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Samsung DVD-H40 DVD Recorder

Samsung DVD-H40 DVD Recorder
alaScore 64

17 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Samsung DVD-H40 DVD Recorder. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People really like the usability and image quality. The design and price also get good views.

price, design, image quality, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Samsung DVD-H40 DVD Recorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 64/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Stephen Ballantyne (

Samsung DVD-H40


It's a simple idea with obvious commercial potential: time shifting (recording programmes to watch at a more convenient time) is a popular use of VCRs; VCRs are on the way out because their picture quality and ease of use doesn't match that of DVDs;...

But reflect for a moment, and you'll realise that a tuner and a hard disk aren't enough to store a video signal - you also need something like a computer's video card, to convert analogue TV signals into digital and back again; plus a CPU chip to...

Sep, 2003

Product Specifications

Have you ever wondered how you can create a home theatre in your own home? Here your imagination becomes reality. DVD-H40 brings all the functionality you've been dreaming of in a DVD player. Samsung's digital hard disk drive recording enables the viewer to record and playback a perfect image every time. The image is always as good as the first time you saw it. Time shift allows the user, whilst recording a program onto the HDD, to rewind up to 30 minutes, playback the imagery whilst still recording the live time. I.e. watching football, if you miss a goal the viewer can watch it over and over again knowing the recording is still activating. The ability to playback from the HDD disk drive whilst recording onto this media at the same time, enables the viewer to have the flexibility to watch a recorded program whilst recording the next installment. The unit will automatically ensure that the recording quality will be the best possible dependent upon the recording mode chosen. Dependent on the screens image the unit will only take the most important data necessary to create the best possible recording. Save everything onto this one box solution. The HDD has the ability to store TV recordings, digital camera, digital still camera and MP3 music files. There is something to enjoy for everyone.

Built-in Display


Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD player / HDD recorder

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD player


Country Kits:Europe
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung DVD

MD System

Type: None


Device Type:Radio tuner
Tuner Type:Digital


Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1


Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None