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DIRECTV Black DVR Digital Multi-Satellite Receiver - R16-300

Abt Model: R16 | UPC Code: 185463000368
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225 Channels Of Digital-Quality Programming/ Picture In Guide/ Caller ID/ Parental Controls/ Playlist/ Bookmarks/ Digital Video Recording/ Black Finish/ DIRECTV Subscription Required/ R16-300
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3.8 (13 reviews) 4

Product Details

DIRECTV Black DVR Digital Multi-Satellite Receiver, Model R16 (R16-300)

The DIRECTV DVR delivers you the ultimate in 100% digital-quality DIRECTV® programming. Add the DIRECTV® package and DVR service and you get the best choice and widest selection of digital-quality programming and the convenience of digital video recording in one unit. Images are sharper. Colors are brighter. Sound is crisper. And now they can be recorded. The easy-to-use search function enables you to locate exactly what you want to watch or record. Take a look at all the features and benefits and get ready to enjoy maximum entertainment.

Key Features:

  • Get access to more than 225 channels of 100% digital-quality DIRECTV programming
  • With all the convenience of a digital video recording service offering an easy-to-use search function.
  • Pause and rewind live TV for up to 90 minutes.
  • Record shows digitally, without a videotape.
  • R16 will support SWM (Single Wire Multiswitch)
  • Automatically record an entire season of favorite shows, even if they move to a new day or time.
  • Rewind, fast-forward and pause in a snap.
  • Record and save up to 100 hours of programming.
  • Search and digitally record favorite shows with one click.
  • Record two shows at once while watching a previously recorded show.
  • Has a built in RF antenna, RF remote Sold Separately
  • Unlike the previous models, this receivers does NOT have a built in NTSC tuner (for off-air programming)

Features:

  • Dolby® Digital
  • Dual Tuner
  • Caller ID
  • Picture in Guide
  • Parental Controls
  • Series Link Recording
  • Find an Autorecord by Title, Perso and Keyword
  • Playlist
  • Advanced Program Guide® (Up to 14 days)
  • Bookmarks
  • English and Spanish languages
  • Resolution Formats
  • Favorite Channel Lists
  • Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound capable
  • Interactive TV enabled.
  • Instant reply and slow motion controls
  • On-screen Caller ID shows you whos calling.#
  • "Bookmarks" let you mark and instantly access favorite scenes in your recorded shows

Interactive Features:

  • DIRECTV News Mix, Sports Mix and Kids Mix.
  • DIRECTV Active™ - featuring local weather, programming recommendations, daily horoscope, lottery results and interactive advertising.

NFL SUNDAY TICKET™:
Customers can access:

  • Highlights-on-Demand
  • Enhanced Games (NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ subscription required)

NFL SUNDAY TICKET™:
SuperFan customers can access:

  • Game Mix™
  • Short Cuts™
  • Red Zone Channel™ (NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ SuperFan subscription required)

In The Box:

  • DIRECTV Plus DVR
  • Users Guide
  • Cables
  • Remote Control

Approximate Weights:

  • Shipping: 10 lbs

Footnote:

  1. 2 YEAR LEASE AGREEMENT: DIRECTV NOW HAS A LEASE AGREEMENT FOR ALL OF THEIR EQUIPMENT. EARLY CANCELLATION WILL RESULT IN A FEE OF $20/MONTH FOR EACH REMAINING MONTH. Must maintain 24 consecutive months of your DIRECTV programming package. DVR Service $7/mo. required for DVR and HD DVR lease. HD Access fee $10/mo. required for HD Receiver and HD DVR. No lease fee for only 1 receiver. Lease fee for first 2 receivers $6/mo.; additional receiver leases $6/mo. each. ALL EQUIPMENT IS LEASED AND MUST BE RETURNED TO DIRECTV UPON CANCELLATION, OR UNRETURNED EQUIPMENT FEES APPLY. VISIT directv.com OR CALL 1-800-DIRECTV FOR DETAILS. DIRECTV programming, pricing, terms and conditions subject to change at any time.
  2. Residential Use only
  3. Commercial or business use will void the manufactures warranty
  4. *Opened satellite boxes & systems (or activated cards) must be returned or exchanged directly to DIRECTV

