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1. Samsung DVD-HD941 HDTV-Compatible
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2. Samsung DVD-L1200 12" Portable
Too low to display list($179.99)
3. Samsung DVD-HD850 UP Converter
$198.53 list($229.99)
4. Samsung DVD-L70 7" Portable DVD
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5. Samsung DVD-L300 10" Portable
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6. Samsung DVD-HD841 HDTV-Compatible
$105.99 list($99.99)
7. Panasonic Single Disc DVD-S47K
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8. Samsung DVD-V4600 DVD / VCR Combo
$398.95 list($549.99)
9. Samsung DVD-VR300 DVD Recorder/VCR
$869.99 list($1,399.99)
10. Samsung HT-DS1000TH Home Theater
$599.99 Too low to display list($649.99)
11. Samsung HT-DS660TTH RRSS Home
$599.95 list($999.99)
12. SamsungDVD-L100 10" Widescreen
$299.99 Too low to display list($349.99)
13. Samsung HT-DS610 Slim 5.1 Home
$179.95 list($249.99)
14. Samsung DVD-V2000 DVD-VCR Combo
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15. Samsung DVD-V3500 Progressive-Scan
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16. SAMSUNG DVDV5500 DVD-VCR Combination
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17. Samsung DVD-R120 Progressive Scan
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18. Samsung DVD-P341 DVD Player with
$149.99 list($349.99)
19. Samsung HT-DB600 5-Disc DVD Home
$552.15 list($899.99)
20. Samsung DVD-L200 10" Portable

1. Samsung DVD-HD941 HDTV-Compatible Upconverter DVD Player with DCDi Technology
list price: $349.99
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Asin: B0001H4BZC
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 8296
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Amazon.com Product Description

If you're after state-of-the-art picture and sound, Samsung's DVD-HD941 is a prime candidate for your home theater. The DVD player packs everything from Faroudja DCDi-enhanced HD component-video and HDMI digital-video outputs to sophisticated high-definition upconversion (for high-definition and HD-ready TVs) and processing abilities for the audio-only SACD (Super Audio CD) and DVD-Audio formats.

DCDi technology offers higher resolution and sharper images, with few motion artifacts.
The player uses Faroudja's DCDi (Directional Correlation Deinterlacing) technology, which is designed to eliminate the jagged edges along diagonal image lines resulting from video interpolation. DCDi monitors image-edge transitions and fills in the gaps between frames. The player upconverts standard-definition material (480i, what we have on conventional TV) to enhanced- and high-definition quality (480p, 720p, 768p, or 1080i, depending on your HDTV). The result: higher resolution from conventional sources and sharper images with few motion artifacts. The player's HDMI digital-video output may be used for lossless video transmission between the player and compatible TVs and computer monitors, and the player comes with an HDMI-to-DVI converter for use with DVI-compliant devices.

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a lossless, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface to link any audio/video source (such as a set-top box, DVD player, or A/V receiver) with an audio and/or video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV). HDMI supports SD, ED, or high-definition (HD) video, plus multichannel digital audio--all using a single cable. It transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports up to 8-channel digital audio, with bandwidth to spare to accommodate future enhancements and requirements.

SACD and DVD-Audio media both offer super-high-fidelity sound. DVD-Audio discs provide 192 kHz/24-bit multichannel and stereo sound, high storage capacity, and unique bonus materials not available on regular audio CDs. These discs often have compressed Dolby Digital soundtracks for listening on standard DVD players, but true DVD-A decoding is required for full sonic appreciation. Depending on the disc, Sony's proprietary SACD format provides multichannel and/or stereo sound, often presented in a dual-layer format compatible with both standard CD players (at standard resolution) and SACD-equipped players like the DVD-HD941 (for full-resolution playback).

As an antipiracy measure, the DVD-HD941 performs its own decoding of both DVD-Audio and SACD signals, passing high-resolution analog, not digital, audio to your integrated amplifier or surround receiver. This means you'll need an audio/video receiver with multichannel analog-audio inputs to appreciate multichannel DVD-A and SACD releases.

A set of stereo and a set of multichannel analog-audio outputs route audio from DVD-A/SACD media as well as from Dolby Digital- and DTS-encoded DVDs to you’re A/V receiver. If you're not planning to use the DVD-A/SACD capability for multichannel programming, both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround-sound signals can be routed through the player's digital-audio outputs (one each of RCA coaxial and Toslink optical) for simpler connection with your receiver. Composite- and S-video outputs bring compatibility with nearly any television.

What's in the Box
DVD player, remote control, remote batteries, user's manual, HDMI digital video interconnect, HDMI-to-DVI converter, stereo analog audio interconnect/composite-video cable, and warranty information. ... Read more

Features

  • 720p, 768p, and 1080i upconversion from conventional DVD-Video images (for use with high-definition and HD-ready TVs)
  • Faroudja DCDi technology eliminates jagged edges along diagonal image lines
  • High-resolution audio performance with Super Audio CD (SACD) and DVD-Audio decoding
  • HDMI digital-video output, including an HDMI interconnect and an HDMI-to-DVI converter
  • Discrete IR codes ensure that the unit will function properly with your other home theater components

2. Samsung DVD-L1200 12" Portable DVD Player
list price: $1,199.99
our price: Too low to display
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000SWAFK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 4123
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Early Adopters Pick: November 2003. The world's first portable DVD player with a 12-inch LCD screen.

Pushing the limits of portability, Samsung's widescreen DVD-L1200 DVD player manages to pack a laptop-rivaling 12-inch TFT LCD screen into a chassis standing a mere inch high when folded. Enjoy the best of your movies, music, and digital photography through the player's multiformat playback abilities, including MP3 and JPEG image CD-Rs and CD-RWs as well as standard DVD-Videos, DVD-Rs, and commercial CDs.

The whole family can listen, too, through either the unit's inline stereo speakers or its generous three .125-inch headphone jacks. Spatializer virtual surround simulates enveloping sound effects through two channels, and motion zoom allows extreme magnification of selected screen areas, without distortion, even while a movie is playing.

The screen displays discs using 480p progressive scanning (named for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image), creating a high-resolution picture with sharper images and fewer motion artifacts than conventional portables.

Other great features include screen inversion, which flips the widescreen picture vertically so you can mount the player upside down, as in a kitchen or an RV, and Samsung's Smart Screen Brightness Control, which monitors ambient light and adjusts the LCD's backlight accordingly to improve clarity and contrast and extended your battery life. The unit's rugged disc bay ensures that the show goes on no matter how you position the player.

Composite- and S-video outputs let you hook the player up with your home television, while its coaxial digital-audio output will channel discrete, 5.1-channel Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound to a range of audio/video receivers and surround speaker setups. For extra convenience, the AV output doubles as a switchable AV input, letting you hook up a camcorder or gaming device for portable big-screen viewing.

What's in the Box
DVD player, battery pack (affixes to back of player), AC adapter, power cord, credit-card remote control, remote battery, composite- and S-video interconnect cables, stereo analog audio interconnect, user's manual, and warranty information. ... Read more

Features

  • 12.1-inch high-resolution TFT LCD screen with progressive-scan display
  • Extremely thin design--approximately 1-inch thick for easy transport
  • 3 headphone jacks let the whole family listen; plays DVD-R, picture CD and MP3-encoded CD
  • Widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio) format matches your favorite DVDs
  • Includes rechargeable battery and credit-card remote control

Reviews (5)

3-0 out of 5 stars Not worth its price
This is the best portable player out there? Really? I owned this for about two weeks and decided it wasn't worth its price.

The DVD player comes neatly packed inside the box with all its accessories mention in the specs except that it comes with a soft leather case. The player has a huge display at 12.1" and looks like a laptop when closed. The design is thin and light and can easily be carried around while watching. The gray finish is sleek and looks high-tech but when viewed on bright light the finish looks cheap reminds me of a bad paint job at an auto shop. You can tell around the CD lid the paint is rough makes it look cheap and it also looks like some dirt or dust got in while in the process of drying the paint. Samsungs logo could have looked better if they only embedded their logo in silver like what Sony always does with their TVs. I'm not sure what kind of factory they have but it looks like they better start paying their workers more and establish quality control.

The player was a little hard to open; you can't open the player with one hand. It forces you to open it slowly. The CD lid feels cheap, it sprang quickly once ejected to reveal its lens. I looked under it and saw just a thin spring that's doing all that. I imagined in the long run that thing is going to give up. The Power button is coated with chrome which was a good idea. It saves the paint from fading from over used. The only thing annoying about this button is you have to press it several times to turn it off, sometimes pushing it down for a few seconds.

The picture quality suffers from bad black level. Imagine watching a movie that takes place in darkness and instead of the night being black it's gray. I tested a couple of CGI animation and it looked too bright that everything looked washed out. Significant lost of detail was obviously lost in bright scenes. Picture adjustments didn't work too well. Low light settings were way too low that a lot of detail in the picture was lost. Inside light settings provided the picture more sharpness and brightness but edges were exaggerated. Outside settings provided more color to the picture but looked unnatural. Standard was the best picture it provided.

The sound quality sounded equalized, music and dialog sounded clear but there was little or no bass response strong enough to scare you on scenes with guns or explosions. Samsung could have provided a small bass module if they could not fit it in the player's thin body. Not even the headphones could deliver good bass and I was using a studio monitor headphones. There is an audio output so you can hook it up to your Home Theatre setup but who the heck wants to do that on a 12" screen? Good for playing music though. The player's mp3 file supports only 8 characters which is ridiculous. you probably have to rename every file to make it readable on the menu.

