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LG RH397D / RH399D DVD/HDD Recorder

LG RH397D / RH399D DVD/HDD Recorder
alaScore 68

31 reviews

May, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of LG RH397D / RH399D DVD/HDD Recorder. The average rating for this product is 2.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the LG RH397D / RH399D DVD/HDD Recorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

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Excellent unit, certainly for the modest purchase price.


I have had this unit for five years and can only say that it has performed very well. However, just recently found recordings made from TV programs, when replayed on the TV monitor, have become fuzzy, lost their sharpness. Any suggestions? Old age?...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (

5 years of quality service now over


Got this product in late 09 and it lasted to early 2015 - until the burner decided it had had enough. The problem with not picking up HD channels was a pain, but I circumnavigated it by plugging in a set top box and recording from that, but it wasn't...

Aug, 2015

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Useless pile of junk


I have taken turds that are more useful then this sad pile of junk... Doesn't even pick up hd channels.

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (

Worst set top you could possibly buy


Nightmare set top. Will never purchase another LG product ever again and advised all family members and friends against LG Life's gross with this set top as it does its own thing, even displaying words from the program that is being recorded instead of...

Oct, 2014

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My wife got me the LG for xmas a few years back at Big W and was told of all the great things it could do by the salesman, 2 years down the track half a dozen hdm 1cables only to find out that it does not tape hi deffinition chanels, which it was...

Aug, 2014

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Two years of use


he bad points 1. Only Standard Definition 2. When recording occasionally locks up with the message"Scrambled signal') So have missed out on recording some programs. Fixed by Shutting off the power and then turning back on. 3. Have not been able to add...

Nov, 2013

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Two years of use


Brought the recorder just over two tears ago. Like most found out very soon after the purchase it was Not High Definition. Very sneaky how they its advertise it as HDD (Hard Disk Drive). We did not have much of a choice at the time when our 6 year old...

Nov, 2013

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Avoid this product.


your understanding." - Well, how are customers supposed to know that, and that they are wasting their time attempting to resolve or report a problem? Don't your I.T. people think it would be better to have that information displayed BEFORE the people...

Sep, 2013

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I've had this product for three years and have never had a problem with it. The remote is user friendly and it is easy to move around the screen. I would highly recommend it to anyone and can't understand why people are having problems. My Mum also has...

It records and plays back what I want and has heaps of memory to store multiple shows. Very easy to navigate the menu.

Feb, 2013

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Misled on LG HD recording


Bought the lg rh397d recorder to record hd channels as per the sales pitch. Found out that hd upscaling means stuff all and only sd is available. Note that nowhere on the box or manual is sd mentioned. Deliberately misleading!!! Feel ripped off by lg...

size is compact

misleading HD advertising.

Jan, 2013

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