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alaScore 85

665 reviews

Jan, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 665 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. Views about the design and image quality are overall positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the size, while some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, design


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 ( review summary for LG RHT497H


alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 user reviews of LG RHT497H from 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 People are impressed by the image quality and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive opinions about the size and reliability.

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

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Tech Staff (

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 : paul_smart (

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 (

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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image quality depends on recording mode.

May, 2012

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Looks good, easy to use, good quality picture.

Remote control has a delay, sometimes you press function required several times before it works.

May, 2012

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