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Samsung DVD HD860

Samsung DVD HD860
alaScore 75

121 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 reviews of Samsung DVD HD860. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and usability. The design and price also get good feedback, but there are some critical opinions about the reliability.

price, design, usability, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Samsung DVD HD860 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung DVD HD860

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Samsung DVD HD860 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, design

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung DVD-HD860- Multi-region Capable DVD Player With HDMI Upscaling - Black/SilverSamsung DVD-HD860- Multi-region Capable DVD Player With HDMI Upscaling - Black/Silver

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung DVD HD860

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Samsung DVD HD860 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com. People really like the size and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative comments about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size

reliability

56% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung DVD-HD860 Up-Converting DVD PlayerSamsung DVD-HD860 Up-Converting DVD Player

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Richard Arrowsmith (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung DVD-HD860 review

 

Samsung's DVD-HD860 is essentially aimed at owners of high-definition displays who want to maximize the performance of their existing DVD collection. The player features an integrated video scaler that converts ordinary DVD films to high-definition...

HDMI video scaling; compact design; easy to use; excellent performance for the price.

Upscaled 1080i performance.

Samsung's DVD-HD860 is an upscaling DVD player that will breathe a new lease of life into DVD films for owners of high-definition flat screens. And the competitive price makes it an absolute steal

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: dine33 (shopzilla.com)

upset

 

show a good pic

it over heat a shut off offten.

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Stay away

 

Some DVDs will not load properly, but a simply eject and re-load will normally correct the problem. Overall, a very problematic DVD player that doesn't deserve the time of day. I was much happier with my older Sony model (DVP-NS400D) that this one was...

It looks nice

1080i output is unimpressive. The system will reset ALL of the settings (i.e. audio output signal, display resolution) if it goes in to standby or is turned off. INCREDIBLY long start-up/load times - it takes the player a good minute to boot-up, and...

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: Sovereign (newegg.com)

SAMSUNG DVD-HD860 Hi-Def Conversion DVD Player

 

The dvd player itself is very veyr nice. It looks nice, hooks up to my Samsung TV with an HDMI cable, and when it is working properly it does it's job well. The big thing that is irking me right now is that if the player has been off for a few hours...

Looks cool

Requires a restart to work properly for me

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: Chris (newegg.com)

Glitchy

 

First samsung product in a long while I have been this disappointed with.

Sleek looking unit, picture quality as expected

Had to disable all onscreen messages (including rewind/ffwd indicators) because I am using HDMI (required for the upconvert) for video and optical to my receiver, which gives a "HDMI AUDIO NOT SUPPORTED" message across the screen the whole time. Also I...

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

SAMSUNG DVD-HD860 Hi-Def Conversion DVD Player

 

This is a very nice design and small unit easy for storing anywhere

I didn't see any difference whether it was on 480 or 1080. Either way looks a little blurry and sometimes skips

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: High Ping (newegg.com)

Worth the Money

 

looking at this and then at blu-ray and HD/HVD makes me think that blu-ray is bad investment

makes all your DVD's HD quality for lots less than blu Ray or HDDVD output is 720p

None

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Samsung known for LCDs, not DVD players

 

After connecting the player to my new 32" Samsung LCD TV via HDMI, I was immediately disappointed by the output quality. The picture looked digitally compressed, as if the video file was too low-resolution for the display, causing noticeable...

Sleek, stylish exterior; good fit-and-finish

Unimpressive output quality over HDMI; intermittent HDMI display problems; faulty connection over component (defective unit); slow disc access time

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Makes a difference

 

I bought this to go with a new 50" plasma from Newegg that has yet to arrive. Testing it on my old plasma has convinced me I need a second one! I wonder just how much better high def DVDs will be over this. (Not ready to pay $1000 for a high def DVD...

The upconversion makes a noticable difference on standard DVDs on my 37" 720P/1080i plasma TV from my old 480P DVD. This DVD player is excellent and adds detail approximating high def material from regular old DVDs. It is thin and light weight

Does not include an HDMI cable, but you can and should buy one from Newegg...they have the best prices on these

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: pnaties32 (ciao.com)

Samsung DVD HD860

 

The Samsung DVD-HD860 is an upscaling DVD player, capable of upscaling DVDs over its HDMI output to 720p and 1080i. Despite some of the marketing hype espousing that they'll make your DVDs appear in HD picture quality, the increase in picture quality...

GREAT

GREAT

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

An HDTV or a High-Def TV requires a DVD player that can deliver equally breathtaking visuals and sound. Samsung's DVD-HD860 can take conventional video and audio signals and upconvert them to breathtaking 720p/1080i quality. Through HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) Output technology and HD JPEG playback, this DVD Player can also transfer hi-def video and audio to the HDTV without any loss in detail. Just 45 mm in height, it fits neatly into any size home theater system.

Audio

Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital

Display

Display:LED

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):9

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Video compression format:MPEG4
Video formats supported:MPEG4

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 8.07 x 1.97
Disc types supported:DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
I/O ports:SCART\nComponent out\nAudio L/R out
Power Requirements:110V-240V; 50/60 Hz

Packaging Data

Package dimensions (WxDxH):20.4 x 11.3 x 4.69
Package weight:95.2

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):9

Storage

Number of Discs:1
Number of disks:1

Technical Details

Device type:Player

Video

Video D/A Converter (DAC):14-bit/108MHz

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:63.5