Excerpt: We had to check that this was indeed a standard DVD player and not a portable. The dimensions, curves and finish are in line with Samsung 's home cinema in a box systems. It all makes for a small, easily accommodated machine. The remote isn't quite so fancy and isn't the most clearly laid out but it does the job; you can also use the clever touchscreen buttons on the unit itself.
Pros: Stylish design, compact unit, 1080p video output, dynamic colours, insight
Excerpt: When it comes to DVD players, most of them look the same. Typical designs ideas end in a black or silver box. Samsung on the other hand has other ideas for DVD player design, and the Samsung f1080 DVD Player is a good example of this. Gone is the typical rectangular box, and is replaced by a stylish space saving design. The f1080 is about half the size of a typical unit and doesn't skimp on features.
Summary: It may look like we’ve got nostalgic and started reviewing CD Walkmans, but the F-1080 isn’t a portable device – it’s a home DVD player designed for those unfortunate enough to live in box rooms and broom cupboards. Not that its size comes at the expense of an impressive CV. The F-1080 has an HDMI output which, thanks to the internal scaling, is capable of outputting video content right up to 1080p , and there are also component and composite connections along with...