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Samsung DVD-1080P8

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Overall 8

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21 September 2008
  • Conclusion: If your HD telly is HD-ready (720p), the smart move is definitely to get a decent upscaling DVD player like the Samsung rather than making the wallet-haemorrhaging leap to Blu-ray. Very cheap and very cheerful.
  • Pros: Before you replace your wall of DVDs with a wall of Blu-rays, check out the upscaling skills of this Samsung. It can transform grimy old discs into scintillating, progressive scan blockbusters, boosting resolution all the way to 720p, 1080i and even 1080p. An HDMI connection keeps things one-touch simple and the Dolby Digital surround (via digital or optical out) gives pricier players a run for their money. The gloss black player has a classy VFD display and stands le...
  • Cons: Samsung’s home cinema credentials need a little updating. There’s no component video output and DTS sound isn’t supported either – just weak composite and Scart sockets for when you’re not using HDMI.
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