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Samsung DVD R130

Samsung DVD R130
alaScore 73

49 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Samsung DVD R130. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and design. There are some critical views about the size.

usability, design, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Samsung DVD R130 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung DVD R130


alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Samsung DVD R130 from The average user rating for this product is 2.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

29% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung DVD-R130 DVD RecorderSamsung DVD-R130 DVD Recorder

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Good Gear (

Expert Review


A well featured DVD recorder that primarily falls down due to the lack of a digital tuner

easy to find recordings, wide range of supported formats, cheaper than DVD-R135

No HDMI, Analogue tuner

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (

Great product.


People who complain about the disks not working on other dvd players just simply didn't read the manual about finalizing the disk.

Set this puppy up in ten minutes and was recording about 15 minutes after that.Have now recorded about 60 hours of shows from the tv

No big deal but you need to know it only works with dvd-r/rw disks

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

Great quality, has flaws


It's a really great recorder to use as a VCR, and looks really cool and easy to use... just have to remember to keep track of it's time clock, if yours does the same thing as mine. Also, you CAN play your disks in other players after you finalize, but...

Has great recording quality on XP and SP modes. Looks exactly like my tv signal on XP and I can't tell the difference much on SP either. Looks really nice, too, and the menus look nice as well. I hardly needed the manual to use this recorder. Also, the...

It has annoyed me very much that 1/4 of my brand new Sony DVD-RWs were rejected by the player for initialization because of errors, and I highly doubt it's the disks. Also, just as annoying is the fact it can not keep time. I don't know if anyone else...

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

Cheap and works great


The recorded DVDs DOES work on other DVD players!! All you have to do in finalize it. I flipped through the menu and it seems that they only instruct the user to finalize for DVD-RW's. If you record a lot of shows and don't want them to be mixed up on...

Very cheap compared to other non-vcr recording options ; The recorded quality is excellent ; Has optical SPDIF out ; If you want a VCR but recorded in DVD's instead, this is perfect for you

When you first turn on the machine, it takes 30 seconds to analyze the disc, which seems a bit slow ; Needs to manually set time - no on screen TV guide. What can you expect? I got this for 100 bucks

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

Sad but true


QC/Testing of Recertified equipment apparently non-exsistant. If had been tested properly, this defect would have been found. Not Infant Mortality since supposedly Recertified. Newegg RMA instant, their service as always is GREAT! Shipped back today,...

Nice low profile, rf and av cable, manuals and remote included in my package. Easy setup

Left audio channel DOA, right audio got very distorted after 4 min of operation. Didn't waste a DVD-R to see if it would record. NOT a shipping issue

Oct, 2006

Consumer review (

Like a Charm


Love it.

This thing worked on the first try. Straight forward. Zooming through commercials is long over due. Looks sleek and sexy

The other review on this product is wrong. That customer didn't finalize the dvd. Once it's finalized it works great. It worked on a different sony player and my computer

Aug, 2006

Consumer review (

Samsung R130 is superior DVD Recorder


Compatibility, ease of use, owners manual, quick start recording.

Editing and labeling titles and discs is difficult. Buttons on remote too close together.

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

Compatible with other players...after you Finalize the Disc


Easy to use.Slim design. so.

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (

Incompatible Discs


Great output when played back on itself.

Discs won't play anywhere else.

Jul, 2006

Consumer review (

Best DVD-R for the price


DVD-R/RW which is most compatableEasy-to-useGreat recording quality

None for those needing something basic

May, 2006

Product Specifications

Samsung's DVD-R130 Recorder offers DVD-RW/-R and DV input features that let you record TV shows and add home video to a DVD disc and then rewrite over it. Its Quick Recording feature allows almost immediate recording at the touch of a button.


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/96kHz
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,DTS
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, DTS

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes


Certification:CE, SEMKO


Color of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RAM / DVD-RW / DVD+R / DVD+RW
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:DVD recorder/DVD recorder with TV tuner

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):20

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung DVD

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes



Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 9.45 x 1.93
Disc types supported:DVD-RAM
DVD read speed:2
Optical disc recording:DVD-R, DVD-RW
Power Requirements:100-240V; 50/60Hz
Recording format:MPEG-2
TV tuner formats:PAL, SECAM -B/G, D/K, I

Packaging Data

Package dimensions (WxDxH):21.3 x 12.6 x 5.79
Package weight:141.1

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
RF ports quantity:2
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2


Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):20

Record Modes

DVD recording modes:XP/SP/LP/EP/SEP
Max DVD recording time:8

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Number of Discs:1
Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder

TV Tuner

Auto channel search: Yes
Channels quantity:99


Analog signal format system:PAL
Progressive scan output: Yes
Video D/A Converter (DAC):10-bit/54MHz

Video Output

Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions