Product Type: Samsung DVD recorders
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Samsung DVD SR275M
Member Name: channic
Samsung DVD SR275M
Advantages: lightweight, nice looking, very handy
Disadvantages: hard to set up
Ive been using my rather old video recorder to tape tv programmes for donkeys years, and never really thought anything of these new dvd recorders. Then last christmas, i was given this dvd recorder by my grandfather. Its been sitting in my spare bedroom for over 2 months, as i really didnt think i would use it. Then comic relief was on tv, and so i decided it would be handy to record it.
So i decided to set this machine up. I got it out of the box, and after looking at the quick start up guide, i decided to give it a try. I have to say it wasnt as simple as it looked, and the instructions were rubbish. I sat for over an hour trying to get it to find the sky channels, and everytime it would come back with no channels found. Eventually using several other leads, and basically alot of trial and error, i managed to get the sky to work via the recorder.
Then it was easy, you pressed a few buttons and it was all ready to go. I havent worked it all out as yet, but i did manage to record comic relief onto the hard drive without any problems. The picture is great, and theres loads of hard drive space available. I think this is brilliant, as theres no more fiddling for videos, and its just a quick flick of the switch and its recording. The dvd player itself is quite light, and a nice black colour, its relatively thin, and looks good. The only things ive noticed is firstly, its quite noisy when you record something, also initially after recording some programmes, i found a strong smell of burning rubber in the room, very odd. Im keeping my eye on this problem.
However, apart from this, its been great, you can even use it like a sky plus box, where you can rewind live tv. Personally for the money i think this is great, and once you get it going, im sure you will love it as much as i do at the moment.
Summary: good once you work it all out
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