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Samsung SMT-S7800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 452 reviews of Samsung SMT-S7800. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews. Reviews about the size and design are overall positive. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Samsung SMT-S7800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 user reviews of Samsung SMT-S7800 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Media Centers on Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The design and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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55% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SMT-S7800 500GB Freesat HD TV RecorderSamsung SMT-S7800 500GB Freesat HD TV Recorder

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Adrian Justins (

Samsung SMT-S7800 review


If, like me, you love technology (and raw fish) it's impossible not to like Japan, so the addition of the excellent NHK World channel to Freesat's meagre portfolio of HD channels is a welcome boost to the platform on its third birthday.

Attractive design and well-executed menu system; good AV quality

No manual padding of recordings; limited multimedia file compatibility; dearth of ‘net TV

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Adrian Justins (

Samsung SMT-S7800 review


Samsung's first Freesat PVR comes with some multimedia extras, but can it rival the Humax Foxsat HDR?

Smart design ; Slick interface ; PVR operation

iPlayer not HD ; Very limited internet TV ; Can't pad recordings

May, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Samsung SMT-S7800


Samsung joins the Freesat PVR party with a 500GB machine that impresses but feels like a missed opportunity

Exemplary onscreen design, Flexible Freesat PVR functionality, Attractive looks

No Smart Hub, Limited DLNA, Mushy iPlayer pictures

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Samsung SMT-S7800 review


Best Freesat recorder, Awards 2012. Samsung has brought the Sky experience to this Freesat PVR

Stylish unit with intuitive, good-looking menus ; great picture and sound

Full Samsung internet TV would be a nice bonus

Best Freesat recorder, Awards 2012. Samsung has entered the Freesat PVR market with an absolute cracker

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Derek (

Samsung SMT-S7800


Very intelligent piece of equipment.

No red button

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Sue (

Samsung SMT-S7800


The image quality has improved radically compared to the Skybox we had previously. The box is easy to set up and easy to use.

We are having a number of problems with the remote not working - it seems to be to do with the battery compartment. At the moment it seems OK so fingers crossed. The on screen channel menu is in fairly small type so it's not that easy to read.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Michael (

Samsung SMT-S7800


Easy to set up straightforward to use. Simples

none so far

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Ray (

Samsung SMT-S7800


Poor menu very difficult to read especially for users with poor sight.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Christopher (

Samsung SMT-S7800


its all good apart from the sound is a bit low i would bye a nover 1 agen & i would recemnde to friends & famliy

sound is a bit low & you cont set a remineder & you cont add a chanals to favrits you have to rember your faveit chanals

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Carole (

Samsung SMT-S7800


No longer have to pay a subscription. HD Channels available without subscription. Quality.

Some channels I thought I would get haven't been picked up on the scan e.g. Horse and Country.

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black

Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:500

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:500


Internal memory:256


Ethernet interface type:Fast

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Technical Details

Audio formats supported:MP3


Video compression formats:XVID

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):14.2 x 10.6 x 1.97