Samsung DVD-1080 P8

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Samsung DVD-1080 P8

With DivX Playback - With HDMI Connection - DVD-RW Player - DVD-R Player - DVD+R Player - with DVD+RW Playback

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Review of "Samsung DVD-1080 P8"

published 06/10/2008 | rob1001
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"Make your old DVD's better!"

I really like Samsung products. I own a samsung TV and so the natural choice for a DVD player was a Samsung model.

When you buy a new HD TV it is natural to think you then need to buy a HD DVD player. These can cost you a pretty penny and the HD DVD's themselves will cost over £20 each. If you are like me then you have a decent amount of normal DVD's that you still want to be able to play but you want to enjoy them on your new HD TV.

This DVD player will upscale your DVd's that you already have. That means it will play your DVD's in the highest possible quality on your TV. There is a catch however.

Firstly you need to check your TV. Is it really Full Hd? There is a difference you see between HDTV's and full HD Tv's. A HD tv can run at 1080i. This means whilst it can be classed as High definition it is not the best quality available. Full HD Tv's run at 1080p. The little p stands for progressive scan which gives a better quality of picture. If your TV doesnt run at 1080p then this DVD player isn't for you. It will full upscale DVD's to 1080p. There are DVD players that will upscale to 1080i only also.

I love this DVD player. I have a huge collection of DVD's and now I feel I can fully appreciate them. The quality is much better. I think the difference is more evident on newer movies but still everything looks sharper and brighter. I have seen the quality of HD DVD's and I do not think the difference between them and upscaled DVd's is big enough to warrent the gap in price.

Now the price is what will sell it to most people. I bought mine for under £50 which is amazing. As a DVD player that is a good price but for one that upscales DVD's this is a fantastic price. One thing you will need to buy seperately is a HDMI cable. This cable is what allows the DVD player to play things in the better quality. If you dont buy the cable there is no point buying the player. The cables can be a bit expensive. Mine cost £20 as it was gold plated (a better conductor apparently). You must also check that your TV has a HDMI input at the back. To be honest most HD tv's do indeed have this imput as it would be silly not too. However if you allready have something plugged into it (SKY HD or a PS3) then you may need to look for a HDMI splitter which allows you to plug more than one device in the same imput!.

The design is very nice. If you have a samsung TV the DVD player looks awesome. They are both very similar in design with the stylish blue lights and sleek black design. It is also very easy to use. There arn't many buttons to use and requires minimal set-up. Also I have had mine 6 months now and have had no problems with it at all. I think Samsung in general have a high level of reliability and customer support.

Another nice thing for those of you with Samsung TV's is that you will only really need one remote as my TV remote can also operate the DVD player with no set up at all.

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  • headcase44 published 07/10/2008
    Gold plated cabels .... now there's posh !! Thanks Julie.x
  • lml888v published 07/10/2008
    Another great review.
  • bean372042 published 06/10/2008
    Am a samsung fan too! Jean XX
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Product Information : Samsung DVD-1080 P8

Manufacturer's product description

With DivX Playback - With HDMI Connection - DVD-RW Player - DVD-R Player - DVD+R Player - with DVD+RW Playback

Product Details

EAN: 8808987613426, 8808987578589, 8808987709341

Manufacturer: Samsung

Table / Portable: Static, not Portable

DVD Player / Recorder: DVD Player

Integrated VCR: without Integrated VCR

1080p Upscaling: Yes




IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No

Show View: without Show View

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No

DVD-R Playback: DVD-R Player

DVD+R Playback: DVD+R Player

DVD-RW Playback: DVD-RW Player

DVD+RW Playback: with DVD+RW Playback

DivX Playback: With DivX Playback

Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes

HD-DVD Playback: No

DVD Audio Playback: without DVD Audio Playback

Super Audio CD Playback: without Super Audio CD Playback

DVD-R Recording: No

DVD+R Recording: No

DVD-RW Recording: No

DVD+RW Recording: No

DVD-RAM Recording: No

MPEG4 Recording: No

Blu-ray Recording: No

HD-DVD Recording: No

MP3 Encoding: No

DTS Decoder: with DTS Decoder, DTS Decoder

Real Dolby: Dolby Digital, Real Dolby AC3


DVI Interface: Without DVI Connection

Ethernet: No

USB Interface: No

Type of Memory Stick Interface: No

Type of SD Card Interface: No

Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No

Number of Scart interfaces: 1

DLNA certified: No

BD Live: No

3D: No

PC Streaming: No

Width in mm: 430

Height in mm: 45

Depth in mm: 250

Weight in Grams: 2100

WiFi Connectivity: No

MPN: DVD-1080P8, DVD-1080P8/XEL

HDMI Interface: With HDMI Connection

MP3 Recording: No

W-LAN Connection: No

Progressive Scan: No


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