Product Type: Samsung DVD players
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Samsung DVD HD870
Member Name: holz1
Samsung DVD HD870
Advantages: Cost, attractiveness, reliable, features
Disadvantages: Power light, sluggish remote
Having had this product for over 3 years now I can say I've been very pleased with the performance of this DVD player. It was an excellent purchase.
I choose this player due to its attractive appearance and also because it was Samsung. Having had many Samsung products before, it's a brand I trust and have been very pleased with the products I've owned.
I ordered this online and when it arrived I was happy with the way it looked. I thought it looked even better than what it had done in the pictures online. It's a good quality built product with a very glossy, sleek black finish. I think this product definitely looks a lot more expensive than it actually was.
Setting the player up wasn't a problem. Good clear instructions were provided. Connecting the HDMI lead was very simple and straightforward. (You do need to buy this lead separately).
Watching a DVD for the first time on this player was very impressive. The picture is very clear and bright, a great contrast with rich colours. After having this player for some time, I then purchased a new Samsung LCD TV. This looked great alongside the player, like a perfect match.
One of the good features of this player is the EZ-View function. This stretches the picture vertically which is great for allowing you to watch widescreen films in their real dimensions. I found this a great function and was something I used frequently as I had an older TV at the time and it did not have many picture modes to choose from. However my new TV does have the capability to alter the picture mode for the desired effect but it's still useful to have this on the player itself.
There are 2 slight problems I find with this product.
Firstly, the remote seems to be a bit sluggish, like there's a delay in it carrying out the action after the button has been pressed.
Secondly, the blue power light is really bright and can be a bit distracting. It's a circle that measures about 6mm in diameter. I ended up putting something in front of it to block it. However these aren't major issues with the player.
This has been a very good purchase and has been used a lot. I'm certainly in no hurry to buy a new one. I would definitely recommend this.
Summary: Money well spent
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