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Samsung SIR TS160

Samsung SIR TS160
alaScore 62

56 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Samsung SIR TS160. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Satellite Receivers for all reviews. Comments about the size and price are on the whole positive, but many are negative about the design and reliability.

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 62/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 56 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 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 3.7/5 for other Satellite Receivers on Reviewers really like the price. The reliability is also appreciated. Many are less positive about the design.

usability, reliability, price


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

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

Jul, 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: (

Nice Features but problematic


Has all the options you need including DVI, and composite video outputs, easily setup

Problematic behavior and inconsistent. I have the most problems with Fox Sports Net where even during non-hd broadcasts the video freezes or breaks up constantly--the audio continues. Also, on the Directv HD channels i.e. HDNEt, HBO HD etc.. The image b

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: (

Dont waste money...wait a little longer


Its works great for those over the air channels

If you have Directv, the HD programming for the local channels does not come in well at all. The picture becomes pixulated, and according to Directv their is not a whole lot I can do about it. But as more and more local channels get converted to HD over

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: (




I have the same problem with ABC in chicago. The unit locks up alot. It has VERY POOR remote response. I have to stand 3ft away and in front of the unit for the remote to work and thats with brand new batteries

Jan, 2005

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: (

Nice Picture But Dies Very Fast


Nice picture on HD broadcasts when it works

I bought this receiver and got the DirectTV HD package. I connected it to my RCA DLP 50" DVI input 1080i TV and the image on HD were great. The problem is after a week it died. Then I have found in other forums that these boxes have a problem with over he

Nov, 2003

Consumer review by: AuburnLock (

Blind Up-Converting


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

Definition selectable switch, Short supplemental cables

Oct, 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.