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Samsung DVD-SH893

Samsung DVD-SH893
alaScore 77

388 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 388 reviews of Samsung DVD-SH893. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, 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-SH893 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 388 reviews)

1 expert reviews

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Samsung DVD-SH893 from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on

52% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung DVD-SH893 160GB HDD Recorder - BlackSamsung DVD-SH893 160GB HDD Recorder - Black

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: John (

Samsung DVD-SH893


It 'does what it says on the tin', it records stuff. And it was cheap! I bought this item purely on price, a HDD Recorder with a DVD Recorder included for the price you'd expect to pay for a HDD Recorder on it's own - so on that basis I'm perfectly happy

HOWEVER, this is the LEAST user-friendly piece of equipment I've ever had the misfortune to own. The operation is FAR TOO COMPLICATED and the Remote Control has far to many buttons; here are far too many key presses for the simplest of functions and...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Scott (

Samsung DVD-SH893


Fairly simple to use for the first timer and easy to master. Good picture quality, good size hard drive and a bargain HDD/DVD for what was paid for the item.

Can be a little slow to load up, but nothing too bad. I'm just slightly impatient! It doesn't seem to give programme synopsis on freeview info button.

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Samsung DVD-SH893


Buttons on the romote require two or three presses each time, and each press has to be extremely firm. Really frustrating!

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Geoff (

Samsung DVD-SH893


Great Value for Money

A little Long winded to set up but once you get used to using it a few times gets easier

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Dave (

Samsung DVD-SH893



Hard to set up to record. Cannot see front display unless you stand right by the display.

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: MICHAEL (

Samsung DVD-SH893



Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Samsung DVD-SH893


Value for money. Not sure why it scored low for ease of use by other users, it's got it's own idiosyncracies but compared with my Sony it's a walk in the Park. I plugged a HDMI cable to it and the tv, let the auto scan pick up the channels and away she...

None at this price.

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: sally (

Samsung DVD-SH893


Very easy to set up. a little loud and take a while to start up but with pateints it worth it. hard drive it the same of a sky box 160 which holds soooo much.

freeview does not set up.

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Samsung DVD-SH893


Easy to us.

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Vic (

Samsung DVD-SH893


comprehensive choice to save recordings, too different media, quality reproduction,.....fairley good selection control, once familiarised.

minor fault, but, illumination display is quite dull on the exterior of the unit.

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/96kHz
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,DTS
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, DTS


Color of product:Black

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: Yes
Hard Drive Capacity:160
HDD recording: Yes
HDD to DVD copying: Yes
Maximum HDD recording time:264
Total Storage Capacity:160

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):2.5
Power consumption (typical):30

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3 / PCM
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:DIVX, MPEG2, MPEG4 / MPEG2, MPEG4
Video formats supported:DIVX,MPEG2,MPEG4

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:Y
Hard Drive Capacity:160
HDD recording:Y
HDD to DVD copying:Y
Maximum HDD recording time:264
Total Storage Capacity:160

Management Features

Handheld remote control: No

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 11.8 x 2.17 / 16.9 x 2.17 x 11.8
Number of TV tuners:1
Playback formats:DVD-video / DVD-RAM / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / HDD
Recording format:DVD-RAM / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / HDD
Recording speed:4 / 4x

Packaging Data

Package depth:15.8
Package dimensions (WxDxH):20.2 x 15.8 x 6.1 / 20.2 x 6.1 x 15.8
Package height:6.1
Package weight:11 / 11.5
Package width:20.2

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
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):2.5
Power consumption (typical):30


Child lock: Yes
Parental Control: Yes


Card reader integrated: No
Number of Discs:1
Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1
Playback disc formats:CD audio
Playback disc types:CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW
Recording disc types:DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW

Technical Details

3D compatibility: No
Color: No
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Device type:Recorder
Form Factor:Set-top
Karaoke: No

TV Tuner

TV tuner integrated: Yes
TV tuner type:DVB-T


Progressive scan output: Yes
Recording modes:EP, LP, SEP, SP, XP
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Video D/A Converter (DAC):10-bit/54MHz

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.8 / 2.17
Height:11.8 / 2.17
Weight:7.94 / 8.38