Legend Performance Technology LSDDVD Digital Receiver DVD Player
- Cheap, easy to use, includes minesweeper
- Looks cheap, poor build quality
The LSDDVD does the job well enough, but suffers from a substandard DVD player.
Price$ 169.00 (AUD)
Legend's LSDDVD Digital Receiver DVD Player is exactly what it sounds like; a set top box with a DVD player thrown in for good measure. It's a rather plain and not particularly inspiring device, but the LSDDVD does the job adequately if you can make do without fancy features.
Combining both a DVD player and set top box into one is in theory a good idea, as nobody wants dozens of identical silver boxes cluttering the space under the television. We were curious to see if Legend would have to sacrifice anything to get both into the one unit. While there are certainly a few features lacking which come as standard on more expensive models, for the price tag this model is reasonable value. For the DVD player this means no advanced sound processing features such as Dolby DTS and no support for DivX discs. For the set top box it means no second tuner. Many people won't miss these features, so their exclusion makes sense, and makes the package that much cheaper.
First of all we took the set top box for a spin. Setting things up is fairly simple, just a matter of pressing a few buttons and watching the LSDDVD scan through the channels. One nice feature is the ability to display a frozen snapshot of nine channels simultaneously on-screen. If you know what you're looking for, this makes channel hopping that much quicker. From here onwards things were fairly standard. There's a simple yet effective interface, an easy to use EPG function and the unit throws out decent picture quality. Programme information is tucked away behind a few more menus than necessary, but it's not too hard to access.
Obviously not happy with such normal features Legend has also included a few exciting extras. Best of these was a game that's somewhat akin to Connect4, but surprisingly hard. We couldn't beat the LSDDVD even on the easiest settings, which was slightly embarrassing. But the fun doesn't end there, as there's also Tetris, Minesweeper, and even a calendar!
Moving on to the DVD player, things took a bit of a downturn. Firstly, and rather ridiculously, any settings programmed in set top box mode are not transferred to DVD mode. This means television aspect, video output and others have to be set up twice, which is completely unnecessary. The second problem is that DVD playback isn't very good, despite the LSDDVD supporting progressive scan. Pictures suffered from colour stepping, graininess and pixelisation. This was using a component connection, which should produce better quality than this.
The overall design of the LSDDVD is nothing especially exciting, coming in a slim silver case with a reflective panel along the front. It is better than the boring grey plastic used by many companies, but still ends up looking somewhat plain. The remote on the other hand is anything but boring, looking almost like a child's plaything with a myriad of multicoloured buttons. The remote is also poorly made, with unresponsive buttons that are hard to press. When it comes to connections, Legend has done a good job, with component, composite, coaxial and digital optical all included.
Overall the LSDDVD is a decent machine that will suit those on a tight budget. It may not be the most stylish unit around, and it has an underperforming DVD player, but at this price we can't complain too much.
Join the newsletter!
Panasonic OLED 4K Ultra HD TV - TH-77EZ1000U
WD MY PASSPORT™ X Gaming Storage
Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44
Apple iPhone X
WD MY PASSPORT™ Gaming Storage
SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™
Nespresso Creatista Coffee Machine
Bang and Olufsen BeoVision 14
cloudandco Smart Cane
Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer Fuchsia/Iron
Toys for Boys
Onyx Smart Walkie Talkie
Bose SoundLink Micro
Lego Mindstorms EV3
Google Daydream View VR Headset
Ubiquiti Network’s Front Row Camera
UBTech First Order Stormtrooper Robot
Propel Star Wars T-65 X-Wing Drone
Leica M10 Digital Rangefinder Camera
LaCie Rugged USB-C Portable Hard Drive
Nest Protect Smart Smoke Alarm
PETKIG Go Smart Dog Leash
Panasonic Hi-Fi - SC-UA7GS-K
Belkin Pocket Power 10,000mAh
Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K
Xbox One X
WD MY CLOUD™ HOME Personal Cloud Storage
iRobot Roomba 980 Vaccum Cleaning Robot
Amazon Echo Bluetooth Speaker
Dearear Endear In-ear Wireless Earphones
Toffee Bags Commuter Satchel
Ikea NORDMÄRKE Wireless Charging Pad
Raspberry Pi Starter Kit
Logitech Doodle Collection Wireless Mouse
Urbanworx Full HD Action Camera
Lexon Flip Alarm Clock
3SIXT 3-in-1 Smartphone Lens Kit
Panasonic Portable Splashproof Fun - RF-D20U
Fallout Geeki Tikis
Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse
Kogan Bluetooth Soundbar
Tile Pro Bluetooth Tracker
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 LG 65E7T Ultra HD OLED TV review: The South Korean thoroughbred is still first past the post
- 2 Hisense takes the fight to home entertainment heavyweights with flagship Series 8 and 9 ULED TVs
- 3 Sony's latest Ultra HD OLED debuts in Australia
- 4 Panasonic Ultra HD OLED TV Review
- 5 D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD DSH-C310 review
Latest News Articles
- JBL join smart speaker arena with the portable, waterproof and (Google-powered) JBL Link range
- BenQ Debuts True 4K UHD HDR Home Cinema Projector Designed for Modern Families
- Foxtel Now's new streaming device launched weeks after TelstraTV
- Logitech announce new MX Sound speakers
- Telstra looks to solve 'Entertainment Exasperation' with new 4K Telstra TV
PCW Evaluation Team
I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.
It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.
Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.
The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.
The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.
The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic
- CES 2018: Belkin go big on wearables accessories and wireless charging
- OPPO Load Up A73 Smartphone With Flagship Features
- CES 2018
- Which flagship TV is best? Sony 4K HDR Bravia 2016 versus LG 4K HDR OLED 2016
- 10 Blu-ray movies / Best looking Blu-ray movies
- TPSAP CRM Functional ConsultantACT
- CCNetwork Engineer (Juniper)WA
- TPWeb Analytics DeveloperNSW
- FTTechnical Consultant - HP Service Manager 9ACT
- FTProject Manager | 12mth ContractOther
- TPProgram Manager - Long Term ContractQLD
- FTGun Java Developers wantedVIC
- FTProject Cost ControllerSA
- CCData ArchitectWA
- FTSenior IT Project ManagerOther
- CCBusiness Analyst - Business Process Improvement - Six Sigma Black BeltVIC
- CCWeb DeveloperACT
- CCMiddleware Messaging SpecialistVIC
- FTLead PHP DeveloperQLD
- TP3 x Change and Adoption Managers | Health | 12 month contractsQLD
- FTSOE ArchitectOther
- CCIT Service Desk SpecialistQLD
- FTNetwork EngineerSA
- CCBusiness AnalystACT
- CCIncident/Service ManagerNSW
- FTCyber Security EngineerOther
- FTSenior Change Analyst / Change Manager ( Banking background)Other
- FTLead Mobile DeveloperQLD
- CCJunior to Mid Level - Java Developer - BrisbaneNSW
- FTMid / Senior Level Functional Banking ConsultantsOther