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Samsung DVD-N501

Samsung DVD-N501
alaScore 72

32 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Samsung DVD-N501. 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.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Samsung DVD-N501 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Samsung DVD-N501 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

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This summary is based on the products: Samsung DVD-N501 Nuon DVD PlayerSamsung DVD-N501 Nuon DVD Player

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (

Samsung DVD-N501 DVD Player Review


There are a host of DVD players on the consumer market to choose from these days. What causes the DVD-N501 to stand out is the inclusion of a Nuon chip.

All in all, this is a rather cool little DVD-player with a lot of hidden extras under the hood. The only lacking point we could really see was the slightly awkward control for navigating through the onscreen menus - but that is really a minor point

Jun, 2001

Consumer review by: dkozin (

Samsung DVD-N501 Nuon DVD Player


Excellent sound, stylish, plays HDCD, MP3, "screen fit", features, zoom, price, Nuon

Color timing issues, difficulties with scratched discs, somewhat soft picture

Nov, 2001

Consumer review by: MaxWebster (

Worthwhile just for playing MP3s


My main reason for picking this player was its ability to play MP3s. In fact, I haven't even tried out a real DVD yet. In this review, I'll concentrate just on the music capabilities.

MP3 CD compatibility, including CD-RW

Screen display when choosing / playing music

Sep, 2001

Consumer review by: cdshot (

Sumsung DVD-N501- Not worth the money.


When I was looking around for my first DVD player I found this player at best buy for $230. I compared it to the pioneers and the panasonics which had not nearly as many features for only about $20.00 less. So I decided to get this player because of...

Has NUON capability, Slow motion play forward and reverse, on screen displays for mp3.

Layer change is obvious, Audio becomes off-sync during movie, limited buttons on the front panel.

Aug, 2001

Consumer review by: onlysublime (

Excellent player at an excellent price!


DVD playback is excellent and typical of other players. However, the player has a number of unique features that make you go "wow." The first is a 15X zoom feature that is effortless. The image retains excellent clarity during zooming. My favorite...

Cool, unique DVD manipulation options ; Excellent MP3/Audio/CDR/VCD playback

no progressive scan ; noticeable layer changes

Jul, 2001

Product Specifications

Samsung's exciting new DVD-N501 brings unheard of flexibility and innovative interactivity to the DVD format. Developed by Samsung engineers with support from VM Labs, the DVD-N501 uses VM Labs' NUON technology to enable advanced operation, smoother playback of video at a wide variety of speeds, and even interactive gaming on a single platform. Audio playback is enhanced as well, as the powerful multi-processors create vivid, active displays on your TV screen when playing audio discs. DVD-N501 features a V.L.M. (Virtual Light Machine) - a series of stunning and incredibly fun visual effects that are 'synchronized' to the music being played. When a CD-DA or MP3 disc is inserted, the V.L.M. screen is automatically displayed. Each V.L.M. mode has many settings that can be easily accessed. The NUON mode allows you to enjoy NUON-enhanced movies, which contain a variety of additional interactive features not available on a standard DVD player. Your DVD-N501 player, in addition to playing DVD movies, VCD and CD-Audio discs, also supports a wide variety of NUON entertainment and edutainment software titles. NUON ports on the front panel allow you to plug in a wide variety of NUON peripherals. To play a NUON game, you need to connect a NUON joystick (or multiple joysticks) to DVD-N501, and insert the NUON game disc in the tray.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:Spatializer N-2-2 Virtual Surround

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



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

DVD Features

HDCD decoding: Yes
Picture Zoom: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung DVD


Color:Metallic gray

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty