Samsung DVD-907


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Brand and Model:Samsung DVD-907
Price ($USD):$599
Formats Supported:
checked VCDchecked CDun-checked Laserdisc
un-checked CD-ROMun-checked DVD-ROM 
un-checked DTSun-checked MP3 
Features:un-checked Portable un-checked Progressive Scan
Number of Discs:1
Audio Outputs:
Analog (stereo):1Digital Coaxial:1Digital Optical:1
Headphone:0
Built in decoder:
checked Dolby Digitalun-checked Dts
Video Outputs:
Composite:2S-Video:1Component:1
Weight (lbs):9.0 lbs.
Dimensions (w/h/d):3.15 " x 16.5 "x 13.1
Description:Universal Remote Control,

Built-in Advanced Dolby Digital Decoder with speaker level control

10 bit Video DA Converter

96kHz/24bit Audio DA Converter

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Samsung DVD-907
somehow it doesn't read CD-R and no SVCD, did anyone get this working?

Overall Rating: 5
Features:5 Ease of Use:5 Performance:5 Value:3
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.156.42)
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Samsung DVD-907
I have a 907 and i have had all of the problems stated above... this player is a piece of crap, it wont play a lot of the DVDs i have, and skips like crazy on dvds that are just slightly scratched that dont skip on my dvd player in my laptop... somone should set up a class action law suit... i too have been trying to get anyone, bestbuy or samsung to take back this piece of crap to no avail... oh well...

Overall Rating: 0
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.203.29)
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>I have a 907 and i have had all of the problems stated above... this player is a piece of crap, it wont play a lot of the DVDs i have, and skips like crazy on dvds that are just slightly scratched that dont skip on my dvd player in my laptop... somone should set up a class action law suit... i too have been trying to get anyone, bestbuy or samsung to take back this piece of crap to no avail... oh well...



Samsung is now fixing these players for free after a lawsuit. I'm going to get mine fixed.

www.dvdclassnoctice.com

Samsung DVD-907
I have a UK model of the 907 setup as multi region I have had some troubles with a US copy of matrix and UK gone in 60 seconds but apart from that all movies have been glitch free had a good picture and works with my DTS/AC-3 AMP great. Only down is that it will not read cds written with a CD writer

Overall Rating: 7
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.168.169)
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Samsung DVD-907
Garbage. As has been said before, even after a chip replacement, still garbage.

Overall Rating: 0
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.75.6)
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Samsung DVD-907
Mine works great! All movies play. Matrix included (watched about 15 times by my kids!) Great sound & picture.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.20.2)
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Samsung DVD-907
same as above its the worst ever!and of course im having it out with best buy over the lemon law!

Overall Rating: 0
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Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.179.218)
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Samsung DVD-907
I just finishing reading the stories above and they hit the nail on the head. The Samsung 907 dvd player is completely ridiculous and as of this date it only plays 60-70 percent of my movies. This was a present so I can't say I feel ripped off financially but the person who bought this for me (and it was expensive) feels awful. The whole part about getting the runaround from Samsung is compeltely truthful. I gave up trying to get a replacement and bought a new dvd player (not samsung) and suggest everyone else do the same.

Overall Rating: 5
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.197.64)
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Samsung DVD-907
very bad player, can't play the matrix properly, DON'T BUY IT !!!

Overall Rating: 3
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.180.76)
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Samsung DVD-907
I've had this player since october of 98' and let me tell you.... everything that the guy above has said happened to me too! This player is not a very good one.... sure.. older movies play just fine...but even if you get the firmware upgrade the matrix still stutters, skips, and farts around in a few area... (yes about 15 different spots)!#@!$@!! I'm a pacifist also =) and I too wanted to rip the player out of my system... smash it to pieces... and urinate on the remains. Hopefully Samsung will get out a replacement to me also because this is simply rediculous!!! STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLAYER!!!! BUYER BEWARE! I'm going sony all the way next time... or panasonic... or toshiba... hell.. anything but SAMSUNG! ...you've been warned

Overall Rating: 1
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.231.92)
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Samsung DVD-907
Terrible player. Buyer beware! My story is long, but interesting, and every word of it is true, so read on...

