Summary: We purchased this DVD recorder a couple of years ago and it worked great up until a week ago. It still plays DVD's, but I cant get it to recognize a blank DVD for recording. I've tried DVD-R and -RW...and a couple of different brands to boot. It just sits there trying to load and finally times out saying the blank DVD is bad. It isnt, though, because I've tried the same DVDs on the burner on my desktop and they worked fine.
Summary: I owned this DVD recorder for almost 3 years and it performed flawlessly until recently. I was not a heavy user or recorder. Used it couple of times per week. Now the tray won't open or close. Checked on Ebay and lot of used Samsung DVD-R135 are listed as "BROKEN" and they even sell the tray motor separately for $99, but I won't waste my money to repair it. Reading other reviews all these Samsung DVD recorders will probably fail within 3 years.
Richard Gevis "Never buying Samsung again", Amazon
26 December 2008
Summary: Horrible - I've had this player for not quiet 2 years and it stopped playing prerecorded discs (plays discs I recorded on it and on the computer just fine). Something has gone wrong w/ the region code and it doesn't appear to be understanding that a disc for region code 1 should play on it. The 2nd level support department couldn't help beyond telling me how to reset the player (didn't do anything).
Summary: It doesn't even deserve a full star!!! Never buying a Samsung product after this piece of junk. Even after a trip back to Samsung for expensive repairs, it still fails to operate 95% of the time, often freezing up and locking discs inside. Has yet to record properly. Poor customer service, poor quality! Based on the number of similar reviews, they should really look into their quality control.
Summary: Short and sweet - don't waste your money. As many have said it worked well for a while, it will now play most DVDs most of the time, I have to unplug it and plug it back in sometimes to get it to play. It will no longer record any DVDs though and will not finalize any discs that are not yet finalized. My wife is about to kill me because we have a couple DVDs of my daughter that were never finalized and now we can only play them in this unit.
Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS! For the love of god DO NOT BUY THIS!!!!! My DVD-R135 worked (poorly) for about all of 4 months. I got it replaced. The next one worked for 3 months. When it did work, the sound quality was poor, and the picture had large amounts of static. If you spend money on this YOU WILL GET NOTHING FOR IT!
Owned for Over Two Years - Wish I can Change my Rating to 5 Star- Due to Bad Discs
Todd D. Fuller, Amazon
4 August 2008
Summary: I have owned my DVD-R135 for twenty months. It has been a rocky ride. I purchased a refurbished unit. Immediately, upon receiving the unit, I discovered the record feature did not work. Apparently, Samsung took the unit in, played a movie, boxed it up and shipped it out - without testing the record feature. I sent the unit in for repair which was covered under warranty. The repair was initially good.
Summary: This unit has a mind of it's own. Example- I insert a dvd, and it freezes-TOTALLY. So I eject it (after it decides when it wants to eject) and put in another disc. This disc plays OK so I reinsert the original disc. Plays fine. Next time I try this procedure, you guessed it, same thing happens. I noticed that there are none for sale that are NEW. Thanks for your time.
Summary: I bought this unit back in February or March of last year so I could record my wife's favorite shows and send them to her while she was stuck in Iraq for a year. A little over a month after I bought it, it quit reading disks. Best Buy wouldn't take it back, and Samsung wouldn't send me a replacement, despite the fact that I'd only used the thing for 3 weeks. They insisted on repairing it, and refused to do anything to expedite it after telling them my situation.