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alaScore 75

16 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of LG RC389H. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Comments about the image quality and design are overall positive. The price and usability are also appreciated.

usability, price, design, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the LG RC389H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 16 reviews)

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DON'T BUY IT! Simple, save the money and buy something with a built in digital tuner. As it it as analogue unit, you can't set it up to record off your HD TV - you will need a set top box to record anything. They are fairly cost savvy, but my overall...

USB input in front (can record to USB device) styling is good. Easy to operate.

No Digital Tuner built in.

Feb, 2011

Consumer review (

Good Value for money


Good quality machine with intuitive controls. My only reservation is that there is not much choice in how to construct menus when recording DVDs. In particular there is no choice of title slide. However this is very well priced and easy to use and the...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review (

LG DRT389H Digital DVD Recorder - Black


Very easy to use, quick and easy setup with great on-screen programming and menus.

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (

LG digital dvd recorder


was ok,no arrows to change stations had to use the numbered buttons,did'nt record every time so took it back

Oct, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):16-bit/48kHz / 24-bit/192kHz


Color of product:Black

File formats

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


LED Indicators: Yes


Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 9.65 x 1.93
Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-RW
Playback formats:DivX, Video CD, SVCD / MPEG4

Packaging Data

Package weight:11.3

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
RF ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Record Modes

DVD DL recording time (max):21
Max DVD recording time:14


Loader type:Front
Number of Discs:1
Number of disks:1

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder
Disc loading type:Front


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Progressive scan output: Yes
Video D/A Converter (DAC):10-bit/54MHz

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:5.78 / 7.05