Product Type: Samsung DVD players
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Samsung DVD-D530 DVD Player
Member Name: blonde_girl774
Samsung DVD-D530 DVD Player
Advantages: Easy to Use, Great Picture Quality & Modern.
The television satisfied me enough for the first couple of months but then I began to notice I was spending more and more late nights downstairs... watching DVDs. I absolutely love films and tend to watch at least two a week so it seemed a good idea to purchase a DVD player to go with his television upstairs. We started off looking at some very hi tech and expensive models which we could never have afforded at the time but hey, doesn't everyone always start with more they can afford! Eventually we invested in a Samsung DVD player (the D530 model) and somehow I was given the job of setting it up (after moaning for a whole week about being unable to change a light bulb, this was apparently my pay back)! The DVD player arrived in a fairly typical looking box which weighed 2.3kg. Inside was the actual DVD player, a remote control, some leads (these were the things that caused me the most concern), a plug, a manual and a warranty.
The DVD player itself is both modern and smart looking as well as having an overall "compact" experience which I like. It's black in colour with the front area showcasing the brand and product name along with all the buttons you'd need to operate it. It weighs nearly 1.3kg and measure 36cm by 21cm by 4cm. The front display is LED which looks very smart when it is in use and lit up. Overall in terms of visual appeal I'd say this DVD player has everything I could ask for - it's clean looking, modern and smart. Connecting the DVD player would take the average person about three or four minutes (it took me about ten) as it was fairly simple really. The manual was very helpful and explained (along with diagrams) how to plug it in and also connect to the television too. It has a HDMI output for high quality connection to your TV. After that I had it switched on, with the use of the remote control, and playing a DVD within about five minutes!
Operating the DVD player can be done from the actual player or from the remote control depending on which you prefer (or how lazy I'm feeling)! The main buttons are obviously the on / off button and the play button too. They're all easily recognisable on the remote control, as are other important buttons such as stop, fast forward, etc. Both the picture and the sound quality are crystal clear when playing a DVD, I really can't fault either of them and don't remember reading hardly any reviews that did prior to buying it either. One of the main bonuses is that it offers something known as upscaling which basically means it plays all DVDs in near high definition with Samsung's built in 1080p scaling. This originally meant nothing to me but since using it I can see just how clear and precise the picture colours, lines and quality really are.
Other additional things that you can do with it include showing jpeg pictures as a slide show through the television and also both playing and ripping an audio CD to a USB device (both things my boyfriend has had to show me how to do). It plays any of the following formats: DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD, CD-R and CD-RW. We've had it now for about four months and use it at least once a week. In all that time we've never had a problem with it - it's easy to use, the picture and sound are great and the DVD player itself is very quiet. Now that might seem like an odd thing to comment on but the other one we have downstairs makes quite an irritating whirring noise when it's in use. This is currently on sale on Amazon for £36.54 with free postage while Tesco offer it for £39.97. I managed to get mine when it was on offer for under £30 and so consider it to be quite a bargain! This is getting the full five stars from me as I can't fault it!
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Summary: A DVD player from Samsung.
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