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Hitachi DV-DS 253

Hitachi DV-DS 253
alaScore 74

6 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Hitachi DV-DS 253. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Hitachi DV-DS 253 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 6 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Expert review by: Richard Arrowsmith (avreview.co.uk)

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 by: wombat1010 (productreview.com.au)

OK

 

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

Consumer review by: mmowat (productreview.com.au)

OK

 

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
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Consumer review by: lenlever (productreview.com.au)

Good

 

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

Configuration

BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HDTV: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No

Connectivity

DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
UPnP: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: 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: Yes

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
MPEG4 Recording: No

Sound

DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital
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