"very good blu-ray player"4.0 starson by zahmbee
Pros: The Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-Ray player is a solid choice for viewing Blu-Ray material. Great picture and rich colors.
Cons: a little tweaking required on the TV in order to get a good upscaling image
Summary: The Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-Ray player is a solid choice for viewing Blu-Ray material. The picture is sharp and colors are stunning. At first I thought that the upscaling might have been a little on the short side but after tweaking my Samsung HDTV a little I have to say that this unit does a very good job with regular dvd's. I loaded the updated firmware from Samsung, which was easy and quick. Once I connect an ethernet cable I'll be ready for BD-Live. I am currently using the Samsung LN40A650 HDTV so the interaction between the two units is smooth and fast. After viewing several movies in blu-ray I have to admit that I am already spoiled with the quality vs standard dvd's.You can feel assured that buying this unit will provide many wonderful hours of blu-ray quality. Upscaling old dvd's is really good and load times for movies is pretty quick. This unit also provides an ethernet connection so that you can enjoy the benefit of BD-Live programming from the internet. Samsung has managed to keep it's promise regarding firmware updates. They even make the update process fairly simple and painless. i was a little amazed at how slick the update went considering I am not a computer geek. So, now that blu-ray player prices are slowly coming down this player should be considered because it provides more features than other players in the same price range.Samsung just released another firmware update and it's great. My BD-P1500 is now BD live capable and they added an update to make more titles compatible with their player. This is an excellent blu ray disc player.
Updated on Jan 29, 2009