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Samsung DVD-SH893

alaTest has collected and analyzed 290 reviews of Samsung DVD-SH893. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People really like the image quality. The design is also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the usability. There are some critical views about the finish and size.

price, design, image quality

reliability, size, finish

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 290 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Samsung DVD-SH893 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the image quality and design. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical reviews about the finish and size.

usability, price, design, image quality

reliability, size, finish

46% 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 AA59-00484A - Remote Commander - Warranty: 1MSamsung DVD-SH893M * DVD-SH895M * DVD-SH897M Dvd Recorder Remote Control

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: furioussamsungowner (comet.co.uk)

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

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Machloop (comet.co.uk)

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

Aug, 2010
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Consumer review by: Machloop (comet.co.uk)

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

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: mactheblade (comet.co.uk)

very disappointing to say the least

 

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

May, 2010

Consumer review by: keith2728 (homebase.co.uk)

160gb model just right

 

works perfectly with option of disc or hard drive

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: Suzie (homebase.co.uk)

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.

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: fionapolice (comet.co.uk)

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!

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: maccer (comet.co.uk)

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

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: gdavies (comet.co.uk)

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...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: jeswes (comet.co.uk)

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,...

Jan, 2010
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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

CI Plus: No
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
4K Upscaling: 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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