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Samsung DVD-SH853M

Enjoy greater convenience with hassle-free recording and easy operation. With a built-in 160GB hard disk drive, you can store your entertainment right...

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“This Year's Top Budget Model”

published 24/05/2008

ProGreat series of facilities

ConsAttracts dust, no time remaining, no HDNI

That time of year had descended on me again where whether I need one or not it was time to purchase a new DVD recorder. After the success of last year's Samsung DVD recorder I again chose to stick with the brand again. During last year having fought it off for a few years silver finally made way...

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Not for me

published 31/08/2008

My advice to anyone thinking of purchasing this dvd is DON'T. Since we purchased this product last December we have had nothing but problems with it. It has been repaired a number of times and is still not working properly. Samsung will only offer to repair this faulty machine even though it has not been "fit for purpose" since we purchased it and refuse to exchange it or refund our money. I have purchased many Samsung products in the past - 2 TV's, 2 dvd's, camcorder, fax machineand printers and have not had problems. This purchase and the resultant customer service we have received has totally destroyed my faith in this brand.

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Not for me

published 20/04/2008

I just bought one but it's going back pdq. starts with the remote control - tiny faint grey lettering, what light levels do they expect in a living room? Instructions for setting up are incomprehensible. And a buzzing noise when switched on. I really couldn't find anything to like about it.

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Product Information : Samsung DVD-SH853M

Manufacturer's product description

Enjoy greater convenience with hassle-free recording and easy operation. With a built-in 160GB hard disk drive, you can store your entertainment right on the recorder, while the DVB-T tuner lets you receive the latest Digital Terrestrial Freeview channels.

Product Details

Product Description: Samsung DVD-SH853M - DVD recorder / HDD recorder with digital TV tuner

Product Type: DVD recorder / HDD recorder with digital TV tuner

Dimensions (WxDxH): 43 cm x 33 cm x 5.9 cm

Weight: 4.5 kg

Colour: Black

DVD: DVD recorder with TV tuner, DVD recorder

TV Tuner: Digital tuner

Internal Storage: Hard disc drive - 160 GB

Audio: Stereo

Remote Control: Universal remote control - infrared

PCMCIA Interface: No

xD-Picture Card: No

Manufacturer: Samsung

Compact Flash Card: No

Multimedia Card: No

Memory Stick: No

IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No

Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No

W-LAN Connection: No

USB Interface: No

Ethernet: No

DVI Interface: Without DVI Connection

Real Dolby: Real Dolby AC3

DTS Decoder: with DTS Decoder

MP3 Recording: No

HD-DVD Recording: No

Double Layer Recording: Yes

MPEG4 Recording: No

DVD-RAM Recording: Yes

DVD+RW Recording: No

DVD-RW Recording: Yes

DVD+R Recording: No

DVD-R Recording: Yes

Super Audio CD Playback: without Super Audio CD Playback

DVD Audio Playback: without DVD Audio Playback

HD-DVD Playback: No

Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes

DVD-RAM Playback: DVD-RAM Player

DVD-RW Playback: DVD-RW Player

DVD+R Playback: DVD+R Player

DVD-R Playback: DVD-R Player

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No

Show View: without Show View


Progressive Scan: Yes



Hard Disk Capacity in GB: 160

Integrated VCR: without Integrated VCR

DVD Player / Recorder: DVD Recorder

Table / Portable: not Portable

Blu-ray Recording: No

DVB-T: Yes

HDMI Interface: With HDMI Connection

Secure Digital Card: No

Smart Media Card: No

DVD+RW Playback: with DVD+RW Playback

DivX Playback: With DivX Playback



Product Type: DVD recorder / HDD recorder with digital TV tuner

Width: 43 cm

Depth: 33 cm

Height: 5.9 cm

Weight: 4.5 kg

Enclosure Colour: Black


A/V System Recommended Use: Home

Parental Lock: Yes

On-screen Menu Language: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch

Features: Progressive scanning (line doubling), time slip function, variable bitrate (VBR), time shift function, JPEG photo playback

Available Services: Freeview

Max Recording Capacity: 264 hour(s)

Audio System

Output Mode: Stereo

Digital Audio Format: Dolby Digital output, DTS digital output

Response Bandwidth: 20 - 20000 Hz


Optical Digital Output: Yes

Coaxial Digital Output: Yes


Type: DVD recorder with TV tuner, DVD recorder


Recordable Media: DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R DL

Video D/A Converter: 10bit / 54MHz

Audio D/A Converter: 24bit / 96kHz

Recording Mode: XP, SP, LP, EP, FR, SEP

Programmability: 12 events / 1 month

Media Load Type: Tray

Supported Digital Video Standards: MPEG-4, DivX (ver.4), DivX (ver.5), DivX (ver.3.11), DivX (ver.6)

Supported Digital Audio Standards: MP3

Upscaling: Yes

Search Speed: 16x, 32x, 128x, 2x, 4x, 8x

Slow Motion Speed: 1/8, 1/4, 1/2

DVD Repeat Modes: A-B repeat, title, chapter

Picture Modes: Pan and scan, widescreen, letterbox

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes

DVD Additional Features: JPEG photo playback

Picture Zoom Power: 2x, 4x

Video Noise Reduction: Yes

Digital Player (Recorder)

Internal Storage: Hard disc drive - 160 GB

Recording Features

Synchro Start: Yes

High Speed Dubbing: Yes

TV Tuner

Type: Digital tuner

Stereo Reception System: NICAM, A2

Video Features

Electronic Programme Guide: Digital EPG

Clock & Alarm

Clock: Yes (digital)

Timer: Record

Remote Control

Type: Universal remote control

Technology: Infrared

Features: Multi-brand compatibility


Connector Type: IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) - front ¦ Composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - front ¦ 2 x SCART ( 21 PIN SCART ) - rear ¦ S-Video output ( 4 PIN mini-DIN ) - rear ¦ Component video output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear ¦ Composite video/audio output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear ¦ SPDIF output ( TOS Link ) - rear ¦ SPDIF output ( RCA phono ) - rear ¦ HDMI output ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - rear


Included Accessories: Universal remote control, video / audio cable


Type: Internal


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