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Hitachi DV-DS 253

Hitachi DV-DS 253
alaAverage 3.4

5 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Hitachi DV-DS 253. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 67/100 and experts rate this product 70/100.

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Expert review by : Richard Arrowsmith (

Hitachi DVDS253


Nonetheless, if you're a recording enthusiast then the massive 250GB hard drive gives you considerably more space than most similarly priced models - offering up to 338 hours of footage. You can also use the hard drive to store and organise digital...

250GB hard drive; universal recording compatibility; video upscaling; uncompromised connectivity; ease of use

Analogue only TV tuner; average recording and playback performance

Apr, 2007

Consumer review (



I can't add much more that what has been written here already except that, for a recorder to only have RCA in is just pox. The picture quality recorded from my Foxtel box is just crap. Maybe I'm missing something. Maybe they all only have low quality...

Handles a whole heap of disk formats including AVI.

This thing is a "Recorder" yet only has RCA in????!!!! Slow to spin up disks.

Feb, 2009

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Otherwise generally OK. For my 1st HDD/DVD recorder I was able to set up moderately easily. HDMI output makes for a clean/easy interface to the TV. However I do not recommend this device. Buy one with an inbuilt digital tuner.

OK for my 1st HDD/DVD recorder at a good price. Movie editing (cutting out ads or splitting out 2 separate progs) is easy. Dubbing (HDD to DVD) is pretty straight fwd.

A digital recorder but only equipped with an analog tuner? Never again for me! I live in an area with poor analog reception. Hence only having an inbuilt analog tuner in the Hitachi means I also need an external set top box with its own controls. So...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (



Bing Lee is selling the Hitachi 250GB for $449.00 + $79 for extended warranty. As I was not near a Bing Lee I bought it from JB HiFi Macq Centre Sydney at same price. Previously, I have owned a Panasonic 80GB, Pioneer 160GB & my son has a Pioneer...

Tremendous value can do everything one wants from a HDD recorder

Not very user friendly, but adaquete

May, 2007

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz


Color of product:Black, Silver

Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:250
Maximum HDD recording time:338

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:250
Maximum HDD recording time:338

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 11.7 x 2.31
Disc types supported:DVD-RAM, DVD-RW
I/O ports:Aerial In/Out \n2 x SCART\nAV Out\nComponent Out\nDigital Video Out
Power Requirements:220-240V, 50/60Hz

Ports & interfaces

Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1

Record Modes

DVD recording modes:XP, SP, LP, EP, Auto

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder


Video D/A Converter (DAC):10-bit/54MHz

Weight & Dimensions