Product Type: Samsung DVD players
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The Sammy 709 is a bargain!
Samsung DVD 709
Member Name: Richy B
Samsung DVD 709
Date: 16/10/00, updated on 16/10/00 (80 review reads)
Advantages: Absolute bargain, very easy to make all regions
Disadvantages: Overheating can cause problems with playback
The Samsung 709 has had a lot of bad press because it failed to play 'There's Something About Mary' (R2) & 'The Matrix' (R1) when first released, which I feel was unfair as Samsung quickly made available a firmware upgrade which solved the problem - the discs now play fine.
People will tell you that the player is cheap - this much is true! Therefore it performs badly - this is certainly not true! I watch a hell of a lot of DVDs and my 709 plays discs (both R1 & 2 discs - the player is made multi region with a simple remote hack) without any problems time and time again. I also own a Panasonic A-110 (R1 only) DVD player (costing £400) and I've had more problems with it than my Samsung!
The Samsung 709 DVD player can be yours for around £200 - an absolute bargain for a multi region player that performs this well!
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