Summary: Very frequent crashes. Remote often fails to respond. The most awkward, clunky, poorly-designed user interface. I trusted Samsung but this is such an inferior product. Simply not fit for purpose. In one word: rubbish!
Summary: I know someone who tried two of these and took them both back. Silly me, thinking he was just unlucky I went ahead and got one - well it is voted best Freesat+ box two years running by What Hi Fi magazine after all...
Summary: I bought this thinking 'it cant be that bad, the reviews must just be from people who've been unlucky'. But.... It didn't work properly at all. Didn't record when set to. Lost programmes when it did eventually record them, stopped recording half way through.
Summary: The library regularly wipes itself and the recommended factory reset does not help. Only saves a few recordings and now the tv guide does not go further than 24 hours. A waste of money if you can't rely on it to record.
Summary: This product is a bad advert for samsung, it's the first product of theirs I have purchased and it will be the last. Library disappears, do the reset and enter all timer events. Few weeks later library disappears, etc, etc ,etc.
Summary: If only I had accepted what other reviewers said about the Samsung SMT-S7800 500GB Freesat HD TV Recorder. Absolutely hopeless. Within days of setting it up the recordings would freeze and any recorded items disappeared only to magically reappear after a reboot.
Summary: This does not work - when u record something it will not let u watch anything else by saying 2 recordings are in progress! When there is only one programme being recorded - second u cannot watch "on demand" because it says your device is not connected!
Summary: I bought this after much searching and revue reading. It worked really well as a freesat box and pvr except that the programme guide/record planner is next to useless. It cuts off the end of programmes nearly every time. Having to use the onscreen keyboard for searches is pretty useless as well.
Summary: If you are looking for a freesat hd pvr don't buy this one, it is bug ridden with no sign of new firmware after a year - avoid it - shame on Samsung. My top picks are the Humax FOXSAT HDR if you are an enthusiast and happy to tinker with software or the Echostar HDS-600RS if you want something that...
Summary: This is simply a terrible product! It messes up recordings, fails to display channels, freezes and it's remote control cant be programmed. I bought a Samsung net-book over a year ago and was very impressed by the quality so as I was upgrading my AV equipment decided to go with Samsung, BIG BIG...