|Item Weight||4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||14.2 x 8.2 x 1.5 inches|
|Item model number||DVDC500|
|Specification Met||certified frustration-free|
|Item Display Height||15 inches|
Samsung DVD-C500 Upconverting DVD Player (Black)
- Better playback with dust-proof feature
- Reduce Distortions with Progressive Scan Out
- One simple remote control with Anynet+
- Disc recovery solution
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The Samsung DVDC500 comes equipped with Anynet+, which helps all components communicate and share information via HDMI-CEC (Anynet+). An impressive, sleek 37mm design also houses 1080p up-conversion, delivering crisp, distinct pictures and high-quality sound.
Top customer reviews
I'm guessing this improvement is due to two reasons: the upconverting process plus the HDMI output. The player also has Component and Composite outputs, but the picture is much better using an HDMI cable to the TV. One slim cable for excellent picture and sound compared to the five bulky cables required by my previous player -- that is also a big improvement.
** Update 8/14/2011 ** This DVD player and remote are still working very well.
** Update 9/13/2012 ** Still working perfectly after a couple of years of frequent use.
** Update 10/9/2013 ** Player and remote still working perfectly.
** Update 02/9/2015 ** Everything still working perfectly. In contrast to some other reviews, my player is fairly quiet. And it resumes a disk left in the player right where I stopped it.
This player appears to be very good. The unit played flawlessly through a commercial disk which had multiple confirmed glitches on another manufacturer's player. It has played every DVD I tried including, commercial, DVD-R, Full Screen, Wide Screen on standard definition, and native wide formats such as 2.35, 16:9, 16:9 letterboxed (2.35), and 4:33. One way or the other I managed to get the aspect correct and usually it was trivial. Normally I adjust with the TV but it appears the player will do the adjustments also.
The controls are a little weird at times including one time the player had to be unplugged to reboot it. This happened when I was called away after powering up and did not insert a DVD soon enough. The tray opening sounds harsh but might be fine. Only time will determine its long term durability. Check with me in a year if you need to know.
Nov 2014. Some non-fatal oddities and one annoying problem have been noticed on DVD-Rs recorded from broadcast recordings on three other recorders.
1) One disk kept changing the speed on the video playback. Sometimes it was faster than the audio and many times slower. The audio was good throughout. On another brand player, the disk played fine.
2) On all DVD-Rs and some commercial DVDs there is an audio pause or pop at the chapter marks. If the chapter is at an ad or other logical place, it is not noticeable but many of the disks have marks every 5 min and it pops on each one. Again, they play fine on another brand player.
3) The player squeaks lightly sometimes.
4) On the DVD-Rs made on one brand recorder, the first show auto-starts and the menu is not accessible. To get to the second and later shows, it is necessary to 'tab' through all previous chapters. This does not happen on any other player I have tried and could be a problem on some DVDs.
The remote died at about 1 year, but getting a good universal is smart..I did not get a warranty replacement that I was entitled to.
I just bought another C500 for my mother, and the RCA RCR503BR remote (which I might wish I had for myself).
I WAS shopping for a Sony that comes with a "multi-brand" remote, but the people at Sony had wrong information everywhere, and were a useless and frustrating waste of time just as they have been in my past (very bad) experience. They had very good products 40 years ago, but now I'd rather do business with better companies with intelligent, organized support.