You could plug in your game console to this player or plug in your video camera. Samsung provided jacks but not adapters. You can also use it as a stand alone DVD player but no progressive output. Only the built-in screen has this feature. You can view still images in jpeg format. The slide show lags reminds me of an old 486 computer. quality was okay but not better that my LCD monitor on my desk.

Now for the worst part this player still has problems with subtitles. I read some reviews that this was also an issue on their previous models. I looked in the players menu and found that there was no option to turn this off. Options are Automatic only and numerous foreign languages to choose from as a default for the players subtitles to display automatically upon inserting a DVD. Now what's really weird about this is it only happens when the player is plugged in an outlet. But when it runs on battery subtitles remains off. Go figure. A design flaw or maybe just a Korean thing since this player is made in Korea. The Koreans figure it will be very convenient for them since many of them don't speak English. They could have made a Korean version and a US version.

The player plays everything as stated in specs. It doesn't support Video CD. I called their support if there was a firmware that can fix this but the guy responded "NO" and he said it's being phased out. It's too bad if you have a collection of adult movies on VCDS you won't be able to watch them or hard to find titles not on DVD.

I just hope Samsung is listening and fix these problems if they want to be the best. But if you can live with these issues then you will be very happy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Player
When I got this player I wasn't expecting a lot. But when I popped in a disc pressed played, I was totally impressed. The sound quality coming from the small speakers is the best I have ever heard form a portable player period. The sound is crisp, clear, music sounds amazingly clear, and the presence of vocals are excellent and never distorted on high volumes. The 12.1" high resolution screen has the best picture quality I've seen in a portable. I'm a very picky guy when it comes to picture quality this one impressed me greatly. It has four adjustments for different lighting conditions which worked very well.
Colors are rich and natural and very bright reminds me of a plasma display.
For this price it's worth it. You won't find a better quality even from a laptop, even the highest models I've seen won't match the quality of this unit both sound and picture. The build is pleasing to the eyes. The design is well thought of. The player supports every major format except DVDRAM no biggie. No one hardly uses that format anyways. It also supports Super Video CD. Plus it comes with a soft dark gray leather case, what a surprise that wasn't mention on the specs. My 11 year old son is constantly asking me to borrow it. Everyone is happy! My friends keeps saying "Cool" Wow! how much is that? If you're shopping for a portable DVD player and looking for quality get this one you won't get disappointed. This player is a keeper

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Simple Player
Bought this unit so that my young daughter could watch her favorite dvds during airplane trips.

So far, this unit does everything that it advertises. Excellent picture clarity, good quality, and overall performs well in bumpy situations. It has two earphone jacks so I can watch Wiggles with her (if I must), and has all the other features one expects from a dvd player.

However, the best feature of this player is that I don't have to do a thing when my 4 year old daughter wants to watch a movie. It's light enough that she carries it around in her Barbie shoulder travel bad, and the controls are simple and familier enough that she can set it up, turn it on, get to the main menu, and play. Try that with a laptop (and I have the small Sony TR3A). All I do is sit there and grin.

Only downside it that even with the headphones, on particularly noisy flights, the volume does not go up high enough to overcome the rather heavy ambient noise found in airplane cabins.

But, my daughter doesn't seem to mind that much, and she enjoys using this thing thoroughly, making for very relaxing trips.

5-0 out of 5 stars Big Screen Viewing in a Portable
This portable DVD player is incredible. The 12-inch screen is a great size, and the picture is crystal clear. Amazing resolution. The surround-sound is also high quality whether listening through a headset or through the speakers. One thing that was a pleasant surprise is that there is a great case included with the DVD player. I don't see that listed anywhere on the specs. Now I know that some would say that this is so big and pricey, why not go ahead and get a laptop. Well, for one thing, I don't see many laptops in this price range that have this quality picture or sound. Plus, if you are in the market for a portable DVD player and you really want to be able to see the picture and enjoy the sound, this one is wonderful. 12 inches. What a great size screen. The adaptable lighting feature is very good, too. It adjusts for four different lighting situations to allow for the best possible picture. I am very happy that I bought it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Best Portable DVD Player you can find
This is no doubt the best DVD Player you can find, my favorite feature on this player is that the screen is 12". It also playes CD's and there are speakers for it that are really nice. The reason i took a star off is because it is missing a couple features and it is pricy.
Here are some facts/Things about this amazing DVD Player:

in the box: DVD player, battery pack (affixes to back of player), AC adapter, power cord, credit-card remote control, remote battery, composite- and S-video interconnect cables, stereo analog audio interconnect, user's manual, and warranty information:

Screen size: 12.1 inches
Display type: TFT LCD
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Resolution: Information not available
MP3 playback: Yes
Progressive scan: Yes
Playback formats: DVD-Video (NTSC), DVD-R, red book CD, audio CD-R, CD-RW, MP3 CD, JPEG CD
Includes memory slot: No
Includes radio: No
Built-in speaker: Yes (2)
Quick play: No
Antiskip protection: No
HDCD decoding: No
Video DAC: 10-bit
Audio DAC: 96 kHz, 24-bit
Signal-to-noise ratio (video): 68 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio (audio): 110 dB
Dynamic range (audio): 100 dB
Headphone jack: Yes (3 jacks, .125-inch each)
Resume: Information not available
Hold: Information not available
Headphone volume control: Yes
Remote included: Yes (credit-card-sized)
Batteries: Included
Battery life: Information not available
Aspect ratio control: Yes (and screen inversion for upside-down mounting)
Multi-angle viewing: Yes (with applicable discs)
Black-level adjustment: No
Chapter preview: No
Custom bookmarks: No
Frame advance: Yes
Still/freeze frame: Yes
Forward/reverse play: Yes (including 2x audio while scanning)
Karaoke: No
Multilingual support: Yes
Parental controls: Yes
Picture zoom: Yes
Reverse-frame step: Yes
Slow motion: Yes
Audio outputs: 1 minijack .125-inch stereo analog (left/right), 1 digital (minijack coaxial)
Audio inputs: 1 minijack .125-inch stereo analog (left/right), switchable with output
Video outputs: 2 (minijack .125-inch S-video and minijack .125-inch composite-video)
Video inputs: 1 (minijack .125-inch composite-video), switchable with output
Surround-sound output: Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel passthrough
Simulated surround sound: Yes (Spatializer)
UPC: 036725612006
Item length: Approximately 8.25 inches
Item width: Approximately 12.5 inches
Item height: Approximately 1 inch (closed)
Item weight: Information not available
Warranty: 1 year parts and labor ... Read more


3. Samsung DVD-HD850 UP Converter DVD
list price: $179.99
our price: Too low to display
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00092HNO0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 2355
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

plays DVD-Video, DVD-R & DVD-RW, DVD+R & DVD+RW, and Video CD * plays CD, audio CD-R & CD-RW, and MP3 & WMA CDs * plays digital photo CDs (JPEG and HD JPEG) * video upconversion to 480p/720p/768p/1080i * HDMI interface with multichannel audio and HDCP copy protection (upconverted video available through HDMI output only, 3m cable included) * ... Read more

Features

  • EZ View Letter Box Eliminator
  • Plays-R/-RW/???Audio/SVCD
  • FLT Display
  • HDMI Output
  • Hi-Def Conversion

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Worry about digital, not upconverting; 768p is misleading!
First, let me say that I actually have a DVD-HD850 connected to a Sharp LC-32D5U (which I also reviewed). My brother has the same DVD player plugged into his Samsung HLN507W (50 inch DLP). I've noticed many reviews (in general) are from people who haven't bought or even seen what they're reviewing. Rest assured; I've been playing with my DVD payer for four days and I've tried everything there is to try.

The Good... HDMI looks great. I played The Matrix simultaneously on my old DVD player and the HD850. All five people who watched thought the HDMI picture looked better. The digital signal gives a noticeably clearer picture. I changed the display when people weren't looking and everyone was able to identify analog vs. digital.

The Bad... All the upconversion stuff is hype. First, I was annoyed by the false advertising of 768p. It turns out to be 1024x768 for using a 4:3 computer monitor, not a 1366x768 16:9 TV like my Sharp. I played The Matrix and toggled all three modes: 480p, 720p and 1080i. They all looked exactly the same. All the gains come from the digital signal, not the upconversion.

As for all the other complaints about the remote and other issues listed in the other reviews...I haven't noticed any of them. I hooked the HDMI cable from the HD850 to my Sharp TV and everything worked from the start. One of the other guys said there were problems with dark scenes. That is probably his TV, not the HD850. My Sharp has the same problem. I ran a THX Optimizer and I can only see 7 of the 10 shades of black. The darkest shades all blend into one color regardless of the color settings on the TV. The Samsung's manual talks about RGB color pallet. It has a selection for full range (0-255), so if you don't see it all on the TV, it's not the DVD player's fault. You could use the analog component video output and get all 10 shades of black (but you'll lose the advantage of the digital output).

A minor problem is that you have to stop the DVD player in order to change modes (component vs. HDMI or different color settings for HDMI). It would be nice to do it on the fly so you can directly compare different modes back to back.

The case does look nice, but I'd prefer black (not enough to pay an extra $50 for the DVD HD950) and I hate the bright blue light that surrounds the power button when the DVD player is turned off.

