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1. Samsung SV-5000W Worldwide VHS
Too low to display list($129.99)
2. Samsung DVD-V4600 DVD / VCR Combo
$398.95 list($549.99)
3. Samsung DVD-VR300 DVD Recorder/VCR
4. SAMSUNGVR5260 Dual-Azimuth 4 Head
$179.95 list($249.99)
5. Samsung DVD-V2000 DVD-VCR Combo
list($179.99)
6. Samsung DVD-V3500 Progressive-Scan
list($299.99)
7. Samsung DVD-V1000 DVD-VCR Combo
list($69.99)
8. Samsung VR8460 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR
list($279.00)
9. Samsung DVD-V2500 VCR/DVD Combo
$147.15 list($169.99)
10. Samsung DVD-V3650 Progressive
$149.99 $139.99 list($179.99)
11. Samsung DVD-V4800 Progressive-Scan
list($99.99)
12. Samsung VR9160 4 Head Hi-Fi VCR
list($269.95)
13. Samsung CXJ0932 9" AC/DC TV/VCR
list($89.99)
14. Samsung VR8160 4 Head Hi-Fi VCR
list($259.95)
15. Samsung CXJ0932 9" AC/DC TV/VCR
list($119.95)
16. Samsung VR9060 4-Head VCR
list($119.95)
17. Samsung VR400G 4-Head VCR (Teal)
list($69.99)
18. Samsung VR5360 4-Head Mono VCR
19. Samsung CXD1942 19" TV/VCR Combo
list($99.95)
20. Samsung VR5060 VCR

1. Samsung SV-5000W Worldwide VHS Format VCR
list price: $499.99
our price: $399.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00004TEUK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 2899
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Samsung SV-5000W four-head hi-fi incorporates a patented, long-lifeDiamond Head video system for optimum recording and playback. Six-languageonscreen programming (English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, and Italian)simplifies the setup and recording process. The programmable timer lets yourecord up to six broadcasts over a one-month period. Digital special effects(noiseless still/slow, strobe motion, and image changing) enhance your favoriterecorded programs.

This worldwide VCR will play and convert NTSC, PAL, andSECAM tapes on any monitor. The 181-channel MTS tuner also acts as a worldwideTV-signal receiver. Audio dubbing allows you to record audio over existingimages, which is handy for layering narration over your videotapes.

Convenient features include V-chip parental control technology,digital auto tracking, a high-speed rewind mechanism, front audio-video jacks,and a six-hour backup if the power goes out. A luminescent, universal remotewith jog/shuttle controls is included. Samsung offers a one-year warranty onparts, 90 days on labor. ... Read more

Features

  • Worldwide NTSC, PAL, SECAM playback
  • 4-head Diamond video system with stereo sound
  • High-speed rewind and digital auto tracking
  • S-VHS playback capability
  • Luminescent universal remote control included

Reviews (31)

5-0 out of 5 stars Works perfectly
I wanted to do just one thing: watch PAL tapes from England
on my American NTSC TV. The price of this Samsung was low
enough to take the risk -- and I'm happy to say it works as
perfectly as any U.S. VCR I've ever had. It took less than a
minute to hook up (the video/audio cable was all I needed, since
I attached the player to a TV I only use as a monitor; I'm not
using this machine to record off-air TV/cable programming).
Picture quality, tracking, fast-forwarding, etc. -- nothing presents any problem at all. Tapes from the UK play completely
as normal. Couldn't be more pleased.

3-0 out of 5 stars Does not Convert NTSC edited video tapes to PAL successfully
I have had no help from Samsung regarding my SV-5000W Worldwide VCR. I have been trying to get an explanation from Samsung for three years! Here is the problem:

After editing my Hi8 tapes from my Sony TRV 82 Handycam Camcorder onto an NTSC tape, I try to convert the NTSC tape to PAL on my Samsung multi-system SV- 5000W Worldwide VCR. The PAL tape is poor with light and dark areas with a reddish hue at times. When beginning the converting on the Samsung, I notice a Copy Guard Signal message on my TV screen. What I think is happening is that a copyright code is being activated (Macrovision?) when I try to copy my own tapes. I bought the unit to send my NTSC videos in PAL standard to my brother in England.

Ramon Best

5-0 out of 5 stars Great NTSC/PAL VCR
I am former VCR tech. Own Panasonic AG-W2 (no tuner). This Samsung was with me twice in Europe. Tuner will pick up any station anywhere in the world. Wherever you plug it, it records,converts and plays flawlesly. I am using it daily for couple of years with no problem. I do not see any difference in pix quality between semi-pro AG-W2 which I paid long time ago $2,500. For this price, I may buy one more Samsung just for backup.

1-0 out of 5 stars I hate Samsung for this piece of junk!
This VCR is really a piece of junk! I have had with it more problmes than with all the other electronic equipment I have altogether. The VCR started "snowing" on all tapes 4 months after I bought it. Customer service sucks! Although the VCR was on warranty, it took me 6 (!) months and numerous contacts with the customer service and vistis to a repair shop to have the VCR fixed. Then, 10 months later, it started "showing" again. I am tired of this VCR! I wish I never bougth it! I hate Samsung for this piece of junk which cost me $340!

1-0 out of 5 stars Worst VCR I ever owned
The first impression was great. It played all of my PAL VHS tapes, and converted them with reasonable (not great, but I didn't expect it to be great) quality. Then, after about 6 months it started "snowing" and then the whole screen become filled with snow that it basically impossible to see anything on it now. I've also tried to use it to watch my PAL DVDs on NTSC TV, and noticed strange sound drops. Sometimes, for no reason, it would only show video and audio would be completely mute. I've had nothing but problems with it. Samsung *really* should've recalled this model. I would like file a lawsuit on behalf of all people who got fooled the same way as me with this VCR against Samsung. A friend of mine owned the same VCR and his died in less than a year. So you spend $300 on something that you hope would last for a long time and you get *this* instead? ... Read more


2. Samsung DVD-V4600 DVD / VCR Combo
list price: $129.99
our price: Too low to display
(price subject to change: see help)
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


3. Samsung DVD-VR300 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo
list price: $549.99
(price subject to change: see help)
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

4. SAMSUNGVR5260 Dual-Azimuth 4 Head VHS VCR with Auto Clock Set

Asin: B00006JQQ2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Samsung
Sales Rank: 32782
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Features

  • Dual-Azimuth 4 Head Record and Play with HQ Video Circuitry
  • Up to 400x Rewind for exceptional speed
  • Jet Picture Search with Scan-&-Play
  • 8 Event / 1 Month Timer
  • Digital auto track

5. Samsung DVD-V2000 DVD-VCR Combo
list price: $249.99
(price subject to change: see help)
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


6. Samsung DVD-V3500 Progressive-Scan DVD/VCR Combo
list price: $179.99
(price subject to change: see help)
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


7. Samsung DVD-V1000 DVD-VCR Combo
list price: $299.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005LP56
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 16066
Average Customer Review: 3.35 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Combine the best of two worlds of video into one component--and save space--with the Samsung DVD-V1000 DVD-VCR Combo. You can even watch a DVD while simultaneously recording a TV program to the VCR. The DVD features include component-video out and dual laser pick-up system, while the VCR side features 4 heads, hi-fi stereo, 400x speed rewind, and front A/V input jacks for downloading video from a camcorder.

You can also use the Samsung DVD-V1000's DVD player to play back audio CDs as well as CD-R discs that you burn from your PC with MP3 audio files. It's also compatible with VCDs.

DVD features:

  • 10-bit video digital to analog converter and 27MHz advanced digital filter
  • Playback of 96KHz/24-bit sources
  • DTS digital output for DTS-enhanced DVDs
  • Continued audio during 2x speed playback
VCR features:
  • Playback of S-VHS tapes at better-than-standard resolution.
  • 16-event/1-year timer recording
  • Time-remaining counter, real-time counter
Overall system features:
  • Composite, S-Video, and component-video outputs for high connectivity and optimum performance
  • RF inputs and outputs for connection to all TVs--new or old
  • Records from DVD to VHS (unless DVD is copy protected with Macrovision)
  • English/French/Spanish onscreen programming
  • Remote controls both DVD and VCR decks

Tech Talk

  • Four-head VCR: A VCR requires two video heads to record a picture. With four heads, a VCR can perform special effects like slow motion and freeze frame, and it is optimized for recording and playback in both the SP (2-hour) and SLP (6-hour) modes. You'll also get a better picture from rental videos with a four-head VCR.
  • Hi-fi VHS: The standard VHX format with Dolby Surround Pro-Logic encoded in the stereo audio channels, which produces near-CD-quality sound. You'll need an A/V receiver with Dolby Surround Pro-Logic decoding to take full advantage of this feature.
  • VCD: Video CD (VCD) is a video standard that can store audio and video to a compact disc (rather than a DVD disc) using MPEG-1 compression. You can fit up to 74 minutes of video with audio onto a VCD-formatted CD, but you can expect the video quality to be similar to that of a VHS videotape.

What's in the Box
Samsung DVD-V1000 DVD/VCR combo, remote control with two AA batteries, RCA cable for audio/video connection, RF (radio frequency) antenna, and user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • DVD player and 4-head VCR, compatible with S-VHS, VCDs, CD-R, and MP3 audio
  • 400x speed rewind; 16-event/1-year timer recording; records non-copy-protected DVD to VHS
  • Component-video, composite-video, and S-video outputs offer optimal connection with compatible DVD player
  • Virtual surround sound simulates 5-speaker sound using only 2 speakers; DTS digital output for DTS-enhanced DVDs
  • Measures 17 x 4 x 14.3 inches (W x H x D)

Reviews (49)

4-0 out of 5 stars A Near Excellent DVD/VCR Combo Second to None
This is an excellent choice overall. It has many useful features to it. The remote however lacks a lighted keypad this should be standard these days. An additional drawback is whenever the VCR channel is changed the VCR signal interupts the television mode, on most video players this usually happens only when going from TV to VCR mode. This is a real pain if you use picture-in-picture (PIP) as I do, you then have to press the TV/VCR button after changing channels. Also this has NO VCR Plus capabilty (a minor drawback). Hookup for this unit is easy. It transmits an excellent picture even when the cable signal is a little weak, unlike the Panasonic PV-D4761 that has every feature imaginable but has miserable picture quality in VCR mode, whether playing back a program you taped with it or simply watching the cable piped through it. As great as the picture quality is on this Smsung with both the DVD and VCR/Cable the Philips DVD/VCR combo picture is slightly better, however the philips ate my VHS tape & seamed to lack an illuminated front panel clock. The Samsung is an excellent electronics gift or self purchase. It doesn't have all the features of the Panasonic PV-D4761 but it has every one of them you'd need and more than a few that you would want including 2x & 4x zoom. It plays CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, VCD, and quasi S-VHS the panasonic does not play all of these CD types and cost me approx [price] more than the Samsung & Philips.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good buy, good pic and sound, convenience (but VCR's loud)
This is a terrific unit and a good value for money. The good stuff: I was able to throw away my CD player, my VCR and my MP3 player and I got a DVD player with it all in one nice slim package. I can watch DVDs while recording TV programs with the VCR! The DVD picture quality and sound is great, although I find the DVD slow to respond to commands from the remote. The bad stuff: One flaw though (and I read this from other people too) the VCR is loud. The motors inside make a lot of noise when playing back tapes or recording. This is especially annoying if you have the VCR in your bedroom and you're recording some late night program when you usually sleep.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not long lasting.
We purchased our combo about 1 year ago. The price was outstanding being that you get both the dvd and vcr. Well, it now won't play the dvd's. The company has offered to fix it for a "nice" fee, which turned out to be more than we paid. So needless to so we will now have a combo piece and a seperate DVD player. Not so convienant anymore.

