Samsung DVD-HD950 DVD Players

DVD-HD950

  • 2-meter HDMI
  • HD-compatible TVs
  • 1 set of A/V output
  • Dolby Digital
  • Progressive-scan mode

User Reviews (2)

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literati819   Casual Listener [Aug 08, 2005]
Strength:

Excellent HDMI picture quality, superb audio quality, inexpensive

Weakness:

Backlit display is too difficult to see from more than a few feet in distance

I have used this player for about a month now, and I am very pleased with its performance. The picture quality through the HDMI output is absolutely stunning and full of detail that I never knew existed in my DVD collection. The picture quality of this Samsung player blows away the $1200 Sony DVP-NE999ES "reference" player (it's not even close--I did a side-by-side comparison and Samsung exceeds the Sony in every respect). The sound quality is also superb on this Samsung unit. If you are in the market for an excellent all-around DVD player that utilizes the latest output technology without paying a fortune for a infinitessimally small increase in performance, try this Samsung player. You won't be disappointed!

Similar Products Used: Sony DVP-NS999ES Denon DVD-2910 Panasonic DVD-RP91
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
josh_rosenthal   Audio Enthusiast [Aug 06, 2005]
Strength:

Has everything you can want, it all works very well, amazing HDMI picture, terrific sound for less than $200 if you look around

Weakness:

Awful display (but it can be turned off)

This is an excellent DVD player, especially considering the money. DVD players will be obsoloete for anyone with and HD TV in the beginning of 2006. So, there is no use buying a $500 Denon with similar features or up to $2k on top of the line models (ones with SACD, DVD Audio and digital video out). This is the perfect option. I used to have a Toshiba 9200 which is a beautiful player but past its prime. The videoon the Samsung is stunning. I used to have a 40 ft component video run to my projector which is not very good. However, it is stunning with DVI. It looks very close to HDTV. The audio for movies is great. The DVD Audio sounds as good as the Toshiba (which is saying a lot). I haven't tried SACD yet. The interface for the DVD Audio is much better than the Toshiba (ie, much faster and easier to advance tracks.) The remote is good (although not backlit-but who won't use a universal remote). The only bad thing is the display. It is illegible from anywhere but a few feet in front of it. From anywhere else it is a distracting white light. Thankfully it can be turned off through one of the menus (although not mentioned in the manual). I can't believe Samsung would make such a poor display on an otherwise excellent machine. For less than $200 you cannot go wrong. There is no feature that I can think of that this doesn't have (other than upsampling to 192k-it only upsamples to 96k).

Similar Products Used: toshiba 9200
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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