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alaScore 81

831 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 831 reviews of LG DRT389H. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The image quality and price also get good reviews, but reviews are divided on 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 679 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 People are impressed by the size and design. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, design, size

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Mar, 2015

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

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: 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

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

excellent product


excellent product, keenly priced.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: worzel (

very good product


Great design and good value

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Tartanalex (

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...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: dylan (



Very sleek and easy to use. Would recommend

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Jan (

1st time user


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

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Buffy (

DVD recorder


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

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications


BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): 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
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 / Yes
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus