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Samsung SMT-S7800

We have collected and analysed 3 expert reviews and 448 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 87/100 and users rate it 74/100. The average review date is 08-04-2012. We have compared these reviews to 256077 reviews from other Media Players. The alaScore™ for this product is 88/100 = Very good. Last update: 13-12-2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung SMT-S7800


alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 user reviews of Samsung SMT-S7800 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Reviews about the size and image quality are overall positive. The design and price are also appreciated, but there are some critical reviews about the reliability.

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55% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SMT-S7800 500GB Freesat HD TV RecorderSamsung SMT-S7800 500GB Freesat HD TV Recorder

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Samsung SMT-S7800


Samsung joins the Freesat PVR party with a 500GB machine that impresses but feels like a missed opportunity

Exemplary onscreen design, Flexible Freesat PVR functionality, Attractive looks

No Smart Hub, Limited DLNA, Mushy iPlayer pictures

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Samsung SMT-S7800 review


Best Freesat recorder, Awards 2012. Samsung has brought the Sky experience to this Freesat PVR

Stylish unit with intuitive, good-looking menus ; great picture and sound

Full Samsung internet TV would be a nice bonus

Best Freesat recorder, Awards 2012. Samsung has entered the Freesat PVR market with an absolute cracker

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Adrian Justins (

Samsung SMT-S7800 review


If, like me, you love technology (and raw fish) it's impossible not to like Japan, so the addition of the excellent NHK World channel to Freesat's meagre portfolio of HD channels is a welcome boost to the platform on its third birthday.

Attractive design and well-executed menu system; good AV quality

No manual padding of recordings; limited multimedia file compatibility; dearth of ‘net TV

Feb, 2012

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Samsung SMT-S7800


Very intelligent piece of equipment.

No red button

Feb, 2013

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Samsung SMT-S7800


The image quality has improved radically compared to the Skybox we had previously. The box is easy to set up and easy to use.

We are having a number of problems with the remote not working - it seems to be to do with the battery compartment. At the moment it seems OK so fingers crossed. The on screen channel menu is in fairly small type so it's not that easy to read.

Jan, 2013

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Samsung SMT-S7800


Easy to set up straightforward to use. Simples

none so far

Jan, 2013

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Samsung SMT-S7800


Poor menu very difficult to read especially for users with poor sight.

Jan, 2013

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Samsung SMT-S7800


its all good apart from the sound is a bit low i would bye a nover 1 agen & i would recemnde to friends & famliy

sound is a bit low & you cont set a remineder & you cont add a chanals to favrits you have to rember your faveit chanals

Dec, 2012

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Samsung SMT-S7800


No longer have to pay a subscription. HD Channels available without subscription. Quality.

Some channels I thought I would get haven't been picked up on the scan e.g. Horse and Country.

Dec, 2012

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Samsung SMT-S7800


ultra easy to set up and no subscription

could do with a few more channnels

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications


Colour of product:Black

Hard drive

Hard Drive Capacity:500


Internal Memory:256


Ethernet interface type:Fast

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Technical Details

Audio formats supported:MP3


Video compression formats:XviD

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):360 x 270 x 50