5-0 out of 5 stars Update of my previous two reviews - after 2 years of use
This is an update of my previous review and prior update. I have had this unit now for almost two years. Overall I am still happy with it. However , with time, a few wrinkles have developed.
There are a couple of annoying quirks that we have had to get used to. Occasionally we have a 'scene-Skip' problem playing some DVD's. These are usually the bargain basement type but we have also had the problem with Good quality media, major-release DVD's. And we also see intermittent "artifacts" pop up "momentarily" from time to time.

I dont know if this is a genreal characteristic in this particular product or if its just a bug in my own machine.
Although a bit annoying, in general they do not cause us all that much trouble. If I had to replace this unit, I would probably look for something cheaper. there really weren't many units like this one on the market two years ago, but now they are easy to find and the selection is fairly good.
I would have to say that the $300.00 we paid for it in 2001 is just too much to pay in 2003 - in fact the price has been lowered almost $100.00 since that time, but even $200.00 is a bit much with all the competition in the $150-$200.00 range.
Overall a good unit but a little overpriced for the times.

Reliability may be a factor here, If the thing is still functioning well ,in two or three years, I would definitely have to say it was worth the extra $$ if that translated into the extended use.

2-0 out of 5 stars Worked well for a year
I bought this unit to replace a VCR in our bedroom. Worked well for just over one year, before the tape loading mechanism failed. The local electronics shop could not fix it, and recommended sending it to the manufacturer for service. Of course, it was out of warranty by six weeks! Never did get it fixed. The good news is that our credit card company had an extended warranty program, that doubled the manufacturers original warranty. They just sent us a check for the full purchase price! Time to shop for something new.

Remote is a bit complicated to use, not very intuitive. Picture and sound quality were okay. Given my experience with this product, I'd be hesitant to buy from them again. ... Read more


8. Samsung VR8460 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR
list price: $69.99
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Asin: B0001H49XG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 18024
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Amazon.com Product Description

Yes, we still need VCRs, and yes--they're better and more affordable all the time. Samsung's VR8460 is a case in point. The unit offers all the convenience of VHS recording and playback, including not just 1-month, 8-event programming, but automatic daily and weekly programming, too--a great way to time shift your TV viewing on a regular basis. Your camcorder or gaming console plugs right into the VR8460's front panel for hassle-free hookups, and you can lock the front-panel controls to keep the kids from using it while you're out.

Replay will bump your tape back 5 seconds in SP mode (15 seconds in SLP) so you can easily catch a line or other sequence again, and the tracking control (auto or manual) removes the white lines that sometimes appear during playback because of slight differences in head calibration between the recording deck and your VR8460.

The VR8460's 4-head design ensures smooth slow-motion play (forward and reverse) and clear still-frame images, and with hi-fi sound the unit records and plays back stereo audio tracks. If you route the stereo output to an AV receiver, you can even enjoy four-channel (left, center, right, and monaural surround) Dolby Pro Logic mixes from TV and Dolby-encoded cassettes.

If you're not sure whether the loaded tape is long enough for a timer program recording at the SP tape speed, set the recording speed to auto. Recording will start in SP, and if the tape length is not long enough, the tape speed automatically changes from SP to SLP (you must set both a start and end time for your program).

Want to play S-VHS tapes? No problem--you can view them on this machine in standard VHS resolution. The unit sets its own clock--no flashing 12:00 for you here--and its rewind feature spools a T-120 tape in about 100 seconds.

What's in the Box
VCR, remote control, remote batteries, a user's manual, and registration information. ... Read more

Features

  • Dual-azimuth, 4-head stereo recording and playback with quasi-S-VHS playback, auto clock set, and 5-second instant replay
  • Front-panel audio/video inputs accommodate a camcorder, gaming console, or a second VCR
  • Onscreen programming with daily, weekly, and 8-event/1-year timer
  • Digital auto/manual tracking; high-speed rewind spools a T-120 tape in about 100 seconds
  • Measures 14.2 x 3.3 x 9.4 inches (W x H x D)

9. Samsung DVD-V2500 VCR/DVD Combo
list price: $279.00
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Asin: B00006JQQ0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 14744
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Samsung's silver-finished DVD-V2500 DVD-VCR combo is perfect for all your favorite movies and music, featuring VHS recording and playback, high-end component-video DVD outputs, built-in MP3 and HDCD decoding, and compatibility with photo CDs so you can enjoy a slideshow of digital pictures right on a television. It even boasts a Memory Stick interface right on its front panel for even more direct media access.

Whether your living room is currently home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the DVD-V2500 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, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts. The DVD-V2500 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.

Using the Memory Stick interface, you can instantly transfer MP3 music files from portable media to hear favorite music through the full fidelity of a home-entertainment system. Digital photographers can show the whole family their work by removing the Memory Stick from a compatible camera and plugging it directly into the DVD-V2500. This is also a handy way to ferry MP3s from the computer to the living room.

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. Auto clock set saves hassle, and its dual-azimuth construction uses two pairs of recording heads rather than one, each optimized for a specific mode (one for SP recording, the other for EP).

