Samsung DVD-HR720

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Samsung DVD-HR720
Using the DVD-HR720

Product: Samsung DVD-HR720 DVD Recorder
Provided By: Samsung Canada
Price: ~400.00 USD (~460CDN


Its seems like everyone has more and more devices hooked to their TV's anymore, this is the unit that hopes to retire a few of those units for you. The DVD-HR720 is not only a DVD player, but also features a 120gb hard drive, and a built-in DVD recorder and could definately be considered a All-In-One unit. This review intends to find out how well it does everything, and whether it might be a worthy addition to your home theatre.


Box, Bundle & Specs:

The DVD-HR720 is definately a nice looking unit that no one would be embarassed to show it off. The size of the unit is pretty normal compared to other DVD players, and will easily stack on top of everything else sitting on top of your TV. As you can see from the pictures below, its a very sleek looking unit.


  Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Signal-To-Noise Ratio 85dB
     Dynamic Range 85dB
Terminals Audio:
Coaxial Digital Out 1 optical, 1 coaxial
Stereo Out (L/R) 2 sets in 2 sets out
DVD Terminals Video:
 S-Video - 1 out, 1 in
Front DV Input - 1
Composite Video Out - 1
17"(W) x 7"(H) x 13"(D)  
9.27 Lbs.
 Playback formats supported
DVD Ram/-RW/-R/DVD-Video/CD-DA,CD-R/RW Playback
 Front inputs
1 out, 1 in
Supplied accessories
AV Cable, RF Cable

Front View

The Bundle

Front - Main Buttons

Front - I/O & Buttons

Full Function Remote

As you can see from the above pictures, this unit features a tray-load DVD, as well as a set of front inputs. It also features a firewire hookup directly on the front of the unit. Included in the box are all the cables you need to get you going, as well as the remote. The remote is well layed-out and I have no complaints with it, everything is there and seems to make sense. The manual included with this unit is also very good, it has great instructions for all the units features.

Back - I/O & Fan

Back View

Back - Ant. In & Out

The above pictures are of the rear of the unit, as you can see there are a ton of inputs. Also you can see that this unit has a fan to keep it nice and cool.

A Look Inside:

What's Inside?

LSI Logic Controller

Samsung 120GB HDD

Samsung RAM

Above are a few pictures of the inside of the unit. As you can see it uses a LSI Logic chip, as well as, *Suprise* a 120gb Samsung hard drive and Samsung RAM.

Carry on to the next page as we fire this unit up and do a little recording.