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Samsung DVD R135

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Samsung DVD R135. The average rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good feedback, but the size and reliability get critical comments.

usability, design

price, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Samsung DVD R135 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung DVD R135

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Samsung DVD R135 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative reviews about the size and price.

usability, design

reliability, price, size

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung DVD-R135 DVD RecorderSamsung DVD-R135 DVD Recorder

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Samsung DVD-R135 review

 

Set-top DVD recorders have gone from being an exciting innovation to being one step less boring than VCRs, and even the addition of upscaling technology can't save them. But although it may not inspire rampant gear lust, Samsung's DVD-R135, with its...

Relatively inexpensive; HDMI upscaling to 480p, 720p, and 1080i; flexible recording length; FireWire input; DivX support; solid disc compatibility; adjustable length commercial skip.

No support for recording on DVD-RAM or dual-layer discs; HDMI performance isn't as good as that of some stand-alone players.

The Samsung DVD-R135 is a relatively inexpensive and stylish DVD recorder with HDMI upscaling, but it's not quite as good as the competition.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Samsung Dvd-r135

 

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Samsung DVD-R135 review

 

A well-priced partner to your HD-ready TV

Affordable ; Very little MPEG noise

No digital tuner ; LP and EP modes best avoided

The price is attractive, but too many cost-cutting compromises have been made to recommend it

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

A decent enough DVD recorder, but the lack of a digital tuner is a big letdown

HDMI cable included, easy to find recordings, wide range of supported formats

Analogue tuner

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung DVD-R135 review

 

Set-top DVD recorders have gone from being an exciting innovation to being one step less boring than VCRs, and even the addition of upscaling technology can't save them. But although it may not inspire rampant gear lust, Samsung's DVD-R135, with its...

Relatively inexpensive; HDMI upscaling to 480p, 720p, and 1080i; flexible recording length; FireWire input; DivX support; solid disc compatibility; adjustable length commercial skip.

No support for recording on DVD-RAM or dual-layer discs; HDMI performance isn't as good as that of some stand-alone players.

The Samsung DVD-R135 is a relatively inexpensive and stylish DVD recorder with HDMI upscaling, but it's not quite as good as the competition.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com.au)

Samsung DVD-R135

 

The Samsung DVD-R135 is a relatively inexpensive and stylish DVD recorder with HDMI upscaling, but it's not quite as good as the competition.

Relatively inexpensive ; HDMI upscaling to 480p, 720p, and 1080i ; Flexible recording length ; FireWire input ; DivX support ; Solid disc compatibility ; Adjustable length commercial skip2.6

No support for recording on DVD-RAM or dual-layer discs ; HDMI performance isn't as good as that of some stand-alone players

Disc compatibility was solid overall. It was able to playback all types of recorded DVDs, including DVD-RAM and DVDs with MP3s on them. This is in contrast to the disc compatibility problems we've continued to have on Panasonic recorders. If you have a...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: (whathomecinemamag.com)

Samsung DVD-R135

 

The main claim to fame of this DVD-RW/DVD-R recorder is an HDMI output with video upscaling to 720p and 1080i, which makes it a great machine to go for if you already own an HD Ready TV

Affordable, Very little MPEG noise

No digital tuner, LP and EP modes best avoided

The price is attractive, but too many cost-cutting compromises have been made to recommend it

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: kcrufus (shopzilla.com)

Stay Away - Had problems after 12 months

 

Worked well for first 12 months. Has HDMI

Has problems reading disks that it previously recorded to.

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: Jerry (newegg.com)

Samsung

 

Newegg and UPS as usual, shipped it to me in two days, just amazing. Keep up the Eggcellent work Newegg.com. With these prices and service, I will always be a loyal customer. More free shipping specials will be greatly appreciated.

none really to speak of other than some movies look pretty good

YOu don't get 1080 it only upscales to 720. It jerks many movies and cannot play them. Don't waste your time with this piece try something else

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: TheBluePill (newegg.com)

Great Up-Converting through HDMI

 

This is a Fantasic Player/Recorder for people using HDTVs or converting the HDMI to DVI for use on a Projector

Excellent DVD Recording features ; 720p Up-Converting of Standard DVD's is Excellent ; DVD has a huge array of configuration options, including 4:3 out of the HDMI for HDMI/DVI Conversion to LCD projectors

None

Jan, 2008

Product Specifications

Whether recording shows from an HDTV or transferring footage from a camcorder, Samsung's Hi-Def Conversion DVD Recorder captures and maintains every visual and audio detail. DVD-RW/-R format recording starts immediately with the "1 sec." Quick Recording feature. Samsung's enhanced Video Quality assures crisper, more lifelike pictures.

Audio

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

Certificates

Certification:CE, SEMKO

Color

Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.6in
Height:2.3in
Weight:4.2lbs
Width:17in

Display

Display:LED

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

DVD

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
Type:DVD recorder

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1.3
Power consumption (typical):20

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:R135
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung DVD

Indication

LED Indicators:Power

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 9.45 x 1.93
I/O ports:Audio L/R in\nAudio L/R out\nAntenna in\nHDMI out\nDV in\nCVBS out\n2x SCART
Optical disc recording:DVD-R, DVD-RW
Power Requirements:AC 220V-240V; 50Hz
Recording format:MPEG-2
Zoom capability:Y

Packaging Data

Package dimensions (WxDxH):21.3 x 12.6 x 5.79
Package weight:148.2

Ports & interfaces

Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (standby):1.3
Power consumption (typical):20

Record Modes

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage

Number of Discs:1
Number of disks:1

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder

TV Tuner

Channels quantity:99

Video

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:91.7