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4. Samsung DVD-L70 7" Portable DVD Player
list price: $229.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0009A2L9E
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 8900
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Product Description

The DVD-L70 further raises the bar with its sleek industrial design. Designed for consumers who want an ultra-light DVD portable but don't want to sacrifice functionality, the DVD-L70 makes a style statement like no other player available on the market today. The DVD-L70 also comes with a car charger The DVD-L70's 7" TFT LCD display both offer 480P resolution, a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 160-degree viewing angle for incomparable front-of-screen performance.7" LCD display: Enjoy your favorite moviesâno matter where you areâthanks to this sleek display. Multi-format playback: Get more than movies with this versatile DVD player. You can also listen to CDs, CD-R/RWs, MP3s and view Picture CDs. 3D sound: Experience big-time audio from a small package, thanks to 3D sound from the built-in speakers. A/V input: It's easy to hook this DVD player up to other components through the A/V input. Dual headphone outputs: With dual headphone outputs, it's easy for two people to enjoy a movie at the same time. ... Read more

Features

  • Car Adapter
  • 7" TFT LCD
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
  • 3D Sound
  • 2 Headphone Jacks

5. Samsung DVD-L300 10" Portable DVD Player
list price: $799.99
our price: Too low to display
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0001H4D00
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 3079
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Amazon.com Product Description

Samsung's widescreen, 16:9 aspect-ratio DVD-L300 DVD player packs a stunning 10-inch, progressive-scan TFT LCD screen into a chassis standing just over an inch high when folded. Enjoy the best of your movies and music through the player's multi-format playback abilities, including MP3 CDs, as well as standard DVD-Videos and commercial CDs.

Progressive scanning creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts. The DVD-L300's rugged disc bay ensures that the show goes on no matter how you position the player. Once loaded, discs are locked in position, and the unit's special disc mechanism operates flawlessly from almost every angle.

A screen-inversion control flips the picture 180 degrees so you can mount it upside down, as in the back seat of a car or mini van. Smart Screen brightness control monitors ambient lighting conditions and adjusts the LCD's backlight accordingly, improving clarity and contrast while extending battery life.

Two .125-inch headphone jacks--enhanced by Spatializer virtual surround--accommodate a viewing partner and offer big sound to go with the DVD-L300's big screen. Motion zoom allows extreme magnification of selected screen areas, without distortion, even as the movie is playing.

S-video outputs let you hook the player up with your home television, while its coaxial digital-audio output will channel discrete, 5.1-channel Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound to a range of audio/video receivers and surround speaker setups. An S-video and minijack stereo analog audio input grant hookup options for camcorders, VCRs, game consoles, and other devices.

What's in the Box
DVD player, battery pack (affixes to back of player), AC adapter, power cord, 29-button credit-card remote control, S-video interconnect, stereo analog audio interconnect, player carrying sleeve, user's manual, and warranty info. ... Read more

Features

  • Portable DVD player with 10-inch 16:9 aspect-ratio TFT LCD screen and credit-card-sized remote control
  • Plays DVD-Video, DVD-R, and MP3 CD; 3-hour battery life with included rechargeable pack
  • Dual headphone jacks let you watch movies or listen to music with a partner; AV input accommodates a camcorder or gaming device
  • Offers Smart Screen brightness control, Adaptive Image Control, and screen inversion for upside-down mounting
  • Measures 10.5 x 1.1 x 7.1 inches (W x H x D)

6. Samsung DVD-HD841 HDTV-Compatible Upconverter DVD Player
list price: $249.99
our price: Too low to display
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0001H4BMU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 1950
Average Customer Review: 3.75 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Samsung's DVD-HD841 delivers scintillating video and audio performance at an eye-popping price. Between the unit's progressive-scan component-video and DVI digital-video outputs, sophisticated high-definition upconversion (from 480i/p DVD-Video to 720p, 768p, or 1080i, depending on your HDTV), and processing abilities for the audio-only SACD (Super Audio CD) and DVD-Audio formats, this player quite nearly does it all.

The DVD-HD841 has a built-in video scaler that permits output to a HDTV.
Samsung's video upconversion technology eliminates visible scan lines and artifacts arising from interlaced video and the 3:2 pulldown process required to render film-based movies as NTSC video. The result: higher resolution from conventional sources and sharper images with few motion artifacts. The player's DVI digital-video output may be used for lossless video transmission between the player and compatible TVs and computer monitors.

Superior Sound
SACD and DVD-Audio media both offer super-high-fidelity sound. DVD-Audio discs provide 192 kHz/24-bit multichannel and stereo sound, high storage capacity, and unique bonus materials not available on regular audio CDs. These discs often have compressed Dolby Digital soundtracks for listening on standard DVD players, but true DVD-A decoding is required for full sonic appreciation. Depending on the disc, Sony's proprietary SACD format provides multichannel and/or stereo sound, often presented in a dual-layer format compatible with both standard CD players (at standard resolution) and SACD-equipped players like the DVD-HD841 (for full-resolution playback).

As an antipiracy measure, the DVD-HD841 performs its own decoding of both DVD-Audio and SACD signals, passing high-resolution analog, not digital, audio to your integrated amplifier or surround receiver. This means you'll need an audio/video receiver with multichannel analog-audio inputs to appreciate multichannel DVD-A and SACD releases.

Enjoy peerless multichannel, surround-sound audio from DVD-Audio and SACD media.
A set of stereo and a set of multichannel analog-audio outputs route audio from DVD-A/SACD media as well as from Dolby Digital- and DTS-encoded DVDs to your AV receiver. If you're not planning to use the DVD-A/SACD capability for multichannel programming, both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround-sound signals can be routed through the player's digital-audio outputs (one each of RCA coaxial and Toslink optical) for simpler connection with your receiver.

Another handy feature is the player's EZ View letterbox eliminator, which lets you enjoy full-screen pictures on 4:3 aspect-ratio TVs--even when you're watching widescreen DVDs. Composite- and S-video outputs bring compatibility with nearly any television.

What's in the Box
DVD player, remote control, remote batteries, user's manual, DVI digital video interconnect, stereo analog audio interconnect/composite-video cable, and warranty information. ... Read more

Features

  • 720p, 768p, and 1080i upconversion from conventional DVD-Video images (for use with high-definition and HD-ready TVs)
  • High-resolution audio performance with Super Audio CD (SACD) and DVD-Audio decoding
  • DVI digital video output with cable
  • EZ View letterbox eliminator
  • Includes remote control

Reviews (4)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Player but No HDMI
I find this to be an excellent DVD player. I almost waited for the hd-941 for HDMI and the DCDi, but I decided it would be redundant as DCDi is built into my DLP. Also the audio features of HDMI would be useless with the 6 channel DVD audio outputs and the DVI offers equal video.
I'm not sure what artifacts Spencer is talking about in Finding Nemo; But Nemo looks incredible on this machine. There must be something wrong with his DVI input or his color settings. Nemo is over the top in detail and clarity. And animation like Shrek is out of this world.
The upconversion to HDTV 1081i makes movies like Return of the King better then the theatre, you have to see this player to believe it. I recommend going to your local video store to see it for yourself. The Picture is simply mesmerizing and the six channel audio almost makes the purchase worth wild in it self. It adds a whole new dimension the true feel of home theatre sound.
All in all a great player with easy set-up and fabulous options for the price. The only fault is no HDMI and no DCDi but that will be out in the HD-941 if you need it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Player But No HDMI
I find this to be an excellent DVD player. I almost waited for the hd-941 for HDMI and the DCDi, but I decided it would be redundant as DCDi is built into my DLP. Also the audio features of HDMI would be useless with the 6 channel DVD audio outputs and the DVI offers equal video.
I'm not sure what artifacts Spencer is talking about in Finding Nemo; But Nemo looks incredible on this machine. There must be something wrong with his DVI input or his color settings. Nemo is over the top in detail and clarity. And animation like Shrek is out of this world.
The upconversion to HDTV 1081i makes movies like Return of the King better then the theatre, you have to see this player to believe it. I recommend going to your local video store to see it for yourself. The Picture is simply mesmerizing and the six channel audio almost makes the purchase worth wild in it self. It adds a whole new dimension the true feel of home theatre sound.
All in all a great player with easy set-up and fabulous options for the price. The only fault is no HDMI and no DCDi but that will be out in the HD-941 if you need it.

2-0 out of 5 stars Dark scenes are featureless on DVI; text blurry in all modes
When connected to my HDTV via the DVI cable (on any resolution, including my TV's native 720p), this unit cannot show distinctions in dark colors. Prime example: In Finding Nemo, when Nemo is first dumped into the aquarium and hides among the plants, the hd841 shows the plants as one featureless, monochromatic, dark-gray mass (with 3 or 4 bright green spots where the light hits them). In contrast, my 4-year-old non-progressive GoVideo DVD player (connected over a plain-old video RCA cable) shows the plants as dark green with darker and ligher streaks, stripes, and other details, with subtle highlights and shadows in the dark parts of the scene.

The same problem is apparent on the THX "optimizer" tests that come on several Disney/Pixar DVDs. The "brightness" test, which is supposed to show a THX logo and drop shadow on a blackish background (surrounded by 8 or 9 boxes in various shades of gray) shows NO detail other than 3 or 4 of the gray boxes. The logo and drop shadow are both completely invisible against the background, as are most of the gray boxes. No amount of adjusting the TV (brightness, contrast, etc.) or the player (note that no black-level adjustment is even available in DVI) had any effect--the detail simply was not there.

In addition, I have concerns with the picture quality in general. While bright scenes looked generally fine, text (such as the "warning" screen at the beginning of DVDs) looks like at came from an old typewriter with a worn-out ribbon. Truly blurry and annoying. Again, a night-and-day difference compared to my old DVD player, and the problem exists regardless of output mode (DVI, component, s-video).

By the way, the black/gray problem was largely solved by using the player's component outputs, but then what's the point of paying extra money for the DVI? The black crush really makes it unacceptable. Unless someone can tell me a fix for this problem, I'll be returning the player for a "regular" DVD/SACD/DVD-Audio unit like the Pioneer 563a or 578a and saving fifty or sixty bucks.

5-0 out of 5 stars Low end price. High-end quality
Purchased this player to replace my Pioneer. What a great value for your money. Not only does it play everything it advertises to, it also played my DVD-R and DVD+R discs that are encoded in PAL and converted them to NTSC. I saw no mention of this in the instructions. So, it was a very pleasant surprise. It gives you a great picture (which is beyond words in the 1080I setting through it's DVI cable) and audio and has a very nice, basic, sleek design. Also, with Samsung's E-Z view technology, you don't have to worry about aspect ratios. Zoom in to get rid of those bars if you're watching a 16:9 movie on a 4:3 TV. Or watch a TV show in a 4:3 on a 16:9 TV. I was very happy with my Pioneer, which is a very good player. But the Samsung DVD-HD841 puts it to shame. If you're interested in a great player that will play virtually every type of disc-based audio/video media at a low-end price then I highly recommend this Samsung. ... Read more


7. Panasonic Single Disc DVD-S47K
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B0002HKRMM
Catlog: CE
Sales Rank: 5265
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Features

  • Progressive Scan DVD-Audio/Video Player with Multi-Format Playback, Black
  • Multi-Format Playback, DVD-Audio (2-channel only), DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, Video CD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA Built-in DTS® Surround Sound Decoder, Built-in Dolby Digital® Surround Sound Decoder
  • 4:4:4 Signal Processing, 4:3 Shrink Function w/ Letterbox Zoom & Shift, Depth Enhancer, Variable and Auto Zoom, Black Level Control, Dialogue Enhancer, Advanced Surround (V.S.S.)
  • Remote Control, Position Memory up to 5 discs, Sleep Timer, Quick Guide Setup, Audio/JPEG Navigation Menu, Progressive Video Out (Y, PB, PR), Component Video Out (Y, PB, PR), S-Video Out, Energy Star® Compliant
  • 5.3 lbs, 21/16H x 1615/16W x 913/16D"

8. Samsung DVD-V4600 DVD / VCR Combo
list price: $129.99
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Asin: B0001H4AYE
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 170
Average Customer Review: 3.08 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

With its high-end component-video DVD outputs, VHS recording and playback abilities, built-in MP3 decoding, and compatibility with JPEG image CDs and Kodak Picture CDs, Samsung's DVD-V4600 DVD/VCR combo is a conveniently slim entertainment dynamo. Now you'll be able to enjoy a slideshow of your digital pictures right on your television. It will play video-mode DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW discs, too, making it a great gift for family members with whom you'd like to share your home videos on DVD. This model also includes front-panel audio/video inputs so you can quickly and easily hook up a camcorder or gaming console.

Whether your living room is currently home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the DVD-V4600 stands ready to deliver the full potential of your DVDs. Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts.

The VCR delivers hi-fi stereo sound and quasi-S-VHS (SQPB) playback, which lets you view S-VHS cassettes--normally only playable on high-end S-VHS machines--in standard VHS resolution. The unit's 4-head design ensures smooth slow-motion play (forward and reverse) and clear still-frame images. Use the VCR's advance-record settings to make sure you never miss a favorite show or pertinent one-time broadcast.

Top-of-the-line component-video outputs (for DVD only) help minimize digital and line-scan artifacts on compatible advanced televisions, while composite- and S-video outputs bring DVD compatibility with nearly any television. The VCR output is composite-video and RF only. A set of left/right analog-audio outputs for both DVD and VCR components channel audio to Dolby Pro Logic receivers and stereo televisions. Both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround-sound DVD signals can be routed through the player's digital-audio outputs (one each optical and coaxial) for direct connection to a full-featured audio/video receiver.

Another handy feature is EZ View letterbox eliminator, which lets you enjoy full-screen pictures on 4:3 aspect-ratio TVs--even when you're watching widescreen DVDs.

What's in the Box
DVD/VCR combo unit, IR remote control, 2 AA batteries, user's manual, stereo analog audio interconnect/composite-video cable, and warranty information. ... Read more

Features

  • DVD player with built-in hi-fi VCR; front A/V inputs facilitate easy hookup with camcorder or gaming console
  • Progressive-scan output offers flicker-free images on HD or HD-ready TVs
  • Plays DVD-Video, VCD, video-mode DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW, CD-R/CD-RW, MP3 CD, Kodak Picture CD, and JPEG image CDs
  • VCR plays S-VHS videocassettes at standard-VHS resolution; EZ View letterbox eliminator creates full-screen images for 4:3 aspect-ratio TVs
  • Measures 16.9 x 3.3 x 10.4 inches (W x H x D)

Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars 4600 Works Fine via RF Connection
I bought the 4600 unit to replace an old VCR in our bedroom, and it hooks up fine to my old TV using the RF connection -- there's even an RF cable included in the box. I was worried my older TV wouldn't be able to support a dual DVD/VCR player, but the 4600 works fine with the old set. So far I've been very happy with the 4600, but I just use it for basic stuff (watching DVDs and taping shows), so I'm not the most demanding user.

3-0 out of 5 stars Missing a few features
There are some limitations to consider when purchasing this unit.<br /> 1. Doesn't play VCD disks. If you burn CD-R video on your computer, this cannot play it.<br /> 2. Doesn't directly record from DVD to VCR, but you can wire the input/output to do the recording from the aux input.<br /> 3. Doesn't display seconds on the front panel display, so it makes it a little difficult to see if you're actually rewinding since you don't see seconds go by.<br /> <br /> It does a fine job of DVD and it remembers where you stopped the DVD, even if you turn off the unit. The VCR can step forward at various rates, but cannot step backwards.

5-0 out of 5 stars Angela's
I really like this unit and it hooked up great with my home theater system. The picture is awesome and the price was very reasonable. Very nice looking unit and easy to use. I would recommend this unit to friends or family.

1-0 out of 5 stars NO DVD+R Compatability
I bought this particular one because on the box it said it had DVD+RW Compatability. I have backed up alot of our vcr tapes and DVD's on to DVD+R Disks. When I placed it into the player it would get stuck on loading for half an hour then say no disk. Don't buy it!!!

1-0 out of 5 stars Color outlet bad
We received this DVD/VCR as a wedding present and for the first three weeks it worked great and then all of a sudden we went to watch a movie and it was completely in red. We finally figured out that the color outlet for the DVD player was bad. It was such a hassle testing cables and the TV for problems I would not recommend this product for people who are not farmiliar with electronics. ... Read more


9. Samsung DVD-VR300 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo
list price: $549.99
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Asin: B0001H4COW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 840
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Amazon.com Product Description

The ultimate convenience recorder, Samsung's DVD-VR300 offers not only dual-format playback--DVD and VHS videocassette--but dual-format recording, as well. The DVD-VR300 makes it easier than ever to time-shift your TV viewing, save treasured broadcasts, archive your library of home videos, or share your creations with friends and family. Further, the combo recorder offers unprecedented format flexibility, handling DVD-RAM, DVD-R, and rewriteable DVD-RW optical media.

Samsung has developed its own multiformat technology that grants the DVD-VR300 the flexibility to support all three major DVD recording formats, each bringing its own advantages and capabilities. You have the option of recording straight from the television in either format (disc or tape), as well as being able to record from VHS to DVD and vice versa with the convenience of one easy-to-use machine. (Copy protection may prohibit recording of most commercial DVDs.)

DVD-RAM is the most technically versatile recording format available to DVDs and can even adapt to the DVD-RW standard for playback on older DVD players. It allows mixed storage of video, audio, and other types of data from both the PC and the audio/video worlds. DVD-RAM's nonlinear read/write characteristics allow convenient features like time-shifting and time-warping, which means you can start watching a program from the beginning while the end is still being recorded. Rewritable DVD-RW and write-once DVD-R compatibility lend the DVD-VR300 the broadest available DVD Forum-backed compatibility at the time of its issue.

Front-panel audio-video inputs offer easy access for connecting external devices and the unit also offers analog and digital DV (FireWire) inputs accessible from the front panel.

The unit also supports audio playback for an array of popular formats, including CD, CD-R/RW, and MP3 CD. Additionally, the player has the ability to play JPEG CDs and Kodak Picture CDs for onscreen viewing of digital photos. Full-motion video, still images, backward compatibility with VHS cassettes, all your favorite music--the DVD-VR300 is quite a device. ... Read more

Features

  • Space-saving DVD player/recorder with built-in hi-fi VCR and front A/V inputs for easy camcorder or gaming console hookup
  • Record TV to DVD, VHS to DVD, DVD to VHS, or TV to VHS
  • Records on DVD-RAM, DVD-R, and DVD-RW
  • Progressive-scan output offers flicker-free images on HD or HD-ready TVs
  • Plays DVD-Video, VCD, DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW, CD-R/CD-RW, MP3 CD, Kodak Picture CD, and JPEG image CDs

10. Samsung HT-DS1000TH Home Theater Sound System
list price: $1,399.99
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Asin: B00020DGL8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Samsung
Sales Rank: 26297
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Features

  • Total Output Power - 650 Watts (100W x 5 + 150 Watt subwoofer )
  • Vertical Type Design
  • Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic II
  • DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD, CD-R/RW Compatible for play
  • Also plays MP3 WMA CD and JPEG Slide Show

11. Samsung HT-DS660TTH RRSS Home Theater in a Box Sound System
list price: $649.99
our price: $599.99
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Asin: B00020DGLI
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Samsung
Sales Rank: 17370
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Features

  • 5.2 Channel -80W x 5 Channels + 50W x 2 Channels (Reflecting Surround)
  • 5-Disc DVD Changer plays DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, CD, CDR, CDRW, MP3 WMA CD, and JPEG CD Viewer
  • No need to run multiple speaker wire to rear positions
  • No need to mount rear speakers
  • AM/FM receiver with 30 presets

12. SamsungDVD-L100 10" Widescreen Portable DVD Player with MemoryStick Port
list price: $999.99
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Asin: B00006J07X
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 19496
Average Customer Review: 3.36 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Pushing the limits of portability, Samsung's widescreen DVD-L100 DVD player manages to pack a whopping 10-inch TFT LCD screen into a chassis standing less than an inch high when folded. The player is also unique in offering a Memory Stick port, broadening its uses to include MP3/WMA playback (from either Memory Stick or recordable CD) and digital image viewing.

A screen-inversion function and locking disc mechanism let you roof-mount the unit in virtually any position for many cars, trucks, SUVs, etc. Two .125-inch headphone jacks--enhanced by phantom virtual surround--accommodate a viewing partner and offer big sound to go with the DVD-L100's big screen. When the player is away from the car, its Smart Inverter Control extends battery life and improves contrast by dynamically adjusting the display backlight to suit ambient light levels.

Chapter digest provides multiple thumbnail images, making it easy to find favorite scenes on a disc, and motion zoom allows extreme magnification of selected screen areas, without distortion, even as the movie is playing. Component-, composite-, and S-video outputs let you hook the player up with a home television, while its optical and coaxial digital-audio outputs channel discrete, 5.1-channel Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound to a range of audio/video receivers and surround speaker setups. ... Read more

Features

  • 10-inch 16:9 aspect-ratio TFT LCD screen; player is less than an inch thick
  • Memory Stick port simplifies digital music and photo file enjoyment
  • Plays DVD-Video, VCD, DVD-R, MP3 and WMA CD, and Photo CD
  • 2.5-hour battery life with included rechargeable pack
  • Includes credit-card remote control and required home theater hookup cables

Reviews (11)

2-0 out of 5 stars Nice player, but not really portable
I recently purchased the Samsung DVD-L100 "portable" DVD player.
The unit I received worked real well, with a nice clear, crisp picture and beautiful color. Also, the sound from the on-board speakers is good for a unit this size, although in a high-noise environment, headphones are recommended. The unit is a nice size that brings a 10 inch screen.

However, for all the fine work Samsung did here, the unit fails miserably in what it was intended to do, be a PORTABLE DVD player. The battery is a HUGE clunker that attached to the back and from it's size, you would think the unit would run forever on a charge. It does not. I was lucky to get 1 1/2 hours of play time before it died. Also, if you leave the battery attached without re-charging, it drains itself overnight.
This defeats the entire purpose of a portbale DVD player. A portable DVD player should be able to play for at least 4 to 5 hours on the battery charge, or it is not "portable".
An extra battery is 150 bucks! WOW! And as far as I know, there are NO extended life batteries, and the unit DOES NOT come with a car adaptor for use in the car. This unit is useless. What can be done with it other then for use in the home near an AC adaptor? For that, you can get great DVD decks for under 100 bucks.
The unit at 700 bucks, plus an extra BATTERY AT 150, PLUS OTHER GIZOMOS OR ADAPTORS FOR USE IN THE CAR, and you are over 1,000 bucks for this unit. At that price, we are approaching laptop prices.

Luckily, the dealer I bought it from allowed 30 days for a return, and mine went back today.

5-0 out of 5 stars Like a Mini-Home Theater!
Samsung has consistently been one of the best electronic companies in the business. Their first take on the Portable DVD Player is no exception. I watch DVDs on this every night! I bought the unit about 5 months ago, and it hasn't tarnished one bit.

Let's start with the picture quality. The 10" inch screen is going to attract a lot of people. The LCD quality is bright, and radiant. It is glare-protected, and very sharp. Also has about one million pixels, making it beautiful. I'm really not kidding, this is a high-definition screen. Everyone will love the cinema mode.

The sound? Beautiful. It can hook up to a DTS connection, or a 5.1 Dolby Digital sound system. With new technology, if you plug in headphones, you actually get the 5.1 digital sound THROUGH the headphones! That means sitting on your couch, it's like a theater. I suggest watching in the dark, so it's like a real theater.

Battery is pretty impressive. I got about 3 and a half hours per charge. An extra is very expensive though.. I'm hoping my battery doesn't run out of juice any time soon.

No problems with this player. I suggest buying noise-cancelling headphones and a case logic player case for it. My personal problem with this is that I prefer the 7" - 8" screens. These are starting to feel a bit like laptops. Since I watch movies at a close range, I don't want to strain my eyes. Definately a must-buy if you have any interest in this model. Price ain't too shabby either!

4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Cool but Can Get Really Hot
First of all, let me say that I love my L100, I have been the envy of so many people on planes or car trips. It is a really cool and useful thing to have if you love movies and have time to waste. But there are a few things you should be aware of.

Pro's:
Huge 10'' screen, really is gigantic One of the largest on the market, I think they just came out with a 12''.
Comes with a carrying case.
Comes with AV cables to connect the dvd player to the tv.
The sound quality is great when in a quiet environment.
Plays cds, mp3s, and picture cds.
The unit itself is really small.
It has 2 headphone jacks, so that more than one person can listen.
Screen is great, and you can view it a lots of angles.

Con's:
The unit is not well ventilated and dvd processing is somewhat labor intensive so the unit becomes very hot on the bottom after about 30 minutes.
If you don't unplug the battery, it will drain all the juice, and carrying the battery around with the rest of the accessories can become a bit cumbersome.
Personally, I have gotten a good 2 1/2 hours max movie time, and that was with headphones and the screen on medium brightness.
It takes like 4-6 hours to charge the battery from zero.
The unit will not charge while being used.
The sound does suck on occasion, get a good pair of sound cancelling earphones, and that will alleviate most of the problem.

All in all its pretty cool, if you love techno thingys like me.

2-0 out of 5 stars Do Not Buy This Product!!
Let's start with the good features of this product. The screen is the largest available at this time. And it is very thin. Now for all the poor features of this player. First the screen is hard to see in daylight even when at it's brightest setting. Second the battery only lasts about 1 1/2 hours. Not enough time for even one movie. The battery also needs to be charged immediately prior to use. After a couple of days it depletes it's charge. Replacement batteries are about $150! Samsung promises a high capacity battery soon but not at this time. An auto adapter is only available from an after-market company.

The sound is so low that I am forced to purchase a device to play it through my auto's radio speakers. It does work well with the headphones and there are two jacks available. But while traveling in a car you can not hear the sound coming from the speakers.

The memory stick reader is a nice feature, but if want to view pictures over two megapixels it takes an eternity to load them.

My advice is to spend your hard-earned money on a different product!

3-0 out of 5 stars Not the best one around
I have to admit that I was tempted to buy this DVD Player just because of the big 10" screen. I was looking for a player that both kids could watch from the back seat of the car, so that they wouldn't make me crazy on long drives. After making the investment of near a grand, I was sadly disappointed in its performance. Face it, for this kind of price, it would be reasonable to expect a player that had a nice durable case, either metal or impact-resistant resin, but the L100 is sadly plain old PVC and not very heavy duty at that. The picture quality is not as good as the 8" Panasonic; it is not as sharp or bright, and off-angle viewing is less than great. Battery life too, is short, so that I had to deal with the kids protests, when they couldn't watch the end of the Lord of the Rings on a long flight. If you get one as a gift, see if you can dig up a spare battery. One pro for this player is that the spindle is detented, and there is a switch to flip the picture upside down. Too frustrated to use the player for travel, I mounted it under a counter top to watch a movie while I was making dinner. It folds nicely up when I need the space, and a little home engineering buried the wires. This unit is not a total disaster, so it gets 3 stars, but overall, it could have been way better. For waht I spent, I just about could have bought a 12" iBook with a DVD player, had a better picture, and answered my email when the kids weren't playing Warcraft. If any of the Samsung folks read this, be advised: you could have shaved a few bucks off the margin, built in the kinds of durability and display that would have made this player a killer, and sold a whole lot more of them. ... Read more


13. Samsung HT-DS610 Slim 5.1 Home Theater in a Box DVD Sound System
list price: $349.99
our price: $299.99
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Asin: B0001YIUUW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Samsung
Sales Rank: 5455
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 600 Watt total power output delivers 100 watts to each of 5 channels and 100 watts power to subwoofer
  • 5-Disc multi-mode Changer Player with Progressive-Scan compatibility
  • Plays DVD-Audio - DVD-Video - DVD-R - DVD-RW - CD - CDR - CDRW - MP3 and WMA CD
  • JPEG CD Viewer
  • Selectable Dolby-Digital - DTS - Dolby-ProLogic II

Reviews (1)

3-0 out of 5 stars Only 1 BIG problem
The system over all is great. But there's one big problem in my opinion, that I am concerned about, the Progressive Scan feature. Given you will need to output the video with component cables in order to receive 480p/780p (pending your HDTV monitor). However, the "P-Scan" feature is ... I'm sorry to say, "pathetic." The manual states that you have to hold down the "P-Scan" button on your remote for more than 5 seconds to toggle in between either "P-Scan" or "I-Scan" (Interlaced) and that's it. I've tried this, and haven't noticed any positive improvement on picture quality. Even worse, there is no display feature on the DVD system nor the monitor to let you know if you're in P-Scan mode. I've compared the progressive scan to my older DVD player, and the older DVD player progressive scan's picture quality is much better. Hope this helps. ... Read more


14. Samsung DVD-V2000 DVD-VCR Combo
list price: $249.99
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Asin: B0000632FX
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 8772
Average Customer Review: 3.19 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • DVD player and 4-head hi-fi VCR combination unit
  • Dual-mode optical pickup compatible with CD-R/CD-RW media
  • Built-in MP3 decoder plays back music files from CD-R/CD-RW discs
  • S-video and high-quality component-video output terminals (for use with compatible TVs)
  • Full-size (.25-inch) stereo headphone output with rotary volume control

Reviews (69)

3-0 out of 5 stars Returned - not a happy camper
On the plus side - This unit is attractive, has a lot of nice features and a good price. Set up was easy and on screen commands are logical. The VCR worked well.

Reason for return - In addition to annoying pixelation, the first rental DVD jammed twice during regular play. The disc had minor(?) fingerprint marks. After a good cleaning, it performed OK. I made sure the next 2 rentals were cleaned ahead of time. I still had pixelation on both. "0" for three did not seem like a very good percentage.

I'm now looking at the Panasonic PV-D4762. Nice features, good reviews. Higher price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Smooth and Unfailing Performer
This DVD/VCR Combination player and recorder from SAMSUNG is good. In the SP mode it records and plays back very well. EP recording is acceptable as long as you play back your recordings on this unit. The front load VCR accepts and ejects the tape with frictionless accuracy. The on-screen display indicates tracking, speed, elapsed time and remaining time. I also really liked the high-speed Fast Forward and Rewind operation. Programming the unit for time-date recordings is pretty basic and similar to SONY and RCA units. You must navigate the controls just a little differently. It will also play back S-VHS recordings, which is a very good feature especially for a combo unit. DVD play and menu operations are pretty much the same as most other units. It is gratifying that you can get both the VCR and DVD signal through the RF output. If you have an old TV with no video line inputs there is no longer a need to purchase a separate RF Modulator to receive the DVD signal. That's a really nice feature. It is interesting to note that this unit is very similar in look and performance to SONY's combo DVD/VCR player. However, SAMSUNG's hand remote is a big improvement over SONY's which is awkward to use. SONY's remote is just too small. SAMSUNG's hand remote fits in your hand nicely. Overall this is an excellently designed unit both esthetically and functionally. Most importantly it performs beautifully. Both DVD and VCR images look great.

3-0 out of 5 stars What's Korean for "Couch Potato"?
Dumb Thing #1: You can't program a sequence of CD cuts (or a repeat) without having your TV on, because the only output is to the video display, not the front panel.

Dumb Thing #2: The user interface. Maybe they all rot these days. This one seems to be the Korean conception of what an American moron is going to be able to use. I find that I tend to have somewhat better luck with American conceptions of what an American moron is going to be able to use, particularly in those cases when the American doing the conceiving is not in fact a moron. (At least I think that happened to me once...)

The most painful thing is trying not to hit the wrong button too many times while wondering whether the box can see the beam from the remote right now and whether the remote has adequate batteries. Natch, there are only a couple of buttons on the box because they figure 99% of customers will just use the remote anyway.

I'm pretty unsatisfied. But it works and it's cheap.

1-0 out of 5 stars Declined to a lemon
Just as many other reviewers have stated the DVD portion worked fine albeit loud early on; then it slowly got worse. I started to have the same problems as other people have stated where the DVD would pixilate in the middle of a movie. Eventually it would not even load a DVD just give the bad DVD error on screen. I took it to Best Buy and the hooked it up to one of their TVs with no problem. I took it home and hooked it up before putting it back in the entertainment center and it worked. Inside the entertainment center it crapped out again. It maybe a heat issue. That would explain the DVD going out half way through a movie, just as it was heating up. I dunno. Now I'm stuck with $160 paperweight.

2-0 out of 5 stars OK, Except for the Squeal, the Jitter, and the Remote
I liked the idea of it. I never used it much for the DVD but when I did, it would give a high pitched squeal. This would last about 5 or 10 minutes. I couldn't tell if it was because the machine warmed up or if my head just got used to it. (My hearing is 20/20.)

The VCR picture was ok for pre-recorded tapes or tapes I made with another machine. However, the picture developed a jitter when viewing shows it taped itself.

Also, the remote control never worked right. Some of the buttons didn't work. I sent the remote back to Samsung Repair and they sent it back unfixed. They said there was corrosion, but it worked for them. They said I should think about buying a new one. It still didn't work for me but I programmed my One4all to operate the machine.

Eventually, I just took it back to the store and got a Sony DVD-VCR Combo to replace it. SLV-D300-P. So far so good. It is very similar in style and programming to the Samsung. It was most likely made by the same manufacturer. ... Read more


15. Samsung DVD-V3500 Progressive-Scan DVD/VCR Combo
list price: $179.99
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Asin: B00008N6YJ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 8060
Average Customer Review: 2.89 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Samsung's titanium-finished DVD-V3500 DVD/VCR combo is perfect for favorite movies and music, featuring VHS recording and playback, high-end component-video DVD outputs, built-in MP3 and WMA (Windows Media Audio) decoding, and compatibility with JPEG image CDs and Kodak Picture CDs, which makes it easy enjoy a slideshow of digital pictures right on a television.

Whether your living room is currently home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the DVD-V3500 stands ready to deliver the full potential of DVDs. Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, providing higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts.

The VCR delivers hi-fi stereo sound and quasi-S-VHS (QSPB) playback, which lets you view S-VHS cassettes--normally only playable on high-end S-VHS machines--in standard VHS resolution. Top-of-the-line component-video outputs (for DVD only) help minimize digital and line-scan artifacts on compatible advanced televisions, while composite- and S-video outputs bring compatibility with nearly any television.

A set of left/right analog-audio outputs channel audio to Dolby Pro Logic receivers and stereo televisions. Both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround-sound signals can be routed through the player's digital-audio output for direct connection to a full-featured audio/video receiver. Another handy feature is EZ-View letterbox eliminator, which makes it possible to watch full-screen pictures on 4:3 aspect-ratio TVs--even when you're watching widescreen DVDs. Supplied accessories include a composite-video/stereo analog-audio interconnect, instruction manual, and a remote control. ... Read more

Features

  • Space-saving full-featured DVD player with built-in hi-fi VCR
  • Component-video output terminals with progressive-scan output offers flicker-free images on HD or HD-ready TVs
  • Dual-mode optical pickup for CD-R/CD-RW playback, built-in MP3 and WMA decoders
  • Compatibility with Kodak Picture CD and standard JPEG CDs
  • EZ-View letterbox eliminator lets you enjoy full-screen pictures on 4:3 aspect-ratio TVs

Reviews (74)

4-0 out of 5 stars Pleased with the Value
Purchased this unit about a month ago. Very pleased with the picture quality and features. Tuner is better than my 27" TV. Both VCR and DVD function as described. Reviews of other brands/models indicated noisy playback. I haven't experienced this at all with this unit. Ability to scan through JPEGs is nice. Cost was very good for the features.

The biggest drawback I've seen is the remote. It programmed easily enough to run my JVC television, but is anything but intuitive to operate (and I have a computer science degree.) By working at it long enough I eventually get where I intend, but it should be easier. (Heaven help the 51% of the population who are "remote control challenged".)

A related problem is the narrow angle at which remote must shoot the beam at the DVD/VCR unit. I can be at nearly a 90 deg angle and the TV will respond, but the DVD/VCR unit requires much closer to a direct shot. (The real issue is...I can't control the DVD/VCR unit from my favorite chair!)

Bottom line: It's a good unit for the money, and hopefully someday I'll figure out the remote (or my kids will).

5-0 out of 5 stars Don't understand the bad reviews!
I purchased my unit from Target almost a year ago. After thoroughly reading the manual I figured out how it all works. The sound and picture quality are great, no noise on mine like other posters have claimed. I have had absolutely positively NO problems viewing any dvd's or tapes, and I have watched A LOT since the purchase. I don't understand where the problems are coming from unless people have a faulty machine. The remote has been good, but it must be pointed at the machine, it's not as sensitive as other remotes are. I didn't care for the button for fast forwarding/chaptering but after a few uses I have it down. Setup was really easy (or so my husband says!) and I have experienced no problems with the clock setup after power outages - had several with thunderstorms this summer! This has been a fabulous machine and I have been looking at it again today on this site to purchase for my in-laws for Christmas. Completely recommend this! My only regret? Having to pay about $30-$40 more when I bought it, versus the good price now. Happy shopping!

