Date: February 22th, 2003
Article by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Samsung
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Oh boy, this unit is literally PACKED with features. I hope you're ready
to check out some
good photos, because I have a lot of them.
One of the most glaring features is the player's size. Very thin, very
light and actually, quite stylish.
Using my laptop for a reference point, you can see just how small the
unit is. The laptop pretty well dwarfs the player, and my laptop isn't
the largest on the market either.
Having a thin player means you will have a thin monitor. And when I mean
thin, I mean REAL thin. Breaking out the measuring tape and measuring
the thickness brought about 3/8" . Can't get much thinner than that.
The 10" screen is configured in a 16:9 format to enable you to view
your favorite widesceen DVD's. I will talk a little more on the picture
quality in the "Movie Viewing" section of the review in a couple
Now, let's move onto to the player connections.
Contained within the left side of the player is the power adapter connection
and the "Memory-Stick" receptacle. I unfortunately did not have
a memory stick to use during the review so the details will be light,
but from what I have been told, the memory stick is used to quickly view
content captured on a Samsung digital camcorder. This capability is only
used with Samsung products and is interchangeable with most of their new
Rotating the unit to show the right hand side will enable you to see
the volume control and above it, the brightness control for the display.
Further down the line, you will notice the before mentioned dual headphone
jacks, the digital out for 5.1 surround sound and the video out.