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Samsung DVD AR650

Samsung DVD AR650
alaScore 75

29 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Samsung DVD AR650. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. People really like the design. The price also gets good feedback. The size and reliability get less positive opinions.

usability, price, design

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Samsung DVD AR650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Samsung DVD AR650 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Reviewers really like the design and price, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, design


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This summary is based on the products: Samsung DVD-AR650 DVD RecorderSamsung DVD-AR650 DVD Recorder

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (

Samsung DVD-AR650 review


Many of us may live in a high-def world, but if you want to archive your favorite TV shows, you're still going to have to turn to your trusty standard-def DVD recorder to get the job done. The Samsung DVD-AR650 is a member of the new breed of DVD...

Excellent recording quality on XP and SP modes; ATSC tuner for receiving over-the-air digital TV broadcasts; EPG for digital over-the-air channels; IR blaster can control cable or satellite box for timer recordings; HDMI output upscales up to 1080i;...

Its ATSC tuner cannot deliver full HDTV resolution; no chasing playback on DVD-RAM discs; doesn't record to +R/+RW discs.

The Samsung DVD-AR650 is a solid DVD recorder with a nice collection of features for digital video archivists.

Oct, 2007

Consumer review (

Good, but has limitations


Perfect, no. Worth the price, yes.

I bought this DVD recording because I canceled cable and gave up the DVR. I needed an ATSC tuner for my old Sony Trinitron, so this would get me OTA broadcasts and allow me to occasionally record programs ; Pros ; 1.) The recorder was easy to setup and...

1.) Even though there is an ATSC tuner, the tuner output only goes through the Composite/Component out. It does not output the signal through the antenna coaxial cable to the TV. It does pass the antenna signal through to the TV so I was able to watch...

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (

Ok for the $$


You MUST FINALIZE a disc to get any other type of dvd player to recognize it. I knew all the issues with this device before I bought it. Bought this after upgrading my cable package to include Starz, HBO, etc. only gonna keep it for bout a month and...

Record at once, built in HD tuner, PRICE. Records digitally at 480i. Looks good at playback in progressive scan (480p) even when recording in SP mode. Auto chapter creater is nice, but you might wanna do that yourself

only records to -r media. good luck trying to get a Dual Layer dvd-r. Really. No one sells them except here on newegg, and the selection is quite thin. So if you want to record a movie longer than 2hrs just don't. The quality at 4hrs is really bad on a...

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (

Nice Unit


I bought this to replace an old VCR and to use as a converter box for ATSC OTA TV. It fills the bill nicely.

Easy DVD recording , reasonably quick digital channel changing. This Samsung does a good job receiveing digital and analog OTA TV. Plays DVD's well even DiVX DVD's and CD's. Video output quality is better than my analog TV can show, recording quality...

Only records to -R media, Sometimes the unit looses digital tv sound and has to be un-plugged to reset. Digital and analog channels are not on the same channel list like my Samsung TV

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (

Poor quality product


I will not buy this brand DVD player again,

Recording TV shows and movies, the timer record is handy, fast forwarding through commercials

Owned item 2 months, occasionally hangs, sometimes won't read a disc that was just recorded, will randomly stop playing a DVD, Long time to load a disc, Clock is slightly off so it won't keep correct time, somewhat confusing choice of formats and options

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (

Lacks Quality


First Unit I received could not read any disks. Very dissappointing. I had to pay for return shipping and wait more than 2 weeks before I received a replacement. not a good experience. Amzn does a much better job. New unit works ok, but it dometimes...

Price ; Features

Quality ; Reliability

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (

Samsung DVD-AR650


works great with Samsung HD TV, pretty esty setup for recording programs. Upconverts all media formats (or trys) with good results

fairly complicated setup for use with digital cable box/DVR

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (

So far so good


I bought this because I snapped off the coax input to my 42" Vizio when I tried to move the TV and it was still hooked to the coax cable to the wall. (I wonder how many people have done this). Rather than carting the whole TV to get the coax input...

None yet

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (

Terrific value - HIghly recommended


Tiny usint, will fit anywhere. Lots of features. Really glad I bought this one.

Easy to set up and use. Flexible enough to handle my basic needs. I will use it for recording from TV, transfering home movies from VHS, and transfering DV tapes from my current camera to DVD

My only complaint is that the default for the tuner is "antennae: so it only sees broadcast channels until you go in to set up and chose "cable" so it can see more than a few channels. It's 2007, everyone has cable or satelite by now

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (

No HDMI Output


Hopefull the next unit newegg sends was tested properly.

Sleek compact design and easy to setup

Unit would not project video using HDMI connection on either a Vizio or Olevia HDTV

Dec, 2007

Product Specifications

Samsung's DVD-AR650 Recorder with built-in ATSC tuner which allows the reception of digital TV signals broadcast over-the-air by TV stations is the perfect way to join the digital revolution. The -R dual layer recording and front DV input features let you record TV shows and add home video to a DVD disc for more than 14 hours of programming. Favorite shows can be captured immediately with the "1 sec." EZ record feature. Playback is amazingly clear with true color reproduction, thanks to Samsung's EVQ (Enhanced Video Quality) and Progressive scan output features.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-R DL / DVD-RAM / DVD-RW
Search Speed:128x / 16x / 2x / 32x / 4x / 8x
Supported Digital Audio Standards:AC-3 / MP3 / PCM
Type:DVD recorder with TV tuner

DVD Features

HDCD decoding: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung DVD

TV Tuner

Reception System:NTSC