Pros Easy setup, just needed to get the correct password for my wi-fi from my partner and away it went. Picture quality is unbeleivable, upconfersion is much better than my older sony unit.
Cons touch buttons on top of unit, while cool looking, are hard to use
Summary It took me less than 10 minutes to get this unit working, and an additional 1/2 hour to set up the dongle, part of that time calling my partner for the correct password. While not the unit's falult, netflix HD is not blu-ray quality, but almost, and only does 2 channel out, not surround.With the new software update that adds blockbuster and youtube the player has some great new features, but now I'm having occasional netflix streaming problems, Not sure if it's my wifi or the system.
Updated on Oct 8, 2009
Also, whenever the software updates it looses the wifi info which then has to be re-entered, which is a small pain
Updated on Dec 24, 2009Recent addition of youtube and blockboster a plus
"Great player."on by Scigg
Pros Easy to set up from the box. Wifi a breeze. Plays well with Samsung flat-panel. One remote for both T.V. and player. Fast loading, outstanding color and detail.
Cons A bit delicate in the build. Dust magnet.
Summary I have been so reluctant to purchase a Samsung Blu-ray player because of their past performance and hit and miss quality and support. Although I haven't had the pleasure of dealing with Samsung's customer/support service like others, I hope it improves if I ever need them.
In any event, I have a PS-3, Sharp Blu-ray player, and now the BD-p3600 and it was easy to set-up out of the box. Wifi connected with no issues; it should make life much easier, and the quality with no compatibly issues at all! It plays well with the Samsung flat panel in the bedroom and no need for 1000 and 1 remotes. Just one!
Color and detail spectacular, no issues with the 24 fps mode or any other enhancement at all. The only thing is that it's a dust magnet and I think that the build quality is a bit to delicate.
Other than that, I'm pleased and glad I bought despite the questionable history with their past players.
"Outstanding!!!"on by jsmoov36
Pros Super fast wifi, pandora, netflix, excellent upscale for regular Dvd's, dynamite blu ray play, great options for connecting hardware, sound is outstanding, crisp and clean. The design also fits perfectly with the samsung line of products.
Cons Player feels a little delicate, top side button placement is odd, but a non issue with a remote, occasionally you have to reset your wifi connection when you close out, but nothing to lose sleep over.
Summary It is clear that for 2009 and into the forseeable future, everyone will want a Blu Ray Player with wifi because it just makes life so easy. The Samsung is the first out to market, and it is feature rich and plays sound and video like a champ. Watched Punisher War Zone on it this weekend, a fairly meaty film with a lot of fast paced action, and the player did not hiccup once, neither did the sound. The Dark Knight looked amazing and well. I used Walle as upscale, looked terrific. The only film so far that didn't look a lot better then I thought it would was Serenity, the Joss Whedon film that came out a few years back. I didn't see a lot of improvement in the picture from my regular DVD. Have no idea why, but its no big deal. The Price tag initially threw me but in the end, for a future proof player, it's worth the investment. I would also recommend using a Samsung television with it if possible, the sync is a great feature, and once you have the perfect universal remote, your good to go!!!
Great job Samsung!!
Pros picture and sound quality
ease of use
easy firmware upgrades
Cons i would rather have the buttons on the front instead of the top.
wish there was t9 entery for youtube/pandora/netflix use. (maybe there is but i haven't looked yet)
Summary I hooked this up via hdmi and ethernet. upgraded the firmware (took about 20min). and then enjoyed a picture perfect screening of transformers 2.
The large number of negative reviews make me think that this might not be the most user friendly unit. I personally had zero problems. I beleive that 99% of the problems listed in other reviews are due to user error. Upgrading the firmware is important step that many people skip.
I can't imagine a company like samsung sending out a unit with a 50% failure rate. and the people that have tried 3 units with no luck??? really?
Pros - Excelent picture and sound quality
- Pandora internet radio
- PC streaming (really?)
Cons - Frequent lock ups
- Glitches even with subtitles (how can you screw up subtitles)
- PC streaming is a joke
Summary I am going to focus my comments on the one "feature" that really pissed me off. That feature was the PC streaming. How can a company tout a feature that is basically unusable?
I eventually did get it to work, but only after many hours of tinkering and research on the web. Here is what I had to do to get it to work:
- Set up a new user account (non-administrator)
- Create a new shared folder in the root directory
- Because the automatic setting did not work, I had to enter the information manually. That information included the IP address of my computer, the username and password of the new user account I just created and the name of the new folder that I created. By the way, that automatic setting that is supposed to find your shared folders will probably not work for you. Every post I read mentioned that they had to set up things manually (XP or Vista).
- Okay, so I went though all that and entered all the data with the remote. As you can guess, that took a while. On the screen, it prompts you to save at each step. One problem.....it doesn't actually save the information!
= After you turn off the player, that information is lost. Guess what...if you want to stream files agan, you have to enter the information all over again!
I just focused on the PC streaming issue, but that combined with the other glitches were just unacceptable. Funny thing is PC streaming was not a major factor in my purchase decision, but when I pay for a feature, I expect it to work.
I went ahead and returned the player and purchased the LG BD390. I was up and running in under 15 minutes. That includes the PC streaming feature! Not a single glitch.