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500GB HD Tuner Recorder & 3D Blu-Ray Player

  • HR836T

  • Discontinued Product

Key Features

  • 3D Blu-ray Recorder
  • LG Smart
  • External HDD Playback
  • USB Plus
Video Content Format
MPEG4 AVC (H.264) Yes
3D/2D BD Yes
DivX Yes
DivX HD (H.264) Yes
MPEG-2 Yes
Disc Playback Capability
Disc Capacity 1
BD-Rom Yes (Region B)
BD-R/RE Yes (Region B)
DVD ± R/RW Yes (Region 4)
DVD (PAL) Yes (Region 4)
CD-R/-RW Yes
Audio CD Yes
Unit (WxHxD) 430mm x 60mm x 311mm
Broadcast Decoding MPEG2HD/MPEG4HD
Number of Tuners 1
Hard Drive Capacity 500GB
Audio Decoding Format
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby Digital 2 Chan. Down Mix Yes
Linear PCM Yes
Dolby TrueHD Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
MPEG 1/2 L2 Yes
Dolby Digital Yes
MP3 Yes
Hard Drive
Hard Drive Capacity 500GB
Special Features
Simplink Yes
USB Plus (Video, Music, Photos)⁴ Yes
Photo Slide Show with Music Yes
Last scene memory (DVD) Yes
Premium Content² Yes
External Hard Drive Playback/Recording Yes (NTFS/FAT)
Front Panel Connections
USB 2.0 Input Yes (1)
HDD Recording System
Instant Timer Record Yes
EPG Recording Yes
Time Shift¹ Yes (Maximum 1.5 hours)
Rear Panel Connections
HDMI Output Yes (1)
Digital Audio (Coaxial) Out Yes (1)
LAN Port Yes (1)
Terrestrial RF In/Out Yes (1)
Dubbing System
Copy Int.HDD to Ext.HDD Yes
Copy USB to internal HDD Yes
12 Months Parts & Labour Yes
Supplied Accessories
Operating Manual Yes
Remote Control Yes
Battery Yes (AAA)
RF Cable Yes
LG Smart Yes
3D Playback Yes

What People Are Saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rubbish I bought this product when my last lg recorder lost sound, no major problem as it had performed really well for many years. Recording on this machine has been fine until the last few months. In playback it jumps forwards, backwards, refuses to let me watch the entire recording then jumps to the recording and starts all over again! Cannot say how frustrating this is as I bought it to record!!! Of course the warranty is long gone! I have had nothing but lg products for years, my fridge is one of the first sold and has functioned well for around 15 years +/- a year or 2. I have had 3 TV's, multiple recorders/players and the fridge with no issue at all but this product has put me off LG, time for a new brand. I'd give it no stars if I could!
Date published: 2015-12-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor product When trying to fast forward or rewind a recorded program it always skips a few minutes. For example if you fast forward to 10 minutes , press play it will skip to 15 minutes. This is so frustrating. Not to mention how slow the remote is to respond
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Appalling, do not buy My old TV, new TV, new sound-bar, and computer monitor, are all LG. I like the brand, I've had nothing but good experiences until now. I'm very disappointed in this product, and I'm surprised about it. It is the cheapest-quality thing I've ever had - well below the quality of some brandless things I've owned. Hardware quality: It has a really loud whine, very high-pitched whenever it's on, I can hear it from the other room and it's really unpleasant. I mean *really* unpleasant, or I wouldn't be wasting words on it here. It messes up nearby Bluetooth connections, I assume it's leaking RF. I thought that there was something wrong with my other equipment until I unplugged this thing. Everything fine. Plug it back in - Bluetooth dies. Firmware issues: Playing a blu-ray disk requires going to "Home" then "Video" then "BluRay" and then selecting that. I actually couldn't figure it out at first. The UI has a lot of serious problems, this is modern functionality in a decade-old system. If you leave the BluRay in a menu, or the movie paused for a few minutes, it dumps you out of the movie entirely - you have to reopen the disk and wait for it to start up again. There's no setting for this. There are no meaningful settings for anything. Broken functionality: 3D is buggy. It flicks to 2D when you do anything that displays anything on screen (when you first hit play, if you pause or rewind or skip), then back after an irritating delay, ...but... Sometimes it doesn't flick to 2D, but then the movie is stuck in 2D when you resume. The first time this happened, pausing and un-pausing a couple of times seemed to fix it. The other time I stopped the disk completely to get 3D back. I found out how to check for a firware update and it said that it was already up to date.
Date published: 2015-01-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst recorder I purchased this in May 2014, it is the most useless recorder I have ever had. It is going down to the repair shop tomorrow, and with a bit of luck they will tell me that it is useless, then I will get another one that actually works. Keeps coming up, invalid service, then when it does decide to record, says it is overlapping another show, when it is on the same station. I have always been happy with LG products until now.
Date published: 2014-11-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not happy, Worse LG Appliance Owned I have the LG 3D TV as well as a LG Surround sound. Bought this to compliment my home entertainment needs to play blu ray and to record. Not happy. Im glad I got $101.00 knocked off it when I purchased it 2 months ago had my way id take it back for a full refund. worse LG appliance ever owned. Set up was easy for me but takes forever for a blu ray to load to only come up with error or saying software needs updating. yet again I need Ethernet cable internet connection which I don't have to update the software. if LG could kindly do a software update on the unit I may give it 2 stars. NOT happy this model should never had been released.
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't even play DVDs This is the worst and most frustrating device I have ever bought. After 10 months of battling it I give up. 80% of discs claim a disc error. Very slow to respond to anything. Turns itself off after recording and then doesn't record any other programs. I hate it and it hates me.
Date published: 2014-08-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from In the top 10 of the worst purchases I've ever made I didn't have a problem with the setup as long as your not expecting it to be a 10 min job. Hahaha. My issues are more with the recording of programs from the inbuilt TV Guide. Firstly... you have to click (to watch) on each station for the guide to load for that station... The recorded programs have the name of the previous program. Which means you have to edit the name so you know what they are... The recording stops anywhere from 2 to 10 mins before the program actually finishes. Which means going into Timer Record and editing the finish time... Loading music to the hard drive??? It put every song from a compilation album in separate folders. No such thing as a Select All option to play back either. No such thing as watching a recording program from the start until it's finished and written to the hard drive. Please don't get me started on the remote!!! IT IS SO SLOW to respond. The next/previous chapter button takes you to the next/previous recorded program!!! Also, I'd expect the Info button to tell me the name of the program I'm watching when it's live. Not so.. You have to go in to the guide or wait for the adds to finish... Sorry people.. I can go on more but I'm just getting sooo... frustrated with all the issues. The stupid thing is that I bought it because I have an LG TV. Those people giving it 1.5 have been very generous. It's going back in the box...
Date published: 2014-08-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product is far from satisfactory I bought the HR836T this week and am far from happy. The manual is next to useless with the print quality making it almost impossible to read. I still cannot work out how to play DVDs as the machine keeps telling me I have a disc error. I intend to return the recorder to the dealer. Totally dissatisfied.
Date published: 2014-07-24
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