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Good: Picture quality on 32" LCD via HDMI
Bad: RW/FF scan speeds of 2x, 4x, 8x and 64x and no 'Auto resume' very annoying
Comment: If it wasn't for the firmware I would give this DVD player a 8 or 9 out of 10. The picture quality on my Samsung LE32R41BD is fantastic but in everyday use the player is badly let down by a couple of things that could have so easily been avoided.
As mentioned in an earlier review the RW/FF scan speeds of 2x, 4x, 8x and 64x are nothing short of useless, 2, 4, 8x are too slow and 64x is too fast. The only speeds I ever use on my Sky+ (and older DVD) are 16 and 32x. Also no 'Auto Resume' feature, so if you need to eject a DVD when it reaches the point that your 3-year-old daughter has spread jam on it, to clean it, it doesn't return to the last point in the movie but starts at the beginning again.
By the way, absolutely nothing wrong with the supplied HDMI cable, don't throw it away as advised by earlier reviewer.
Good: Good price and compatibility (includes an HDMI cable for free in some countries)
Bad: Rubbish search speeds that increment at 2x,4x, 8x and 64x and all except 2x don't actually show anything like the video at the point the time marker displays
Comment: Good price, but the fast forward/reverse scanning features are really very, very poor. Samsung appear to know this as they've provided a set of 'jump forward and back 10 seconds' type buttons which quite frankly you will use repeatedy over and over instead of the usual high-speed scan functions.
Good: I like that it's cheap
Bad: Nothing so far.
Comment: Upgrading DVDs to HD for under £100? Count me in.
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