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Samsung GX-SM530CF

Samsung GX-SM530CF
alaScore 83

16 reviews

Oct, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Samsung GX-SM530CF. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design. The usability also gets good feedback, whereas there are some negative opinions about the reliability and size.

price, usability, design

size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung GX-SM530CF is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Tom Andry (

Samsung GX-SM530CF Smart Media Player Preview


The Samsung Smart Media Player takes Samsung's Smart Hub and puts it in a standalone box with a twist - CableCARD support. Will combining cable and streaming convince people to buy the $150 Player?

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (

Every thing is good except support


I got this box to use one of Samsung apps named "GLWiZ". unfortunately they did not update their compatible device list for this app and I can not download it to my media player. older Blue-ray players are in the list, and latest Smart TVs are also in...

Dec, 2014

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Can't wait for next version


Great device for a second room. It has a tiny foot print and if this is a second box, you save money in box rental fees. It essentially pays for itself in the first year. The guide is clean and easy to read. Have not had any problems with internet...

Inexpensive , Lightweight

Nov, 2014

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Really nice and awesome product. Just love it..........

Built-in speakers , Bright display

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (

Good features unstable network connectivity


The Samsung Smart Media Player has some great features, pretty much turns you standard TV into a Smart TV. Easy to set up, Cable card setup can be frustrating unless you get someone from the Cable Company that knows how to do it. The only issue I have...

Inexpensive , Durable

network connectivity inconsistent

Sep, 2014

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The CableCard dialog screen, used for Pairing with your cable provider, is too small. Increase the FONT SIZE on the light blue screen with the next software upgrade. Changing resolution of the actual TV has no impact. Changing from 480p, 720p, to 1080p...

replaces cable box , crackle app is great

Poor quality , the future evolutions should be better

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (

Good Product for Use With Cable Card


I love the box it was easy to set up with my cable company Time Warner Cable. I don't like that it is not compatible with Hulu Plus. I cancelled my subscription due to I could not access it through the Samsung smart media hub not was it possible to add...

no more paying to rent cable box. , nice and sleek , blue ray works very well

no hulu app

Aug, 2014

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Poor APP performance and VERY slow interfaces.


This device is a great idea, but all of my apps run at a 486x snails pace. The box in general is slow and often unresponsive, requiring many power cycles or smart hub resets. Buy cheap, get cheap I guess.... Also, the APP selection is horrible. No HULU...


Poor quality , slow interfaces , slow apps , needs constant reboots

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (

decent but would not recommend


Has some great features but does channel lineup has hiccups...Only reads some premium channels and have tried working with cable company to find out the cause of missing channels. To no avail!! Pretty frustrating when you are limited to some of your...

Lightweight , features

Poor quality , Did not meet expectations

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (

Nice streaming media and cable box


Picture quality is good but none of my Fios HD channels had 1080p resolution, the highest output was 1080i. It will take 2 years of ownership before any savings is achieved.

Bright display , Inexpensive , Realistic color , Lightweight , youtube , channel guide

no dvr function or cloud storage , no smartphone app , not listed on watchon app , few smart hub apps , no s recommendation

Mar, 2014

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