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Samsung DVD-R120 DVD Recorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 reviews of Samsung DVD-R120 DVD Recorder. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Views about the design and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the size and reliability.

usability, price, image quality, design

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Samsung DVD-R120 DVD Recorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Samsung DVD-R120 DVD Recorder from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People really like the design and price, but there are some less positive reviews about the size and reliability.

usability, price, design

reliability, size

44% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung DVD-R120 Progressive Scan DVD RecorderSamsung DVD-R120 Progressive Scan DVD Recorder

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Hi-TEK (

Samsung DVD-R120 DVD Recorder Review


With the current state of both technology and the video industry, several products have been derived from necessity of each other. Often, a combination of both has proven to bring a fresh new concept to the consumer market. The PVR or Personal Video...

All-in-one multimedia recording solution ; Good picture quality and sharp display ; Aesthetically pleasing compact design ; Easy to navigate On Screen Display menu ; Includes wireless remote control ; Five different recording modes and one touch option...

Supports Content Protection for Recorded Media (CPRM) and Copy Control Signals ; No backlight option on the remote ; Limited to recording only one program at a time

The Samsung DVD-R120 DVD Recorder is a feature rich product that caters to those individuals who want an all-in-one multimedia and recording solution. Samsung Canada has done a good job in incorporating an abundance of useful and easy to use features...

Nov, 2005

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DVD-R120 DVD Recorder

Jun, 2005

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Problem: When I try to record a Memorex Printable DVD-R disc


I love this machine

problem recording at the moment

Jul, 2007

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LongTerm Review 12 months


I feel like a mutt because I bought this POS for my wife as a Xmas gift and it has been nothing but a pain every time she wants to use it. To say that it functions 50% is probably accurate. We didnt use it much at all and I felt it was probably our ...

Inexpensive compared to other top name brands (when I looked at them)

Reliability Reliability Reliability.

Jan, 2008

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Long Term Review - 1 Year


Works as advertised, generally a rock-solid performer.

Slow to perform some tasks, rare but annoying lock-ups.

Apr, 2007

Consumer review (

Very disappointed


When it works, you can record onto DVD.

It can't handle even the basic function of playing a DVD.

Feb, 2007

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Not happy with product or service


Not a bad price

I did not buy a refurbished machine but ended up with one.

Feb, 2007

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Firmware Update Allows for use of 8x and 16x DVD-R's!


I've owned the Samsung DVDR120 for just under a year - bought it to record last year's Super Bowl. I'm a techie so setting the unit up wasn't that hard. For the past 11 months, I've been limited to using Fuji 4x DVD-R blanks that I had purchased from ...

Relatively easier to use compared to a PC's DVD burner. Inexpensive.

Can't fill out a 1040 or predict sports scores!

Jan, 2007

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Easy to use DVD recorder with good picture quality


I bought the Samsung DVD-R120 DVD recorder from Tiger Direct for on $39 after rebate. This was a fantastic price. I have had very good luck with Samsung products, inluding laser printer, computer monitors, and internal DVD recorders for the PC. I have ...

Good picture quality even on 4-hour setting. Easy to use. Samsung quality.

Only records on DVD-R disks. Cant record in 480p format.

Nov, 2006

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Easy to use DVD recorder with good picture quality


Good picture quality even on 4-hour setting. Easy to use. Samsung quality.

Only records on DVD-R disks. Cant record in 480p format.

Nov, 2006

Product Specifications

One Touch Recording button on Samsung DVD Recorders makes recording easier than ever. By simply pressing the button, Samsung DVD Recorder automatically searches the available recording space on the disc and starts recording the selected program. Pressing the "Recording" button once will record up to 30 minutes and pressing twice will record up to an hour. Each time you press the button, Samsung DVD Recorder automatically records an additional 30-minute length of the selected program. The recording time on a disc is a maximum of 240 minutes depending on the recording mode. Once the recording is completed, simply press the "PLAY" button. Now the program that you just recorded will play. PRODUCT FEATURES: Multi format DVD recorder (RAM.-RW/-R); Progressive scan output Auto chapter creator; Front DV-input; Front A/V input (composite); JPEG browser.


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/96kHz

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RAM / DVD-RW / Video CD/CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / DVD-RAM / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW
Search Speed:128x / 16x / 2x / 32x / 4x / 8x
Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / MP3 / Ogg Vorbis / PCM / WMA/MP3
Type:DVD recorder/DVD recorder with TV tuner

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes
Picture Zoom Power:2x / 4x

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):6
Power consumption (typical):35

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung DVD

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes


Color:Black / Silver

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 11 x 2.17
DVD read speed:2
I/O ports:2x SCART\nComposite in\nDV in
Optical disc recording:DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW
Power Requirements:AC 220V-240V; 50Hz
Zoom capability:x2, x4

Packaging Data

Package weight:9.26

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):6
Power consumption (typical):35

Record Modes

DVD recording modes:XP/SP/LP/EP
Max DVD recording time:8


Number of Discs:1
Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder

TV Tuner

Channels quantity:99
Reception System:PAL-B / PAL-G / SECAM-L


Video D/A Converter (DAC):10-bit/54MHz

Weight & Dimensions