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Samsung DVD-V5500

Samsung DVD-V5500
alaScore 73

81 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of Samsung DVD-V5500. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. Views about the design and size are on the whole positive. The reliability and usability also get good reviews.

price, usability, reliability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Samsung DVD-V5500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung DVD-V5500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of Samsung DVD-V5500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Reviewers are impressed by the size. The usability also gets good feedback, whereas many are critical about the reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the design.

price, usability, size


65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung DVDV5500 DVD/VCR Combination Dual DeckSamsung DVDV5500 DVD/VCR Combination Dual Deck

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Nathan Taylor (

Samsung DVD-V5500


The Samsung DVD-V5500 comes across at first as an entry-level product, designed for those who find tuning and programming a VCR a task of Herculean pr...

Lots of video and audio output options, very easy to use

No DivX support, weak picture and MP3 support

A decent convergence device. Not too flashy, but with plenty of display options. It's not really the choice for the hard-core videophile, but for the rest of us the V5500 covers most of the right bases.

Aug, 2005

Consumer review (

Solid performer at a great price!


The Samsung DVD-S5500 DVD/VCR Combo has been a solid performer for me since I have purchased it. It has given me no problems at all. Operation is straight forward and easy to understand. The remote is easy to use and the controls all make sense. ...

Solid, reliable, compact, a good value, progressive scan output

Progressive scan can fool you on a regular TV (read review.)

Jun, 2008

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Samsung combo broken again!


Update to Review: I contacted Samsung's customer service, and I have to say that they were quite responsive to our negative experiences. Even though the warranty has expired on our machine, they have agreed to authorize an exchange of our broken ...

Easy set-up, adequate features, decent picture quality -- positive experiences with Samsung's customer service

Continually breaks - unusable!

Nov, 2006

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Samsung combo broken again!


Easy set-up, adequate features, decent picture quality -- positive experiences with Samsung's customer service

Continually breaks - unusable!

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

My combo VCR - A good choice.


(SEE NOTE BELOW) I was replacing a broken 13" TV-VCR Sylvania combo I had for the spare room. The grandkids use the spare room when they come to visit. I wanted a separate TV & VCR this time since the combos don’t seem to last long. It ...

A good combo with many features.

none yet.

Oct, 2006

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The Worst!


see above


Jun, 2006

Consumer review (

Responsive solid performer


Solid quick performer, works with my universal remote!


Dec, 2005

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Samsung Manuals-Service



If they cannot answer customer service calls either they have bad products or bad mgt.

Sep, 2005

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Worked for years!


I honestly believe this is a great vcr/dvd player . Although the dvd player eventually stopped working but that's alright because i have a nother dvd player but the vcr still works great. I've had it for almost 10 years already. It's in wonderful...

It still works, and plays all my vhs's

dvd player doesn't work, cables get loose and don't fit very well

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications

Enjoy the convenience of watching your favorite DVD movies while maintaining your investment in all those VHS tapes you recorded in the past with the DVD-V5500. Users can instantly transfer MP3 music files and listen to their favorite music using the full fidelity of any home entertainment system connected to the player. Camcorders can show the whole family their word by simply removing the memory stick from the compatible camera, and inserting it into the convenient front AV Inputs. And the increasing number of PC bound digital music fans can break free from the desktop by bringing MP3 files straight to the DVD-V5500.


Color of product:Silver

Combined Device

Type:DVD/VCR combo

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD player

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung DVD

Other Features

Disc types supported:DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
I/O ports:RF in\nRF out\nSCART\nComposite out\nAudio L/R out
Zoom capability:Y

Ports & interfaces

Digital audio coaxial out:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1


Device Type: None

Technical Details

Device type:Player


Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1


Device Type:VCR
Media Type:VHS