"very sleek paperweight"2.0 starson by vbhoagie
Pros: stylish and affordable
Cons: extremely short lifespan, noisy operation, the "light touch" buttons are extremely sensitive and prone to firing when you accidentally touch them.
Summary: I bought this DVD player as a package along with a flat-screen tv. I love the TV just as much as the day I bought it, but the DVD player has been extremely disappointing. On the surface, it offers a lot---upconvert and HDMI along with a stylish package that I'd never seen on a DVD player before. However, it has been extremely unrelaible. It worked well for about 8 months. I used it about once a month during that time.
Then, however, it stopped playing DVDs all the way through. It would get midway through the disc then just freeze or being skipping indiscriminately to other points on the disc. Now, it won't play more than 30 seconds of a scene before skipping forward or back. I want to throw it across the room.
So, 14 months after I purchased this DVD player, it is destined for the dumpster since servicing it would cost as much as a new one. Samsung has a nice little racket going on with this one. Do yourself a favor, buy a different brand of DVD player. Samsung makes great TVs but crummy DVD players. Don't waste your money.