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Samsung DVD R145

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and size. The value for money and image quality also get good comments, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

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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 71/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung DVD R145

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 user reviews of Samsung DVD R145 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com.

usability, image quality, value for money, size

reliability

49% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung DVD-R145 DVD RecorderSamsung DVD-R145 DVD Recorder

Expert review by:

Samsung DVD-R145 review

 

A recorder that doesn't discriminate

p>Compatible with all disc formats Easy to use</p

p>Unexceptional upscaling</p

Expert review by:

Stuff magazine

 

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

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Expert review by:

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

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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...

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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...

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Beware of Samsung Service

 

None

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

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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...

None

Frequently freezes and crashes.

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 System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.4in/9.6in
Height:1.9in/2.3in
Weight:4.2lbs/5.7lbs
Width:16.9in/17in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

DVD

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

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:R145
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung DVD

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

TV Tuner

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