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Zenith XBR716

Zenith XBR716
alaScore 67

21 reviews

Jun, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Zenith XBR716. 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 are impressed by the image quality and usability, but many are critical about the price and reliability.

usability, image quality

reliability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Zenith XBR716 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 21 reviews)

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Consumer review by: MGreviews (

lousy product and even lousier customer service


very little to recommend

dvd player stopped working within 90 days. the LG/zenith customer service department was unresponsive and could not have cared less

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: andylites (

it won't accept dvd+rw or dvd-rw as manual says


wanted to convert tapes to dvds. won't accept dvd+rw or dvd-rw disks. used 2 different brands. does a lousy job of playing tapes. has no tuner or its own. virtually useless. DON'T WASTE YOU MONEY ON IT.

looks shiney

wanted to convert tapes to dvds. won't accept dvd+rw or dvd-rw disks of 2 different brands. does a lousy job of playing tapes. has no tuner or its own. virtually useless. DON'T WASTE YOU MONEY ON IT

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: RA100 (

Lasts only six months.


I have not called the Customer Service yet. That will determine if I will buy another Zenith product or not. Updated on Oct 29, 2009

Good quality picture (compare to Panasonic and Sony). Easy to use

After six months, it has broken down. The tray opens and closed rapidly and when finally closes, it will not read the disk

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: reedjd (

A waste of money


When I first bought it, I was happy, because I was able to dub from vcr tapes to dvds. Then, after a few weeks, it would freeze up sometimes when I tried to record. After a few months, it wouldn't eject the dvd tray open. I paid $70 (half the price of...

Can dub from video cassettes to dvds and vice versa. Was able to record on many types of dvds

Dvd player only lasts a few months and it freezes up often. No HDMI input

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: allervite (

A basic combo player.


A basic dvd burner/vcr combo with basic features.

Records both RW+ and RW- dvd and DVX. Also reads jpeg and mp3 formats

Other reviews of this item are not fair. People buy crappy DVDs and then blame the machine. This is common with cheaper models purchased by people with little product knowledge. Cheap DVDs dont work in expensive players and recorders either

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: patriot1701 (

Worthless product !!!


This is the worst piece of electronic garbage I?ve ever purchased! The first one I bought wouldn?t record to DVD+Rs at all. Assuming it was a lemon, I returned it and had it replaced with the same model. That one would record on Memorex DVD+Rs, but...

Ease of dubbing

1) No cable input jack or tuner ; 2) Poor reliability - breaks down quickly ; 3) The DVDs it records won't play on other DVD players ; 4) Only records properly on the better quality DVDs, not on NexxTech ; 5) Unit vibrates too much when playing DVDs

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: jenm214 (

Zenith wants $69 to fix under year of use


Yuck for the machine and yuck for customer service.

Good pic and easy to record dvd

DVD drive won't work. Called LG to get fixed. Want $69 to fix but may cost more to send and pay for labor. Asked for call back after talking with tech. Been 2 mos. Throwing the machine away at ewaste collection day. Do Not Buy this product

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Semmedue (

A piece of junk


It never worked 100% correctly. Now it cannot format any DVD-R at all. It cannot play almost any DVD. It is the worst piece of junk I have ever bought.

I cannot think of any

Non compatible with many other players, poor quality

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: syjsmom2 (

DVD conked out


I am very disappointed in this product. It was a good buy at Nebraska Furniture Mart at $119 - but when I called to see about a warranty, it only covers parts and will cost me $69 for labor to have it repaired. It only had a 90 day labor warranty. I...

Dubbing Feature from dvd to vcr or vcr to dvd

DVD stopped working at 6 months old

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: leprechaun224 (

Not available for cable hookup


This unit is fine if you do not need to hook it up to a coax cable input. Basically, if you have cable you can't hook it up and, therefore, can't record. The user manual says you should not hook it up with another VCR (for example). But, if you don't...

Works very well for all recording except from cable

Has no coax input

Apr, 2008

Product Specifications

Zenith Electronics is focused on the digital future, building on a proud heritage of leadership in entertainment products for the home and professional markets. PRODUCT FEATURES: Superior recording format flexibility: DVD

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

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CD System

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Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder/ VCR combo

Digital Player (Recorder)

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Digital Storage Media

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Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD recorder


Manufacturer:Zenith Electronics
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Zenith

MD System

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Television Type: None


Device Type:VCR
Media Type:VHS

VCR 2nd

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