Summary: I bought this dvd player a month ago. I have it hooked on my 30" wide screen sony tv. The dvd is a Blow. Slim piece and very attractive. It doen't take lots of space and it fits as one piece with my silver tv set. I would recommend anyone to have it. Samsung, in fact, never fails me in whatever I own from them.
Summary: Today I took delivery of my HD-850 player. At $110 including delivery it seemed like a good option for a HDMI/progressive scan player and includes an HDMI cable which is a nice bonus. Connecting the player to my Viewsonic N3250W 32" HDTV was a breeze using the supplied HDMI cable. After running the THX optimizer tests from a DVD, the unit was calibrated quickly and all my test movies played with a much greater picture quality than the units I've used before.
Summary: After reading various reviews of up-converting DVD players, I opted for the Samsung DVD-HD850 for a few reasons: 1) It came with an HDMI cable included (a $60-$100 value that I did not find available with any close competitors) 2) I have a Samsung Slimfit 30" TV, and I thought that Samsung would probably work hard to ensure compatibility across their products 3) It was at the low end of the price range, but still received decent reviews 4) It seemed like an attractive...
Summary: I don't have any major regrets however, if I had 2 wishes for improvements they would be. 1. that it would remember where you left off when you stop and then restart. 2. the remote has to be aimed almost directly at the player....it seems to be very intolerant to anything less.
Summary: It takes a little while to make sure all the connections are right, and I had to add audio L and R cables to the HDMI to get the sound. Overall I am very pleased. Good stong picture, easy to use controls, easy to read manual. It is true that you will not get actual HD but at 480dpi it looks good, 720 it looks a little better, 1080 doesn't change much over 720. The more updated and digital the movie though the better you will notice the upconversion.
Summary: I bought this player because I have had two previous Samsung models, and liked them very much. Also, I believe Samsung is the only non high end brand to offer a full one year warranty, may be wrong there but the Sonys for example offer 1 year parts and 90 days labor. I tried out several competing products and the picture on this one beat all on my TV (Panasonic TH-50PX50U). The picture was brighter, sharper, and the colors better in both standard and upconversion mode.
Summary: good player for the money. great match for any Samsung TV with HDMI input. I found the blue light from the power button overpowering in my bedroom. The light is off when the player is on so it should not be a problem in any other room. Anyway, it is no longer a problem for me as I removed the 3 philips screws holding the cover on and snipped one of the 2 wires feeding the diode.
Summary: I purchased the hd850 about 3 months ago and recently purchased a sencond unit. I have not found any disc i have not been able to play the picture. Using the hmdi cable is about as good as you can get. It's not hd quality but real close. I have purchased about 10 units in the last year & until something else comes out I will purchase another hd850. the remote took a little while to learn & is not backlit.
Summary: After reading all those reviews, I decided to buy and try this unit. The DVD-HD850 have HDMI connection, which can convert to the following resolutions: a) 480p/576p : 720 x 480 , 720 x 576 b) 720p : 1280 x 720 c) 768p : 1024 x 768 d) 1080i : 1920 x 1080 All these resolutions can be convert to maximum if you have HDMI connection in your tv, component cable connection will not help with this converter.
Summary: The image the 850 produces is excellent. I have not found that the remote is very directional as noted by another reviewer. Perhaps Samsung has corrected this problem. The image using the hdmi connector is considerably better than the rgb connectors. I agree wiht another reviewer that the blue pilot light is very irritating. I disconnected it. I would recommend this player as a very good unit at a very attractive price.