Product Type: Samsung DVD players
Newest Review: ... watch then do you really need a feature rich product? One advantage is that this Samsung player can playback MPEG-4 files, I don't know h... more
When TV Sucks & You Want To Visit Your Personal DVD Collection
Samsung DVD-D530 DVD Player
Member Name: boredindunoon
Samsung DVD-D530 DVD Player
Advantages: Good Value, Playback Quality & File Types, Easy To Use
Disadvantages: Basic Features, Noise, Build Quality, Slow
If your interested in buying a DVD player your options are far and wide. With hundreds of retailers both online (such as ebay and Amazon) and offline (such as supermarkets and Argos), offering an almost endless list of DVD players ranging in price from next to nothing to pretty damn expensive, your spoilt for choice.
Towards the budget range of players is this Samsung DVD-D530 DVD Player which retails at around £34.99 (depending at your choice of shop.) Does budget player mean budget playback? I set to find out.
As reflected in the price don't expect the range of the features you find on more expensive models. On offer here is 1080p Scaling, DivX and MP3 support, a single USB and HDMI and SCART socket and Dolby Digital Surround audio decoders - and that's about it. However if your only interested in sticking in a DVD to watch then do you really need a feature rich product?
One advantage is that this Samsung player can playback MPEG-4 files, I don't know how common or uncommon this is, but I know that my Dad's slightly cheaper DVD player won't playback these file types. However it will still playback original DVD's, photo disks and most popular video types.
Photo and sound quality is generally excellent regardless of what your watching. With some films that are naturally very dark you do sometimes notice a decrease in picture quality but nothing major.
It's easy to use with the rather fat remote control with a well designed menu system. There is a lack of buttons on the DVD player itself, if you ever lose the remote you might struggle. This isn't the fastest DVD player in terms of loading disks and there is always a few seconds of a delay when choosing options through the menu.
Build quality of the DVD player isn't brilliant and it does look a bit "cheap" especially as it's pretty large and heavy. The LCD screen is also rather basic and not the easiest to read over a few meters away.
There is a slight humming noise as soon as you switch on the player which is a bit off putting, but as soon as you playback a DVD its hardly audible.
To be honest there isn't anything major to fault here. The Samsung offers good value and while it's not the cheapest model on the market and not the cream of the crop, I wouldn't really recommend going any cheaper as you risk comprising on the basics.
(I'm a reviewer on Amazon, and some my reviews are copied from there to dooyoo. Please feel free to check out my Amazon profile under my real name of Mr Andrew M Kerr.)
Summary: Thanks For Reading
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