Samsung DVD FAQ

Last Updated 3 Jan2003

Index

Common

My DAT/Minidisc only has an optical input. How do I connect it to the Samsung?
Can I connect the digital output to my DAT/Minidisc equipment?
Where can I get cheap DVD's from?
Other Links

Samsung 709

What are the features?
Can the Samsung 709 be cracked using the remote like the 807?
What Do All The One-For-All Magic Key Codes Do?
How many times can I change the region?
Do I have to enter the region crack every time I switch on?

Samsung 807

What comes in the box?
What connections are available on the back?
What video output formats are supported?
I can't find the Quasi-PAL setting!
When should I change the Quasi-PAL setting?
What output format should I choose and what connection method?
How do I enter the multi-region code so that I can play region 1 DVD's?
Will the Samsung 807 play the DVD's that cause problems on other region 0 players?
Can the Samsung 807 play CDR or CDRW media?
Can Macrovision be disabled?
Are there any known faults with the Samsung 807?

Samsung 907

The codes for the this player to make it region free are exactly the same as for the 807. Read the Samsung 807 FAQ for details.

 


My DAT/Minidisc only has an optical input. How do I connect it to the Samsung?

You need a Optical > Co-Ax converter. The only place I have found in the UK selling it happens to be a local hi-fi shop. The unit is called a Fostex Cop.1 and does Optical > Co-Ax and Co-Ax > Optical at the same time. 'Now That's Hi-Fi' is selling it for 59.95 and they will accept mail orders free of charge. Their address and details are:-

Now That's Hi-Fi
32 Arundel Street
Portsmouth
PO1 1NL
Tel: 01705 811618
Fax: 01705 611240

Can I connect the digital output to my DAT/Minidisc equipment?

Yes. The Samsung outputs the SCMS copy protection information as SCMS-Penultimate meaning you are allowed to make a 1 generation copy only. This is the standard for most CD players. This is the same for DVD's and CD's.

Remember if you are playing a film in Dolby Digital 5.1 you will need to change the output format to Dolby Digital otherwise the DAT/Minidisk will not be able to understand the format.

Where can I get cheap DVD's from?

The best place to start is the two price comparison sites for region 1 and region 2 CD's

Name URL Comments
DVD Update http://www.dvdupdate.com UK suppliers (region 2)
DVD Price Search http://www.dvdpricesearch.net/ US and Canadian suppliers (region 1)

Other Links

http://members.tripod.co.uk/jwr/samsung807.html Jim Ramsay's Samsung 807 Page
http://www.709online.com/ 709 Online