"Very frustrating network problems"0.5 starson by JPFrechette
Pros: Good picture quality
Above average speed
Cons: Network is a nightmare
You loose your apps after every update (often)
Poor remote, hard to use in dark
Summary: I have this player for about 90 days and I hate it. Every time I want to go watch a netflix or youtube video, there is some random problems making me troubleshooting for 1 hour instead of enjoying my video. First, there are frequent mandatory updates that take about 30 minutes to complete and that remove all the apps that were there. The player does restore the apps, but it take forever.
Also, one time out of two, the player will refuse to connect to the internet. The setup option show that the internet works good, but when you go to the smarthub, there is an error msg telling you that network does not work. A hard reset is needed to make it recognized again, meaning that you have to re-enter your e-mail and password etc in netflix and youtube app, which is a pain with the remote and slow text input method.
The other major flaw is the remote, you can't feel where is the 4 arrow button in the dark, no tactile difference between the arrow and the 30 others button and no difference between upside down or not.
I was a samsung fan but after a less than stellar 2012 TV and this p.o.c. player, I don't think I'll buy any samsung product again.