Samsung's DVD Recorder family includes both DVD/VCR combo recorders with upconversion capabilities and DVD recorders.
"In each recorder sub-category, we've added features, such as dual layer recording,
which increases the disc storage capabilities and quick startup recording, which
improves the speed when beginning to record to one second," says Jim Sanduski, Senior
vice president of marketing for Samsung's Audio and Video Products Group. "Additionally,
every one of Samsung's 2006 DVD recorders features high-speed audio, which allows
consumers to play back and listen to video in 1.5X high speed, and Auto Chapter
DVD/VHS Combo Recorders
Samsung's DVD-VR330 is a DVD/VHS combo recorder that lets consumers archive their
collections of VHS tapes by recording them onto DVDs at the touch of a button,
or record directly from TV to either format. Samsung's new EVQ (Enhanced Video Quality) reduces pixel noise produced during digital signal processing, mitigates the cross color phenomenon occasionally produced by separation of Y & C signal and enhances sharpness. The DVD-VR330 provides super multi-format playback / recording and a smooth 480P progressive scan image. The unit also features an automatic chapter creator and front DV-inputs for true digital transfer from a digital camcorder.
The DVD-VR335 includes all of the above as well as HDMI out and the ability to upconvert
DVDs to near HD quality, up to 1080i.
The DVD-VR345 is an HD upconversion DVD/VHS combo recorder that upconverts the signal by
way of HDMI output, only on line out. In addition to the upconversion capability, the
DVD-VR345 also boasts a super multi format play & record feature, which minimizes any
confusion by supporting any format DVD disc, and dual layer recording support, which
doubles the potential record time on each DVD to 8.6 GB-14.4hrs in EP-when using dual
layer DVDs to record. This recorder comes with DivX codec preinstalled, letting
users convert bulky videos into smaller DivX files. The 345 also offers STB (set top
box) control and Time Slip via RAM.
Both of Samsung's 2006 DVD/VHS combo recorders are currently available: DVD-VR330 for
$249 MAP, and DVD-VR345 for $349 MAP.
For 2006, Samsung has also added two new super slim (45 millimeter) single tray
recorders to its lineup. The DVD-R130 is the perfect DVD recorder for consumers'
everyday recording needs, recording in DVD-RAM, -RW, and -R formats with an auto chapter
creator function for added convenience, as well as the quick start-up recording feature.
The DVD-R130 also sports a front DV-input. The DVD-R135 High Definition Conversion DVD
Recorder incorporates CM Advance and is perfect for HDTV owners with its 1080i HD
up-conversion abilities. The DVD-R145 includes all of the above advanced features as
well as some notable extras including Dual Layer Recording, DivX, Cable Box Control, and
Time Slip Recording with DVD-RAM.
The DVD-R130, DVD-R135 are available for $149 MAP and $179 MAP respectively.