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Sony SAT HD300

This unit totally surpasses the garbage that Directv gives you in every way.I love my Sony receivers!

30 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...

211 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.

49 user reviews

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Dish Network Dish 500

If you have the patience to set-up the system yourself. It's great - pay only for what you want to watch and when you want it, no contracts. No monthly payments. I love it, but getting it set-up and working was no simple task. Since I had no...

21 user reviews

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Grundig Freeview 1TB HD Digital Video Recorder

My 1TB machine does all of the above plus picture turns green no way to right it, except turn it off for a week or so. I threw it in the garage where it can rot. Customer service does not exist.

18 user reviews


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