"Jumped in and am paying the price"2.0 starson by rreynertson
Pros: Great price point, looks great, and great Blu-ray picture. DVD upconvert was fair, when it played
Cons: Stop and start function is awful. Doesn't remember where you left off in the movie. Scroll wheel lags A LOT! Stopped playing regular DVDs 20 days after purchase. Blu-ray image is great (why it got a 2nd star), DVD upscaling is fair.
Summary: I read the other reliability issues in several reviews but was drawn in by the price point and the interoperability with my new Samsung LN750. The player played well at first then stopped playing regular DVDs, even ones it had played before, and was making a weird spin up noise. I owned it for about 60 days and played about 20 movies on it. I downloaded and upgraded the player and nothing happened. Called Samsung and they told me I had to send it in and had no idea what was wrong with it. They told me that they have had problems with Blu-rays not always playing. It took 10 days to get my mailing label from Samsung! I sent it in and am waiting to see what happens. Manufacturing date was 08.2008. Maybe later builds are better?