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Samsung DVD HD960

Samsung DVD HD960
alaScore 75

88 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 reviews of Samsung DVD HD960. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Samsung DVD HD960 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung DVD HD960

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of Samsung DVD HD960 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, 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 also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size

reliability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung DVD-HD960 Up-Converting DVD PlayerSamsung DVD-HD960 Up-Converting DVD Player

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Archaix (newegg.com)

SAMSUNG DVDHD960 Hi-Def Conversion DVD Player

 

I was a bit nervous about this player after reading some of the other reviews, but I have to say that I have experienced none of the problems the other reviewers mentioned. The player loads DVD's quickly and is effortless to setup and looks great right...

Great DVD Player. Very Sharp Image quality. Be sure to enable 1080p in the set up menu and turn progressive scan off if you're using the HDMI cable and on if your using the Components. Looks great on Samsung DLP Tv's. Handles my Dual Layer copies...

none so far. It looks every bit as good as my friend's PS3 with blue ray discs

Dec, 2006

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

Disappointed

 

I would not recommend this DVD Player to anybody who plays any sort of burned media. While the video quality is nice, (when it works), the control system is horrible and quite disappointing.

The physical DVD player looks nice. Comes with HDMI-cable

This is perhaps the most finicky DVD player I've ever owned when it comes to burned discs. It will try loading them for a minute sometimes, and then say that they are dirty and cannot be played. These discs work in any other DVD player I've ever used,...

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: Don (newegg.com)

Disappointed

 

Samsung Technical Support: Nice attitude, poor understanding of their products and techniques

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Image quality is not improved through HDMI output when linked to Samsung 244t

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: thesearchforbigfoot (newegg.com)

Excellent Upconverter

 

Support for 1080p ensures it will look good even on the most high-end of displays.

I wasn't ready to make the transition to HDDVD or BluRay. They're both obscenely priced, I don't want to be an early adopter of a new technology or have anything to do with a format war, I own everything I could ever possibly want on DVD, and it's only...

A little pricey, but you get what you pay for I suppose. Older movies don't look quite as good, or in some cases look downright awful, but that's to be expected. An upconverter is only as good as its source material

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: sothurn (epinions.com)

Good Alternative to more expensive Blu Ray/HD Players

 

Just got this and it plays ordinary DVDs amazingly well on our new 56" Samsung 1080p DLP TV. At under $200 - and including the HDMI cable - it's a great bargain considering that there are only a couple hundred titles currently available for the $700 ...

Worth it to get the most out of your favorite videos on a new HDTV.

Unit may not be designed to stand up over time.

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: schafercorp (epinions.com)

Samsung's Best UP-Converting Player To Date! ALMOST PERFECTION.

 

The Samsung DVD-HD960 is by every standard the best of a long line of Samsung UP conversion players. This style of player will work only with a HDTV and a DVI or HDMI port/ jack. If you lack those, it will function as a basic DVD player. If you have...

1080p, Ability to Fine Tune Your Picture, DCDi, Plays DivX. BEST UPconverting Player to date.

Remote on previous model was better, though not a real Negative.

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: pixelbender (epinions.com)

Best Up-converting DVD for the money

 

This is the third upconverting DVD player I've owned. The first was an LG, and second was a Toshiba. I liked the LG, it was from Australia and could play NTSC/PAL and Divx, and was region free. It was built well, even had memory card readers, and ...

Amazing PQ! Good looks, pretty easy setup, what else is there to say?

Could be issues with DivX/Xvid files, this may make it 1 star less for you.

Jul, 2006

Product Specifications

The DVD-HD960 is a high-definition up-conversion DVD player that employs Faroudja - a digital process that upgrades the standard DVD resolution to near high-definition resolution. The DVD-HD960 employs Faroudja's digital process that upgrades the standard DVD resolution to high-definition resolution with 1080i /720p and 768p signals. The DVD-HD960 includes both an HDMI input and output for a simple connection of uncompressed digital video. The unit adds a blue front power LED indicator and a white LCD screen, 6-channel audio and DVI outputs plus support for DVD-Audio and SACD playback - a boon for audiophiles. The DVD-HD960 high-definition conversion feature opens a vast library of DVD material to consumers using the Faroudja up-conversion process to upgrade a DVD's native resolution (480p) to output high definition formats (720p/768p/1080i). Significantly this process takes place entirely in the digital domain, which virtually eliminates any data loss and other artifacts associated with analog conversion. With both HDMI input and output capabilities, the DVD-HD960 becomes a multi-channel device allowing the unit to create both digital video and digital sound. This high-def conversion DVD player from Samsung serves to open a vast library of DVD material to these consumers by up-converting a DVD's native resolution (480p) to output high definition formats (720p/768p/1080i).

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.1in
Height:1.9in
Weight:4lbs
Width:17in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

DVD

Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / DVD / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

HDCD decoding: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:HD960
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung DVD