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 for each format (DVD/VHS) channel audio to Dolby Pro Logic receivers and stereo televisions. From DVD, 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. Want to enjoy surround effects from your stereo speakers? The unit's Phantom Surround Processor provides just that.

A 96 kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converter ensures optimum decoding of all disc formats, including HDCD (High-Definition Compatible Digital), a 20-bit encoding method used on many commercial CDs to deliver better sound than is possible through standard CDs. Another handy feature is screen-fit feature, which ensures that DVD images are configured perfectly for both widescreen 16:9 televisions or traditional 4:3 TV sets.

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

Features

  • DVD, DVD-R, CD, Video CD, and CD-R/W disc, and Photo CD playback
  • Audio signal-to-noise ratio 120 db; audio dynamic range 100 db
  • Video signal-to-noise ratio 68 db
  • S-video out, component video out, front and rear composite video in, and composite video out
  • Screen Fit ensures that DVD images are configured perfectly for both widescreen 16:9 televisions or traditional 4:3 sets

Reviews (14)

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent value
I bought this model about a year ago, and while pleased with the unit, I didn't consider it a huge bargain at the time. But, now that it can be had for almost $$$ less than when I purchased it, I highly recommend it as an extrememly excellent value. (I am a little miffed that I paid so much back then, though. Such is life.)
The DVD section is excellent. It has played anything I've shoved into it, including Asian VCD's.
The VCR section has good picture and sound, nothing spectacular compared to DVD, of course. It has a very fast rewind.
The Memory Stick function works a little slowly. But, hey! It HAS a memory stick function! Where else will you find DVD, VCR, and Memory Stick in the same unit for this price?
Other pluses include quiet operation. (I don't hear the noises other reviewers have complained about.) And, an RF output for DVD.
The only minuses I've noticed is that DVD menu choices and the Memory Stck playback menu both seem to respond slowly to commands, and the remote control is a little "busy" with a ton of buttons, some quite small.

5-0 out of 5 stars Works as Advertised
Works good, plays homemade DVD-R as well. It's a little slow switching menus.

3-0 out of 5 stars Great Value except 2 warranty claims
I bought this unit because of it high value rating. The VCR stopped working after about a week and was fixed under warranty at a local shop in Hawaii. Now, exactly 1 year after I bought it, the DVD part is broken. Luckily it is still under warranty but I have to ship it to NJ.(I now live in Florida). The unit has worked great and it was a good deal for $130.00, even with the two warranty claims.

2-0 out of 5 stars Low on features and buggy
I got this thinking I would save myself on some connections and components. Well, here is what has happened in less than a year of use (only played one VCR tape in it):

1) LOTS of problems with the unit not ejecting DVD and CD's. Will just sit there and spin...and have waited for hours before trying to get it to eject. Sent it back to Samsung, and their comment (after I paid S&H) was "couldn't reproduce problem". GAHH!!!

2) Poor options on CD/MP3 playback. There is absolutely NO random/shuffle option. On screen MP3 title selection is nice, though.

Paid $250 for this one year ago.

-Jeff

1-0 out of 5 stars Dud
The DVD player stopped working after 5 months with less than adverage use. I noticed another reviewer experienced the same problem. When you put a DVD in the player is says "LOADING" for a couple of minutes and then says "NO DISC". We probably have watched less then 20 DVD movies on it... Total drag. ... Read more


10. Samsung DVD-V3650 Progressive Scan DVD/VCR Combo
list price: $169.99
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Asin: B0000AXKBL
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 10736
Average Customer Review: 2.45 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Samsung's slim, stylish, titanium-finished DVD-V3650 DVD/VCR combo is perfect for all your favorite movies and music. It features VHS recording and playback, high-end component-video DVD outputs, built-in MP3/WMA decoding, and compatibility with JPEG image CDs and Kodak Picture CDs so you can enjoy a slideshow of your digital pictures right on your television. This model also includes front-panel audio/video inputs to facilitate hookup with a camcorder or gaming console.

Whether your living room is currently home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the DVD-V3650 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 digital auto tracking, 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. A handy feature called Jet Picture Search maintains a clear image while whizzing through tapes at seven times normal speed for SP tapes and 21 times normal speed with SLP recordings. Intro scan, meanwhile, locates the start of each separate recording on a tape and plays the first five seconds before fast-forwarding to the next start point. This handy feature simplifies the process of assessing and labeling unmarked tapes (admit it: you have several, at least).

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 channels 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 output 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, two AA batteries, user's manual, stereo analog audio interconnect/composite-video cable, and warranty information. ... 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
  • Plays DVD-Video, CD-R/CD-RW, MP3 CD, Kodak Picture CD, and JPEG image CDs
  • Front-panel audio/video inputs accommodate a camcorder, digital camera, or gaming console
  • EZ View letterbox eliminator lets you enjoy full-screen pictures on 4:3 aspect-ratio TVs

Reviews (20)

4-0 out of 5 stars Samsung DVD-V3650 makes the grade
After checking out many DVD/VCR Combos we felt that the Samsung-DVD-V3640 model would meet our demands small size and low price.
We made SVCD and DVD-R shows using Ulead DVD PictureShow. This show had MPG files and photo slide shows included in the layout along with MP3 music background and both discs played well. I tried a CD-R that contained over 500 JPG backup files of digital photos and had no problems viewing them. The quality of the photos was excellent. So far so good. The remote was a little tricky at first. Plan to try the VCR next.
I would highly recommend this unit to anyone that is looking for an inexpensive combo unit.

5-0 out of 5 stars Samsung DVD-V3650 Suits Us.
I'm glad I didn't listen to most of the reviews here. If you are just a normal person who isn't expecting to get a $600 Combo Unit for this price, you'll love it.

I purchased a Panasonic Home Theatre system 3 years ago and have had nothing but problems with it. It got so bad, in fact, that we needed to buy a new DVD player because the Panasonic would only recognize ANY DVD about 25% of the time.

Enter the Samsung DVD-V3650. We had an old Phillips/Mag VCR which had its nasty quirks, too. It made sense to get one unit.

I don't care much for the Samsung DVD-V3650's color. But that's not the important thing. I digress. We thought our TV was giving us "Wavy refresh rate things" going up and down our screen, but found with the new Samsung DVD-V3650 we no longer had them.

I like the fact that it has digital audio out jacks (optical and component). When I record a show, I like that I have a 30 second FFW button. I like that I can record and watch a DVD at the same time. Easy set up, yet pretty thorough.

We are very happy with this Samsung. My first with this company.

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed in Samsung DVD3650 combo unit
I am disappointed in the unit. It was advertised to have VCD playback ability. It will not even recognize any VCD's at all. I give it 2 stars only because the progressive component output is a feature I was after too. It is a very quirky unit though. When using the progressive DVD output you are only able to program or view the VCR menu from the DVD component output even though the VCR is only output on composite or RF modulated outputs. Big dissapointment for a Samsung product. Had counted on it playing back VCD's so now it is only good for a guest bedroom.

2-0 out of 5 stars Close, but no cigar
It took me a while to make up my mind about this unit. In general, I've had good luck with Samsung products (printer, cell phone) so I thought I'd give the DVD-3650 a try. I wanted to add DVD capability to my family room system, but didn't want to add another box. So this unit went in, and the VCR I was using went to the bedroom.

At first, I liked the unit overall; I'm fine with the remote; the buttons aren't too small for me, and I have big hands. The picture on the DVD is as good as necessary for a 30" TV. The VCR picture with pre-recorded tapes is OK. I like the access to manual tracking adjustment on the remote. And I haven't had any functional problems with it (over 3 months).

But little things bug me. I use VHS index search a lot, since I make compilations of several kids films on one tape to reduce bulk on trips. On the Samsung, you have to go deep into the menus to get to index search, instead of it being directly on the remote. When you finally do get to it via the menu, it is only available as introscan fwd or rev; you can't set it to search, for example, two indexes forward and start playing. Plus, it only searches at about 8x playback speed, so it's not much faster than just using scan during playback and searching manually. Its a totally lame implementation of what should be a standard feature.

Other minor quibbles; two vertical ribs on the VCR tape door that are apparently for aesthetics make it HARDER to insert a tape correctly. Not a big deal for an adult, perhaps, but a major frustration for a 4 year old, and there is NO good reason for them to be there. When the remote is in the VCR mode, the mute button becomes the VCR audio input select button. Since I use the VCR tuner for watching TV on a regular basis, this is a pain; I have to switch the remote back to TV function, press mute; press it again when the commercial is over, then press VCR again if I want to channel surf. And how often does the average person want to switch the audio input on a VCR anyway? Ever? THAT is something that should be in a menu.

Also, not a problem for me, but could be for many purchasers are the very limited number of TV brands controllable via the remote, far fewer than most other multibrand remotes I've seen. It would be a good idea to download the manual from the Samsung site to make sure your TV is listed before purchasing if you want to use this feature.

More significantly, I've recently discovered the VCR seems to be abnormally sensitive to anti-copy schemes; tapes I made from a DVD on another VCR using a Sima video stabilizer that play perfectly on that and every other VCR I own, have horizontal purple stripes on the Samsung.

All in all, if it played copied tapes properly, I'd be willing to put up with its other weaknesses. But as it is, even though I'm now stuck with it (didn't discover that problem until after Amazon's return time limit expired), I regret this purchase.

1-0 out of 5 stars Just Aggravating
tuner works fine, but will not pass through a useable signal to tv when the unit is on (ie, recording one show on vcr tuner, watching another on tv), though the signal is fine if the unit is turned off. Some sort of interferance, I guess. Really nasty, noisy and unwatchable.

Can't play tapes taped on this unit on other vcr's (two high end Hitachi's)even though they play prerecorded video fine - well, ok, the tapes will play but the picture is very bad with a line of sparkles six inches wide through it, and you have to double the sound volume from normal tv listening to hear it, and then it hisses. Also, the audio flutctuates in volume from word to word.
Also seems to be a short of some kind in the "video in" connection in the vcr (no, it ain't my cable, i checked)because moving the unit no matter how slightly can go from signal to no signal and back again.

I put one star because there is no minus star rating.

Samsung does answer thier phones after the usual voicemail jail, and two customer service reps told me it sounded like I had a defective unit, then passed me over to a tech who tried to convince me there was no problem, blaming it on my other vcr's (they play other tapes fine, including prerecorded, why not from this vcr ?)to my cable connection (hmm, works fine with my other vcr's and tvs)to everything he could possibly think of and then finally admitted he couldn't figure out what was wrong.

The only bright spot in this whole experience is Amazon's return policy. I think. First time I've used it. ... Read more


11. Samsung DVD-V4800 Progressive-Scan DVD/VCR Combo with Multicard Memory Slot
list price: $179.99
our price: $149.99
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Asin: B0001H4BAM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 1606
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Amazon.com Product Description

Enjoy the convenience of watching your favorite DVD movies while maintaining your VHS tape investment with the Samsung DVD-V4800 DVD/VCR combo. It also enables you to access MP3 digital audio and JPEG image files using the multiformat memory card reader. Other features include front A/V inputs, compatibility with CD-R/RW discs, and a 4-head VCR with digital auto tracking.

