Samsung DVD-S221 DVD Players

2/5 (3 Reviews) MSRP : $124.99

Product Description

Samsung DVD-S221 DVD Player w/Component Video Output

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Anthony Stone a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2003

Bottom Line:   
To start off this DVD player has real issues about reading discs. Its loud as hell durring loading and it also laggs while watching a VCDs. It looks ok...... Dont not buy this junk if you plan on useing it for its qual becuz there is none to be found..

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by djprobed a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2003

Bottom Line:   
For a first foray into DVD, this is not bad at all. The component video outputs provide an especially clear picture, though I had to boost the color on the TV set (also a Samsung) a little to achieve the same saturation as with the composite video output (still worth it, though, since even at a higher saturation the color from the component output doesn't "bleed" like the composite does). The sound from DVDs is comparable to that of a decent mid-fi CD player. This unit also plays regular CDs but because of the sampling rate conversion (44.1 kHz to 48 kHz) I would stick to playing your CDs on a dedicated CD player.

The mp3 player is nice too; though the sound quality isn't quite as good as the soundtracks from DVDs, it's very convenient for background music.

It does seem relatively sensitive to flaws on the disc such as dust and scratches... To counteract this weakness, I wipe the DVDs with a micro-fibre cloth--the kind used for cleaning eyeglasses--before inserting.

All in all, a more than respectable entry-level machine.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Future Shop

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

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Stinks. Periodic buzzing sound like a bad disk drive. Skips badly. Remote incomprehensible.
Unfortunately, started going bad on day 32, after Best Buys return period, so they will attempt to repair it-they do not give money back. Last time I will buy there.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Price Paid:    $79.00

Purchased At:   Best Buys

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