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Samsung DVD HD870

Samsung DVD HD870
alaScore 83

328 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 328 reviews of Samsung DVD HD870. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and usability. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative 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 HD870 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung DVD HD870

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 user reviews of Samsung DVD HD870 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and design. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive views about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung DVD-HD870 - Region 2 - DVD Player With HDMI and Upscaling to 1080iSamsung DVD-HD870 - Region 2 - DVD Player With HDMI and Upscaling to 1080i

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung DVD HD870

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Samsung DVD HD870 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. Reviewers really like the usability. The price is also appreciated, but many are critical about the reliability.

price, usability

reliability

64% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung DVD-HD870 Upconverting DVD PlayerSamsung DVD-HD870 Upconverting DVD Player

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Samsung DVD-HD870 review

 

Affordable and stylish, but lacking a few key features

Picture ; Design ; Picture adjustment otpions

No 1080p upscaling or other killer features

Undoubtedly a great DVD player with solid performance and nice features, but not quite good enough to overcome strong competition.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Samsung DVD HD870 review

 

Who said cheap has to be horrible?

Sleek design ; Disc compatability ; Upscaled pictures

HDMI/component usability issues ; No 5.1 decoding

Decent features and performance at a very competitive price

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Samsung DVD-HD870 review

 

The budget DVD market is a fearsomely competitive world, where obscure Far Eastern players made from what appears to be polystyrene do battle with stripped down players from bigger brands. King of this jungle at the moment is Toshiba's ££60 SD-370E,...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Ian Morris (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung DVD-HD870 review

 

With all the bluster about HD DVD and Blu-ray , you could be forgiven for thinking that it was the end of the road for the humble DVD player. In reality, however, the DVD player has plenty of life left in it yet.

Styling; features; picture quality.

Remote control; ugly menus; sluggish controls.

With support for lots of formats and a nifty upscaling feature, we wouldn't have a problem recommending the Samsung DVD-HD870 if you want to boost the picture quality of your DVD collection

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: (whathomecinemamag.com)

Samsung DVD-HD870

 

There appears to be a competition among the major DVD player makers to see who can cram the most into a deck and charge the least for it. The Samsung DVD-HD870 won't upscale your DVD collection to 1080p, true, but there's enough here for the £70 price tag

Design and style, Price, Connectivity, Ease of use, Picture quality

No 1080p upscaling

A great-looking DVD player that's a solid picture performer, but if you want 1080p upscaling, avert your eyes now

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: Chris (newegg.com)

Okay product but doesn't meet my needs

 

Read the small print from newegg on this one. It is not refundable. Newegg will only replace it.

It works well with Divx. It playes DVD's nicely has a wide range of connectors. I like it overall

Does not play dual layer DVD-R/DVD+R ; Cannot change to region free

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Spyvie (newegg.com)

Disappointed

 

Looks great, matches my Samsung LCD perfectly, as does the well constructed remote.

Disappointing picture quality.

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: anyingvip (ciao.com)

My understanding of it

 

Are three characteristics of Samsung. Samsung designs and workmanship has always been good, and this DVD-HD860 players appear on the very high-grade, and good use of Dolby Digital, DTS, video digital-to-analog conversion using 14Bit/165MHz processor,...

High-grade Beautiful

Not found the time being

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: euspuno (ciao.com)

Samsung DVD HD870

 

Samsung DVD HD870 , my dvd player, it can read most of media files. i am very very satisfied about this product,. not only that it can read dvd's, it can read and play disk files like DVD Video ,VCD , SVCD ,DVD-R , DVD-RW ,DVD+R ,DVD+RW, CD ,CD-R ,...

excellent

none

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: daffodils (ciao.com)

Samsung DVD HD870

 

DVD PLAYER. I HAVE A SAMSUNG DVD - V940K AND THOUGHT I'D RUN THIS AS AN S - VIDEO CONNECTION ALONGSIDE THE NEW SAMSUNG. YOU CAN SEE A PRETTY HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THE QUALITY OF THE PICTURE WHEN HDMI AS OPPOSED TO S - VIDEO. THE THING I DON'T LIKE ABOUT...

Upscaled DVDs look beautiful on Samsung TVs. DIVx playback is great

Has no 1080p upscaling, remote control, only 1080i, slow remote control, hdmi component usability

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

Let Samsung DVD bring the future to you. It was only a dream yesterday but Samsung makes it real today. It will be a way beyond your digital imagination. PRODUCT FEATURES: 14Bit/108MHz High Video DAC; HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) Digital Interface; HD (1080i/720p) Up-Conversion; Playback of DivX (MPEG4); MP3, WMA and HD-JPEG Playback; Digital Audio Output (Optical and Coaxial); DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, SVCD, VCD, CD, CD-R/RW, MP3, WMA, Picture-CD, JPEG Disc playback.

Audio

Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Color

Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.1in
Height:1.8in/1.9in
Weight:16.6oz/4lbs
Width:16.9in/17in

DVD

Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / Kodak Picture CD/CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW / Kodak Picture CD / Video CD
Search Speed:128x / 2x / 32x / 4x/128x / 2x / 4x / 64x
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

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

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:HD860/HD870
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung DVD

Indication

Power LED: No

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Silver

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 8.27 x 1.69
Disc types supported:DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD, CD-R, CD-RW

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
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
SCART ports quantity:1

Security

Child lock: Yes

Technical Details

Device type:Player
HDMI: Yes
Instant replay: Yes
Package weight:7.05
Progressive Scan: Yes

Video

Progressive scan output: Yes
Video D/A Converter (DAC):14-bit/108MHz