Product Type: Samsung DVD players
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My pretty DVD player!... Has quite of lot of features I don't use
Samsung DVD H1080
Member Name: colebourne
Samsung DVD H1080
Advantages: Simplicity, picture quality, very attractive design
Disadvantages: Awkward to place design, can't see the USB slot as very useful
I was given this by my lovely (yet technology hoarding) uncle and immediately thought 'oooo, pretty'. I generally like Samsung for their simple, easy to use products and this is pretty much in keeping with that. However, the shape and size of the DVD player itself is very awkward for someone who has a portable television on top of a chest of drawers. It's pretty small, about the size of two DVDs laying together (not in thickness) but you can't really stack it. (I know, I know, you shouldn't really be stacking appliances, but who doesn't?)
It does look lovely, really modern - but like it should be made more of, I generally just have DVDs sat on top of it, kind of taking away it's modern touch. The touch screen feature again is really nice and modern, but it's slow. Perhaps this is just for me - but sometimes it takes up to ten seconds for the tray to actually come out, and sometimes not at all. Leaving you awkwardly waiting to see whether it's a ten second wait or not at all, often pressing it again and getting the annoying open and immediately close thing.
Aside from appearance - this little player is my only appliance that does not take a SCART lead, meaning an extra cable (and an extra purchase for some). There's a USB port (again hidden around the back with the cables - furthering it's nice appearance, but a bit awkward for my cramped chest of drawers), which let's you play music and such off a thumb drive (and rip music off CD I believe, though I haven't tried that yet) which is something I personally haven't come across before - but don't really need anyway as I do anything music related on my computer with perfect ease.
The remote is dinky! It's a hand held number taking the usual triple A's, again pretty simple, with easy to get power, eject and enter buttons. The actually quality of the DVD player is great, there's a lot going on to bring you high quality watching (okay, I'm not so sure what, I'm personally not a DVD player buff, but I know there's a lot notching up the quality - even on my portable telly).
I personally found it was more of an attractive thing, that was wasted in my room, and the extra features, though really good, were also wasted on me. But even purely as a DVD player, it's very good quality, and quite a bargain (at around £50).
Summary: More about the looks than the ability, but has both
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