Summary: I bought this DVD player so it would "talk" to my new Samsung TV. The first thing I noticed was how slow it loads. Then I discovered how bad the remote was. It has to be aimed directly at the unit and fairly close to work and this was with fresh batteries. The TV remote works much better controlling both the TV and DVD. Then, after a month or so, the DVD wouldn't turn on. I unplug it, wait a few seconds and plug it back in and it works for another week or so. THEN..
Summary: This player just stopped playing after about two years, I didn't use it that much for it to be woren out. I 've got older players and they still work fine. I got this brand to match my new TV. I will never buy another one of it's kind.
Summary: I have Samsung 32" LCD TV. While purchasing DVD my obvious choice was to pick up a Samsung DVD player. I regret that idea, each time you play a DVD one of the following happen 1. image quality is lost..I get black n white(inspite of using HDMI cable) 2. Picture either hangs or repeats itself in quick succession 3. The TV controls on the DVD remote don't work. Annoyed to see so many problems. Will exchange this with a Sony dvd player at best buy.
Summary: Bought this product last thanksgiving (2008). Responds slowly to remote commands. Picture quality on my 32" Samsung LCD TV was great. I used it sparingly over the next 12 months. Played DivX encoded movie just great, but then stopped playing my DVDs altogether. Labor and parts warranty have expired, and it costs $80 to fix. Very unreliable -- wouldnt recommend buying a samsung DVD player.
Summary: This unit was bad from day one. Freezes no matter what disk and problems is random. Then sometimes the unit will not shut off. Solution is to pull the plug. Many others have reported similar problems. Then after 8 months it died the other day. The opening screen with the Samsung logo has lots of snow and no amount of adjustments or resets have solved the problem. Just replaced it with a Sony unit from target for approx $70. Better quality picture, and etc.
Summary: At first it was just picky...wouldn't play some DVD's and now it won't play any of them. As others have commented I wasn't impressed even when I first bought it as it is slow. Slow to open and close the drawer. Slow to load and slow to respond to commands via the remote. Frankly, this is the the most disappointing item I have purchased in years. I won't buy another Samsung when I replace this because this one is going to the electronic recycling event.
Summary: I bought 2 as gifts and both broke just after the warrenty was up. the 90 day warreny fromd the seller was up, well customer service from samsung told me that there was only a 90 factory warrenty as well, and that they would fix them for $80 a peace. what a joke, the only cost fifty to buy. i will never buy anything factory refurbished from samsung.