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alaScore 79

505 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 505 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The image quality and usability also get good feedback.

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

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the LG DRT389H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 505 reviews)

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LG DRT389H review


Great-value DVD recorder bursting with features

Wealth of features ; Onscreen design ; Slick oeration ; Strong ictures

Remote ; Clumsy Freeview+ integration

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Amazon review summary for LG DRT389H


alaTest has collected and analysed 321 user reviews of LG DRT389H from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

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

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG - DRT389H Digital TV DVD Recorder with USB 2.0 InterfaceLG - DRT389H 1080P Up-Scaling Digital TV/DVD RecorderLG DRT389H DVD Player / Recorder DivX DTT, USB, DV input HDMI

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Uncomplicated product


Easy to use and instal. Pleasantly surprised as it does the job without fuss.


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DVD Recorder


Was concerned that given price was so much lower than others, quality and functionality would be also. We bought this to replace a cranky (not so old) Sony model to record films from our now full Sky+ box. it really does the trick, and also plays every...

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excellent product


excellent product, keenly priced.

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very good product


Great design and good value

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Good value for money


I bought this as a replacement for a VHS recorder because it seemed to be and is good value for money. Installation is simple, just follow the easy set up guide. One slight criticism is the way the manual is set out, just read it carefully if you are...

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Very sleek and easy to use. Would recommend

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1st time user


I have never used Argos before and throught the internet, I reserved and then collected, at my convenience my ourchases.

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DVD recorder


A good little machine for a reasonable price. Some items a little difficult to work out but we eventually got there.

Product Specifications


BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: Yes


DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: No
3D Ready: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Recorder
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: Yes
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording: Yes
DVD-R Recording: Yes
DVD-RAM Recording: Yes
DVD-RW Recording: Yes
DVD+R Recording: Yes
DVD+RW Recording: Yes
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No


DTS Decoder:DTS Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus