Summary: DVDs are really exceptional, and no store or salesman that I've talked to has really done them justice. Even their boxes don't tout all their capabilities! You really need to know someone that already has one working to realize the proper excitement level. There are so many good performance options, and degrees of quality in the video and the audio presentations, that is is a real challenge to understand them all.
Pros: Clean, stylish design, many features in basic dvd unit (2x audio, zoom in, many speeds +&-).
Samsung DVD-709 and VCD's - not all its cracked up to be ...
9 May 2002
Summary: I have been the owner of a Samsung DVD-709 for over a year now, and on the whole I am very impressed with the unit. The sound quality is great, the picture quality has never let me down, and the quantity of features on this budget priced model (now around £149 but costing £259 when I bought it :( ), make it stand out from the crowd. It did everything I wanted it to do, well almost.
Samsung DVD 709: Great first DVD player, multi-region capable!
19 September 2001
Summary: I knew DVD was going to be big years ago, when my Dad came back from Japan babbling about the new format.."same size as CD's but with MPEG-2 movies". Since he works in broadcasting I understood his excitement, and could see the potential. Sick of the VHS video tape standard (crap colours, crap soundtrack, limited lifespan) I looked forward to DVD.
Pros: Great picture quality, Stable, sharp sound output, Sleek design
Cons: Newer models on market, No dolby decoder, Remote a bit plastic
As i walk through the forest of the valley of death
10 September 2001
Summary: What the fuk has me walking through a forest got to do with you. now stop reading my fukin opinion and rate it not nobfulWhat the fuk has me walking through a forest got to do with you. now stop reading my fukin opinion and rate it not nobfulWhat the fuk has me walking through a forest got to do with you. now stop reading my fukin opinion and rate it not nobfulWhat the fuk has me walking through a forest got to do with you.
Summary: Samsung is a japanese company that have made a great dvd player here. i say they are great because i went round my mates the other day and we watched a film on his one of these and i liked the fuilm so if i liked the film it must mean that the dvd player is probably good or maybe i just liked the film either way i liked the film and the dvd player didnt break and explode which means it is probably good and thats a good thing probably sometimes it breaks and thats not...
Summary: I have had 2 other DVD players before this one and I can say that my Hitachi one was much better. I would recommend a Sony. This DVD player is a good quality product for the price. But its cheap for a reason. It is not that well made. It has a picture quality which will not WOW you like that of a Sony or Panasonic model. You might as well buy a good quality one such as this and youll be able to really experience cinema quality.
Summary: Samsung wins again; the best DVD player in history. Samsung's quality range of monitors has blown us sky-high with amazement as picture quality is so superb, and now they have turned to DVD! With Samsung quality and reliable Sony televisions plugged into the back of them, these DVD players are a marvel! And whilst youre on the subject, why not check out www.samsung.com.
Summary: VHS is almost dead. Not today, and maybe not tomorrow but one day it we will look back at the humble video cassette and laugh our socks off. We did it with music cassettes when the CD came along and we’re going to do the same with VHS now that the DVD has arrived. It didn’t arrive yesterday though, it’s been here for quite some time now but it’s really starting to break loose into the buying public’s world.
Summary: I have owned the Samsung 709 DVD Player for about a year now. One of the reasons I purchased it was because of it's modern design and funky silver colour, it's a must have to complete your entertainment centre. There are two types of DVDs, Region 1 or Region 2. Region 1 is US and Region 2 is UK. This DVD Player plays Region 2 DVDs. You can convert it into a multi region DVD so that it can play both.
Summary: This player is/was the best selling DVD player in the UK, and rightly so. With a low price it falls into the budget DVD player catagory, however it really doesnt deserve that, as many people may consider it not to be as good as as £300 players, whereas in some cases, it is. The player comes in a nice silver/champagne colour and it has 6 buttons on the face on the player:Power, Eject, Play, Stop, and Skip forward and back functions.
Pros: Great price, quality and features
Cons: It wont play 'Theres something about Mary' DVD, but a fix in on the way apparently