Pros design, remote features, easy set up
Cons mediocre picture quality
Summary purchasing a new LCD TV meant that i needed a new DVD player since I'd bought my old one back in 1999. After reading a few reviews, I decided to buy the HD950. I was quite pleased with the fact that i was literally able to set this player up in 5 minutes. Where i wasn't impressed was in the area of picture quality via any connection (S-Video + RCA, component and even HDMI) Being that HDMI is the newest standard in audio/video this was my default choice. Upon popping in my Star Wars EP III DVD i was quite disappointed. Picture resolution (at 720p) was not great. After fine tuning in the DVD player's menu, there was a slight improvment, but not much. I found the PQ to be soft and the colors were off, even after adjusting from the player and the TV. Believe it or not, I've actually had better luck using the component cables. Although resolution is still a bit soft, it looks better than the HDMI connection and the colors are truer. There is one problem that's arisen with this connection and that is the appearance of flickering black horizontal lines, particularly in the upper letterbox portion of the screen and sometimes in the middle. It is worse on some DVDs than others.
Pros SACD Format, Plays Every Format Under The Sun Even Files Straight From PC
Cons The Screen Is More Like A Torch, and Can't Fastforward In SACD
Summary The big, big plus for this machine is that it plays video files you just stick onto a DVD without formating. It has handled EVERY format I can through at it and it copes admirably. What sold me was it supported SACD format (as I had a few of these disks). It's extremely quiet too. Overall I'm happy with it, however a few things I hate about it are: -
1. The screen is too bright, you can turn it off after several menu selections, and one button to do this would be much smarter.
2. You can't fast forward during a SACD or music recorded in DTS or DVD-Audio. Which seems crazy.
3. The default settings for sound means things aren't output in Dolby Digital. I thought it was broken at first, and then found on page 2,000 of the manual that this was the problem.
Overall I really like this DVD player, and if it got stolen tomorrow, I would go and buy the same one again.
I highly recommend this player despite its price.
Pros very easy to navigate , in dvix mode shows full names of files . doesnt choke on the reading of the codex . ripps a good disk .
Cons the one i boaght turns on and off at random times over and over . the dvix player will play in fast forward . black outs where i have no picture at all but sound . pic quality horrible . company doesnt back warrenty
Summary basically these are junk and even samsung knows it . i bought a top of the line samsung 61 inch tv thinkin this would complement it. wrong bin a joke . i have tryed dealing with samsung and of course fist thing they say is my tv till i tell them its there top end samsung :D lol well now of course its not the tv . they know it i know it . i have been fighting with them for over 8 months and my warrenty is up at christmas as was a gift from my wife . this player here has made me so destrot with samsung that they will never see another dime out of me ever again . and disapointing i wanted to get the fridge and stove set but i like a company that backs there product . also they really have to work on their sound quality in all there products . anyways go with a good company with good products jvc all the way . to this day still have alot of their adio video produts and still are working as good as the day i bought them . hope i saved u a load full of headache and thanks for reading my review:)
Pros Looks good, sleek, decent picture quality, affordable
Cons Its just an upconversion player
Summary Its not Samsung's fault this DVD upconversion player isnt 1080p. I wasnt even looking for anything crazy expensive and as of now, havent had ANY problems with this DVD player. Its consistent and offers lower quality picture, compared to the players out nowadays.
Its affordable and considering the BluRay players are extremely expensive, it wasnt likely I would be buying one of those any time soon.
I do plan on upgrading someday soon, and when I do, youd better believe Id get me a Samsung Blu Ray player because as far as I know and the experience I have had with Samsung, all I can say is that Im sold.
"not worth it"on by quinndesign
Pros looks cool
Cons poor image quality
Summary I bought this hoping for improved image quality on my Sony LCD HD TV. But in actuality, the picture quality from my Sony DVD player was better. Playing the Incredibles DVD from the HDMI, the Samsung had stepping in the opening disney logo, where my orginal Sony DVD player did not. Also there was flickering in some parts of the image. Clearly my TV had a better scaler in it than this Samsung DVD player. This is going back to the store... Just keep your old DVD player. This is not worth the hassle as most TV's will scale up DVD's probably better than this thing.