Directv may require a 2 year commitment from date of activation
May require to be activated as a "Leased" Receiver as per DirecTv Policy change
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The Directv R16-300 is an easy-to-use and easy-to-setup digital media receiver. This Directv multi-satellite receiver provides access to more than 225 channels with 100% digital-quality DIRECTV programming. This Directv digital receiver with an efficient search function enables you to easily locate what you want to watch or record. The Directv R16-300 offers pause and rewind functions for live TV up to 90 minutes. This Directv multi-satellite receiver provides digital video recording for two shows simultaneously. This Directv digital receiver delivers bright, sharp images with crisp, Dolby Digital surround sound. Also, the Directv R16-300 incorporates a built-in RF antenna and supports SWM (Single Wire Multiswitch).
Broadcast Type Satellite
Inputs Digital Audio (Optical) x 1, RF (TV) x 1, S-Video x 1
Outputs Composite x 1, RF x 1, S-Video x 1
Additional Ports USB x 1
Additional Functionalities Digital TV Receiver, Video Recorder
may require 2 YEAR extension of contract, monthly fees will apply by DirectTV, may also require to be activated as a "Leased Receiver", etc.
...service not included....receiver only.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
UPDATE - Well please disregard the 3 star review - in fact this receiver is horrible. It has continually frozen, however the biggest flaw is the constant "722 Error" for some reason I get an error message saying that I am not receiving a satellite signal despite the fact I am able to watch TV (I have three DVR receivers this is the only model that gets the error message)? What is the problem? The error message takes up about 20% of the screen. I have spent HOURS on the phone with Direct TV without resolution. I have filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau ... with no resolution. Finally after three months I decided to cancel my Direct Tv Service
Well all of us Direct TV users can sigh a bit of relief - we finally have an improvement over the old DVR R15 - which was a nightmare for all of its owners. In fact, (the previous model...
My complaints with this receiver are: 1. When recording it cuts about 5 seconds off the end of the recording. Your only alternative is to adjust the recording to add 1 minute to it to get the last 5 seconds. Really, Who Programmed this? Does it take that much to test the programming before you put it in the equipment? Why cut 5 seconds off? 2. FF and rewind are hit and miss. I often overshoot and have to go back and spend just as long finding the spot I wanted to get to. 3. The guide is slow and you can forget using the Active button which gives you the weather and the most popular movies. It is SLOW SLOW SLOW. 4. Even though it is an improvement over the R-15 model it is LEASE ONLY. I was able to get the R-15's off of EBay and avoid the lease, but this model cannot be purchased reasonably. I was hoping to find a used one and avoid the lease but had no luck locating one so I ended up leasing one. 5. As warranties go this one is terrible. 1 year parts...
I've never been so disappointed in a product. I have had direct TV from 1996 to present. I installed my old DTV dish and receiver at my Grandparents so they could enjoy the luxury of satellite TV in 2007. That's when I got a Dish Network account with a DVR. It had reliability issues, but the Dish DVR has way better picture, sound, and features. I let the Dish Network account go 2 months ago and got a DTV DVR. I have never been so disappointed in all my life. There's never a week that goes by that I don't miss at least 1 scheduled recording because this thing either skips the recording inadvertently or it crashes or it looses the signal or all of the above. Then there's the issue with programming the events. DTV's DVR will only record a series on one channel. If a program comes on different channels you have to set up the DVR to record each channel separately. With Dish Network, you tell it you want to record every episode of something and it does exactly that no matter what channel...
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