Same problems: spits out discs after warranty expires
22 August 2011
Summary: We originally had an older DVD Recorder/VCR combo player from Samsung very similar to this one, but we sent it in to be replaced after it stopped reading discs and just rejected them. They gave us this unit as a replacement, and it worked fine for a few months, but then the same problem showed up. Now, every time you put in a disc, blank or not, it starts to load, then right before it actually starts playing it spits it out. DO NOT BUY THIS.
One more user whose experience with the DVD-VR330 was an unqualified success...
11 November 2010
Summary: I was able to commandeer this unit at our school for a solid week of transferring VHS tapes I knew I'd need for teaching, along with some favorites for re-watching at home, and was amazed at the ease of transfer and the machine's lack of persnickitiness.
Worked fine for a year, then stops playing most dvds
Michael Mannino, Amazon
29 April 2010
Summary: After only a year, my first unit stopped reading DVDs. These were legitimate copies of movies which until the week before had never caused a problem for the player. I contacted customer service and they promptly mailed a new one to me. This one also worked for about a year, and then stopped reading discs. I called again and sent it back to be repaired. This time I had to wait a while for my unit to be replaced because the model had been discontinued.
Summary: I've had one of these for a number of years. The only reason I've kept it so long is because I have a warranty on it. I've actually used the warranty about six times so far. I have to keep bringing it back to replace the laser. Apparently, they didn't mean for people to actually use this dvd recorder. I think if you burn more than fifty DVDs, the machine is shot. That's been my experience so far, anyway.
Great at first, but one of our two units stopped working quickly
S. Richman, Amazon
12 December 2009
Summary: We have two of these units. One continues to work most of the time, though occasionally it won't play DVDs that play fine in our Philips DVD player; the other Samsung that we bought at the same time will often not play out-of-the-box DVDs that play fine in the other unit. Some of the DVDs we have recorded do not play elsewhere, and the unit that has problems playing DVDs also can't be relied on to record something that can be played back later.
Summary: I love this Combo. We got it in late 2006 refurbished for $80, I have it in my nice looking basement where we light a fire in our wood stove during the Winter. We watch DVDs and VHSs all the time on it. I record DVDs like crazy on it. It weighs at least 10 to 15lbs, little heavier than normal. I love it, I record from it all the time to have home made videos copied from VHS to DVD, and it works like a charm.
Summary: I purchased this unit to copy vhs tapes to dvd. For the most part it worked well, with occasional disc errors, etc., but the errors overtime do become more frequent until the unit is no longer reliable, and you're wasting a lot of dvds. All in all, I got about 2 years out of it, which isn't that bad for the price.
Summary: I purchased this item along with a new HDTV, both Samsung, about one year ago for my house in the mountains. After about six months, the VCR side suddenly "ate" a tape and would not let it out. I was finally able to "coax" the tape out of the unit, but then the DVR side began to go. Suddenly DVDs that used to play were "ejected" without loading. It often took over twenty tries to finally get the machine to read a DVD. Sometimes it would "load" but not play.
Summary: I purchased a Samsung DVD-VR330 on November 24, 2006. It would never recognize and record on DVD+R or DVD+RW media that I tried from the get go. DVD-R media 4X seemed to work the best. However after a few months it started having a hard time reading blank DVD-R and even ones that had been recorded on in the DVD-VR330 itself. I would put the discs in and have the unit eject them several times before finally detecting them.
Summary: I have owed this unit for over a year now. I bought it at Target and I have had problems from day one. The unit rejects most blank DVD-Rs, DVD+Rs, DVD-DLs when trying to record. It is so frusterating! One out of 10 attempts it will finally work. Maybe I have a lemon but from reading the other reviews it seems this unit should be retired to the ash heap!