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Samsung DVD-HR735

Samsung DVD-HR735
alaScore 73

102 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and design. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the value for money.

usability, image quality, design, reliability


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 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Samsung DVD-HR735


alaTest has collected and analysed 34 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 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

usability, image quality, design

value for money

41% 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 Player/Recorder 160 GB HDMISAMSUNG - DVD-HR735 DVD Player/Recorder 160 GB HDMI

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Samsung DVD-HR735


Samsung's DVD-HR735 is a DVD recorder with a built in hard disk. The product looks smart, is relatively easy to use and performs the functions it offe...

HDMI cable included, easy to find recordings

No timeshift function, analogue tuner

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.

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Samsung DVD-HR735


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


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Samsung DVD-HR735


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

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Samsung DVD-HR735


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

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Samsung DVD-HR735


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 ?

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Samsung DVD-HR735


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

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Samsung DVD-HR735


Seems about righr

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Samsung DVD-HR735


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

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Product Specifications


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


CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: 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: No
DVD-R Recording: Yes
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: Yes
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No


DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No

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