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Digital Stream DHR8203U

Digital Stream DHR8203U
alaScore 78

203 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 reviews of Digital Stream DHR8203U. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Satellite Receivers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Satellite Receivers the Digital Stream DHR8203U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 user reviews of Digital Stream DHR8203U from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Satellite Receivers on

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This summary is based on the products: Digital Stream DHR8203U Freeview+ HD, 320GB HDD, 3 x USB, Set-top box with CI SlotDigital Stream DHR8203U Freeview+ HD, 320GB HDD, 3 x USB, Set-top box with CI Slot

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (

Digital Stream DHR8203U review


A slow EPG blights this Freeview+ HD recorder's otherwise impressive performance

User interface ; HD pictures ; SD upscaling

Slow EPG ; Crowded remote ; No DivX support

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Jason Denwood (

Digital Stream DHR8203U Freeview HD recorder


Freeview HD has hit the headlines, but as for "World Cup recorders" there's scant few available on the new platform, making Digital Stream's debut DHR8203U something quite special - and not only because of its uniqueness. This large machine's touch...

GUI, high-def & standard-def pictures, quality of recordings

Poor remote, sticky EPG

This large machine's touch controls and subtle red and blue display lend a classy feel that's carried over into an easy to use interface. And though the 8-day EPG can be sticky and slow to navigate and the remote control is poor, the quality of both...

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Robert (

Digital Stream DHR8203U


Works as it should and overall I am happy with my purchase

Some of the buttons on the remote control are to small in particular the play back buttons for recorded items.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Tim (

Digital Stream DHR8203U


picture is not as good as standard Samsung tv picture

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Tony (

Digital Stream DHR8203U


Picture quality is excellent. Reception quality is better than my TV's tuner.

Had to refer to manual for some functions.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Charlie (

Digital Stream DHR8203U


Easy to set up and use.

Cuts the beginning and end off on some programmes but only 1 - 2 minutes.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Peter (

Digital Stream DHR8203U


Expandable by adding external hard drives to the USB ports. The quality of the HD channels is very good. Able to view info without having to play the media files first (unlike another well known brand) Able to move or copy files to hard drives Able to...

A little slow starting up. File transfer a little slow

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Ginny (

Digital Stream DHR8203U


Easy to use Good picture

A little slow to change channel A little noisy when recording

May, 2012

Consumer review by: N (

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Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Steven (

Digital Stream DHR8203U


Has on screen menus which sare clear and easy to use. Also the EPG or electronic program guide is easy to use

Can't really find any bad points. It does what it says and more besides. Definitely a good buy at the price.

Apr, 2012