Samsung DVD 907 DVD Players

DVD 907

User Reviews (21)

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Ari Vasaenen   Casual Listener [Sep 18, 2000]
Strength:

MultiRegion, built in Decoder

Weakness:

AudioCDSound quality, problems with newer DVD titels

Hi there.
I bought this DVD because i got it cheap directly from the
distributer in sweden.
I was looking for an multiregion DVD player wich would not need any hardware modification. I found the 907,
i found the codes on the internet and "Voila" the player was a Region 0.(originaly Region 2 only.) I thought that this was realy Coool. The first half year the player worked just fine exept for playing CD-R records.
But as time went i started to discover some problems.
For example the player is extreamly sensitive to the enviroment temerature? Two films in a row on the tops
otherwise you start to get pixel errors.
The newer dvd titels are also problematic sometimes
And the audio Soundquality seems to get worsend.

Exept for these resent problems i have been sattisfied with this player after all the prise was wery good.

PS My new DVD will be a Toshiba SD-9100 for the niceprice
of 5000SEK or 400$!!!


Similar Products Used: None
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Billy Hendrie   Casual Listener [May 07, 2000]
Strength:

Has to be Picture QUALITY - awesome.
Dolby5.1

Weakness:

Slowly being outdated as discs become more complex.
No DTS

At the end of the day the Samsung 907 is an incredible machine where the picture quality is absolutely impressive and it doesnt sound too bad either.

However - most discs play OK but the software cant cope with titles such as Matrix - yes everyone agrees about this and the new relese of the Abyss has its fair share of problems with the player replaying those branching sequences twice. Also my player has a slight problem on scene changes with Enemy of the stste.

On the negative side - In my opinion as discs become more complex - eg Stargate Special (widescreen) edition and the forthcoming T2 relese this Christmas both having branching software you may wish to consider another player.

On the plus side - The picture quality is really impressive and the player will play most discs NO problem. If you can get by the little quirks then this is the machine for you.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
rich   Audiophile [Mar 01, 2000]
Strength:

5.1 and high quality

Weakness:

Doesn't play newer movies, doesn't play cdrs!

This product is a good quality unit, but I can't get through alot of the newer movies. I also bought the unit since I wanted to go to my minidisc with the digital out, but this unit can't read cdrs. If I would have known this, I would not have bought it.

Similar Products Used: toshiba and panasonic
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Bobby Coolman   a Casual Listener [Aug 18, 1999]

This is a great DVD-Player. A little hack made it play all zones. The onboard DD-Decoder is pretty good, but unfortunately it cant't adjust the delay of the rear speakers.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Rich   Casual Listener [Nov 25, 1999]
Strength:

Cheapest all-region player w/ 5.1 onboard. A super value.

Weakness:

No DTS out

Bought my unit at Best Buy on closeout for $250. Has Dolby Digital decoding right in the machine. Has all the hookups you will need, minus an ability to pass the DTS bitsream, but how many discs use this anyway? Can be turned into an auto-switching region player with the press of a few remote buttons; haven't yet found a different-region disc which makes the player fail. Plays most movies nearly flawlessly, with the exception of the Matrix... (With the old firmware, you can't even finish the disc; with the new firmware, it still stutters at all the white-rabbit points but it plays all the way through.) Seeing as how the 709 and 909 successors to this machine are giving Samsung a bad name, it is a shame that most people will overlook the 907 because of this. Samsung got it right on this one, and the 907 works just as good as, if not better than, players costing twice as much.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Phil   an Audiophile [Jan 29, 1999]

After finally convincing my wife that we needed to enter into the realm of DVD, we embarked on our buying adventure. I hit a few of the Ma and Pa A/V shops around town and demo'd a few DVD's. We ended up a Best Buy. I found it open box for $276. What a deal! This is a great DVD player. DTS, DD and 5.1 outputs. Digital RCA output, but only 1 S-video output. I recomment using a higher grade s-video cable than the one provided. My Belkin Platinum series cable improved detail dramatically. Even at the street price of $399, it is a great deal. I compared it to Sony, Panasonic, JVC, RCA and this one had the best picture by far. Plus, it plays CD's better than my friends brand new Rotel! Don't be fooled by the name or the price, this is a great DVD player. My components-
Onkyo TSDX747 Receiver
JBL HLS Center Channel
Klipsch KSW150 Sub
Paradigm Studio 20's Main (Wood Technology Stands)
JBL indoor/outdoor's in the Rear (Wife likes the fact that I painted them to match the wall!)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
WARREN G. FULLER   a Casual Listener [Jun 02, 1999]

LOVE THE 907 CRISP SOUND AND CLEAR PICTURE. THE PRICE CAN'T BE BEAT FOR THE QUALITY.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Chris   an Audio Enthusiast [Jun 05, 1999]

The Samsung 907 is awesome! I was the consumer who thought that price reflects quality on most products, but now after I purchased this unit, I proved that it is not neccessarily true. This is my second DVD player (the first one is the Denon 3000) to be honest, picture quality and sound quality, I don't see any different.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
David   an Audio Enthusiast [Jul 07, 1999]

This is my very first player and I cant believe the clarity. I just peurchased a Sony KV27V42 television and the picture is really incredible. I was a little skepticle of the name but after researching the Sony, Pioneer, JVC, and Toshiba's I am glad with my pick. Bought it on closeout for 329.50 from Best Buy.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Kit Cheves   a Casual Listener [Sep 13, 1999]

I bought the DVD-907 in 1/99 for $399, and it was the cheapest player I could find at the time that had component video out and an AC-3 decoder.
Overall, I'm pleased with the unit, with one nagging complaint - The front panel display has never worked correctly, with numbers and letter slightly jumbled. Example: On power down, the display is supposed to say "GOOD BYE", but mine says "GOOD BYG". 1's look like L's, and some characters are not recognizxable as anything from the English alphabet or the arabic numeric set.

I've called Samsung and will be taking my player in under warranty to see if they can fix it, but I'm curious if this is a problem only I am having or if it a design flaw?

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
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