1-0 out of 5 stars Died in 7 months
I bought it in December, 2003. From the very beginning, DVD-R's would occasionally freeze and then, after a few seconds, would recover. However, commercial discs played without incident, so I believed the problem was the DVD-Rs. I was wrong. After six months of service, even commercial DVD's began to freeze. Finally, in June of 2004, it totally died. A commercial DVD (The Wizard of Oz) froze after 10 minutes of play and the machine never recovered; it failed to recognize any type of disc, and is now garbage.

5-0 out of 5 stars good product, most of you are just retarded!
This is actually a great dvd player, alot of you compaling about the red screen are just stupid.
The red screen happens when you put the dvd player on progressive scan when its not a progrssive scan tv.
And all you people who get horrible sound on vhs should know you have to push the wires in tight.
am playing tapes that are horrible qualilty yet there act great on this dvd/vcr combo.
I do agree with the freezeing of dvds.
and we had to replace our v3500 once, but this new one acts fine.

1-0 out of 5 stars Horrible product!!!
This product is one of the worst DVD players I have ever dealt with. Less than 3 months after receiving this player as a Christmas gift, the machine started freezing when playing DVD's as though the DVD's were dirty. A couple of weeks later, it stopped recognizing DVD's at all. I took it in to have it serviced, but by this point the 90 days was past, so I had to pay for labor (parts were covered.) I've had the DVD player back for about 3 weeks (the service center "fixed" it for over 2 months) and it is beginning to do the exact same thing! I currently can not get any DVD to play in the unit.

I would like to note that I've never had any problems with the VCR.

I STRONGLY recommend anybody looking for a DVD/VCR combo unit to purchase a different make and/or model. ... Read more


16. SAMSUNG DVDV5500 DVD-VCR Combination Dual Deck

our price: $94.94
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Asin: B0009292SK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Samsung
Sales Rank: 7150
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Enjoy the convenience of watching your favorite DVD movies while maintaining your investment in all those VHS tapes you recorded in the past brings a host of new options to the DVD-V5500. Users can instantly transfer MP3 music files and listen to their favorite music using the full fidelity of any home entertainment system connected to the player. Camcorders can show the whole family their word by simply removing the memory stick from the compatible camera, and inserting it into the convenient front AV Inputs. And the increasing number of PC bound digital music fans can break free from the desktop by bringing MP3 files straight to the DVD-V5500. ... Read more

Features

  • Hi-Fi Stereo VCR with high-quality slow motion and stop action (with 4 heads) and Quasi-Playback of S-VHS tapes with a better than standard resolution / INTRO Scan, Zero Return, and END Search / 7-event/1 month timer recording

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great for the price . . . so far at least!
I just brought this home, so I can't give any long-term performance notes.These combo machines seem to have a collective bad record in that regard, so we'll see.That said, the cd-player sounds great, dvd's play fine, dvd-r's, vcd's and so on (tested those 3 so far), and the VCR is more responsive than our old Sharp standalone.You can pause, ff and rew with barely a moments hesitation.You can hear the motor running softly, so if you're particular prone to hair-pulling if your electronics aren't whisper-quiet, then you may want to look elsewhere, but I wouldn't call it loud by any stretch of the imagination.

For the giveaway price I'm extremely satisfied and very happy to put the old VCR deck down in the basement.I bought it at Sears and paid an extra $15 for a two year full-replacement warranty, so you probably won't hear much squealing on my end if it suffers some sort of premature melt-down, but I'll keep folks posted in any case. ... Read more


17. Samsung DVD-R120 Progressive Scan DVD Recorder
list price: $249.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B00092HNOA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 24843
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

One Touch Recording button on Samsung DVD Recorders makes recording easier than ever. By simply pressing the button, Samsung DVD Recorder automatically searches the available recording space on the disc and starts recording the selected program. Pressing the "Recording" button once will record up to 30 minutes and pressing twice will record up to an hour. Each time you press the button, Samsung DVD Recorder automatically records an additional 30-minute length of the selected program. The recording time on a disc is a maximum of 240 minutes depending on the recording mode. Once the recording is completed, simply press the "PLAY" button. Now the program that you just recorded will play.PRODUCT FEATURES: Multi format DVD recorder (RAM.-RW/-R); Progressive scan output Auto chapter creator; Front DV-input; Front A/V input (composite); JPEG browser. ... Read more

Features

  • Multi Format DVD Recorder
  • Ultra Slim Design
  • DVD Ram/-RW/-R/DVD-Video/CD-DA,CD-R/RW Playback
  • Progressive Scan Output
  • JPEG Browser

Reviews (1)

3-0 out of 5 stars New User Of This Product
I have only had this product for 2 weeks and I am somewhat new to DVD player/recorders. So, take my comments with a grain of salt.

The remote control will work with various TV brands when you program your TV brand code into it. But, it seems to "forget" the code after only a few minutes. You end up needing to re-program your TV brand code into the remote over and over agiain for the remote to work on your TV.

Other than that everything seems to work ok. The picture quality after recoring from a VHS tape is good and actually appears a bit cleaner than the original tape.

The directions are somewhat lengthy and the unit takes a few moments to "load" before you can operate it. That can be frustrating for those of us in a constant hurry.

All and all I'd say the unit is average to better than average considering the price point. ... Read more


18. Samsung DVD-P341 DVD Player with Multicard Memory Slot
list price: $119.99
our price: $99.99
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Asin: B0001H4AO4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 3400
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Here to unify your movie viewing and your enjoyment of your digital media is Samsung's DVD-P341, whose high-end video capabilities and multiformat flash memory ports recommend it for tech-savvy consumers. The player offers progressive-scan component-video outputs, built-in MP3 decoding for your home-brewed CD compilations, and even compatibility with JPEG image CDs and Kodak Picture CDs. Now, quite nearly regardless of media format, you can enjoy a slideshow of your digital pictures right on your television.

Whether your living room is currently home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the DVD-P341 stands ready to deliver the full potential of your DVDs. Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts.

The DVD-P341 also performs 3:2 pulldown. DVD mastering introduces a common distortion when adjusting 24-frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video; 3:2 pulldown digitally corrects this distortion, removing the redundant information to display a film-frame-accurate picture. Another handy feature is the player's EZ View letterbox eliminator, which lets you enjoy full-screen pictures on 4:3 aspect-ratio TVs--even when you're watching widescreen DVDs.

A set of left/right analog-audio outputs channel audio to Dolby Pro Logic receivers and stereo televisions. Both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround-sound signals can be routed through the player's digital-audio output for direct connection to a full-featured audio/video receiver. Composite- and S-video outputs bring compatibility with nearly any television.

What's in the Box
DVD player, remote control, remote batteries, user's manual, stereo analog audio interconnect/composite-video cable, and warranty information. ... Read more

Features

  • 480p progressive-scan video output for seamless, flicker-free images on high-definition and HD-ready TVs
  • 3:2 pulldown technology for smoother video rendering of film-based programs
  • Multicard slot 6-in-2: Micro Drive and Memory Stick/Memory Stick Pro, MultiMedia Card, Secure Digital Card, SmartMedia Card, Compact Flash
  • MP3 CD and CD-R/RW playback capability; Kodak Picture CD and JPEG CD image viewer
  • Includes remote control

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Player!!
This is a very nice dvd player, and Im very happy with the quality, and features. The only problem with this DVD player is that it wont play VCD's or SACD's. Some people say that you have to use CD-RW and Not just CD-R disks for it to play VCD's but I have yet to try that. Just about every dvd player will play VCD (even a 2 yr old apex dvd player)except this one. Thats the only downside to this player. The memory card reader works superb and the menu is chocked full of options. And with progressive scan on and 5.1ch enabled it is awesome. I would definitely recommend this player to anyone who wants a extremely good DVD player with enough features to please almost everyone.

5-0 out of 5 stars !!!!!!!!Super Duper Spectacular!!!!!!!!
At first when I got this I just thought it was alright and then I got in the menu of the actual DVD player. The options are endless. I went into setup and change the format from 16:9 to the regular 4:3, and then I was amazed. The EZ view option is by far the coolest. It allows you to change the view of a widescreen DVD to fullscreen which is really freaking awesome. Also the memory card reader allows you to watch movies that you have recorded with your digital camera. Overall this is the best DVD player and I recommend it to anyone. ... Read more


19. Samsung HT-DB600 5-Disc DVD Home Theater System
list price: $349.99
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Asin: B00008N6YK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 10684
Average Customer Review: 3.42 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The HT-DB600 combines all the source components of a home theater into one compact, appealing system, defining simplicity and convenience for people seeking a theatrical experience in their home. The five-disc HT-DB600 is a complete source for digital disc media like DVD-Video, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3 and WMA (Windows Media Audio) CD, and Kodak Picture CD/JPEG CD. The speaker system offers 80 watts per channel to each of five satellites (left, center, right, and left/right surround), while the subwoofer packs an impressive 100 watts.

All major movie surround signals are decoded here and routed to their appropriate speakers: Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, and DTS 5.1-channel surround sound. The system includes an AM/FM radio tuner with 30 preset memory settings, and a headphone jack for private or late-night listening. Virtual headphone surround simulates movies' home-theater effects in your headphones (not included).

