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Samsung DVD-P231 DVD Recorder

Samsung DVD-P231 DVD Recorder
alaScore 70

114 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews of Samsung DVD-P231 DVD Recorder. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. Views about the design and price are generally positive. Reviews are divided on the reliability, while some have doubts about the size.

usability, price, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Samsung DVD-P231 DVD Recorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung DVD-P231 DVD Recorder


alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 user reviews of Samsung DVD-P231 DVD Recorder from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Reviewers are impressed by the design. The price also gets good comments. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, design

47% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung DVD-P231 Progressive-Scan DVD Player , TitaniumSamsung DVD-P231 Progressive-Scan DVD Player , Titanium

May, 2018

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (

Samsung DVD-P230 review: Samsung DVD-P230


Inexpensive progressive-scan deck; full aspect-ratio control; solid anamorphic conversion; plays MP3, WMA, and JPEG files; comfortable remote.

No 3:2 pull-down video processing; no simultaneous video output.

Subpar video processing keeps this otherwise well-featured prog-scan deck out of the top tier.

Apr, 2003

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Bad Bad Bad


samsung usually is a good brand

dvd player is broken after 4 months

Nov, 2003

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SAMSUNG DVD-P231 Progressive Scan DVD Player


This dvd player is great. So far it has played every SVCD and DVD-R I have tried. With this price you can't go wrong.

Nov, 2004

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OK for a novice or as a burned DVD compatibility tester.


Nice output quality. EZ View thing is handy.

Not very compatible these days and there are NO firmware updates available.

Aug, 2006

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DVD player with great features, but beware the settings!


Bought this DVD player a while back from Frys, felt it was a good deal. I didn't have some of the disc read problems others had, but be careful of the settings! I made a bad selection, lost the picture, and with no way to reset the DVD player (and ...

Price, EZVIEW feature. Reads scratched discs. Plays MP3's, Dolby Digital Passthrough, progressivescan.

SET UP! Be ready to return, maybe buy locally.

Apr, 2005

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Mar, 2005

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good deal for the money.

wont last long, in fact will last less than a year.

Dec, 2004

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Nice for a few months


Neat zoom button.

Only worked for eight months, and then had to have major repairs.

Oct, 2004

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Not worth the money...or headache


I purchased this product on-line after doing some simple research and found it to be a decent DVD player for the money. It worked great....for about two months, then it stopped recognizing any of my DVDs. Well, purchasing on-line was a mistake. I ...


Duribility is awful.Samsung service is some of the worst I've ever experienced.

Apr, 2004

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Decent, but I'm compelled to replace it after only a month


Recently I purchased a 65" projection TV to round out my home theater setup. Not having a progressive scan DVD player, I set out for Best Buy to bring home something relatively inexpensive, and ended up with this unit. For the money it ain't bad, but ...

A decent DVD player for the price

Poor remote ; no MP3 or SVCD ; not so good for high-end systems

Feb, 2004

Product Specifications

The DVD-P231 provides the smooth, progressive scan image which eliminates even the slightest hint of blur or distortion, bringing new realism to your DVD selection.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:3D Surround

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / SVCD / Video CD
Search Speed:16x / 2x / 32x / 4x / 8x / Up to 128x
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA
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