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Samsung DVD-709

Samsung DVD-709
alaScore 64

53 reviews

Oct, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and design. The usability and value for money also get good opinions.

price, usability, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Samsung DVD-709 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 64/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 53 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung DVD-709

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Samsung DVD-709 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com.

value for money, reliability

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung DVD-709 DVD Player

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A good, solid buy; despite it's glitches

 

I decided to invest in a DVD player about a 18 months ago, and after shopping around for a couple of months settled on the DVD-709 after I found one for £190. I haven't had any regrets about my decision, but that is not to say the player is perfect....

Multi-region from the handset, Good picture and sound

I don't like the tacky silver colour, clunky remote

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Worst DVD Player Ever!

 

I have finally decided to write a review on the Samsung DVD709. If you look at the DVD market right now, you see that more discs are multi-layered, and that many great players are becoming much cheaper. Well, this is how I began to hate Samsung's DVD...

If I Ever Buy A Boat...I'd Use This As An Anchor

Doesn't Play Multi-Layered Discs...Not Ready For The Future

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The best £130 DVD player

 

For a while the 709 has been dogged with compatibly problems, The Matrix and The Patriot just locked up on the unit but thanks to Samsungs EEPROM upgrade those problems are finally over.

Good entry level DVD

Horrible remote control

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Samsung DVD-709 - Inexpensive, You Get What You Pay For

 

I bought this from Mercata.com about 6 or 7 months ago, for about $130. It was the most inexpensive dvd player could find at the time. For the price, I was very surprised. It has played every dvd I have put in it to date, and every cd. The features...

Inexpensive, plays both cd's and dvd's.

Occasional skips, will not play cd-r's, few features.

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If you can still find it, its kind of worth it

 

I've owned this thing for about 14 months now. For the most part I was happy with it, but its not the best DVD player ever made. I have had it in for service, but the problem is supposedly unfixable. On some DVD's (in particular Paramount and Disney...

Easy to hack, cool remote, simple design, many features

Picture freezes on many DVDs, runs very hot

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I even watched The Matrix on it!

 

If you've read many reviews, you'll have seen several that criticized the 709 model for not being able to play certain DVDs, primarily the Matrix. I got this DVD player for free in early 2000, and therefore didn't have many expectations.

Price, easy to use

Occasional skips

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Excellent value player

 

I got mine for free a few years back. I vaguely recall that it came bundled with my creative DTT2500 speakers, which incidentally was a perfect match for the DVD player.

Low Price, Great Quality

No DD5.1 decoding, need separate decoder

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It was great... until The Matrix came along.

 

Initially, this DVD player was great. Being priced lower than almost every other model was great, and there were no disadvantages to buying it at the time. It also worked great for the price. The picture quality was excellent, and the sound was...

Costs less than most other DVD players

Won't play all DVD's, Samsung tech support is a joke

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Cheap DVD great sound and picture

 

The Samsung DVD 709 is a great deal for the price. It comes with large remote but you'll love the unit anyway. A great feature is the ZOOM feature, very funny to play with it and useful to get to the detail in every movie. But expect to buy...

Very easy to navigate menus and well performer

Firmware was old in my unit

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Samsung 709 is good for the money

 

I held off buying a DVD player because they were too expensive and the DVD selection wasn't great. When I saw this Samsung 709 for $130, I thought "why not". It came with alot of good features - double zoom, high speed/bit digital to analog converter,...

Inexpensive with lots of features. A good "first" DVD player.

Needs good ventilation or DVD's will skip if the player gets too warm.

Product Specifications

Samsung has established itself as leader in the DVD market by offering highly specified, well-designed machines at sensible prices. Samsung DVD player creates a level of excitement and experience that virtually turns your living room into a screening room. 10-bit video digital-to-analog converter system embedded into DVD 709 ensures precise playback of the high resolution DVD video signal. S-video output terminals provide the optimum connection between your DVD709 and an advanced direct view or projection TV system. Multi-angle viewing function allows simple selection of the available angles on selected DVD discs. A single button on the remote cycles between the available angles. This player also boasts the remarkable sonic performance. High-speed 96kHz/24-bit audio digital-to-analog converter delivers pristine audio quality from every disc. Most importantly, it accurately reproduces super audio discs that are recorded in the 96kHz/24-bit format. Left/right audio output terminals allow the DVD709 to be used with a Dolby Pro-Logic Receiver. The 6 channel Dolby Digital signal is automatically mixed down to a Pro-Logic compatible signal. Coaxial digital output terminal provides a direct connection to a full Dolby Digital receiver or external Digital-to-Analog converter. Both outputs are compatible with the DTS Surround sound format. Convenience features include Advanced On Screen Display Menu, Zoom in on still & moving picture, 3 Step Display Dimmer, Resume Play (Last Memory), Introscan Function in CD Playback Mode and Digest Function in VCD Playback Mode. Universal TV Remote Control with Joystick is also included.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:Spatializer N-2-2 Virtual Surround

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11in
Height:3.5in
Weight:7.5lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / DVD / Video CD
Search Speed:16x / 2x / 32x / 4x / 8x
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

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

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:709
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung DVD

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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