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Samsung DVD-HD841 HD DVD Player

When I first purchased my Samsung 56″ DLP TV, the old DVD player I had looked horrible. I knew I needed to use an HDMI or DVI input of a DVD player in order to get a good picture. Least expensive DVD player that offered a digital output that looked nice and was reasonably priced was the Samsung HD841. I agree with some of the complaints I have read from other users, primarily the lousy functioning of the remote. Has to be pointed right at it, and even then it is difficult. I don’t really understand the problem, the remote on the Samsung TV works great. However, the DVD’s I have played have looked awesome.

I am looking forward to test out their upgraded version. If they can work out the few issues this model had they would have a real winner on their hands. The problems with the remote and many complaints of it having trouble playing some specific types of media (particularly SACD) are the only things keeping it from getting a nerd approved seal.

Cnet’s view of this product:

Pros: Digital signal looks great
Cons: Not really 768p; Your TV may have problems with dark colors using HDMI

From BizRate:

Overall Ease of Use: Very Good
Overall Durability: Very Good
Overall Picture Quality: Excellent
Overall Sound Quality: Very Good


Specifications

Video: Hi Def Conversion 480p/720p/768p/1080i
Playback Formats R/RW/+R/+RW/CD, Video,DAC 54MHz/10BH
Video DAC 54MHz/10 Bit

Video: Compnent Video Bandwidth 13.5MHz
Signal to Noise Ratio 67Db

Terminal Audio: Coaxial Digital out 1 set
5.1 Channel audio out 1 set
L/R Stereo out 1 set

Terminal Video: Composite Video out 1 set
Component Video out 1 set
S-Video out 1 set
HDMI Interface 1

Net Dimensions: 17″(W) x 1.7″(H) x 8.2″(D)

Net Weight: 3.7 Lbs.

Supplied Accessories: Remote Control
RCA A/V Cable
1 AAA Battery

Features

  • Hi-Def Conversion (480P/720P/1080I)
  • HDMI Output
  • FLT Display
  • Plays -R/-RW/+R/+RW/CD-Audio & SVCD
  • Video DAC 54MHz/10BH
  • Audio DAC 192 KHz/24BH
  • EZ View Letter Box Eliminator

Posted by Jeff

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