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alaTest has collected and analyzed 999 reviews of LG DRT389H. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and image quality. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the reliability. Opinions about the finish and size are different.

usability, price, image quality, design


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 3.9/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People really like the size and design. The image quality and price also get good views, whereas there are some critical comments about the reliability.

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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

Jun, 2018

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

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

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looked good

very slow to start, wouldn't play dvds Has gone in the bin now

Apr, 2017

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I bought this recorder to replace my 6 year old LG DR7800 that had finally bitten the bullet and failed to read or write discs correctly, but I couldn't afford another £400 player so I looked for a bargain, and this LG seemed to fit the bill for a...

The manual is a little perplexing. I can understand how a non-technical user may struggle with it as it is rather vague with some of the settings. It also has no standby thru-put, meaning if you route a Sky or Virgin media box through the DVD recorder,...

Nov, 2014

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easy to use even my wife can work it

I have to dust it

Mar, 2013

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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

Mar, 2013

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

Mar, 2013

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Well built high quality machine.Excellent performance and completely silent in operation.Tuned all stations immediately.Once you have read the instructons - it's brilliant!. Exceptional value for money - highly recommended.None

None - most problems are 'operator' based.

Mar, 2013

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Easy set=up, good quality

Mar, 2013

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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.

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital


Color of product:Black

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Video compression format:AVI, DIVX
Video formats supported:AVI,DivX

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 1.93 x 10.8
Disc types supported:DVD-RAM
Power Requirements:200-240V(±10%) 50/60Hz

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
RF ports quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder


Analog signal format system:PAL I, SECAM D/K
Video D/A Converter (DAC):10-bit/54MHz