Great at first, then failed (like all the others!)
Todd Giorgio, Amazon
18 December 2010
Summary: Worked great for about a year. Loved the HDMI upscaling output. Reads and writes all formats. All great except...like most reviewers, my device began to have difficulty reading discs. They simply would not initially load with a 'this disc cannot be played' message. Well, the disc couldn't be played on THIS device - the DVDs played fine on all other devices. Now, we can't get ANY disc to load - commercial DVD, DVD+R, DVD-R, etc.
Summary: This unit was great, for a few months. Then it decided it wasn't going to accept any DVDs, pre-recorded, blank, or it's own recordings. My story is pretty much the same as the majority of the reviews I've read on this unit, here or on other review sites. Wish I had read them first. Don't buy this unit, don't even use it for free. If you do, make sure you finalize every recording you make immediately. Otherwise you've just wasted your time and DVD.
Summary: This is the single worst electronic product that I have ever purchased. The unit quickly stopped reading most DVDs and was useless fairly early after purchase. I had good luck with Samsung in the past but will NEVER buy anything from them again.
Please DO NOT BUY! My 2nd unit now completely useless...
C. Smith, Amazon
1 January 2008
Summary: I bought this unit shortly after it was released. I had the original unit replaced after about 2 weeks because it wasn't playing back some DVD+R's that I had recorded AND finalized from that same recorder. It was also occasionally having difficulty with some commercial DVD's. It was necessary to eject and insert a few times to get them to play.
Summary: I have owned this DVD-r for less than a year. The remote lacks enough power to even change channels from across the room, let alone make simple selections for my grandson on his Thomas video. Last month, there was an odd issue with the door of the DVD refusing to open. Then it refused to record after it had been programmed. I thought it was operator error, but now it refuses to acknoledge that a DVD is in the drive.
Summary: I chose this model primarily because I loved my previous Samsung product, but I would definitely not recommend this recorder. It worked "okay" for about the first 8 months - a little bit of flakiness that occasionally ruined a blank DVD, but nothing I couldn't live with. Then suddenly, without reason, a major malfunction occurred, and it would not read any discs at all. It ejected everything and said it couldn't read it.
Summary: I'm very disapointed with this DVD because: 1. Freezes with my DVD-RAM disks. I know they're better than normal RW. I send 2 times to the technic service and they recommend me to use better disks (I don't know where I can find it!!). When disconected and connected again, run normally for a while, so the technic service can't find the problem in 2 weeks and they return me.
Summary: I've had this unit for almost a year now. It's the most satistying electronic device I ever bought after my TV. like everyone who written any review about this product will admit, you can't debate on it stunning picture quality... Recently, when I complained to the tech support abut not having any play back from recordings of tv shows, they asked to try passing my cable chord from the wall through the unit to my tv instead of directly to my tv.
Summary: This is an absolute, verified, certified piece of ****. I bought it to record from my other samsung product, a digital recorder (also a piece) and it stinks! The record function has more limits that a limited offer and to record off the TV you have to summon the gods with incense and sacrifice. it will not play half the discs I own which play perfectly well on my $40 target special. Did I mention this was a poor purchasing decision?