Dvd hr853m hdmi dvd recorder with 160gb



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Description: I made a big mistake buying this machine. After this Samsung - never again! It will not start a scheduled recording if you are watching a program you have recorded earlier, recording only starts if

I made a big mistake buying this machine. After this Samsung - never again! It will not start a scheduled recording if you are watching a program you have recorded earlier, recording only starts if you are in standby. There is no warning on screen only a flashing light on the front panel, but.

It will not start a scheduled recording if you are watching a program you have recorded earlier, recording only starts if you are in standby. There is no warning on screen only a flashing light on the front panel, but you're unlikely to be looking at that so inevitably you miss the start.

There is a trick to start viewing a program while you are recording, turn machine on after scheduled recording started, say NO when it asks you if you want to quit the current recording, then you can play back a previous recording. However the quality of the other recording will be degraded compared to what it usually is. After doing this you cannot put the m/c back into standby without quitting the recording you want to make. Unbelievable, there is no technical reason for this restriction, just awful software.

The user interface is thoughly badly thought out and contains many bugs. Often keys that sometimes work fine don't work, e.g. The number keys are supposed to select a f/w channel number, but sometimes the will not. Likewise I couldn't enter a video+ code the other day.

The information panels don't contain the information you might hope for. The channel is shown, but the field has too few chars to distinguish between, for example, BBCone and BBCfour. The program title isn't saved, even though the info is available if you selected record from the guide. You have to rename the title by hand. What is the use of the start, end ime & date presented? I don't have an encyclopedic memory of the TV schedules. I need a meaningful title.

As for the f/v guide, where do I start! It is unbelievably gash. Each time you move to a different channel details which the mc/ has already downloaded are lost, you have to wait a few minutes for the new channel details to be read in. There is no page key, so you have to press up or down lots of times to move around. If you select a program to record overlapping a previous recording you have selected there is no back out, it just loses the previous request. The guide window shows only a feeble 4 channels by 2 hours.

There are some strange effects after 5 minutes when looking at menus, generally the function you are in quits and it goes back to some other point, NOT even where you have come from. The worst effect in this category is pause during playback, you would expect to be able go away for a time to take a phone call or answer the door then come back to finish your viewing, but after 5 mins the playback aborts back to the menu and you lose your place. Hopeless!

The bugs are clearly so deep & ingrained in the flawed design & firmware I don't expect a new firmware release to prove to be a satisfactory fix. I'll probably accept this was a mistake and buy something else.

There are loads more things about which I could moan about, but I think anybody reading this will get the picture, just avoid it!




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