Samsung DVD-SH893 DVD recorder reviews and price comparison

121 customer reviews

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

£23 at 1 retailer out of 419 retailers checked

7.0 out of 10 based on 121 reviews.
Samsung DVD-SH893: See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser Film lover

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Value for money.
Not sure why it scored low for ease of use by other users, it's got it's own idiosyncracies but compared with my Sony it's a walk in the Park. I plugged a HDMI cable to it and the tv, let the auto scan pick up the channels and away she goes.
If that's hard then I suggest you go back to cave drawings.
Bad points:
None at this price.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 7.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Feb 2011

Scott, Birmingham Bargain hunter

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Fairly simple to use for the first timer and easy to master. Good picture quality, good size hard drive and a bargain HDD/DVD for what was paid for the item.
Bad points:
Can be a little slow to load up, but nothing too bad. I'm just slightly impatient!

It doesn't seem to give programme synopsis on freeview info button.
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: 12 Mar 2011

Confirmed purchaser

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Buttons on the romote require two or three presses each time, and each press has to be extremely firm. Really frustrating!
Overall rating 3.0
Ease of use 4.0
Image quality 4.0
Sound quality 4.0
Design 4.0
Value for money 3.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Mar 2011

John, Diss, Norfolk Nothing

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
It 'does what it says on the tin', it records stuff. And it was cheap!
I bought this item purely on price, a HDD Recorder with a DVD Recorder included for the price you'd expect to pay for a HDD Recorder on it's own - so on that basis I'm perfectly happy
Bad points:
HOWEVER, this is the LEAST user-friendly piece of equipment I've ever had the misfortune to own.
The operation is FAR TOO COMPLICATED and the Remote Control has far to many buttons; here are far too many key presses for the simplest of functions and little effort has been made to make the main buttons 'stand out'.
Also, if you leave a DVD (or HDD Recording) on Pause to go and make a cup of tea it eventually switches off (fair enough), BUT it goes back to the start!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR...
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 4.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 4.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Dec 2010

Dave, Hereford Recorder of the soaps

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Price.
Bad points:
Hard to set up to record. Cannot see front display unless you stand right by the display.
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 3.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 4.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Mar 2011

Geoff, Wigan Bargain hunter

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great Value for Money
Bad points:
A little Long winded to set up but once you get used to using it a few times gets easier
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Mar 2011

MICHAEL, MIDDLESBROUGH Technophobe

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
REMOTE CONTROL BUTTONS ARE FAR TOO SMALL.OFTEN USED BUTTONS ARE SAME SIZE AS LITTLE-USED ONES.RESPONSE TIME FROM PRESSING BUTTONS IS SO SLOW.LOAD-UP TIME FROM STAND-BY IS NEARLY ONE MINUTE.
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 4.0
Image quality 7.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 3.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Mar 2011

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 160
Playback formats DVD Plus R
Playback formats DivX
Playback formats DVD-RAM
Playback formats DVD-R
Playback formats DVD Plus RW
Recording format DVD Plus R
Recording format MP3
Recording format DVD-RW
Recording format DVD-RAM
Recording format Double layer
Recording format DVD Plus RW
Recording format DVD-R
Upscaling Yes
Connections USB
Connections HDMI
Extra functions Electronic Program Guide
3D No
Freeview or Freesat tuner FreeSat
Number of scart ports 1
Weight (g) 3600
Release date 2009-03-16

Also known as: SAMSUNG DVDSH893, Samsung DVDSH893M, DVD-SH893

 

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