Samsung DVD-711 DVD Players

1.9/5 (115 Reviews) MSRP : $299.00


Product Description

Dual pick up laser system, plays CD-R, CD-RW etc. MP3 decoder


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Lindsey a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2003

Bottom Line:   
My sister got this thing for free from some guy at her work. I guess it worked ok for a while, but now it freezes all of the time. I thought that DVDs just sucked, but after reading all of the reviews for this DVD Player, I realized that it's just this model/brand that's a piece of crap. Don't buy it. It's cheap for a reason. I'm going to put my $175 GoVideo DVD/VCR in the living room and tell my sister to throw this thing away before someone throws it through the wall.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Einceros a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Got one of these into the shop for repair... "Wont read DVDs" says the customer. After doing the usual lens-clean it still won't read a DVD so I decided to check the internet for information. ACK! Ok, so it'll never read DVDs.

I've noticed that the C-Cube (LSI-Logic) ZiVA-4.1 decoder/display chip does get hot enough to fry an egg on (LSI says the chip should have a heatsink on it to prevent skips and errors...hmmm...). But, as the ziva is used in several other DVD systems, I doubt it's the chipset thats causing the "won't read" issue.

After some more diagnosis I've determined that there seems to be an issue with the laser head. The unit will read an MP3 cd just fine but it seems to have a real issue with DVDs... I guess this could be the root-cause of all the problems we've seen with this unit.

Upon reflection I would guess the problem could lie in the differences in AC power specifications between the US and other countries. In the US we use 110v/60hz power while just about everywhere else uses 220v/50hz power. Perhaps the power supply board has a bug in it's design for US power?

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Tom a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 15, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Not good, always skipped, & just died for good at the end of warranty period. It's a really cheap unit. I paid $129. Feel sorry for those of you who paid $200

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Msexy07 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 29, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I've had this player for a while and simply love all the extra functions like zooming on a particular spot are great I had no skipping or freezing at all And I am even looking for the exact same model to give a friend of mine as a gift since they adore mine so much I love this thing

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Purchased At:   Best Buy



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mary a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I wasn't going to write a review because I didn't have anything new to say compared to all the others, but I thought I might as well add one more loud 'NAY' to the list. Unfortunately, we've owned this player for almost two years now. I didn't even think skipping was a problem in these players, so to be honest, I didn't ask the very young salesperson about it. We have never once played a DVD all thr way through wihtout a skip or freeze. Not once. Some brand new discs won't play at all, but will play in the machines of friends & family. I have been in denial, but suppose we will have to break down and buy a new machine.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy




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