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Samsung DVD-N501

Samsung DVD-N501
alaScore 74

33 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 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 74/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung DVD-N501


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

70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Ken Feinstein (

Samsung DVD-N501 review: Samsung DVD-N501


Samsung DVD-N501

Crisp picture; clean sound; MP3 CD support; sophisticated zoom and freeze-frame features.

No progressive scan; can't customize playlists for MP3 CDs or read track ID tags.

For a bargain price, this second-generation Nuon DVD player offers excellent features, including MP3 CD support.

Aug, 2001

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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