On the DVD side, the 10-bit digital-to-analog video converter is combined with carefully selected analog components to ensure accurate reproduction of the original DVD image. The EZ View letterbox eliminator enables the removal of the black letterbox bars on 4:3 TV screens with the push of a button on the remote control, while the Motion Zoom feature allows extreme magnification of selected screen areas, without distortion even as the movie is playing. With the 2x speed audio playback, you can easily find the exact moment on the disc that they are searching for.

The 4-head VCR offers a hi-fi audio system and an MTS stereo tuner system that deliver Dolby Surround compatible sound from encoded videotapes and stereo broadcasts. The digital autotracking feature automatically adjusts video-head position for optimum quality (manual adjustments are also available). The HQ and Luminance Noise Reduction (YNR) circuitry improve signal-to-noise ratio by as much as 1.5 dB for a signification improvement in playback quality. Jet Picture Search allows clear viewing of video at an incredible 7x normal play for SP tapes, and 21x SLP recordings.

The DVD-V4800's analog L/R audio terminals provide Dolby Surround-encoded audio for superb stereo sound, or complete surround sound when connected to a Dolby Pro Logic receiver. The Phantom Surround Processor can be used to deliver a rich simulated surround-sound effect through just two speakers, and is ideal when the DVD-V4800 is connected to a traditional 2-channel stereo television.

The component-video output is the ideal way to connect to either your analog and digital televisions. The DVD-V4800 also has 2 composite-video inputs (1 front, 1 rear), 1 composite-video out, 1 RF out, and 1 coaxial digital and 1 optical digital audio out.

The DVD-V4800 is compatible with DVD movie and CD audio discs, as well as CD-R/RW discs with MP3 digital audio and JPEG image format files. The multiformat memory card reader is compatible with Memory Sticks, SmartMedia, Secure Digital (SD), and MultiMedia (MMC) cards. Now you can show off your latest digital photos by simply inserting your camera's memory card into the DVD-V4800's card slot.

Tech Talk
Progressive scanning: Progressive scanning displays all the horizontal lines of a picture at one time, as a single frame. A progressive scanning DVD player converts the interlaced (480i) video from DVD into progressive (480p) format for connection to a progressive display. It dramatically increases the vertical resolution.

Component video: Video signals with three channels of separate information that make up the picture. There are a couple types of component video, such as R/G/B and Y/Cb(Pb)/Cr(Pr).

What's in the Box
Samsung DVD-V4800 DVD/VCR combo, remote control, 2 AA batteries, and printed operating instructions. ... Read more

Features

  • Progressive-scan DVD player and hi-fi VCR combo; measures 16.9 x 3.3 x 10 inches (W x H x D)
  • Multiformat memory card reader; compatible with CD-R/RW discs, MP3 and JPEG
  • Dual azimuth 4-head VCR ensures jitter-free video performance
  • 1 component-video out, 2 composite-video in (1 front, 1 rear), 1 composite-video out, 1 RF out, and 1 coaxial digital out, and 1 optical digital audio out
  • Virtual surround sound and Dolby Surround-encoded audio when connected to a Dolby Pro-Logic receiver

12. Samsung VR9160 4 Head Hi-Fi VCR
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B00005AK8Y
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 32883
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Features

  • Dual-azimuth, 4-head VCR with hi-fi stereo sound
  • Front and rear audio-video inputs
  • Jog-shuttle dial on front panel
  • Luminescent, universal remote control for TV and cable box
  • 400x superspeed rewind

13. Samsung CXJ0932 9" AC/DC TV/VCR Combo
list price: $269.95
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Asin: B00004TEUL
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 43397
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Samsung CXJ0932 9-inch TV incorporates a two-head VCR in onedurable, handsome unit. The 181-channel digital tuner provides clear picturereception, while HQ circuitry enhances VCR recording and playback. Theprogrammable timer lets you record up to six programs over a one-monthperiod.

Convenient features include side audio-video and headphone jacks,turbo rewind and a volume leveler that prevents sudden spikes in sound. V-chiptechnology allows parents to block inappropriate channels and broadcasts. Afull-function remote control is included. Samsung provides a one-year warrantyon parts and labor. ... Read more

Features

  • 9-inch TV with built-in 2-head VCR
  • 12- and 24-volt, worldwide DC operation
  • Supplied AC/DC power cord; ideal for RVs
  • V-chip parental control technology
  • Includes full-function remote control

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Samsung Is Building an Excellent Reputation
...and this 9 inch TV/VCR Combo is a good reason why. Thanks to the HQ circuitry VHS tapes look remarkably good. Basic television viewing is equally impressive via 181 channel digital synthesized tuning. The 2 head VCR has a 6 event/1 month timer and quick rewind. This unit also includes audio-video jacks, auto clock set, a headphone jack and V-chip parental control. It comes with a full-function remote.

4-0 out of 5 stars Power is out
The best thing abount this unit is the AC/DC. When your poweris knox out, you can still find out what is going on around you. It is very nice to know that is goining on around you while you are in the dark.(ex. went your power maybe back, or what the storm is doing.) Buy this and you will not be in the dark. ... Read more


14. Samsung VR8160 4 Head Hi-Fi VCR
list price: $89.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005AK8X
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 24665
Average Customer Review: 3.83 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Dual-azimuth, 4-head VCR with hi-fi stereo sound
  • 19-micron heads
  • Auto clock set
  • Universal remote control for TV and cable box
  • 400x superspeed rewind

Reviews (6)

2-0 out of 5 stars broke in 5 months
I really liked this VCR, especially for the money, but it broke after only 5 months.

4-0 out of 5 stars A good vcr overall
I bought this vcr to replace a phillips one that cost twice as much and lasted 6 months. I love this Samsung VCR. As soon as you plug it in it sets itself to the right time. The rewind is incredibly fast (less than one minute to rewind a tape). Timer recording is a breeze to set up. The single best feature is that you can have 3 separate input lines and you can set the VCR to record from which line input you choose. I have my dvd player as one line input, my satellite coming in on another, and the antenna input on the 3rd. I can switch which one I'm watching instantly. The self-tracking system works great and a little graph pops up on the screen to let you know the progress of the tracking adjustment. In fact, there are only 2 minor annoyances that can be overlooked because of the outstanding value you get. 1. The coaxial jacks on the back of the vcr have very little room around them to get you fingers into to attach a cable. You have to use pliers. 2. On most vcr's when you can press fast forward once for medium fast and twice for even faster. The button does not do this on this vcr. If you press it once, it advances medium fast. If you press it twice it fast-forwards 30 seconds and then resumes play. But don't despair, as there is a separate shuttle button that allows you to fast forward or review in 3 different speeds. You just have to get used to using a different button for this. But like I said, I love this VCR and am buying one for my father for Christmas. I would recommend this VCR to everyone. Why spend more than (dollar amount) with all the features this stereo VCR has?

4-0 out of 5 stars Samsung VCR is Valued Good
This is a pretty good VCR at a great price. I saw a demonstration of this unit. The 19 micron heads delivered a good picture in the EP mode.

5-0 out of 5 stars almost every function you need is here
pros:

1.intuitive time table in which you can set up auto recording up to 10 (or more) items along with date/weekdays/Saturdays/Sundays setting:

channel date start end record_mode

2.internal auto clock

3.quiet and fast rewind

cons: only record at standard(2hour) and SLP(6hour) modes for a 2-hour tape. looks like it is missing SL(4hour) mode

the SLP(6 hour), however, is pretty clear. Maybe it does not need the 4hour mode anyway. It is a great deal for a basic VCR, with all the functions you need.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Product
Easy to set up. Recording and playback are exceptionally good for a budget-priced machine. ... Read more


15. Samsung CXJ0932 9" AC/DC TV/VCR Combo
list price: $259.95
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Asin: B00005MEOX
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 34023
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (4)

3-0 out of 5 stars I Think It Has A 9 Inch Screen
I gave it 3 stars to be neutral because I haven't really seen this TV/VCR in person.

I just wanted to say that I think it has a 9 inch screen based on the size of the slot for the VHS tape, and the CXJ0932 model number (the 09 part), and the other TV/VCR combos that are brought up as alternatives.

It seems kinda expensive for what you're getting though.

2-0 out of 5 stars TV picture size ?
Nowhere does it state the size of the TV screen !

5-0 out of 5 stars Exceeded my modest expectations
We got this AC/DC TV for a long road trip we just took. The unit was a little bigger and heavier than we thought, but the picture quality was excellent for the price, the unit's durability (considering the abuse we gave it on the 4200 mile trip!) was surprisingly good, and its usability was great. We had brought audio tapes in addition to videotapes, but for the most part the video unit was most popular for passing the miles among family members.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great picture and reception...
Great picture and reception for a small inexpensive TV/VCR combination. On screen menues somewhat confusing and not as easy as many other sets I've used. Sound is acceptable for a small TV - the kids prefer headsets in the van. ... Read more


16. Samsung VR9060 4-Head VCR
list price: $119.95
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Asin: B00004WI46
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Samsung
Sales Rank: 40278
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Dual Azimuth4- head Hi-Fi 19 Micron Heads
  • Plug and Play with Auto Clock Set
  • SQPB- S-VHS Playback
  • Luminescent, Universal TV and Cable/Direct TV Remote Control

Reviews (2)

3-0 out of 5 stars not as good as other Samsungs
The quasi-SVHS doesn't seem to make that big a difference with the unit I got. Pictures actually looked better on my previous and very reliable Samsung (don't have the model # with me), which I had passed along to my daughter. I thought this would be a step up. It wasn't. Wish more info was displayed on the read-out, such as the speed it was recording at. Remote is good, and liked the auto-clock and the programming. Functioned adequately until it went belly up after fourteen months, either ejecting cassettes when inserted, or just gobbling up the tape. BTW, the old unit my daughter got is still running great. Think she'd trade?

4-0 out of 5 stars Samsung VCR is a Good Value
This is a pretty good VCR at a great price. I saw a demonstration of this unit. The 19 micron heads delivered a good picture in the EP mode. What I liked best about this unit is that it has SQBP, it has the capability of playing back S-VHS tapes. That's a good feature. ... Read more


17. Samsung VR400G 4-Head VCR (Teal)
list price: $119.95
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Asin: B00004WI44
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Samsung
Sales Rank: 27427
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Rarely does a VCR make such a cool fashion statement as does the Samsung VR400P. Perfect for kids of all ages, this four-head video recorder comes dressed in a curvaceous translucent teal cabinet with snappy silver accents. Shine a bright light down on the VCR's top, and you can see the mechanical innards going through their paces and pulling the tape around the spinning video head drum. Why, even the remote control has a see-through case--though no moving parts to study.

This friendly little VCR also attracts special attention with a supercute onscreen cartoon display and the inclusion of two simplistic but fun video games.

Reminiscent of the virtual pets that can run rampant on your computer, the VCR's graphic display features a pooch that barks (audibly!) and chases his bone one way or the other across the screen when you hit play or rewind.

In fact, the pooch has eight different moves, each code for an action. We suspect a very young viewer will grasp the meaning of this display even before he or she learns to read the traditional printed explanations for stop, auto tracking, record, or eject. (If you're allergic to pooches, you can shut the graphics off.)

Appropriately, the unit is also extremely easy to operate, with only six big and distinctive buttons on the front panel. There's also an auto-start function that kicks in when a prerecorded tape is inserted.

