"Best streaming Blueray...."5.0 starson by Tucscot
Pros: Oustanding picture quality! Easy to setup wireless streaming. Comes pre-loaded with Apps, Netflix, VUDU, Pandora and many more.
Best value available today.
Cons: The load time is a little slow, 10-15 seconds but other than that, absolutely nothing.
Summary: I purchased a Sony S360 and the Samsung at the same time for different rooms. I wanted one for streaming, the other just being standard.
Just for fun, I hooked each unit up to a different HD TV and the picture quality from the Samsung was superior. I tested this with four different Blueray movies each as well as standard DVD's. What was particularly evident was the way that the Samsung improved the clarity on some of my older DVD's, while the Sony did not.
I have read some of the other postings about the connectivity problems associated with this player. But I found this not to be the case at all! Simply follow the directions.
I am using a D-Link 655 router (after testing 3 others) due to its better area coverage. And here is a HINT for those of you who are not techies.
If you have any problems connecting wirelessly open your router software to where it gives you the ability to add a device, begin the Samsung setup and when it asks for a PIN, instead of using that take advantage of the one button PBC (WPS) setup. Push one button on the setup and then push one button from your router software and they are connected!
The apps on this unit are terrific. The Samsung unit is approximately 90 feet from the router and shows a signal quality of 8 out of 10 when streaming Netflix. No loss of signal or degraded picture quality. This goes for VUDU, Pandora, Weather and the rest.
I must admit that in the past I have been a fan of just Sony and Pansonic devices. This new Samsung BD player has certainly changed that.
For the price, this is the best BD player available!