"Price is Great for the value"5.0 starson by jbadham--2008
Pros: If you have an AV Reciever that can decode the newer Audio Codecs than this unit will send both Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio as bitstream to your A/V Reciever. The setting is Bitstream (Audiophile). Firmware upgrade makes it Profile 2.0.
Cons: None so far. It does take little while to load compared the PS3, but the video output is just as good IMO as PS3. Calibration of your HDTV has alot to do with the qualityof the image. Watched PS3 sidebyside w/Samsung. No perceptual difference.
I only have a TV that supports 1080i but the downscale of 1080P to 1080i of Blu-ray discs through this Samsung model is still producing a picture that is much crisper with more contrasting colors than my upscaling DVD player does with DVDs from 480i to 1080i.
I own an Onkyo SP 908 7.1 HTIB System that accepts HDMI 1.3 and does a great job decoding and processing Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio Bitstreams from the Samsung BD-P1500. The sound is incredibly immersive, with alot more depth and the surround channels seem to be more descrete than in Dolby Digital and DTS. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLAYER!