We have come to recognize Samsung as one of the leading force in technology especially in the area of TVs (and a host of other consumer products we use all around us), where they are truly at the forefront of it all. The DVD-HD1000 DVD/CD player you see here was their “assault” on providing a top class player to match their market leading TV sets. It has the Faroudja video chip that upscales to 1080i which are found in Faroudja’s own players that cost into the thousands of dollars. The DVD-HD1000 was never intended to be a market follower which was clearly evident in the high built quality (weighs 40+lbs), outstanding pictures and a great stereo player. Even as a CD player, the Samsung will rival any CD players costing up to $1,000. So if you are in the market for a really good CD player but don’t want to spend more than $500, than you should seriously consider the Samsung on your list. And consider its excellent video playback as a bonus.
Cosmetically, it looks really good with minor scuff marks/scratches here and there. This was a former demo unit from a dealership that sells Samsung TV sets. We have the original box, remote and manual.