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Astar DVR-2100

Astar DVR-2100
alaScore 63

23 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Astar DVR-2100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 63/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 23 reviews)

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 10 of 20 Show Reviews: in English

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Just died, Whew still under warranty

 

It records sometimes

Worked good for 6 months. Finally died after 11 mnths with moderate use

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Undocumented extras !

 

Undocumented extras ! - Tested on Divx and Xvid downloaded movies and it works fine but this hasn't been documented anywhere in the manual. - Knows to read and use subtitles files as long as they are in the same folder with the AVI file, no matter the...

Bought it to be used as tv tuner for a NTSC tv set in Europe, not tested yet this feature so the rest of it does't matter at this time

The only con so far is the fact that it doesn't respond quickly enough to some commands

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Broke down

 

Worked great until it broke down

Now it can no longer record DVD's. So now what is the point of me sending it to Astar? So they can send me another screwed up DVD recorder. Total waste of my time and money! At least it can still play DVD's (for now)

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Inexpensive and works

 

Nice rebate too.

I've not had the nagging problems that others have reported. I recorder VHS Tapes and TV Programs without any hassle. Used both DVD+R and DVD+RW media in unit for recording. I've have not used the USB or Firewire inputs but do not anticipate issues...

Runs a tad warm, slight noise during playback. Neither concerns me for the price I paid

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Great Bang For Buck

 

Does what it's supposed to ; I use it to record my daughter's shows and then she can watch Noggin in the basement (since we only have one cable box). Quality looks very good on 2 hour mode. Accepts s-video in. Has 3 video Component out and has...

Remote not the most intuitive and can be confusing - but if you shop here and are a bit of a geek it should be easy enough (but you may have difficulty explaining to others in your home how to work it)

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ASTAR DVR-2100 DVD Recorder with DV Input

 

i do not recommend to anyone.

not good part so far

only copy with DVD+RW. Stop working after 1 month, a total disappointment. i called customer service of the manufacturer, no one answers ; hope they will give my money ; it make noise. i wish i had bought a more expensive brand

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Nice Unit for the Money

 

Overall very nice unit for the price

Very nice quality video when used in High Quality of 4 quality modes

Unit can be complicated to setup the 1st time around. Remote is very busy

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Look at something else

 

Good paper weight. Tech support is paying to have the product shipped back to the support center

I've been a Newegg customer for over 5 years and this is my first review. I felt compelled to write it as this recorder sucks! I have a common problem among users where at Power up, it gets stuck in the wake up mode and the display just flashes...

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OK

 

As usual, great Newegg service. Very fast delivery.

Versatile. Lots of options. Dolby 5.1 sound. Cheap. Fairly easy to burn DVD's w/o reading many instructions

Terrible instructions. Spent about 4 hours trying to solve what turned out to be a simple sound problem. To their credit, Astar tech support pointed me in the right direction quickly (should've called earlier!)

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STAY AWAY!

 

Regardless of what any of these other "5 egg reviewers" say, the bottom line is this thing SUCKS! Even if you get it for free, I wouldn't waste your time hooking it up.

NONE

JUNK! No basic audio outputs (2ch)-has outdated 5.1ch on back. Machine gets so hot you worry for equipment around it. Turns on and off at free will & locks up constantly. Gets unplugged and your clock setting is gone, though your timer settings stay....

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Product Specifications

Astar's DVR-2100 DVD Recorder records up to 6 hours on one DVD+R/+RW DVD disc, and offers DV inputs for easily transferring your home videos to disc from your PC or Camcorder. Other features include a Built-in TV Tuner for recording TV Broadcasts, One Touch and Timer Recording, Optical Digital Audio Outputs, and 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz Multi-Voltage power capability.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound

DVD

Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital / DTS decoder
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVCD / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / Kodak Picture CD / SVCD / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA
Type:DVD recorder with TV tuner

Header

Manufacturer:Astar Electronics
Model:DVR-2100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Astar
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