LG DR275 Multi System DVD Recorder Review

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This multi system DVD recorder and player is a step ahead from the usual players by LG as it combines the two functions in one system. Further, it plays the AVI and divX format video along with the usual DVDs and VCDs.  This multi player, also, plays audio MP3 and WMA formats.

The enhanced audio-video performance of LG DR275 is due to progressive scanning and 192 KHz/24-bit Dolby digital surround sound system features in-built in the system

Though, the highlighting feature of this player remains its recording function, there are loopholes. The recording can take place only on a DVD and not on a compact disk. Also, the quality of recording is shoddy. You will be able to record your favorite shows or movies onto the DVD but the clarity and sharpness of the original video would be lost in the recorded video. However, playback encompasses a whole range of formats on CD or DVD. This player can also play a slideshow of your photographs, if you write them on a CD in JPEG format. The player supports NTSC and Pal system for video viewing.

The quality of the product is just about average, the commands are not accepted by the controls with promptness that is evident in products of the higher line. Usage becomes a little tedious as the menus lack quality interface, which can be confusing for a new user.

Performance of LG DR 275 takes another back seat as the recording is low quality with weak pixilation and low quality colors. The noise in the original picture becomes more evident in the recordings. DVD playback offers decent quality but not like the higher end DVD players. The video performance suffers from a lack of color, detail and texture.

Measurements

It is a compact player measuring 2.12 x 16.9 x 10.82″ (HxWxD), which can find space in a small corner of you Television unit. It weighs around 2.5 kilograms.

Verdict

Here is an affordable player, which records your favorite shows on DVD-R/-RW or DVD+R/+RW, but with a limitation of five channels as LG has an analogue tuner.