The system's progressive-scan component-video output prepares you for the future, with the ability to use the system in conjunction with a high-definition or HD-ready television. Smooth progressive-scan images are free from even the slightest hint of blurring or distortion, bringing new realism to DVD movies and other selections. ... Read more

Features

  • 5.1-channel home theater with full-featured 5-disc DVD player and 2-way surround-sound speaker system
  • Progressive-scan DVD player for seamless, flicker-free images on high-definition and HD-ready TVs
  • 500 watts total system power (five 80-watt satellites and a 100-watt powered subwoofer)
  • Plays DVD-Video (NTSC), red book CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3 CD, WMA CD, JPEG CD, Kodak Picture CD
  • Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, and DTS 5.1-channel surround sound decoding

Reviews (19)

4-0 out of 5 stars Affordable home theater package
Admittedly I am a novice at home theater setup, but I found the Samsung HT-DB600 fairly simple to set up and use. I got it...at the same price Amazon.com's offering, and it's worth every penny. The first unit I bought, though, quit playing DVD's after a few minutes but the replacement is working fine so far. I couldn't help smiling by the time I got it hooked up and had Lord of the Rings running. Anyway, here are the Pro's and Con's:

PROS
1. Very affordable compared to Sony
2. 5-disc carousel (pretty handy for those couch potatoes out there)
3. Plays nearly every disc format most people use
4. Progressive scan capability makes for excellent picture quality when watching DVD's; I could actually see the pores on Liam Neeson's and Ewan McGregor's skin on Star Wars Ep. I
5. Compatible with most decoding formats
6. 1-year warranty
7. More than adequate 500 watt power - can wake your neighbors up if you wanted to

CONS
1. No fast forward or rewind button, only chapter skip, though it does have slow-motion and repeat
2. The sometimes irritating blue front panel light, which you can dim
3. Remote control doesn't light up (you have to fumble in the dark if you like watching movies with the lights out)
4. Actual unit is on the hefty side because of the carousel; make sure your shelf system will accomodate it

Overall, Samsung gives you more bang for the buck compared to similar products by Sony and Panasonic. I've only had the system for less than 2 weeks, but so far so good. Netflix here I come!

4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good system for the price
Samsung seems to have done the job with this system. Plenty of power going through the speakers for a bedroom-size area, although I was close to having it turned up all the way when I was watching my Family Guy DVD's... it did a great job with my movie DVD's like Ocean's Eleven and Pirates of the Carribean and with my Gamecube and Xbox.

Soundwise, the system is great. 5.1 Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic II makes everything I hook up to it sound crystal clear and gorgeous. It's almost as though my ears are throwing a little party... it's just that good.

The system also comes with a 5-disc DVD changer. Working great for me so far, I haven't had a single skip or anything. Although I have come to the conclusion that the screen is flickering a little (I'm using normal composite video hook-ups), and it is not my TV, because my Xbox does not have this problem. I've turned down the brightness on my TV and the flickering is not quite as noticeable, but it is still there. I'm just very technical about these sorts of things...

Picture-wise, I'm going to have to say that my Xbox puts out a more clear picture for DVD's, but my Xbox doesn't have to control power over speakers while it puts out the picture. So it's understandable with the DB600. Perhaps the DB600 just isn't getting enough power, I don't know.

In conclusion, the DB600 is a great system for a small budget. It puts out sound like a pro, as long as you don't need to fill an entire living room with sound. It's perfect for a bedroom, which is what I am currently using it for. Don't buy this system for the DVD player... as it is only adequate. But don't be disheartened by that, as the sound quality makes up for it in a heartbeart.

I have currently owned this system for a week. Noticing all the problems that have been reported by other users, I will make sure to write an updated review later in my ownership. Good luck, and enjoy the system.

1-0 out of 5 stars Sorry excuse for home theater
We have had nothing but trouble with the DVD player since day 1. It locks up on ALL DVDs and in all slots at least once requiring a "reboot" so to speak. You have to turn the DVD player on and off, open and close the drawer, ect. to get anything to play. These same discs play with no problem on our single player on another TV. It's really ridiculous. This is the last Samsung product we'll buy.

4-0 out of 5 stars Functional for Good Price
I am not a sound expert, actually pretty much a newbie to audio equipment. Which means I can't complain about the speaker wire being too thin or receiver missing certain functions that I don't understand and will probably never use. My opinion is based what small knowlege I have on audio/video equipment.

I liked...

+ Simple installation - I actually set this up in 1/2 hour, I had to cut the rear speake wire to use existing wire but that's about it. All the speaker wires were color coded and back of unit was clearly marked.

+ 5 Discs - I didn't realize how useful this was until I actually used it.

+ Heavy - the main unit was darn heavy and so were the speakers. I usually grade A/V equipment's quality by its weight. I know it sounds dumb but I just don't understand why some units are huge but empty inside.

+ Looks good - it's got a nice finish and doesn't look cheap. It doesn't look like $1,000 set but it sure looks worth more than $240

+ Sound - I had a yamaha receiver and set of speakers that were more than 10 years old and I didn't have a subwoofer. OK, you can just guess what happened next. Sound was crisp and clear.

I didn't like...

+ No Audio Out? What the... - I bougth a projection TV last year and I think it has good speakers in them. I looked and looked but could not find audio out. Just video out, what the.... wasted fine speaker on TV. Maybe I could buy a TV w/o a speaker at cheaper price next time.

+ Remote - it's functional and it packed everything that you need. It's really non-complex looking remote. However, some functions require you to joggle around such as audio and subtitle of dvd. I use this function alot and seperate button would been a plus.

+ Aux - this unit only offers 2 Aux in, and I tell you 2 is not enough these days. I have the Dish, VCR (for my kid's VHS tapes), PS 2, and Karaoke machine. I have a selector unit but I think A/V quality degrade when it passes through this thing.

If you're looking for beginner set of Home Theater in a Box and don't want to spend lots of $, this unit will be it.

4-0 out of 5 stars System worth buying
I bought this system over 6months now. To date I am relatively pleased with it. Imust say that the sound is EXCELLENT for a pricerange like this one's. Once you use proper Svideo cables, anormal tv picture will be of high definition.
One problem I've had is that the lens is supersensitive. Any grime on the disc causes the picture to stick/skip. It hasn't been a great problem because I've found that cleaning the discs before, helps its performance.
I agree with other reviewers that the remote is crap but could be worse. At least it works although there is a slight delay in the transmission of the signal.
I haven't found the unit to be noisy and the blue neon light is adjustable.
Lets face it at this price the features available on this unit are top dog! I have mine in a basement room about 12x18ft and it performs like a boss! Also the speakers are rather decorative and easily wall mounted. Not forgetting its also a radio and 5 disc changer playing all formats of discs including mp3 I easily recommend it to anybody wanting adecent home theatre system. If you want to spend more there are better systems available but this is adefinite quality budget player. ... Read more


20. Samsung DVD-L200 10" Portable DVD Player
list price: $899.99
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Asin: B00009PRZC
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 4991
Average Customer Review: 3.71 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 10-inch 16:9 aspect-ratio TFT LCD screen; player is just over an inch thick
  • Plays DVD-Video, VCD, DVD-R, MP3 and WMA CD, and JPEG image CD
  • 3-hour battery life with included rechargeable pack
  • Dual headphone jacks let you watch movies or listen to music with a partner
  • Includes credit-card remote control and required home theater hookup cables

Reviews (14)

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Buy
I was looking at alot of portable DVD players before I actually bought one and for the most part I was looking to spend under 600 dollars. I then came across this player and decided that it was well worth the money so I bought it. Looking back, it was a great choice. The picture is spectacular, the sound is wonderful, and it is so sleek and thin. I definitely reccomend this player.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome DVD player
Great picture and sound! I was worried about it being to big but its great. The big screen great, especially if multiple people are watching it. Good for long car trips and great for planes to because of the lengthy battery time. Thin and sleek and exactly what I was looking. I would recomend this DVD to anybody.

4-0 out of 5 stars Nice and thin
This is one of those DVD players with big screens. The screen is the perfect size, and is very thin. The remote is easy to use. It also has the ability to play Cd's of different formats.

It also kind of looks like a sharper image portable stereo. only, it's a DVD. Sharper image sells it. It has one of the biggest screens, so it's very easy to use, therfore making it a easy view DVD player. With these great features, This is one of The best DVD players on the market.

5-0 out of 5 stars best portable device to have!
i was sent to iraq for 10 months and this is the best thing to have. people complained that it's too big and that they might as well get a laptop. well i got back from iraq and it's perfect for the children in the back seat. i bought this instead of a laptop because i don't want to deal with the problems a laptop will bring in the future.

4-0 out of 5 stars What problems? maybe if you played with it, read the manual
Someone wrote the new model only runs 1 hour longer than the previous model and no memory slot, I don't care about the memory slot but battery life, thats a huge deal if you like long movies.
Another says it dosen't remember where you left off, mine does. My Panasonic which is being replaced by this one remembered only on certain discs where the L200 has no problems like that.
Another writes that they have to go through all kinds of button pushes to get rid of the closed captioning or sub titles, If you look at the remote there's a button for subtitle on it. Just click it and select no. Yeah there should be a option to disable CC besides the disc menu.
Won't remember your 4X3 screen settings? just hit the EZ View button and it automatically sets up the proper screen setup for widescreen and pan scan programming.
I would give it 5 stars but there is no brightness or contrast control, even though it has a excellent picture I still want to tweak the image. ... Read more


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