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Samsung DVD-SH893

Samsung DVD-SH893
alaScore 76

296 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 296 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and image quality are on the whole positive. The usability and value for money also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

value for money, usability, image quality, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Samsung DVD-SH893 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 296 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung DVD-SH893

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 75 user reviews of Samsung DVD-SH893 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, usability, image quality, design

43% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung DVD-SH893 160GB HDD Recorder - BlackSamsung DVD-SH893 HDD Recorder - BlackSamsung DVD-SH893M * DVD-SH895M * DVD-SH897M Dvd Recorder Remote Control

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NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE

 

DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT. I bought this dvd/hdd recorder at the weekend and it is going back for a full refund because it is not 'fit for purpose'. I actually found it okay to use and the manual not that bad though things often in a strange order (at...

shouldn't be sold

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Samsung DVD-SH89* range

 

This range of DVD video recorders with built in hard drive consists of three models at the moment differing only by the size of HDD fitted. In the UK these models are DVD-SH893 (160 Gb), DVD-SH895 (250 Gb) and DVD-SH897 (320 Gb). Model numbers are...

easily upgraded., plays/records dual layer disks, direct digital recording, jukebox facility, photo display software included

rubbish front screen, must be switched off for timer to record, very sad menu creator

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Samsung DVD-SH89* range

 

This range of DVD video recorders with built in hard drive consists of three models at the moment differing only by the size of HDD fitted. In the UK these models are DVD-SH893 (160 Gb), DVD-SH895 (250 Gb) and DVD-SH897 (320 Gb). Model numbers are...

easily upgraded., plays/records dual layer disks, direct digital recording, jukebox facility, photo display software included

rubbish front screen, must be switched off for timer to record, very sad menu creator

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very disappointing to say the least

 

Had great difficulty setting up the machine. Found it did not record a set programme.

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160gb model just right

 

works perfectly with option of disc or hard drive

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Good Purchase

 

Good quality picture, neat product, slightly not easy to load up on TV, but once set it is great. the manual is complicated not enough short manual.

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shame

 

I took this machine back to Comet after 2 weeks of buying it. I have to say that the staff were very helpful and I got a full refund without an argument!

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what a load of C**P

 

had this unit just a month am returning it back to shop do not want to own another had samsung products before no problems but this unit just keeps freezing it cannot be just me but i will not be getting another

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samsung quality

 

i realy cant understand why you all are haveing so many problems. iv had this samsung (name speeks for its self) recorder since the day it came out and have i had one problem? no not one yes the user manual is tricky but it tells you all you need to...

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ok not great

 

Bought this without reading the reviews and probably would not have bought it if I had seen them! Its good vale for money and I didn't want it for anything too technical just to record programmes and watch DVDs. It took ages to work out how to use it,...

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Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2)
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HDTV: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No

Connectivity

DVI Interface:No / Yes
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface:No / Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
UPnP:NO UPNP
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

Playback

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: No
UPnP:NO UPNP

Recording

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 / Yes
MPEG4 Recording: No

Sound

DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
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