LG 250GB DVD Recorder RH278
3.5
1 votes
Are you familiar with this?
Feel free to rate it!
  • Following my bad experience with DR165 disc only model, I decided to give LG another shot and invested in the LG RH278 model, simply because it was the only model on the market at the time with a huge 250GB hard drive
  • All in all, this is a great product at a great price, but just consider the noise factor when purchasing

    • by EJ
      TRUSTWORTHY

      all reviews
      Following my bad experience with DR165 disc only model, I decided to give LG another shot and invested in the LG RH278 model, simply because it was the only model on the market at the time with a huge 250GB hard drive. It has an almost identical user interface as the earlier model, so it wasn’t too difficult to set up and get to grips with fairly quickly.

      It functions like most digital video recorders in that it allows you to pause and rewind live television, and record programs to its hard drive in any quality you choose. You can also


      opt to record in the compressed DivX format to save hard drive space, but this is highly limiting as these files are encrypted and cannot be played back on any other device, even on a PC with the requisite DivX codecs. The menus are simple and easily accessible, and should not prove too difficult to navigate, even for the novice user. You can program it to record multiple programs, and then rename and archive the files as you see fit. It allows you to transfer content to DVD discs, but this process is rather slow and painful, as movies and ...

      • shows have to be played back as they record. Also, you cannot record directly onto discs, as all content has to be recorded onto the hard drive first and then transferred to disc at a later stage.

        Sadly, the RH278 suffers from the same technical glitches as the earlier models. These units are noisy to a point where it actually interrupts your viewing, forcing you to turn the volume on your television set way up and is rather irritating when recording late night content, as it can be heard from very far away, especially in a quiet house at night. Also,

        it tends to freeze up occasionally, but this didn’t happen frequently enough to become frustrating.

        On the upside, the unit features multiple AV ports, a camcorder port, a USB slot and an s video and digital audio output. The large 250GB hard drive is capable of storing over a hundred hours of content at great quality, so there’s no reason you should run out of space, especially since you can back up the content you want to keep onto DVD discs.

        All in all, this is a great product at a great price, but just consider the noise factor when purchasing.




    0
    amos mahlangu says :

    please help me with the remote for this unit

    ReviewStream.com
    Galega says :

    You can get new remote from any authorized show room or service center of LG. You may not find it in the open market. It will also work with master remote or universal remote, which you can try for short duration.

    ReviewStream.com
    -4
    Wynand says :

    I bought a LG 250GB DVD Recorder RH278, but lately I can not record from the hard drive to disc. I have tried all types of DVD`s, but still the response is unknown disc change disc no disc . Can anyone please help me?? Thanks Wynand

    ReviewStream.com
    Galega says :

    The recorder is not able to identify the disc which has already been inserted. The only thing you can do is to clean the disk unit and see if that makes any difference. IF not, then you will have to call the customer care of LG and ask them to send a service engineer or take your recorder to an authorized service center of LG.

    ReviewStream.com
    • Don't Be Nice. Be Helpful.

    The review was published as it's written by reviewer in February, 2009. The reviewer certified that no compensation was received from the reviewed item producer, trademark owner or any other institution, related with the item reviewed. The site is not responsible for the mistakes made. 16302587411028/k2311a023/2.3.09
    Your use of this website constitutes acceptance of the Terms & Conditions
    Privacy Policy