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alaTest has collected and analyzed 561 reviews of LG DRT389H. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative views about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, design, size


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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 408 user reviews of LG DRT389H from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The image quality and price also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, design, size


77% 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 Digital TV DVD Recorder with USB 2.0 Interface

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Daniel Phillips (

LG DRT389H review


Great-value DVD recorder bursting with features

Wealth of features ; Onscreen design ; Slick operation ; Strong pictures

Remote ; Clumsy Freeview+ integration

Some areas need work, but overall this is an easy-to-use DVD recorder that offers lots of features for an appealing price

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

LG DRT389H DVD Recorder


If you're in the market for a DVD recorder, LG's DRT389H deck should be shortlisted.

, stripped of all the hard-disk related logos and its central silver panel. But it's still a very attractive and well-made machine, dressed in a glossy black finish with a silver strip horizontally bisecting the fascia. Above this strip, you'll find a...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Martin (



very hard to read the time and channel or any other informatiom that appears on the equipment.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Claire (



Easy set=up, good quality

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Alfred (



replaces an old philips dvd pre digital, connections etc still the same so instaling was very easy and appearance is very neat and more slim line than the old model. it was bought on the internet with home delivery after very good info from the shop...

none up to press

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Peter (



easy to use even my wife can work it

I have to dust it

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Angela (



looks good easy to use good picture good sound good value for money

no twin tuner, so can't tape one programme and watch another.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Rodney (



Low cost

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Rita (

Uncomplicated product


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

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Alexis (

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...

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications


BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-T2: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Media Player: No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Content Access: No


CI Plus: No
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
4K Upscaling: 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
USB Recording: No


DTS Decoder:DTS Decoder / Yes
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus