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LG RHT497H

alaTest has collected and analyzed 666 reviews of LG RHT497H. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and image quality. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability. Opinions are divided on the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the LG RHT497H is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for LG RHT497H

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 user reviews of LG RHT497H from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality and design. The price and usability also get good views, but some have doubts about the size and reliability.

usability, price, design, image quality

reliability, size

59% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG RHT497H Digital TV Recorder with 160GB Hard Disc Drive & DVD RecorderLG RHT497H Digital TV Recorder with 160GB Hard Disc Drive & DVD Recorder

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Tech Staff (techradar.com)

LG RHT497H review

 

LG's RHT497H is a good value mid-range combi recorder with 160GB HDD

Excellent features and recording quality ; Gorgeous looks

Remote needs a revamp ; Complex series recording

Clumsy in places, but on the whole this is a great value DVD/HDD combi with loads of useful features

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

LG RHT497H DVD / HDD Recorder

 

Digital TV recorders don't have to be expensive, as LG's new RHT497H proves.

Rear-panel connections are generous. The roster includes an all-important HDMI output, and thanks to the built-in upscaler it can send video to your TV in 1080p, 1080i or 720p. It's joined by component, RGB Scart and S-video outputs, while on the audio...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

LG Digital DVD Recorder + HDD : LG Digital DVD Recorder + HDD RHT497H

 

This unit has a built in Freeview box so anyone with only an Analog TV can now move on and since it can play (and record) DVD's as well as record either to the HDD or direct to DVD you have the best of both in a single unit.

The LG RHT497H measures 43x30x5cm with leads inserted. The front has a four position circular control and two drop down flaps (more on these in a bit) while the front edge of the top has a button at each end. The sides, underneath and rest of the top...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: electricpig (electricpig.co.uk)

LG RHT497H DVD Recorder + HDD review

 

A solid, dependable way to get free, high quality pics from a set top box

Tons of room for movies, upscaled pics

Cramped EPG

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

LG RHT497H

 

LG's little black box may have an absurdly complicated name, but the premise is simple: whack this under your telly, and it'll blast out DVD and Freeview upscaled all the way to 1080p high def. The 160GB HDD will store up to 477 hours of video and you...

If you don't want a satellite on your roof, this as good a way as any to get better resolution video slung to your screen. Feature-wise, there's nothing frivolous included, or anything sorely missing. It's essentially the Ryan Giggs of set top boxes:...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Frank (reevoo.com)

LG RHT497

 

Easy to set up and operate. Good quality play back on the slower settings (SP and XP )

Takes a few minutes to boot up, so if you press any buttons too soon it has to be reset to get it back to normal. Have had it recording at MLP for no apparent reason a few times, which is poor quality playback, and occasionally it records the wrong...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: mini-me (argos.co.uk)

DVD + HDD recorder, thank goodness!

 

Our old Toshiba DVD/HDD recorder gradually 'died' (HDD kept corrupting so we lost more and more recording space, it stopped recording discs and stopped playing DVDS = dead!!) so we needed a replacement fast. Very hard to find a DVD recorder these days...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Roy (reevoo.com)

LG RHT497

 

It seems an easy machine to use. I previously had another LGT DVD recorder, which is why I chose this one.

You have to be careful which make of discs you choose. It only seems to work with some. I have found that Memorex discs are ok,

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Christine (reevoo.com)

LG RHT497

 

Very easy to set up, good picture quality, no problems

remote control sticks doesnt always change the channels that quick but not really a problem

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Pauline (reevoo.com)

LG RHT497

 

image quality depends on recording mode.

May, 2012