Product Type: Samsung DVD players
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Samsung DVD H1080
Member Name: 2night
Samsung DVD H1080
Date: 06/12/11, updated on 17/05/12 (67 review reads)
Advantages: Looks great
Disadvantages: Not real HD
Samsung a name I felt I could trust, a name I had bought into a few times in the past and found every thing to be of the best quality. This is the Samsung DVD H1080, I bought this for my self and also for my family last Christmas, as I do tend to buy electronics around this time of year as I like to have something new in the house to enjoy on the big day. I always buy it early December as I don't want to have to be setting it up on Christmas morning, by that time I want to be familiar with it. The thing that really caught my eye with this particular DVD player over others was it's looks.
This is a very unusual, modern almost space age, futuristic looking machine. It sits like a highly polished stone right beside my large screen TV, my very expensive large screen TV. And all everyone seams to look at and comment about is this player. At fist glance you'd think this was going to be a very expensive device, but I got this on sale for only £45. For this I got a great looking DVD player that up scales the DVDs to a good quality 1080p. I know everyone will be thinking isn't 1080p the best resolution available at the moment? Isn't that the resolution of full HD? It is and it isn't.
Yes 1080p is the highest and yes it is full HD, but the words "up scaling" is the main difference. Blue-ray is true 1080p while this takes a standard definition DVD and "enhances" the picture to mimic that of a blue-ray. It does not succeed. If you, like I have, play an up scaled DVD in "1080p" and on another device play a blue-ray of the same movie in true 1080p, the difference is undeniable.
This beautiful, polished pebble does however make DVDs look better, brighter, crisper and sharper than they would look on a standard DVD player. Of course in order to enjoy this up scaling of your movies you will need a HD READY TV of at least 720p resolution to mimic that true HD effect.
This function works automatically once a HDMI cable is connected, there is no difference in how long a disc will take to load just because it is being up scaled. I found this to be one of the quickest and quietest machines when it came to loading a disc. It literally takes less than five seconds from the moment the disc enters the player to the time it is ready to be played. The disc tray extends out from the front of the player and returns back inside with a very smooth mechanism.
There are a selection of touch screen-like buttons on the top of the unit right above the disc tray. It's a little unusual that there is no display at all on this player, all information is displayed on screen as you navigate through the easy to use and understand menus using the simple to control remote.
The remote is small as you'd expect as the unit itself is so compact. I find the buttons a little too close together and a lot of the time I find myself getting frustrated when I intend to press one button and end up accidentally pressing another. This is most annoying when I jump forward a chapter in the movie and see something that totally spoils the ending.
Other than the fiddly remote I can't find anything wrong with this great value great looking "FULL HD" DVD player.
Thanks for reading :0) 2night.
Summary: Well worth buying
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