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice

More reasons to buy the DIRECTV R16-300 from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The DIRECTV R16-300 is Brand New.
  • The DIRECTV R16-300 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
 
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DIRECTV Black DVR Digital Multi-Satellite Receiver
 
3.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (11)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Sleek design (5)
  • Reliable (4)
  • Large capacity / good size (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (6), Casual user (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Solid Performance

    The R16 has performed great for the few weeks that I have had it. Records what I want and play back is simple. So far so good.

    The R16 has performed great for the few weeks that I have had it. Records what I want and play back is simple. So far so good.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    DO NOT BUY!

    DEFECTIVE WOULD RESET ITSELF OR FREEZE UP! WILL NOT REPLACE WITH SAME MODEL.WILL GIVE ME A REFURB R15. IF I HAD KNOWN THIS I WOULD NOT HAVE BOUGHT! BUYER BEWARE!

    DEFECTIVE WOULD RESET ITSELF OR FREEZE UP! WILL NOT REPLACE WITH SAME MODEL.WILL GIVE ME A REFURB R15. IF I HAD KNOWN THIS I WOULD NOT HAVE BOUGHT! BUYER BEWARE!

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    5.0

    great product

    By sid

    from Alexander NC

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about DIRECTV Black DVR Digital Multi-Satellite Receiver:

      the product is great actvation was easy your price was better then direct TV's
      thanks

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      3.0

      R-16 works like my old R-15, except:

      By K5esx

      from Ruidoso, NM

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • Multi-sat Capability
      • Sleek Design

      Cons

      • Hangs In Fast Forward

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Movies
      • Television

      Comments about DIRECTV Black DVR Digital Multi-Satellite Receiver:

      R-16 works just like my old R15 except it hangs occasionally in fast forward. I have to completely stop playback, restart, and go find where I was in my program. Has happened 3 times in 3 weeks of ownership. Maybe I have a defective machine? The picture on the R-16 may be a bit sharper than the R-15.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was EXACTLY as promised.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great service, great price

      By Jimbo Slice

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about DIRECTV Black DVR Digital Multi-Satellite Receiver:

        The ordering process was easy, the delivery was fast, and the price was right. Who could ask for more?

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        [...]

        By None

        from Lancaster, NY

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about DIRECTV Black DVR Digital Multi-Satellite Receiver:

          [...]

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          1.0

          Minimal performance

          By DTV-

          from SF CA

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

          • Software problem 1st week

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about DIRECTV Black DVR Digital Multi-Satellite Receiver:

          This DVR is a basic model with minimal features. The original Tivo units were preferable by far.

          Service and delivery comments:

          My order was processed promptly and delivery was faster than anticipated.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          It is great!

          By Me

          from Chicago, Il

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use
          • High Capacity
          • Reliable
          • Sleek Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about DIRECTV Black DVR Digital Multi-Satellite Receiver:

              I love it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              item is what it says it is, no gitches

              By straightshooter

              from vernon hills, illinois

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use
              • Sleek Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Television

                Comments about DIRECTV Black DVR Digital Multi-Satellite Receiver:

                fast, packaged well

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Just as advertised

                By pfc111

                from texas

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about DIRECTV Black DVR Digital Multi-Satellite Receiver:

                  Product worked as advertised

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  ABT delivered as advertised!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  I would buy again

                  By no more comment to give

                  from Joliet,Il.

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home

                    Comments about DIRECTV Black DVR Digital Multi-Satellite Receiver:

                    Very convenient

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    4.0

                    dvr

                    By new to dvr

                    from chicago, il

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use
                    • High Capacity

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home

                      Comments about DIRECTV Black DVR Digital Multi-Satellite Receiver:

                      i like this dvr, it is easy to use and serves my basic purposes.

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