Pros Bitstreams all audio sources, plays all BD and DVD, easy to use control
Cons Can be slow loading (not often), control inputs take time
Summary I have read many questionable reviews about this product, and to date, have had no problems. The only BD I have tried so far that didn't work without firmware was Live Free or Die Hard...after the easy firmware update (about 15-20 min via ethernet), it played without a hitch. I have played about 50 BD and 25 DVD (thanks to Netflix), and haven't had a single problem. Even disks with some scratches (older DVDs) have played fine.
Also, since I have an Onkyo 605, I am able to bitstream DTS-HD and Dobly TrueHD to the receiver...sounds is AMAZING.
Only things I can knock it for are the sometimes slow to load (1-2 min) for about 25% of the BDs (rest are about 30 sec-1 min), and the controller inputs, which when a button is hit, can take up to 6 secs. Sometimes I hit the button again thinking it didn't register, and the menu will open and close quickly.
Overall, for the money, I haven't had a problem and really like the picture/sound functionality!
Pros HAD FOR 3 MONTHS WORKS FLAWLESS
Cons SMALL FIRMWARE ISSUE
Summary I will give you there might be a issue with firmware but i didnt see it right out of the box i went to samsungs web site got the newest firmware and followed the directions in the manual on how to burn it to cd-r and upgrade firmware it now is able to run any bluray movie or extras. The latest firmware is 1.5 as i speak now and it has got faster with each firmware upgrade. Oh and just my opinion DONT UPGRADE OVER ETHERNET JUST BURN IT USING NERO AND MAKE SURE YOU USE ISO BURN SETTING.
Pros When it woked it worked well
Cons Samsung just dosen't care
Summary I purchased a Samsung 52” LCD TV and BLU-RAY BD-P1400 from Amazon and the purchases and delivery went great. The BLU-RAY player had firmware issues out of the box and downloading updates was by no means a simple project, their customer support even recommended that they send a disc since they had so many problems with downloads. I got through the download process with no real help from Samsung. But that was only the start of my realization that Samsung support is a complete joke. When a BLU-RAY disc is inserted it must load not simply play as on a DVD this is true on all BLU-RAY players. On the Samsung I purchased this process seemed noisy at first and got progressively worse to the point that I can no longer play BLU-RAY disc on my player. I called customer support and was told that they have no replacement program. That they would email me labels (a two day process) and I would have to box the unit up and deliver it to UPS. They would not even issue call tags. When I asked about a time line I was told it would take five days to ship to New Jersey and another fourteen days to repair and then another five days to get it shipped back. TWENTY EIGHT DAYS TO TAKE CARE OF A NEWLY PURCHASED PLAYER.
"Great Player"on by waelkdouh
Pros Support for 2 out of 3 high definition Audio. Excellent picture quality.
Cons None that I could find(after firmware updates)
Summary I would really recommend this player for people with a surround system. Make sure you apply the most recent firmware update (V. 1.8)
Pros Plays Blu-ray disks, Decodes/bitstreams HD audio formats
Cons Reliability, Audio drops frequently
Summary This is my first Blu-ray player - it will definitely not be my last. The Mrs. purchased this player without as Christmas gift so I wasn't consulted in the decision. However, we were both very excited to watch the "Blue Planet" on blu-ray over Christmas. The player performed adequately for the first month or two, but after leaving the inadequate 3-month warranty period the player developed a few quirks in its operation. Ours plays the first half of the disc smoothly, then hits the layer change then begins to drop audio and suffer video hiccups as well. This is not conducive to enjoyable movie viewing. I've been fairly religious about checking for firmware updates, but none has solved the problem - some seem to have made it worse.
In retrospect, we jumped the gun a little bit in buying this player - we will definitely buy our second Blu-ray player within the year. I really rather doubt that it will be a samsung.