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LG Electronics DR 4812W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of LG Electronics DR 4812W. The average rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design. The price is also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the finish. Many are negative about the reliability and size.

usability, price, design

image quality, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the LG Electronics DR 4812W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 21 reviews)

2 expert reviews

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Expert review by: Alex Kidman (

LG DR4812W DVD Recorder


LG's inexpensive DVD recorder makes a great entry point for anyone pondering upgrading from the humble family VCR.

Multi-format DVD recording; thumbnails on DVD+/-RW recording

No Timeskip, some units reported with sound/recording faults

The DR4812W's isn't the absolute cutting edge in DVD recorders -- it can't do the timeskipping tricks that hard drive enabled players can, for a start -- but what it is is a great introduction to DVD recorders; it's capable and easy enough to use with...

Jul, 2004

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (

LG DR4812W DVD Recorder


LG's inexpensive DVD recorder makes a great entry point for anyone pondering upgrading from the humble family VCR. Read our Australian review.

May, 2004

Consumer review by: lifestyle54me2 (

LG DR4812W DVD Recorder


what a great machine I owned it for about two years no probs



Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: kimvor (

LG DR4812W DVD Recorder


i constantly have been having problems when i buy a new disc to record it will not initialise and i am sick of it



Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Farrken A Noid (

LG DR4812W DVD Recorder


Next time a disc wont initialize "Woppo" this is a bit of garbage the damn thing never worked properly

good door stop

expensive paper weight

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: sean (

LG DR4812W DVD Recorder


Worked for a month and burnet one time. The, the thing didn't work.

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: tanyajane (



I was very disappointed by this unit. I found that a lot of the time the DVD's would not play and that this unit was particularly sensutive. We managed to go through 3 of these in less than 12 months- each one was replaced with a new one until I...

Expensive, we went through 3 of these in less than a year. It could not stand up to the use of kids -who were not as gentle as they could have been but still I expected far more for the price paid.

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: PJL1941 (



It takes too long to read the hard disk. Most of the time it cannot read the DVD When it works the picture is good. But overall LG stands for "LOW GRADE" crap. If you buy an LG product, you need help - but you won't get it from LG. Sony is not much...

Substandard unit

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: sa220rath409 (



Satisfied with the price i have paid. I have no regrette so far. I have utilised my money on good product

Reasonably priced recorder. Very useful for day to day recording.brtter than vhs recorders. I am really satisfied of the performances.

I cannot reord on the dvd of 8x 0r 16x

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: sarah1131 (



I believe they could of gone cheaper since the machine is pretty slow to load up and read discs. Not very good customer service, could potentially be a good unit but LG needs to sort out its few problems.

Reasonable price, records both + and - format, easy menu system, easy to learn and use, aesthetic, slim body, great sleek design and finish, good features, great colours and it is easy to setup and record. Good variety of input formats.

Slower than expected startup, locked up once, remote is very big, titles basic, timer recording by start time and x minutes, doesnt seem to work with TDK-RW disks (pretty annoying).

Jul, 2007