"Issues with this player, would pass on it If I were you"2.0 starson by suninmoon0
Pros: Fast operational speed and slick interface.
Cons: Major audio lag. Firmware update process could kill the player if done over network.
Summary: I purchased this player about a month ago when Amazon was running the 4 Blu-ray's and a Samsung player for a big discount. Picture quality and audio are great, when they work. I've had problems on several discs with audio lag and when the player found a firmware update over the network, I readily upgrading to it only to have the upgrade process kill the player. I've heard updating from USB does not have any issues.
Even though I was a few days past my 30 day return, Amazon was gracious enough to overnight me a new player, same model. I cant say enough about Amazon's customer service, they are superb. I got the new player in and upgraded the firmware with a USB thumb drive this time and was successful, however the player continues to have a delay in the audio. Just to be sure I connected the player to a TV using just a brand new 1.3b HDMI cable and bypassing my receiver, the audio delay continues. I hear no audio lag playing regular DVD's by the way.
Out of curiosity, in case it might be the discs themselves, I purchased a Panasonic Blu-ray player from Best Buy. Absolutely no audio lag, works perfect. Although the operational speed of the Panasonic player is not as fast as the Samsung, I'd rather have audio the way it's supposed to be heard instead of watching a movie that looks like it's been dubbed over.
I don't know if this is a problem on all of these players or maybe a run of them came out bad, but I've had two bad so far and I'm about done with this model. The model up from this one has the same video processor so it might have the same issues. I'll give the player high marks for it's operational speed and slick interface, but the audio problems are a deal breaker for me. I would look elsewhere if I were you.
I just received a full refund from Amazon on the second player but will probably just wait until an affordable player is released that operates fast and has no issues.