horrible to use
why does it switch off after recording?? and because it does this i can not record two shows over night?? please tell me there is a way to fix this. i have had this machine for over a year and half and have not liked it once. been many many times it has not recorded what i have set it up to. very slow and frustrating product.
18 August 2013
Fine for first year
Worked OK for a year then one year and one month old it started freezing and doing all the things people are complaining of here. Looked at getting a new harddrive but the quote was more than buying a new one - won't be an LG!
19 July 2013
Had no issues in 12 months
I have had this device for over 12 months now, and have had no issues. A few of the things are a little annoying (little pop up menus when set recordings begin and finish) but nothing that affects the way I use this machine. Plays multi-region dvds I have tried, with no issues so far.
Not had any problems with it being slow, like other users seem to have had.
4 January 2013
Bought this as I wanted to upgrade my old DVD/PVR combo, which was an LG that I was quite happy with. Wish I hadn't. This thing is really s-l-o-w. It takes way too long to respond to fast-forward and play when you're watching a tv show you've recorded and the menu system is very un-intuitive. No region unlock code on this one either, so definitely steer clear if you've got any DVDs you bought when living overseas/on holidays.
21 July 2012
I live in Australia and all our Blu Ray title are restricted (Eg;Terminator 2,3 and Salvation available here but 'The Terminator' is not) and are therefor am forced to purchase titles from the United States. I was then faced with the problem of getting these American titles to play. Bought the LG HR 698D. Problems solved. Plays all my Region A & B Blu Rays along with my Region 1 & 4 DVD's.
14 June 2012