Samsung DVD-SH855 DVD recorder reviews and price comparison

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+ This DVD recorder has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on ease of use.

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7.9 out of 10 based on 40 reviews.
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Darren, Southampton One satisfied customer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to use menu system. My wife has picked up most functions without ever looking at the manual and she is no technofile! A doddle to record onto HDD or DVD. Plays DivX / MP3 / Photo files straight from a USB card, or you can copy them across to the hard drive. A good addition for anyone who already has an integrated digital TV.
Bad points:
Relative slow EPG. Whilst there is a picture in picture function in the EPG when you scroll through the listed programmes it changes the channel being watched! Thus you cannot browse to see what is on another channel without loosing the one you are watching. Overall I find this this is a minor annoyance. As with a VCR and other PVR's, if you use the timer recording you have to turn the box off before the start. Idealy you should be able to leave it on and it auto switch over etc.
Overall rating 9.0
Speed 8.0
Reliability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 May 2008

Andy, Hinckley

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
This combi DVD/HDD recorder with Freeview, and HDMI upscaling does everything you could ask at a very good price.
Bad points:
The main problems are the layout of the remote and the system interface. Both seem to have received little planning and make general operation somewhat cumbersome. Though full of features and it does do what it says on the box, you will need some patience....
Overall rating 7.0
Speed 7.0
Reliability 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 May 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
EASY TO USE, CLEAN NON-FUSSY DESIGN
Bad points:
DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY PLACE PROGRAMME NAME AGAINST RECORDING OR SHOW THE PROGRAMME IT IS RECORDING, MY PREVIOUS PANASONIC UNIT DID THIS AND I FOUND THIS VERY USEFUL
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Feb 2008

Gary, Bury St Edmunds Balanced and Rational

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Set up easy. Looks good. Picture quality good.
Bad points:
Electronic programme guide clunky, when compared to that used on Samsung televisions.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Mar 2008

JH, Somerset

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Everything !
Bad points:
Nothing ! You need to read the big manual though.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Mar 2008

Dave, Brighton Retired electronics engineer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
1. Being able to watch a programme from the beginning which is still in the process of being recorded.
2. Being able to watch a separate programme already recorded whilst recording a new programme at the same time.
3. Simple to set up a recording schedule using the on-screen programme guide.
Bad points:
1. The operating manual is not the easiest to read, understand and make sense of.
2. Beginning and/or end of recorded programmes are quite often clipped by a minute or so.
3. Only twelve programmes at a time can be preset for recording - could do with more especially when on holiday.
4. When watching a previously recorded programme whilst recording another preset timer programme, when the recording comes to the end the playback of the programme being watched is also stopped. This requires restarting the playback of the programme to be watched from the beginning and spooling through to find the point where programme was interrupted. This is particularly irritating when it involves a long recording such as a film, etc.
5. In the list of recorded programmes only the channel, dates and times are shown - automatically adding the programme names (which are shown in the programme Guide information) to this list would be more useful when searching through a long list of recordings.
Overall rating 8.0
Speed 8.0
Reliability 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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3 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 May 2008

Adam, Reading, Berkshire

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Works well with other Samsung AV kit
Bad points:
User interface not as easy as Panasonic, very difficult to navigate recorded programmes, as the description does not include the programme name, just date/time!!!
Overall rating 7.0
Design 7.0
Performance 7.0
Reliability 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 Apr 2008

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Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 320
Playback formats DivX
Playback formats DVD Plus RW
Playback formats DVD-RAM
Playback formats DVD-R
Playback formats Super Video CD
Playback formats DVD Plus R
Recording format Double layer
Recording format DVD Plus RW
Recording format DVD Plus R
Recording format DVD-R
Recording format DVD-RW
Recording format DVD-RAM
Audio technology AC3
Audio technology DTS
Upscaling No
Connections HDMI
Connections USB
3D No
Freeview or Freesat tuner FreeSat
Number of scart ports 2
Weight (g) 4500
Release date 2007-04-11

Also known as: SAMSUNG DVD-SH855M, SAMSUNG DVDSH855M, Samsung 250gb, Samsung DVD SH855M

 

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