Samsung DVD-709 DVD Player Reviews

Samsung DVD-709 DVD Player

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  • A great DVD player for a great price

    Sep 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: features and price
    Cons: remote is just too big

    Summary: Back in March my husband and I finally decided to get a DVD player. We had resisted this purchase because we simply did not see the difference between a DVD player and a VCR. Well one Sunday afternoon we drove up to Sears to buy a few things. We ... read more

  • A good, solid buy; despite it's glitches

    Nov 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Multi-region from the handset, Good picture and sound
    Cons: I don't like the tacky silver colour, clunky remote

    Summary: I decided to invest in a DVD player about a 18 months ago, and after shopping around for a couple of months settled on the DVD-709 after I found one for £190. I haven't had any regrets about my decision, but that is not to say the player is perfect. ... read more

  • Worst DVD Player Ever!

    Jun 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: If I Ever Buy A Boat...I'd Use This As An Anchor
    Cons: Doesn't Play Multi-Layered Discs...Not Ready For The Future

    Summary: I have finally decided to write a review on the Samsung DVD709. If you look at the DVD market right now, you see that more discs are multi-layered, and that many great players are becoming much cheaper. Well, this is how I began to hate Samsung's DVD ... read more

  • The best £130 DVD player

    Jun 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good entry level DVD
    Cons: Horrible remote control

    Summary: For a while the 709 has been dogged with compatibly problems, The Matrix and The Patriot just locked up on the unit but thanks to Samsungs EEPROM upgrade those problems are finally over. For an entry level DVD this is this business, great ... read more

  • Samsung DVD-709 - Inexpensive, You Get What You Pay For

    May 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, plays both cd's and dvd's.
    Cons: Occasional skips, will not play cd-r's, few features.

    Summary: I bought this from Mercata.com about 6 or 7 months ago, for about $130. It was the most inexpensive dvd player could find at the time. For the price, I was very surprised. It has played every dvd I have put in it to date, and every cd. The features are ... read more

  • If you can still find it, its kind of worth it

    May 8, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to hack, cool remote, simple design, many features
    Cons: Picture freezes on many DVDs, runs very hot

    Summary: I've owned this thing for about 14 months now. For the most part I was happy with it, but its not the best DVD player ever made. I have had it in for service, but the problem is supposedly unfixable. On some DVD's (in particular Paramount and Disney ... read more

  • I even watched The Matrix on it!

    May 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, easy to use
    Cons: Occasional skips

    Summary: If you've read many reviews, you'll have seen several that criticized the 709 model for not being able to play certain DVDs, primarily the Matrix. I got this DVD player for free in early 2000, and therefore didn't have many expectations. ... read more

  • Excellent value player

    Apr 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Low Price, Great Quality
    Cons: No DD5.1 decoding, need separate decoder

    Summary: I got mine for free a few years back. I vaguely recall that it came bundled with my creative DTT2500 speakers, which incidentally was a perfect match for the DVD player. You can read my review of the DTT2500 here: ... read more

  • It was great... until The Matrix came along.

    Feb 20, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Costs less than most other DVD players
    Cons: Won't play all DVD's, Samsung tech support is a joke

    Summary: Initially, this DVD player was great. Being priced lower than almost every other model was great, and there were no disadvantages to buying it at the time. It also worked great for the price. The picture quality was excellent, and the sound was amazing. ... read more

  • Cheap DVD great sound and picture

    Jan 30, 2001 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Very easy to navigate menus and well performer
    Cons: Firmware was old in my unit

    Summary: The Samsung DVD 709 is a great deal for the price. It comes with large remote but you'll love the unit anyway. A great feature is the ZOOM feature, very funny to play with it and useful to get to the detail in every movie. But expect to buy non-playable ... read more

  • Samsung 709 is good for the money

    Jan 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive with lots of features. A good "first" DVD player.
    Cons: Needs good ventilation or DVD's will skip if the player gets too warm.

    Summary: I held off buying a DVD player because they were too expensive and the DVD selection wasn't great. When I saw this Samsung 709 for $130, I thought "why not". It came with alot of good features - double zoom, high speed/bit digital to analog converter, ... read more

  • Great entry level DVD player with a minor issues

    Jan 8, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great deal.
    Cons: Compatibility issues with some titles

    Summary: Have you decided to get on the DVD bandwagon? Well, good for you!! And if you are looking for a place to start with DVD, the Samsung 709 is a good bet. The Samsung 709 was also my first DVD player and I, too, had no idea about DVD technology ... read more

  • Smart Samsung 709

    Jan 7, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good Picture. Inexpensive. Lots of nice features. Name Brand.
    Cons: Only coax digital out. Can be quirky at layer transitions

    Summary: This is my first and only DVD player and I have to say that by and large I'm quite happy with it. When I made my purchase I ensured that I got a model with the firmware upgrade fixes the problems that plague 709's bought before about October 1999. With ... read more

  • Great Value, some compatibility problems

    Jan 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fully featured, excellent price
    Cons: Some compatibility problems with some DVDs

    Summary: I have had my DVD player for over a year now and the first thing I must say was what an incredible value this DVD player was. I bought it at Costco for 249 dollars Canadian while most other players at the time started at around 400 dollars Canadian. I ... read more

  • Great Features, Great Price

    Nov 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, Looks, Features
    Cons: Nothung Really

    Summary: You can pick up a Samsung 709 DVD player for as little as £149 now, but this price shouldn't deceive you into thinking it's a cheap machine that won?t be much good. Firstly there's its looks - a brushed metal look that, whilst won' be to ... read more

  • LEMON!

    Nov 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Makes an attractive doorstop
    Cons: Plays movies like an old reel to reel projector.

    Summary: Avoid this thing like the plague! It "skips" and "freezes" constantly anytime you'll try to watch a movie. On top of it, it doesn't play newer DVD titles at all; you'll need an "upgrade" for your brand new player right out ... read more

  • Nope, it ain't the 709, This is the 612!!!

    Nov 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, easy setup, outstanding features
    Cons: None yet

    Summary: As suggested from the title this is not about the 709 but about the DVD-612 from Samsung. I picked this piece of equipment up at the behest of my wife. She loves singing Karaoke and considering we had some Asian VCD's that our Laser ... read more

  • DO NOT buy this thing

    Oct 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, pretty good picture
    Cons: Skips, gets hot, needs an upgrade

    Summary: I bought the Samsung DVD 709 because it was cheap, infact I bought it for $114.00 and it came with 5 free DVDs and 13 movies rentals from Blockbuster. The first movie that we played was the Mummy, it played pretty good and the sound and ... read more

  • Great for the price

    Sep 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: price,picture
    Cons: single disc

    Summary: The samsung 709 is as good as any single disc DVD player on the market. The picture is beautiful and it comes with the options of hooking it up to your TV or using Dolby Digital Surround Sound by using extra speakers. It also comes with a remote for ... read more

  • Alot For Less

    Aug 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive/Dual layer pickup/A/V quality
    Cons: minor, no Component outputs

    Summary: The Samsung DVD-709 is an excellent player for just under $200. I have installed many home theater systems in my time, and this player is a very good choice for people who are on a budget. Only Panasonic makes better players for such a small price. The ... read more

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