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Samsung DVD R145

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of Samsung DVD R145. The average rating for this product is 2.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Opinions about the size and design are overall positive. The image quality and price also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Samsung DVD R145 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung DVD R145


alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Samsung DVD R145 from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The image quality and price also get good reviews, whereas there are some less positive views about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, design, size


25% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung DVD-R135 DVD RecorderSamsung DVD-R135 DVD Recorder

Jun, 2018

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Samsung DVD-R145 review


It may not come with Freeview, but this sleek Samsung DVD recorder offers stellar performance for the cash

A frustrating character. The R145 offers fine usability and great performance for the price, but strangely omits a digital tuner

Jul, 2007

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Samsung DVD-R145 review


A recorder that doesn't discriminate

Compatible with all disc formats ; Easy to use

Unexceptional upscaling

A decent enough DVD recorder, but one that doesn't do enough to stand out in any particular area

Mar, 2007

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Samsung DVD-R145


On paper, the Samsung DVD-R145 looks like it may well be a sturdy enough DVD recorder. For starters, it features excellent disc compatibility, being able to record on all types of DVD media, including dual-layered DVD plus-R and DVD-R discs

Compatible with all disc formats, Easy to use

Unexceptional upscaling

A decent enough DVD recorder, but one that doesn't do enough to stand out in any particular area

Mar, 2007

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pretty much just what I was looking for and still in price range


The speed issue is getting a tad annoying. I am used to my previous player having 2x, 4x, 16x, and 100x forwarding speeds. This one seems to max out at about 7x.

Multiple formats, HD upconvert, very price competitive for features

Have to set for 480p/720p/1080i before starting disc (cannot over-ride with TV control settings) - a minor issue but still a nuisance to stop, change the video setting, restart disc, etc. Fast fowarding is very slow. Also, cannot seem to reverse back...

Nov, 2006

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Worth the Extra Money


This is a great recorder, and an ok player with the exception of being able to watch retail movies in up to 1080i definition. To avoid frustration though, make sure you have a seperate stand alone DVD player for those recordings that need to be fast...

Ok, this is not a bad investment for the money if you want a Recorder. To start with, it can play DVDs at up to 1080i if they are recorded that way. It records on all DVD formats, including Dual Layer disks and RAM disks. It has several record modes so...

As a stand alone player, the unit is lacking in some basics. To fast forward through a large chapter takes forever. Because of this problem, I play most of the recordings I make on my dedicated DVD player. If you do not have a second player, you may...

Nov, 2006

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Beware of Samsung Service



Did not work out of the box, repair service is either slow or non-existent.

Apr, 2007

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The freeze queen of recorders


I purchased this unit in October and have not had much opportunity to use it, but my daughter has complained from day one about the unit crashing during recording. Since then I have tried to tape 3 programs, only one successfully. While taping the...


Frequently freezes and crashes.

Jan, 2007

Product Specifications

This elegant full Multi DVD Recorder offers the flexibility of Full Multi Format recording, plus the practicality of Dual Layer Recording. Archiving family movies is easy using the front DV input; and TV programs can immediately be captured with the "1 sec." Quick Recording feature.


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/96kHz
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,DTS
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, DTS

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes


Color of product:Black

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 / DVD+R / DVD+RW/CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RAM / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / SVCD / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / PCM
Type:DVD recorder/DVD recorder with TV tuner

DVD Features

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

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung DVD

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes



Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 9.45 x 1.93
Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-RW
DVD read speed:2
I/O ports:Audio L/R out\nAudio L/R in\nAntenna in\nComponent out\nHDMI in\nDV in
Optical disc recording:DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM
Power Requirements:200-220V; 50Hz
Recording format:MPEG-2, DivX (MPEG4)
Zoom capability:Y

Ports & interfaces

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

Record Modes

DVD DL recording time (max):14.4
DVD recording modes:XP/SP/LP/EP
Max DVD recording time:8

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Number of Discs:1
Number of disks:1

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder

TV Tuner

Reception System:PAL-B / PAL-D / PAL-G / PAL-I / PAL-K / SECAM-B / SECAM-D / SECAM-G / SECAM-I / SECAM-K


Progressive scan output: Yes
Video D/A Converter (DAC):10-bit/54MHz