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Samsung DVD-SH 873

Samsung DVD-SH 873
alaScore 75

71 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of Samsung DVD-SH 873. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Samsung DVD-SH 873 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: OZFox40 (



I would steer well clear of any Samsung video product, over the years they just haven't been reliable. Their early model VCRs were very badly engineered - power supplies within them would blow up or die as a result of a surge (it was discovered that...

Looks nice, it's black, has a hard drive so you can transfer the recorded content from it to a DVD.

Does not play DivX 7 or later version encoded video properly, if at all. MP3s skip occasionally as well (cheap supermarket DVD players can play MP3 perfectly - this cannot). No inbuilt tuner that I can see, insufficient outputs/inputs. S-video is poor...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: 2010merlin (



Samsung make great televisions, but their dvd recorders are rubbish. I have already had this unit repaired twice and still it does not work as it should. I would recommend you try another brand - I'm going to.

Picture quality is very good.

Terrible disk navigation. Once you have started to watch a recorded program, if you stop or pause it longer than 10 minutes you can't go back to where you last watched. You have to watch from the beginning. I have also had problems with it not...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: shaun (

Samsung DVD-SH873


good going with samsnug tv and home theater

complicated with recording want to record with does'nt show optional with recording list(want to record movie you can't select subtitle)

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Alan (

Samsung DVD-SH873


It is fit for puropose, I have also a Samsung Blu-Ray Player, which slightly undermines this product

I think the writting on the remote control is rather small

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Samsung DVD-SH873


intructions not very clear in booklet

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Beverley (

Samsung DVD-SH873


Great value and easy to use. Also picture quality is amazing.

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Samsung DVD-SH873


Neat design, does what it says it does

Appalling User Manual - needs rewriting - needs a focus on 'How to?' rather than a function feature list Not clear at time of purchase that the device memory is easily used up by variations in image quality

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: M (

Samsung DVD-SH873


Good looking, good value for money, easy set-up

Disappointed at the number of actions required to record programmes on to the hard disk - also slow to change channels and screens

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Victor (

Samsung DVD-SH873


Good picture quality

Not user friendly, cant recorde and watch another programm as you have to switch to standby power to rec.

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: John (

Samsung DVD-SH873


Easy to install and set up. Quality of recordings are excellent to both HDD and DVD.

Hard to tell whether in anologue or digital, made several mistakes when first used to record. Flexible recording mode doesn't seem to make best use of space available on DVD, despite what it says in handbook! Display on front of machine, eg clock etc....

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital 5.1
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital 5.1


Color of product:Black

Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:160
Maximum HDD recording time:250

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3
Video compression format:DIVX, MPEG4
Video formats supported:Divx,MPEG4

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:160
Maximum HDD recording time:250

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 11.8 x 2.17
Number of TV tuners:1
Playback formats:DVD±R / DVD±RW/DVD±R DL/VCD/SVCD
Recording format:DVD±R / DVD±RW/DVD±R DL

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video in:1

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder


Progressive scan output: Yes

Weight & Dimensions