""Slow" does not begin . . . and then there's "Never""1.5 starson by rjsecoy
Pros: Good Picture
Cons: It's hard to tell "slow" from when it frequently malfunctions and stops.
Summary: I can't believe this is on the Cnet list of best players - mine malfunctions all the time. Samsung says to reset the player if there are problems, warning that you will lose all user defined settings. I think that makes it about the same as getting a new player, which I plan to do. Why invest more time on top of everything I've already done which has made no difference. The player often freezes completely, many times at the "FBI Warning", but when it is working it is so slow that you're never sure whether it will run or not. Unbelievably, it never remembers or holds the last place you were on the disc - it always starts over at the beginning so you get to go through all the warnings, credits, menu, etc. every time you turn it on. I'm very sorry I bought this on the Cnet recommendation - it is just junk. My very old Oppo has none of these problems when using the same discs.