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Samsung SIR TS160

Samsung SIR TS160
alaScore 64

48 reviews

Dec, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The price also gets good feedback, but the design and reliability get critical comments.

usability, price, size

reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Satellite Receivers the Samsung SIR TS160 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 63/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Samsung SIR TS160 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Satellite Receivers on People are impressed by the price. The reliability is also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the design.

usability, reliability, price


71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung SIR-TS160 Multiple Platform DirectTV Receiver

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: The Perfect Vision (

Video Sources & Set-Top Boxes: HDTV Set-Top Boxes: 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...

Mar, 2003

Expert review by: Joel Brinkley (

Samsung SIR-TS160 DTV/DirecTV receiver & SIR-T151 DTV receiver


Beginning now, however, a slew of new receivers is going on sale from many manufacturers, including a full suite of products from Samsung, two of which I review here. The SIR-T151 is a basic terrestrial digital receiver with a price of $499—for now,...

Feb, 2003

Expert review by: Joel Brinkley (

Samsung SIR-TS160 DTV/DirecTV receiver & SIR-T151 DTV receiver


Anyone in the market for a digital television receiver in recent months might have found them hard to come by. Manufacturers stopped making older models early this year when they began working on newer ones with updated features and receiver chips....

The prices of Samsung's SIR-TS160 and SIR-T151 are unbeatable, and their feature sets are superb, but their performance did not live up to what I've come to expect from present-generation DTV receivers. It is possible, however, that in your home...

Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: harlan (

Piece of Awesome Junk


Awesome Receiver When it Works.

Always broke.

May, 2004

Consumer review by: LJF (

Great features ... poor performance


Multiple options for analog and digital video / audio.

Digital optical didn't work in PCM mode out of the box.

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: AuburnLock (

Blind Up-Converting


On-screen Caller ID, Digital Audio, DVI/RGB output

Definition selectable switch, Short supplemental cables

Oct, 2003

Consumer review by: fuzzo (

Failed Digital and comp. vidio


Price and apperance

poor quality lack of parts supply

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: JB (

Great receiver


Ease of operation and Setup

Default Settings are not as desireable, overall cost

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: Bill W. (

NO composite or digital video


Easy setup

expensive and poor quality

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: (

Bad power supply


Great HD picture when it works.

Second receiver in two months.

Jun, 2003

Product Specifications

No matter what type of High Definition TV you have (although our vote is for a Samsung, of course), our receiver offers an award-winning experience. From its versatile connector options, including DVi (digital all the way), to a selectable resolution output that matches your TV, the TS160 provides high quality connectivity and performance. Not to mention the greatest view from your couch.