Performance is pretty good despite the VCR's low price. Thanks to the inclusion of a fine 19-micron head, the record/playback picture quality at the economical SLP (six-hour mode) speed is almost equal to the video quality on the SP (two hours) recording/playback mode. Cartoons glistened. Even a dark, letterboxed action-adventure flick looked decent.

Sound is not stereo but is sufficiently clear and full bodied enough to pump dialogue, special effects, and soundtrack music through your average TV speakers.

Have we mentioned yet how easily this VCR gets itself up and running? Just plug in a cable or over-the-air antenna line, connect the power, and the VCR takes charge. The 180-channel tuner automatically scans for and memorizes the viewable (unscrambled) channels--it even automatically sets the correct time on the front-panel clock. You also get an auto tape-speed feature, which calculates whether to go with SP or SLP recording depending on available tape and your programming agenda (up to eight programs can be programmed for delayed viewing).

Not incidentally, that same technology used by broadcasters for sending clock-set signals now also allows the TV engineers to beam station ID and program title information for brief display whenever when you tune to the station. The Samsung VR400 generates that basic onscreen program guide as well when it's available. A surprising number of broadcasters are actually delivering it--including ABC, A&E, Comedy Central, Discovery, FX, Nickelodeon, Sci Fi, TBS Superstation, TNN, Toon, and WB.

A child door-lock system prevents your rascal from treating this VCR too much like a toy--say, by shoving peanut butter inside. Also, an electronic lock function (accessible on the remote) makes certain that your timer-set recording schedule won't be disabled.

Clock watchers will appreciate the real-time (hours and minutes) tape counter and a rare built-in alarm function to ring you awake.

Because there are no direct-access number buttons on the remote--and no channel tuning ability at all on the VCR--channel switching can be very slow and tedious when you're going a long distance (such as channel 5 to 54).

Recording and menu access are possible only from the remote, which is apparently another kid-proofing safety feature, though the remote is also the only device that can summon the two built-in video games. The upshot is that you'd better not misplace the device, or everyone's out of luck.

Anyway, the video games offer a shooting gallery (with apples and cherries to attack) and a primitive road-racing game. While nothing fancy (think first-generation Game Boy titles), both are fun to play. In fact, the VCR itself is like a toy--really cool and lots o' fun.

Pros:

  • Easy setup and operation
  • Offbeat toylike design
  • Onscreen pet and gameplay!
  • Cool display of cable channels and program titles
  • Good record/play performance at SLP thanks to 19-micron head
Cons:
  • Monaural sound
  • Many features are accessible only on the remote
  • Channel hopping is slow without a direct-access numbered keypad
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Features

  • Dual Azimuth 19 micron 4 head
  • Fun OSD & Barking Dog sound
  • Compact & Round Translucent Style (Teal )
  • Full Clock Display with Auto Clock Set & Plug and Play
  • Animated onscreen guide

Reviews (6)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great for seconds
I use this unit as a second for my bedroom tv and it has just been great.

You can pay more for other units but for just watching tapes it is just great and the color is cool.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great deal
I bought this vcr about a month ago, and have been really pleased. It is very easy to operate, and works well. I rarely hook up electronic devices and this was pretty much a breeze to set up. I haven't noticed anything of poor quality about it. The games can be addicting (though they are very, very, very basic). It's not high-tech, but it serves it's purpose very well. Kids will especially love it.

1-0 out of 5 stars Poor quality
This VCR jammed two of my prerecorded tapes right out of the box! Very poor quality also shows through the casing. Many features, but not as easy to learn as the other reviews claim.

Returned mine and got a much better JVC for the same price at local store.

5-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT!!!
This is a high quality vcr. I bought it for my son and ever one who sees it is asking me were I got it. It is great for kids because of the child lock feature. More importantly, it is fabulous for adults and seniors because of the large buttons and simplistic design.

This one is so easy that Grand ma, can program it with her favorite shows and doesn't have to get reading glasses to look at the buttons.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Happy With This Product
Easy and fun to use, this VCR is great value for money. Our two year old has already figured out how to use the simple controls, and he loves the puppy animation that acompanies the push of every button. We thought the sound would be poor as it's a mono player, but it's not too bad...especially if you are only listening through the TV. Also, it's a great VCR if you have young kids and are worried about stuff being shoved in the tape slot...the child proof lock has finally put an end to this! ... Read more


18. Samsung VR5360 4-Head Mono VCR
list price: $69.99
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Asin: B00008N6YM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
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19. Samsung CXD1942 19" TV/VCR Combo

Asin: B00000JBTR
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
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20. Samsung VR5060 VCR
list price: $99.95
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Asin: B00004TEUH
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
Sales Rank: 42902
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Samsung VR5060 four-head VCR incorporates a dual azimuth video systemand a 19-micron head for superior playback at any speed. Trilingual onscreenprogramming (English, Spanish, and French) simplifies the setup and recordingprocess.

Convenient features include digital auto tracking, a quick startmechanism, front audio-video jacks, and a 10-minute backup if the power goesout. A universal remote control is included. Samsung offers a one-year warrantyon parts, 90 days on labor. ... Read more

Features

  • Dual-azimuth 4-head VCR
  • 19-micron head for superior playback at any speed
  • Trilingual onscreen programming
  • Digital auto tracking
  • Universal remote control included

Reviews (1)

3-0 out of 5 stars okay
first, the remote is too bulky. the manufacturers could have elongated it, instead of making it expand in the front end. that is the only bad point of this appliance. the digital auto tracking is a great help when watching tv. you might not use the trilingual onscreen programming much, but it is a great thing to have. the 19-micron head is a great addition for when watching sporting events so you can watch the good plays in slow motion. this vcr is perfect to have, and the price makes it an even better deal. ... Read more


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