Samsung DVD-VR375 1080p Up-Converting VHS Combo DVD Recorder
26 July 2014
Excerpt: I highly suggest that you avoid this DVD/VHS recorder unless you are in search of something that will provide you with a number of headaches and a reason to use several rather unmentionable words. Apparently, a familiar brand name means very little these days as I thought purchasing a …
Summary: The VCR part of this unit seems to have a known defect where the screen goes blank during playback (find other reviews where you can see this issue reported by MANY people - one person returned it for warranty repair 3x's and it was STILL not working).
Cons: Poor quality, even worse customer support, known issue with unit that Company does not acknowledge
Summary: I purchased the unit to copy old VHS tape to DVD so far it has been working great, good features for the price. Easy to use dubbing menu, plus one touch recording mode. I shopped around and found this unit to be the best choice for the money I wanted to spend.
Summary: Not born with the electronics gene, as my nephews and niece have been, I still navigated the setup and use of this Samsung product well. I haven't tried to record any DVDs yet, but the manual which came with it seems straightforward, so walking through the process should be OK.
Summary: I purchased this product to record TV programs on VCR tapes, as well as DVDs. I already own a VCR/DVD player. After hours of trying to figure out how to record on this equip, I contacted the mfr's online spt and learned that since I have cable TV, I can't prog this product to record.
Summary: Samsung's reputation is definitely damaged by this lemon. Thanks, of course, to NewEgg for permitting a refund (what's the point of getting another brand new defective unit?).
Pros: Sharp picture
Cons: Audio sync problem noted in other reviews is a fatal issue when dubbing from VCR to DVD, the primary purpose for purchasing a unit such as this. Dealing with Samsung tech support was unproductive and time-wasting and they certainly did not acknowledge this known issue.
Summary: There are many combo's out there, so don't get sucked in with this one. This is a very definate DO NOT BUY. It is unfortunate that the QC people never checked the functions of this as is evident, or wouldn't have been released to market.
Pros: Great VCR function with extreme high quality recording and playback. Upconvert through HDMI is Fantastic. Playback through Component connection with progessive scan enabled is a huge improvement. The VHS is probably the best I've seen, and I've been fooling with these things for over 20 years.
Cons: No Timer record in DVD mode. It will consistantly format the disk, making it unplayable and unrecordable if you are using +R or -R media. It is advisable that you use RW media. so as not to wreck a lot disks as I have. It will record a program that are watching to DVD, and i was able to do one tr...
Stand alone DVD Recorders work well only with lower speed discs
3 January 2009
Summary: Samsung's DVD R155 and DVD VR375 are both very good systems. It is important to understand that by using name brand (verbatim 8X 4X or 2X discs) as well as Sony, TDK, Maxell, will produce clear crisp reproductions.
Pros: This is a fine DVD recorder with proper lower speed discs. But that goes for all stand alone recorders. Users have disc errors because they are buying 16X discs (which are designed for computer burners) not stand alone recorders. The lower the number, the more success long term you will have with...
Summary: If you're seriously looking to convert VHS to a digital media, this unit may be the easy solution but definitely not the best solution. I'd personally rather use a video input card (like a Hauppauge) and have the freedom to do some post-processing.
Pros: Just need to connect two cables for this unit, HDMI and power plug. Unlike most other DVD/VCR combos, this pushes both media formats through HDMI. Playback of both media is great though it may be that the VCR error compensation (skips and such) isn't the greatest. I don't use the unit's upscaling...