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5.0 out of 10

Samsung VP-DC173 / SC-DC173

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung VP-DC173 / SC-DC173

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Overall 2
2.0

crap

chris, Amazon
30 November 2011
  • Summary: I've been disappointed with this camera from the very beginning. I've recorded 4 mini dvd's of important events in my newborns life only to learn that one of the four was actually to be made into a REAL dvd that I could ACTUALLY watch in MY dvd player NOT in the camera. Samsung you let me down. I cannot put my money into your product ever again. DO not by this camera if you want to record important things like your DAUGHTERS first birthday. I am so mad at you Samsung.
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Overall 2
2.0

WILL NOT FINALIZE MY DISCS

jetman, Amazon
15 January 2011
  • Summary: I purchased this product at the advice of a friend who also didnt own the product very long. To both of our surprise, we are having the same problems. The camcorder will record movies but will not finalize the disc. We now have videos, including her wedding and her sister's wedding that we can never watch again. The camcorder will not finalize the discs and we now have many of them sitting around that cannot be watched. What a huge waste of time, money and memories.
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Overall 1
1.0

"I also advise to not buy this camera from samsung."

Dodgethisdman, CNET
9 October 2010
  • Pros: None!!!!! And I am not a hater it's just a FACT.
  • Cons: The worst camera I have ever wasted my money on.
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Overall 2
2.0

Never worked right

Eben-ezer Orellana, Amazon
29 July 2010
  • Summary: The dvds it recorded never finalized correctly, lost a lot of good memories. Never focused well.
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Overall 2
2.0

Did not like this product.

Amazon Customer "Remi", Amazon
7 September 2009
  • Summary: My husband gave this camera to me for my 29th birthday, just in time to record my sons baptism, which we had done at our church when he was only 8 days old. The film is completely black - you can hear the baptism but can't see it. This camera takes EXTREMELY poor videos - can not handle low lighting at all, which HELLO makes it useless to me.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy this camera

Amazon Customer, Amazon
30 March 2009
  • Summary: Don't buy this camera, even though it is cheap, its a waste of money all together. Its frustrating how when you are trying to record family memories and it keeps telling you errors. It worked well for the first year we owned it but now its just collecting dust on the shelf. I don't even know how many DVDs we have wasted. And on top of that you can't watch whatever you did record. Waste of time and money!
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Overall 2
2.0

For God's Sake Stay Away From This

J. D. Hyde, Amazon
12 December 2008
  • Summary: My wife bought this for me last year for Christmas - not sure why I didn't really want another video cam. But anyway, after having the camera for about 12 months now, I've shot about 12 minutes of video. Why only 12 minutes? Because every time I've used it, it's locked up on me to the point that I have to take the battery out to get it to shut off. The last time I looked at this camera I was showing somebody how it would lock up and needed the battery taken out.
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Overall 2
2.0

Samsung SC-DC173U Camcorder

Bobbi8416, Rate it all!
22 September 2008
  • Summary: I was given this camcorder as a Christmas present when I gave birth to twin girls. I recorded on it and found it would not finalize and repeatedly received a disk error message. I tried again and got the same message. Now I have two unviewable disks with precious family memories on them. When I called customer support I got a woman who barely spoke English who went through several steps with me and then told me to only purchase Memorex RW disks.
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible product and poor customer service!!

Bobbi "Bobbi", Amazon
21 September 2008
  • Summary: I was given this camcorder as a Christmas present when I gave birth to twin girls. I recorded on it and found it would not finalize and repeatedly received a disk error message. I tried again and got the same message. Now I have two unviewable disks with precious family memories on them. When I called customer support I got a woman who barely spoke English who went through several steps with me and then told me to only purchase Memorex RW disks.
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Overall 2
2.0

Samsung SC-DC173U Camcorder

Lola7381, Rate it all!
5 August 2008
  • Summary: I don't usually write reviews but, I feel the need to let everyone know what a poor camcorder this is. I unfortuantely didn't do any research prior to buying on black friday 1 week before my new baby was to be born. The whole 8 mos that I have owned this I was only able to record and finalize 1 disk with no problems (the 1st disk) since then it stops recording mid disk says "write error" & it won't finalize.
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