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If only this player was a good as my 5 year old Pioneer DV360S,
This review is from: Samsung DVD-1080P7 - DVD Player With HDMI 1080P Upscaling (Electronics)I felt really let down by Samsung as I was led to believe they were a quality brand as some sites and peoples opinion were calling Samsung the new "Sony" in regards to their products.
Unfortunately if Samsung keep releasing sub par products like this DVD player Samsung maybe in real trouble in regards to quality and reliability.
The Samsung 1080P-7 cannot output digital sound (Dolby Digital or DTS)to a AV receiver/Amp and send stereo signals to a HD or CRT TV at the same time.
First off I find this rather strange as this would mean you would have to stop the DVD player to access the DVD Menu (Playback Setting etc etc) to redirect sound to either or your TV or AMP so the ability to do this on the "fly" is non-existance
Secondly the player is extremely picky on which type of blank DVD's you use to create home movies as it will not play some disks without sound via the HDMI connection coupled with the odd freeze that can only be rectified with the plug being disconnected despite updating the firmware from Samsung's website whilst the Pioneer seems to do everything in it's stride despite the fact it is five years old and not equipped with HDMI!
Lastly the picture quality wasn't that good for an upscaling DVD player that can upscale to 1080P (Before you ask I did set it to 1080P via HDMI as my HDTV can display this)considering I got a very good picture from the Pioneer via Scart with the HDTV on board processor doing the upscaling.
The only plus point is the design of the DVD player but I didn't buy it just for it to be put on the Mantle piece as I bought it to watch films.
All in all the DVD player is not good so much so that I got rid of it and now I'm on the lookout for either a Panasonic, Sony or Pioneer upscale DVD player whilst the Pioneer DV360S is for the moment the main DVD player in my home.