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Samsung DVD-HR735

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Samsung DVD-HR735. The average rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The image quality and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed opinions 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 Samsung DVD-HR735 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung DVD-HR735


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Samsung DVD-HR735 from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People are impressed by the design and size. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the price.

usability, image quality, size, design

42% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung DVD-HR735 - DVD Recorder With 160gb Hard Drive - With Multiregion DVD & HDMISamsung DVD-HR735 - DVD Recorder With 160gb Hard Drive - With Multiregion DVD & HDMI

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Good Gear (

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A good design and delivers on the features it includes. However buyers should be aware of the omissions: time shift of live TV is not supported and the device includes an analogue rather than digital tuner.

HDMI cable included, easy to find recordings

No timeshift function, analogue tuner

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (

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Samsung's DVD-HR735 offers HDMI connectivity, but beyond that it's a largely unexciting DVD recorder.

One touch recording is easy to use ; HDMI connector ; Any key context functionality

Some chaptering and copying limitations ; Menus are muddled and slow

Jul, 2006

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Well bought it for the last world cup - mid 2006, last week the time started blinking then it died completely. Have not been able to atually play any DVD's for about a year. So I agree with the last post, last time I buy Samsung, what a load of cr@p....

It worked well when it worked

It stopped working after about 15months, of course out of warranty

Feb, 2009

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mine stopped playing after about a year. what a load of shite. I specify thousands of pieces of equipment for the apartments i design and samsung are def off my list. good bye and good ridance samstung

Oct, 2008

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when i record some programs on my samsung dvd- hr 735 recorder on dvd, it is not possible to play it on computer but only on samsung recorder.What shall i do to ply recorded dvd s on PC ?

Jul, 2008

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As with the other reviews, mine is 18 months old and get stuck on DVD load. It will sit there and spin for 10 minutes (not exaggerating) before it will give your disc back.

Price, looks

Menus are a bit clunky, tuner seems to need the TV on to "load" properly, otherwise I end up recording black screens audio only; DVDs no longer loading

Jun, 2008

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Apr, 2008

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Seems about righr

Dec, 2007

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It was good value at the time, but in retrospect I wish I had spent a little more for a unit with a digital tuner (I have poor analogue reception in my area but digital is OK).

Cheap, attractive, does the job

Menus are clunky. Will need to give new users a tutorial

Aug, 2007

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Oct, 2006

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/96kHz
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital


Certification:CE, SEMKO


Color of product:Black

Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:160
Maximum HDD recording time:250



Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):2.7
Power consumption (typical):35

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:160
Maximum HDD recording time:250

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 11.8 x 2.32
Disc types supported:CD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW
DVD read speed:2
I/O ports:SCART1 A/V in/out\nSCART2 A/V RGB in\nCVBS out\nAudio L/R out\nS-video out\nComponent Video out\nCVBS in\nAudio L/R in\nDV in\nAerial in\nRF out\n
Optical disc recording:DVD-R, DVD-RW
Power Requirements:AC 220V-240V; 50Hz
Zoom capability:Y

Packaging Data

Package dimensions (WxDxH):20.2 x 16 x 6.1
Package weight:11.5

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1


Power consumption (standby):2.7
Power consumption (typical):35

Record Modes

DVD recording modes:XP/SP/LP/EP/SEP
Max DVD recording time:8


Disc types supported:CD,DVD+R,DVD+RW,DVD-R,DVD-RAM,DVD-RW
Number of Discs:1
Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder

TV Tuner

Channels quantity:99


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

Weight & Dimensions