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Samsung DVD SH897 / SH895

alaTest has collected and analyzed 352 reviews of Samsung DVD SH897 / SH895. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The design is also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the usability. There are some less positive views about the size and image quality.

design, price

reliability, image quality, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Samsung DVD SH897 / SH895 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 352 reviews)

2 expert reviews

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung DVD SH897 / SH895

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Samsung DVD SH897 / SH895 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price and design. Reviews are divided on the usability. Some have doubts about the size and image quality.

design, price

reliability, image quality, size

23% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung DVD-SH897 HDD Recorder - BlackSamsung DVD-SH897 HDD Recorder - Black

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Sa (reevoo.com)

Samsung DVD-SH897

 

Does do what it claims and is not easy to get to the different sections

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung DVD-SH895

 

not easy to navigate around and wont let you change the recording quality on your hdd

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Guido (reevoo.com)

Samsung DVD-SH897

 

good memeory, sleek design

not easy to use, some function are not good at all

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung DVD-SH895

 

stylish good picture and sound quality

not the easiest to understand instructions having said that it does everything well when you eventually work it out

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Tony (reevoo.com)

Samsung DVD-SH897

 

The apparent good points have proved disappointing in use. I bought this machine as it was a Samsung and should have been fully compatible with my Samsung TV. It is difficult to configure properly. Also I was hoping to be able to freely interchange the...

The recorders TV guide menu is completely different from the one on the TV and cannot be paged through only accessed line by line. The full program information is unavailable once TV is being accessed via the recorder. Also the tuner in the recorder is...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Peter (reevoo.com)

Samsung DVD-SH895

 

There didn't appear to be any. See below.

The owner's manual appeared to have been written by a computer programmer who had at best, a tenuous idea of the correct non-technical use of the English language. No terms (use of words or phrases was not in a manner which enabled the item to be used)...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Matt (reevoo.com)

Samsung DVD-SH897

 

There's a few bad reviews about this product - most complaining how difficult it is to use. Bearing in mind it took me 3 hours to get my Wii going, this took about five minutes. The guide is extremely slow but I juist use my TVs guide instead so it is...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: paul (reevoo.com)

Samsung DVD-SH897

 

Quick and relatively easy to set up even for the inexperienced Good value for money

User guide could be clearer Help line number for Samsung quoted in one of the inserts is incorrect If recording from the tv guide I havent worked out how to extend recording by a couple of minutes past the scheduled end time (apart from a manual timer...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Janette (reevoo.com)

Samsung DVD-SH895

 

according to sales person does lots and has big hard drive

manual is compelte nightmare to understand, too much jargon, can't do much with it as finding it too difficult to operate

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: SG (reevoo.com)

Samsung DVD-SH895

 

Plug and Play...Just connected it up and it more or less did the rest by its self

Maybe its my age but is the print getting smaller in the instruction "Book"

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

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Motorized disc loader: Yes