Samsung DVD-HD950 HDTV-Compatible DVD Player At A Glance & Ratings

At A Glance: Samsung DVD-HD950 HDTV-Compatible DVD Player

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Connections
Video: HDMI (1), component video (1), S-video (1), composite video (1)
Audio: Digital optical (1), digital coaxial (1), six-channel analog (1), analog stereo (1)
Additional: Anynet in/out (1/1)

Features
Compatible Playback Formats: CD, DVD, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW, CD-R/-RW, MP3, WMA, VCD, SVCD, JPEG, HD-JPEG, Picture CD
Possible Playback Resolutions: 480i/480p/525p/720p/768p/1080i
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 2.3 x 16.9 x 9.9
Weight (pounds): 4.6
Price: $250

Ratings: Samsung DVD-HD950 HDTV-Compatible DVD Player

Build Quality: 81
• Lean yet ample, light yet sturdy
• Brushed black faceplate seems solid

Value: 89
• Not the cheapest upscaling universal player, but it has an excellent feature array
• Generous complement of high-end cabling

Features: 89
• Lots of resolution options, plus the always welcome bonus of SACD and DVD-Audio
• Happy little tweaks like ten-second skip

Performance: 84
• A revelation of detail on some movies; an introduction of unwelcome digital anomalies on others

Ergonomics: 90
• Clean lines and intuitive controls
• Remote control includes jog and shuttle dials

Overall Rating: 87
For those of us who simply cannot wait to watch prerecorded movies in 720p/1080i via HDMI/DVI, the DVD-HD950 offers some tangible benefits and interesting little options, although it is not without its limitations.

General Information
DVD-HD950 HDTV-Compatible DVD Player, $250
Samsung
(800) SAMSUNG
www.samsungUSA.com
Dealer Locator Code SAM

COMPANY INFO
Samsung
(800) SAMSUNG
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