I received this player as a Christmas gift in 1998; it seemed alright, but as my DVD collection grew, I noticed more than a few movies with problems; someone mentioned Armageddon for one, but there were issues with Good Will Hunting, Lost In Space (no great loss; the movie stinks, but it came as a free giveaway with this player, for crying out loud!) a Bugs Life, and others. One other thing I noticed was that during preview and review modes, the disc would ignore your instructions when you hit the "play" button to continue the action, and would dump you about 15-30 seconds past your intended destination. Sometimes, it would even blank the screen and dump you forward to a point near the end of the picture (often over an hour from where you were) or back to the very beginning of the film. Not fun.

Then came "The Matrix" fiasco. The disc freezes at about 15 different points during the movie, and you have to hit stop and play again in order to get the playback working once more. Sometimes this has to be repeated 10 to 15 times to get past a few "rough" spots, which seem to be in every high-action point in the movie. Pixelation, bit-crawl, triple-repeats, you name it... this disc did it on my machine.

I thought I had a bad disc, since I've never had this much trouble before, so I loaned Matrix to a friend that had a Sony. He had no trouble whatsoever, so I called Samsung and when I got into the appropriate point in their voice mail, got a pre-recorded "If you're calling about the Matrix DVD, press one..." Naturally, I was a bit piqued, since these machines are supposed to be built around an industry standard.

The customer service rep explained that this was a known problem, and that Samsung had a fix for most of their machines (a company-wide design flaw, apparently!) but not for mine, of course. The company was trying to figure out whether replace the machines with newer models, or work up a chip replacement. My name went on a list and they promised to contact me when the time came.

Cut to several months later, and I'm informed that a chip is now available, and I just need to bring it into a local authorized service center, which I did after a few weeks due to my hectic schedule. By the time all this rolled around, it was a few weeks before Christmas 1999, and my one-year warranty period was just about to expire. Of course, I didn't have a receipt showing the exact purchase date because it was a gift, but the CSR I spoke to the second time around assured me that since it was obviously a defect, the chip upgrade would be handled on Samsung's bill, which I thought was very nice, at the time.

When I got my player back from the service center, there were still glitches on the Matrix DVD (well, they did say it was an improvement but not a guaranteed fix), many in brand new places. The disc still stuttered and glitched, but it never froze, and I was actually able to watch the whole film for the first time.

Unfortunately, the cost of being able to watch a slightly less molested Matrix was much higher than I anticipated.

In the past three months, nearly every disc I have bought or rented has glitched out, frozen, pixelated, or gone into what I call "extended stutter mode", which is where the picture and sound both get jerky, and once the condition begins, it doesn't stop until you turn the player off and try again. It has a multitude of problems on every singe dual-layered disc I have, including the Criterion Collection edition of Brazil, which I just received in the mail yesterday (can we say "last straw"?) I tried playing back a few scenes from this film, but nearly every scene on the second half of the main movie disc is completely unwatchable, freezing, stuttering, or dumping the poor viewer (me) back to the "Samsung DVD" screen in the middle. This happens 85-90% of the time and is so infuriating that I often have to curb the impule to smash the remote against the wall, rip the player out of my home theater, and toss it out the window... And trust me, as a pacifist this says a lot.

Of course, now the unit is out of warranty and this is causing even more headaches; of course now the organization denies it was ever a policy to replace the chips for free without proof of purchase and warranty status... the organization seems more interested in hunting down and crucifying the poor CSR that promised me a free upgrade than they are in actually helping me, but oh well.

Anyway, it appears that they may actually be replacing my 907 with an 839, whatever that is... I can't find it online anywhere, but I'll keep hunting down reviews. With luck, it'll be a better player, but I'm not very hopeful, and will never buy another product from Samsung as long as I live.

Had this been a purchase I initiated, rather than one done by my (now) ex-girlfriend, I would have stuck with my brand of choice, Sony, since I am the proud owner of a 27" TV, CD carousel, tuner, surround sound set, and two hi-end VCRs, all from Sony. I've never had a single problem with any of them with the exception of a TV problem that was my fault (I blew the single pin connector on the TV because I was pushing the set too far back in the entertainment center).

Anyway, thanks for reading my absurdly long story and STEER CLEAR OF THE DVD-907 AT ALL COSTS!

Overall Rating: 0
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.92.119)
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