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Samsung SIR TS160

Samsung SIR TS160
alaScore 63

50 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Samsung SIR TS160. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Satellite Receivers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The usability is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the design, and comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, price

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.

Review analysis

(Based on 50 reviews)

3 expert reviews

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SIR TS160

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Samsung SIR TS160 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Satellite Receivers on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price. The reliability also gets good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the design.

usability, reliability, price

design

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: The Perfect Vision (avguide.com)

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 (hometheater.com)

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
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Expert review by: Joel Brinkley (ultimateavmag.com)

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 (shopzilla.com)

Piece of Awesome Junk

 

Awesome Receiver When it Works.

Always broke.

May, 2004

Consumer review by: LJF (shopzilla.com)

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 (shopzilla.com)

Blind Up-Converting

 

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

Definition selectable switch, Short supplemental cables

Oct, 2003

Consumer review by: fuzzo (shopzilla.com)

Failed Digital and comp. vidio

 

Price and apperance

poor quality lack of parts supply

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: JB (shopzilla.com)

Great receiver

 

Ease of operation and Setup

Default Settings are not as desireable, overall cost

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: Bill W. (shopzilla.com)

NO composite or digital video

 

Easy setup

expensive and poor quality

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

Bad power supply

 

Great HD picture when it works.

Second receiver in two months.

Jun, 2003
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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.
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