Date: June 21st, 2005
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Head Editor / Hardware Reviewer)
Product was submitted by: Samsung Canada
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Head Office Corporate Information
Samsung delivers management reform through New Management to maintain high international competitiveness. SAMSUNG is dedicated to contributing to mankind's quality of life. The year 2000 will be declared as the First year of Samsung Digital Management to speed up the digitization of all areas of management with an ultimate objective to become a leader in the digital age of the 21st century. Samsung has continuously improved its financial structure by increasing profits, reducing costs, and enhancing brand image. SAMSUNG's stability and development potential are universally recognized.
Canadian Corporate Information
After only a decade of growth since first entering the Canadian market in 1987, Samsung Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, has emerged as the market leader. We are growing in Canada by about 20% per year and continue to build a strong presence in every market we enter. Operating as part of Samsung's Americas group, our Canadian operations gain considerable competitive advantage from Samsung's local Americas R&D, manufacturing, and technical support. Samsung Electronics in Canada focuses on consumer electronics and information systems products. Consumer electronics began in Canada in 1987, followed by IS in 1992. The information sales division has grown 61% since 1992. Samsung has introduced a wide range of IS products into the Canadian market, which include hard disk drives, CD-ROM drives, printers, fax machines and monitors enforcing its leading market position and fast year-over-year growth with a strong local presence and reseller network to serve Canadian consumers from coast to coast. Samsung is building a strong presence in Canada as it has all over the world.
With DVD movie viewing the standard today in the livingroom, the consumer is completely bewildered with the brand, model and features encompassing the hundreds or even thousands of DVD player options on the market. On one hand you have the no-name brand models which are cheaply priced and equally cheaply made, or you have the middle-of-the-road brands which are usually a safe buy but can be feature limited, and then you have the established and well known brands which will usually allow you to enjoy them for several trouble-free years of movie viewing service with little to no problems.
If you go cheap, you might be saving a bit of money, but don't expect a long life span or much more than press-play movie viewing. The next step up will lead you into the known brand for a little more money and will be dependable, but again, features will be limited.
What I will be covering today would fall into the higher end of the spectrum which will be more expensive, but will be dependable, have lots of features, and could be considered a smart buy if you want to "future-proof" you developing home theater system. Sure it will be a little more money, but you won't have to upgrade when you can finally afford one of those high definition plasma screen TVs you drool over while visiting the local Best Buy.
- High-Definition Picture Quality
- Supports 720p, 768p and 1080i HD level picture quality
- DVD-Video, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW, CD, CD-R/RW and SVCD playback
- DVI Output
- DVI cable included in box
- High-Definition Audio Quality
- DVD-Audio and SACD playback
- 192kHz / 24-bit Audio DAC
- 6 Multi-channel audio output
- Playback of digital audio (MP3) and digital picture (JPEG) on CD-R/RW
- Letter Box Eliminator (EZ View)
- 10 sec. instant replay / instant skip
High-Definition Picture Quality
The built-in video scaler up converts output to one of 720p, 768p or 1080i video signals resulting in cleaner and clearer picture quality.
Obtain the highest picture quality by transferring the video signal to your TV in digital format. Eliminates the loss of picture quality by avoiding digital to analog and back to digital conversion.
High-Definition Audio Quality
Enjoy high-fidelity audio with playback of both DVD-Audio and SACD discs. The 192 kHz / 24-bit audio DAC ensures sound reproduction that is remarkably pure and faithful to the original.
Letter Box Eliminator (EZ View)
By toggling various EZ view modes, you can easily change the aspect ratio of the picture to the one you want to see without having to stop playing the movie.