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CyberHome CH-DVR1600 DVD Recorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 668 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and image quality are generally positive. The usability and value for money also get good views. Some have doubts about the size and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the CyberHome CH-DVR1600 DVD Recorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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DVR 1600 DVD Recorder


The CyberHome DVR1600 is measures just over 13.7 by 9 by 1.7 inches. And at a mere $115, it won't take a chunk out of your wallet, either.

We wouldn't recommend the DVR1600 for general use, but its low cost and small size make it adequate as a second recorder for light use. Just don't expect to be able to set up recordings quickly with the awkward remote

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cyberhome 1600


cheap price

quality of player, misreads blank discs, not able to record

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Stay away from Cyberhome products!


None, wouldn't work out of the box

You name it

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High priced player - Will not record


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Amazon review summary for CyberHome CH-DVR1600 DVD Recorder


alaTest has collected and analyzed 458 user reviews of CyberHome CH-DVR1600 DVD Recorder from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

value for money, usability, image quality, design, reliability


31% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: CyberHome CH-DVR 1500 Progressive-Scan DVD+R/+RW Recorder and Player , SilverCyberhome CH-DVR1600 DVD RecorderCyber Home CH-DVR 1600 - DVD recorder with TV tuner

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15 months not a problem


if you ever run into any problems with the display on the machine it's self just unplug it for a few seconds and it reboots and works just as good as new, have only had to do this twice in 15 months. not a big deal.

does what it says it will do, not fancy but a great deal for what it costs

little or none, there is a hiss but I record mostly sporting events so that is not that noticable

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easy to install

Stopped working after just a few movies were played ; No contact through phones or e-mails ; no return to store ; it was a big & costly mistake

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The phone number for CyberHome has been disconnected ; There is no phone number listed on the web site ; I suggest you DO NOT BUY any cyberhome product. There is a high failure rate. Google with CyberHome as the search term

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Save your money - DO NOT BUY THIS


I bought this to "tape" my wife's shows off the TV every week and this experience has been a dismal failure. I am starting to see this unit selling for $xx. Maybe the manufacturer is getting the hint - IT DOES NOT WORK.

is a more than adequate player - fully featured remote. Plays my downloaded avi's although this is not documented

have had problems burning DVD's from the start. Emailed support and they told me I wa susing the wrong media and software. I changed both with vary sporadic results. If all you want to do is transfer VHS tapes and then watch the output once, then maybe...

Product Specifications

CyberHome's DVR 1600 Personal DVD Recorder lets you record to inexpensive and reliable DVD+R/RW discs from the built-in TV Tuner or any video source! Choose from Super High-Quality mode or additional modes for continuous recording on a DVD+R/RW disc. Connect your VCR and transfer your VHS movies to DVD discs and share with family and friends. Do you have a camcorder? You can also connect your camcorder directly to the DVD recorder's DV connector, IEEE 1394, and put your home movies onto DVD discs to share with family and friends.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / SVCD / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA
Type:DVD recorder/DVD recorder with TV tuner

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes
Picture Zoom Power:4x


Manufacturer:CyberHome Entertainment
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Cyber Home CH-DVR