"Great when it works. Best feature-set available today. Seemingly incompatible with Samsung LCD HDTV"1.5 starson by ysroq1
Pros: Great features. Great output when working.
Cons: Does not work with my Samsung LN-T5265F. Others report same problem.
Summary: After researching Blu-ray players, because I have a high-quality AVR, the dmp-bd30 was by far the most attractive player to me. On the few times it has worked with my t.v., the sound and picture are fantastic. But most of the time, when running this player through my TV using HDMI, the screen flickers white and the handshake between the two devices drops and reconnects every few seconds. The player flashes a U73 error. I upgraded the player's firmware AND tried multiple, expensive HDMI cables (as well as different HDMI ports on my TV), but nothing helped. I even exchanged the player for another, to no avail.
The problem is intermittant (but occurs more than it doesn't), but once it starts, it is awful.
Searching forums on the 'net, other users and even professional reviewers have found this problem, and only when using this player with a Samsung LCD.
I am jealous of those of you who have a different make of LCD (though I LOVE my Samsung). I am going to take mine back and wait for more 1.1 generation players to come out.