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Samsung DVD R145

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of Samsung DVD R145. The average rating for this product is 2.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and design are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the size and reliability.

usability, price, design, image quality

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Samsung DVD R145 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung DVD R145


alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Samsung DVD R145 from The average user rating for this product is 1.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers are impressed by the design. The image quality is also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the size and reliability.

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price, reliability, size

24% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

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Samsung DVD-R145 review


It may not come with Freeview, but this sleek Samsung DVD recorder offers stellar performance for the cash

A frustrating character. The R145 offers fine usability and great performance for the price, but strangely omits a digital tuner

Jul, 2007

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Samsung DVD-R145 review


A recorder that doesn't discriminate

Compatible with all disc formats ; Easy to use

Unexceptional upscaling

A decent enough DVD recorder, but one that doesn't do enough to stand out in any particular area

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (

Samsung DVD-R135 review: Samsung DVD-R135


Samsung DVD-R135

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

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Samsung DVD-R145


On paper, the Samsung DVD-R145 looks like it may well be a sturdy enough DVD recorder. For starters, it features excellent disc compatibility, being able to record on all types of DVD media, including dual-layered DVD plus-R and DVD-R discs

Compatible with all disc formats, Easy to use

Unexceptional upscaling

A decent enough DVD recorder, but one that doesn't do enough to stand out in any particular area

Mar, 2007

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pretty much just what I was looking for and still in price range


The speed issue is getting a tad annoying. I am used to my previous player having 2x, 4x, 16x, and 100x forwarding speeds. This one seems to max out at about 7x.

Multiple formats, HD upconvert, very price competitive for features

Have to set for 480p/720p/1080i before starting disc (cannot over-ride with TV control settings) - a minor issue but still a nuisance to stop, change the video setting, restart disc, etc. Fast fowarding is very slow. Also, cannot seem to reverse back...

Nov, 2006

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Worth the Extra Money


This is a great recorder, and an ok player with the exception of being able to watch retail movies in up to 1080i definition. To avoid frustration though, make sure you have a seperate stand alone DVD player for those recordings that need to be fast...

Ok, this is not a bad investment for the money if you want a Recorder. To start with, it can play DVDs at up to 1080i if they are recorded that way. It records on all DVD formats, including Dual Layer disks and RAM disks. It has several record modes so...

As a stand alone player, the unit is lacking in some basics. To fast forward through a large chapter takes forever. Because of this problem, I play most of the recordings I make on my dedicated DVD player. If you do not have a second player, you may...

Nov, 2006

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Beware of Samsung Service



Did not work out of the box, repair service is either slow or non-existent.

Apr, 2007

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The freeze queen of recorders


I purchased this unit in October and have not had much opportunity to use it, but my daughter has complained from day one about the unit crashing during recording. Since then I have tried to tape 3 programs, only one successfully. While taping the...


Frequently freezes and crashes.

Jan, 2007

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