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Samsung DVDS221 DVD Player

Samsung DVDS221 DVD Player
alaScore 71

85 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews of Samsung DVDS221 DVD Player. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative opinions about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Samsung DVDS221 DVD Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung DVDS221 DVD Player

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Samsung DVDS221 DVD Player from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and usability. The design and price also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the reliability.

price, design, usability, size

reliability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung DVD-S221 DVD PlayerSamsung DVD-S221 DVD Player

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: beachdog (shopzilla.com)

Strong technology low price - best value

 

Excellent picture using color-stream technology, easy setup

remote too directionally sensitive, lettering hard to read

Sep, 2003

Consumer review by: kevinweatherly (epinions.com)

Unfortunately Somewhat Disappointed

 

The user-friendliness is pretty good. There are no confusing buttons or functions.

The screen has a green tint, which fades away sometime, while using the player.

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: kevinweatherly (shopping.com)

Unfortunately Somewhat Disappointed

 

Our DVD player also came as a free gift with a cell phone purchase. The remote works well and for the most part is is above expectations for a free DVD player. We liked it a lot better than our previous cheap cheap brand, but it has several downsides....

The user-friendliness is pretty good. There are no confusing buttons or functions

The screen has a green tint, which fades away sometime, while using the player

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: Javelina (shopping.com)

The DVD S221: Decent, But with Constant (and Very Irksome!) Contrast Change Issues

 

In 2002, a member of the family got a new cell phone plan from Radio Shack. Of course, you're wondering what this has to do with the Samsung DVD S221. Well, with the purchase of cell phones at that time, was a promotion for a free DVD player with...

Nice appearance, no major problems

Ever-changing contrast issues, slow response time, remote control

Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: royaljel69 (epinions.com)

Good quality basic DVD player

 

My first DVD player was a Shinco brand that I had bought from Hong Kong. The main reason I had bought that was for the mp3 support, a rare finding a few years back on a DVD player. But since then, the laser has died and is unable to play DVDs and...

Good quality DVD player, cheap price

Not many fancy features, no ID3 tag support for mp3

Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: royaljel69 (shopping.com)

Good quality basic DVD player

 

My first DVD player was a Shinco brand that I had bought from Hong Kong. The main reason I had bought that was for the mp3 support, a rare finding a few years back on a DVD player. But since then, the laser has died and is unable to play DVDs and thus,...

Good quality DVD player, cheap price

Not many fancy features, no ID3 tag support for mp3

Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: guitarzan (epinions.com)

Good DVD player for the money

 

Overall, this is a good player for the money. I won't re-hash all the specs. This player supports a wide range of compatible formats including DVD, VCD, SVCD, MP3, CDR, CD-RW, etc. It will also play most DVD-R and DVD-RW discs. It is a handsome DVD...

Supports many formats, low price

Has trouble with some VCD's and SVCD's, noisy drive mechanism.

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: guitarzan (shopping.com)

Good DVD player for the money

 

Overall, this is a good player for the money. I won't re-hash all the specs. This player supports a wide range of compatible formats including DVD, VCD, SVCD, MP3, CDR, CD-RW, etc. It will also play most DVD-R and DVD-RW discs. It is a handsome DVD...

Supports many formats, low price

Has trouble with some VCD's and SVCD's, noisy drive mechanism

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: cinemafia (epinions.com)

Mid-to-Low-End but Silver and stacked with Stuff!

 

I got this DVD player a few months ago mostly because it was under $100 and had lots of features. It has all the outputs you could want, composite, s-video, component, digital audio. I have an older TV that only accepts composite video, but...

Looks cool, lots of features for a low-end unit

Kinda slow to startup, remote is not that sensitive

Nov, 2002

Consumer review by: cinemafia (shopping.com)

Mid-to-Low-End but Silver and stacked with Stuff!

 

I got this DVD player a few months ago mostly because it was under $100 and had lots of features. It has all the outputs you could want, composite, s-video, component, digital audio. I have an older TV that only accepts composite video, but eventually...

Looks cool, lots of features for a low-end unit

Kinda slow to startup, remote is not that sensitive

Nov, 2002

Product Specifications

Samsung has dramatically improved the performance and the function of DVD players by utilizing its unique technology. Samsung DVD-S221 DVD Player features 2x audio playback, a phantom surround processor used to deliver a rich simulated surround sound effect through just two speakers, advanced disc navigation functions, and dual mode optical pickup to ensure complete compatibility with DVD, DVD-R, Video CD, and both CD-R and CD-RW discs that are encoded with MP3 music files. Its three-terminal video interface delivers the ultimate in DVD Video quality even when connected to the latest large-screen direct view and projection televisions. An advanced graphic user interface provides clear on-screen icons and menus, making it simple to control the S221's advanced navigation features.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Hi-Fi stereo/Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:Virtual Dolby Surround

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.4in
Height:3.1in
Weight:6.2lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+RW / Video CD/CD / CD-R / DVD / Video CD
Search Speed:128x / 16x / 2x / 32x / 4x / 8x/128x / 16x / 2x / 32x / 8x
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes
Picture Zoom Power:2x / 4x

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:S221
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung DVD

Miscellaneous

Color:Metallic gray/Titanium

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty