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Samsung DVD-SH853M 160GB Hard Drive Multi Format DVD Recorder With Freeview And HDMI

Released on 04 June 2007

Manufacturer: Samsung

3.0 out of 5 (9 customer reviews) | Write a review

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160 Gb capacity hard disc recording with single tray style DVD recording aswell.
  • Up to 270 hours of recording on hard disc
  • Built in Freeview tuner to receive free to air digital channels
  • HDMI connection socket
  • Black slimline design
  • 6 Language OSD/GUI
  • Playable formats are Hard disc , DVD , DVD-RAM , DVD-RW , DVD-R , DVD+R , DVD+RW , VCD (w/o logo) , SVCD (w/o logo) , MPEG4 (DIVX) , CD , CD-R , CD-RW , MP3 , JPEG
  • Recording formats are Hard Disc , DVD-R , DVD-RW , DVD-RAM with dual layer disc on DVD-R only
  • Recording time modes are XP/SP/LP/EP/SEP
  • Recording times in hours XP 1 , SP 2 , LP 4 , EP 8
  • 10 bit Video signal processing
  • Progressive scan output
  • 24 bit Audio signal processing
  • Dolby Digital and DTS out
  • PCM , Bit Stream audio out
  • Region 2 compatible
  • Intelligent auto setup with auto channel sorting and mapping
  • Auto detect station name
  • 12 event 1 month timer
  • VPS , PDC timer programming
  • 16 step One Touch Record instant timer recording
  • Scan search speeds x 2 to x 128 6 step
  • Slow step speed x0.125 x0.25 x0.5
  • Step forward reverse and Zoom x2 x4
  • Resume playback , x1.7 playback with audio , repeat , marker
  • Bookmark , custom parental control
  • Time slip and Time shift 'live' TV puase
  • EZ Recording function and EVQ Enhanced Video Quality
  • Quick dubbing x 8 speed
  • Gemstar compatible for GCode , Showview , Videoplus
  • Clock with auto set
  • PAL , SECAM broadcast systems
  • Automatic chapter creation
  • Audio output A2 mono , Nicam stereo
  • HDMI x 1
  • 2 x scart connections
  • Audio output jack L/R
  • SVideo out x 1
  • Component video out x 1
  • Digital audio out Optical and Coaxial
  • AV in x 1
  • DV in x 1
  • RF in x 1
  • RF out x 1 without modulator
  • Remote control included AAA battery type (included)
  • AV cable , RF cable , User Manual , Quick start guide , Warranty Card included
  • Product dimensions H59mm W430mm D330mm Weight 4.5kg

customer Reviews

 Average rating (9 reviews)

 Excellent DVD

| | See all plassey's reviews (1)

Third item from playcom in last 15months superspeed delivery(3days). The unit for the likes of an "oldy" was easy to set up and operate. big improvement on the old tape system. After three days of playing about with it fully at ease and set for a winter or really easy recordings of good quality. Manual and quick use instructions logical and easy to follow. With HDD no more looking round for lost programmes and easy to transpose to disc. Very neat and tidy unit.

 Unbelievably Awful

| | See all henridecat's reviews (1)

I made a mistake buying this machine.
1) Only starts record in standby.
2) Freeview guide loses info when you change channel. It is very slow.
3) Can't pause playback for longer than 5 mins, then you lose your place.
4)Information panels poorly designed, waste space available.
5) Doesn't save progam title for recording.
6) Recorded picture quality poor, has many freezes.
7) Delay between pressing button and action.
8) Copy HDD to DVD very slow, takes 25 mins plus for 2 hr program.
To summarise, just awful, there are many more problems, my advice is just avoid it.

 good by me

| | See all nojnella's reviews (6)

I've also read bad reviews of this recorder, but have no problems myself. It needs a bit of tweeking with the settings to get the best out of the image quality, as does all hdtv's and gadgets plugged into them. Maybe it's because i have a samsung LCD that i can get the best out of it. Definately a good buy for the money, makes good copies onto DVD too.

 Fails to deliver the goods

| | See all noname1's reviews (1)

henridecat says it all! What a waste of money for something that sounds so promising. Oh, to add to his list of faults:

9) Clock does not do UK daylight saving correctly on EPG.
10) Video+ requires channel setting manually

 Excellent valve for Money top class unit

| | See all beatproducts's reviews (2)

I have had a few Hard drive recorders but this one is good very quiet and maybe some times a little slow refreshing the electronic program guide but that is common to most samsung digital devices. Once the controls are mastered quick and easy recording can take place. As it is a single freeview tunner it is best suited to complement a existing digital TV set !!!

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