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Samsung DVD M301

Samsung DVD M301
alaScore 69

88 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 reviews of Samsung DVD M301. 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. People are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good feedback.

price, usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Samsung DVD M301 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Samsung DVD M301 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Reviewers really like the design. The usability also gets good views.

price, usability, design

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung DVD-M301 DVD PlayerSamsung DVD-M301 DVD Player

Jul, 2018

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Perfect player for first-timers or sophisticated users


This was my first DVD player, and I couldn't have picked a better choice. Setup and operation is easy, yet it comes with lots of great features that you'll learn to love in a short while. I've had mine for over a year with no problems at all. Sound...

Great value, good features, sophisticated styling, excellent quality.

None. Some people say that the remote is awkward, but I like it.

Jan, 2003

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Samsung creates more bang for the buck


I bought this player to replace a Yamaha DVD player (made by Philips) that decided that it didn't like to load DVD's without unplugged it and plugging it back in. I got it as an open box item. I always have heard that Samsung products and an...

Great value, excellent picture and sound, excellent cust. support

Very slow loading discs, can be sensitive to scratches on discs

Oct, 2002

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This DVD Player is versatile, but somewhat complicated


I bought this DVD player almost a year ago. It still works just as great. I have not faced any problems with it. It plays different types of formats including DVD, MP3, VCD, CD-R, and CD-RW. The remote control also controls your TV, but contains...

Plays DVD, MP3, VCD, CD-R, CD-RW; Universal Remote, Good sound quality, cheap.

Complicated Remote Control

Oct, 2002

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Samsung-M301 A quality DVD player at an affordable price!


The purchase of this Samsung-M301 player marks my first foray into the wonderful world of DVD. Before purchasing this DVD player, I did some sizable research on-line to find a versatile player that didn't cost an arm and a leg. I narrowed my choices...

Versatile Yet Inexpensive ; Plenty of Features ; Sleek Design

A Couple of Minor Issues--Low Sound Volume ; Remote Control

Jan, 2002

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We have had ours for about 4 months


The Pros/Cons notes above pretty much say it all. We bought this unit at the same time as our flat screen TV [Toshiba 27AF41] and the combination using high quality component video cables for a connection has given us an outstanding picture.

Fine quality for the money.

Remote joystick feature takes a bit of getting use to.

Jan, 2002

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You get what you pay for


There are DVD players out there selling for under one hundred dollars. The question is, are the more expensive ones over priced, or are 80 dollar players nothing but junk? The answer probably lies in between.

Versatile player, reads multiple media formats.

Poor picture quality, finnicky playback

Dec, 2001

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Fantastic DVD-Player!


This is my first DVD player, and I must say that the Samsung M301 is by far the best electronic device in my living room. I love the wonderful quality of the DVD playback and the sound features and options are very cool. It also plays a lot quieter...

Sleek Silver, Mp3 Playback, CD-R/RW Compatibility, awesome quality, and nice sound output.

The directional knob on the remote is a pain. Not Multi-Regional.

Nov, 2001

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A good and Inexpensive DVD player


I initially wanted the M101 which was on sale but when the PX had the M101 for $20.00 more I said what the heck and bought it. At first I was kinda hesitant because I didn't do any research on this one but after I got it out of the box and hooked up I...

Inexpensive,stylish,simple to operate

doesn't come in basic black

Sep, 2001

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Samsung M301 DVD Player -- Big Bang for the Buck


I'll be honest, I bought my M301 player for two reasons, positive reviews here on Epinions and the price. You get a whole bunch for not a lot of moola!

Cheap. Lots of features for the price.

Terrible manual. Remote "joystick" is not as handy as it might appear.

Jul, 2001

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DVD, CD-R, CD-RW, and MP3 -- for how much?!?!


Plays CD-R, CD-RW, and MP3. Remote can control TV. Low price.

Found one report of an incompatibility problem on the Internet (have not found any myself).

Jun, 2001

Product Specifications

The Samsung DVD-M301 DVD player is an affordably priced model that features state-of-the-art composite-video outputs, a slim design, and a dual-laser pickup. The dual-laser design, which employs separate laser diodes for DVD and CD playback, enhances video and audio quality and extends format compatibility to CD-Rs. In addition, this unit includes an MP3 decoder for playback of MP3 files recorded on CD-R disks. The player's Spatializer N-2-2 sound circuit simulates surround sound through your TV or stereo speakers, while its 96 kHz/24-bit audio converters deliver pristine audio quality from DVDs and CDs. The back-panel Toslink optical terminal passes a 96 kHz/24-bit audio stream for use with the latest high-end audio recordings (though be aware that your receiver must be able to decode your 96 kHz recordings if you use a digital connection there). The DVD-M301 includes left/right analog-audio outputs for compatibility with Dolby Pro Logic receivers and, in case you don't have a receiver yet, TV inputs. This unit also supports both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel formats through its digital outputs for direct connection to a full-featured audio/video receiver or an external digital-to-analog converter (DAC). In the video realm, the M301's 10-bit video DAC ensures precision playback of high-resolution DVD signals. Analog video components are also selected to optimize performance. Composite-video output terminals provide the optimum connection between the DVD-M301 and an advanced direct-view or projection TV system. The unit also offers standard component- and S-video outputs and a universal joystick remote control.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Hi-Fi stereo

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / DVD / Video CD
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung DVD



Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty