Samsung DVD-R120 DVD Recorder Reviews
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Samsung DVD-R120 DVD Recorder

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  • TRASH YOUR VCR!

    Apr 7, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use. Less than $150 for top brand.
    Cons: Setup was a bit confusing to this 40 year old.

    Summary: Update: + I've been using the front RCA inputs to directly make DVDs off of my camcorder video tapes. I can get two tapes on to one DVD. So far so good. Updates: - www.fishboy.com + I've been playing around with the editing features to ... read more

  • LongTerm Review 12 months

    Jan 7, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive compared to other top name brands (when I looked at them)
    Cons: Reliability Reliability Reliability.

    Summary: I feel like a mutt because I bought this POS for my wife as a Xmas gift and it has been nothing but a pain every time she wants to use it. To say that it functions 50% is probably accurate. We didnt use it much at all and I felt it was probably our ... read more

  • Firmware Update Allows for use of 8x and 16x DVD-R's!

    Jan 28, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Relatively easier to use compared to a PC's DVD burner. Inexpensive.
    Cons: Can't fill out a 1040 or predict sports scores!

    Summary: I've owned the Samsung DVDR120 for just under a year - bought it to record last year's Super Bowl. I'm a techie so setting the unit up wasn't that hard. For the past 11 months, I've been limited to using Fuji 4x DVD-R blanks that I had purchased from ... read more

  • Easy to use DVD recorder with good picture quality

    Nov 15, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good picture quality even on 4-hour setting. Easy to use. Samsung quality.
    Cons: Only records on DVD-R disks. Cant record in 480p format.

    Summary: I bought the Samsung DVD-R120 DVD recorder from Tiger Direct for on $39 after rebate. This was a fantastic price. I have had very good luck with Samsung products, inluding laser printer, computer monitors, and internal DVD recorders for the PC. I have ... read more

  • Works well, if you can get a working model

    Jul 17, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good features, low cost, easy to use
    Cons: Poor quality control, customer service and technical support

    Summary: My second (refurbished) replacement unit works fine but I have concerns about Samsung’s quality control and assurance. I also find the company’s customer service and technical support to be dysfunctional. My original unit (purchased new in March ... read more

  • Great leap forward

    Feb 17, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Performance light years ahead of a VCR at a fraction of the cost
    Cons: Disc tray slow to open. Discs load slowly.

    Summary: It's kind of amazing that you can now get a video recorder that is light years ahead of even the best VCR from just a few years ago at a fraction of the cost. I picked up the Samsung last week for $130 and have been pleased with its performance. If ... read more

  • Very Impressive for a first standalone recorder.

    Jan 15, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, good features, high quality video.
    Cons: Has a bit of a learning curve.

    Summary: I got this for $150 from Amazon.com as a birthday present to myself. Actually, I paid only $100 because I had a couple of coupons. I had read some bad things about the quality of the video these inexpensive standalone recorders produce, so I wanted to ... read more

  • Great buy for little money

    Jan 2, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Picture, Sound, Easy to Use, RAM
    Cons: Can not choose where chapters are

    Summary: I bought this DVD Recorder at Sam's Club for only $99.00. I was waiting to get one that had RAM capability and this was it. I like the RAM function since it makes it more like a vcr without having to worry about loosing quality after recording on the ... read more

  • A great and affordable DVD recorder

    Sep 16, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Pretty easy to use, Very slim, High-quality I/O ports,
    Cons: No on-screen TV guide, No FireWire output, No auto-menu upon playing DVD in player

    Summary: I bought this Samsung DVDR-120 DVD recorder at Best Buy. They had it on clearance as an open box return, it was $149 or $159 new. I also got 10 free 8x DVD-R discs in the mail. I tested this out by recording some TV shows here and there, the result ... read more

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  • Long Term Review - 1 Year

    Apr 2, 2007 by
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    Pros: Works as advertised, generally a rock-solid performer.
    Cons: Slow to perform some tasks, rare but annoying lock-ups.

    Summary: I have been using this DVD recorder on a daily basis for about a year. It is the core of my low-budget A/V system, and I occasionally use it as a DVD burner. It has worked as advertised and I am satisfied with it overall. It will occasionally lock up ... read more

  • Very disappointed

    Feb 10, 2007 by
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    Pros: When it works, you can record onto DVD.
    Cons: It can't handle even the basic function of playing a DVD.

    Summary: This machine has been plagued with problems from the get-go. The brand of recordable DVDs that were included on their compatibility list didn't work, so I had to spend more money on a different brand. It frequently has trouble reading ordinary DVDs. ... read more

  • Not happy with product or service

    Feb 8, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Not a bad price
    Cons: I did not buy a refurbished machine but ended up with one.

    Summary: After using dvd-r a short time it seized up. Service dept.replaced unit a refurbished one.After the second one broke down they replaced it with another refurb. this time it took over 6 weeks. Now they tell me there is only 30 day warranty.Sorry I brought ... read more

  • Video is solarized...

    Jul 30, 2006 by
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    Pros: Easy to set up and use.
    Cons: Video problems after one use.

    Summary: I got this as a gift and it worked for one disc. After that, the video became solarized. It doesn't matter if I'm watching a normal DVD or video through the line-input. The menus seem to be fine, but the tuner is all but gone. I tried to update the ... read more

  • Samsung DVD recorder DVD-R120

    Jul 5, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: When it worked it was easy for a dummy like me to operate.
    Cons: The tuner made you believe you were not getting a clear signal.

    Summary: I received this recorder for a birthday gift just over a year ago. When it does work I love it but it has been a lemon from day one. I've had Best Buy try to fix it and also a certified Samsung repair but it only got worse. It would not play pre recorded ... read more

  • Okay.....but not pleased overall.

    Jun 29, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Cheap.
    Cons: Poor reading capabilities!!!

    Summary: The DVDR120 is okay. Just okay. If functions well enough in general areas, but does not perform well in several key aspects. Mine has trouble reading discs, especially recordings made on dual layer dvd-r discs. It's quite frustrating to have the DVDR120 ... read more

  • Multiple Problems

    Mar 23, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Easy to use, easy to transfer from camcorder to dvd.
    Cons: Too many programming glitches, distorted and poor picture quality was a huge problem.

    Summary: I recently purchased the Samsung DVD-R120 and had problems right out of the box. The auto time/date did not work so I had to use the manual. The manual date showed the wrong day for the date. According to Samsung there was a programming glitch which ... read more

  • easy to use, but not good for VHS to DVD

    Feb 11, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Easy to setup.
    Cons: Bad picture quality, over scanning problem.

    Summary: I finally bought one after considering many options to transfer VHS and hi 8mm tape to DVD. PC option I have tried, to time consuming, so wanted something faster at an affordable price. Everything worked as planned, except when playing back DVD on ... read more

  • Great recorder for the price!!

    Jan 2, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Ease of use Records anything
    Cons: None so far

    Summary: I bought this after much consideration between this dvd player and a Cyberhome. The price difference was about $30. I went with this one for $99.81 at Sam's Club. A little more than the Cyberhome, but I figured it would probably do a better job. So far I ... read more

  • Bad tuner

    Dec 28, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: N/A
    Cons: Bad tuner.

    Summary: I purchased this at Best Buy to replace my VCR. I first disconnected my VCR from the cable and from my TV and then and connected the DVD Recorder. I immediately noticed a problem. The picture on the TV, when viewed through the DVD, was terrible. It ... read more

  • what a deal...

    Nov 23, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: easy to use, many features, enough of in/outputs, looks nice.
    Cons: doesn't bring me beers...

    Summary: i just bought this dvd recorder at best buy for $179.99 + $20 mail-in rebate + 10 free dvd-r mail-in rebate. i am rather happy with my purchase. i have already transfered 1 vhs to dvd (looks great) and recorded 'eternal sunshine' from hbo on-demand. both ... read more

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