"Fast load times; trouble with WiFi and 24fps for DVDs"3.0 starson by vikmetal
Pros: Very fast BD load times and excellent features. Player offers DTS HD-Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD onboard decoding, Netflix, Pandora, and PC streaming, ease of use and set up, and an included Wifi dongle (an $80 value).
Cons: Wifi and PC streaming don't work well. Also, 24fps only works with Blu-ray playback and not with DVDs! Panasonic's players let you turn 24fps on for DVDs - why not Samsung? Samsung customer support did not have answers or solutions for my issues.
Summary: A good player if fast load times, onboard decoding of major audio formats, Netflix, and Pandora are desired. Online content works really well through a wired connection.
However, if wireless connectivity and PC streaming are important, you will be dissapointed - as will be the case if you're looking to watch your DVD movies in 24 frames. When I asked Samsung's tech support about this, they "corrected" me by saying that 24fps ONLY relates to BD playback, not DVD...go figure!!
The BD-P1600 offers the same features and performance, minus the included dongle and PC streaming (which do not work anyway) and is $100 cheaper. And you can always buy the dongle if WiFi connectivity is desired, since the 1600 is compatible with it. But that also does not have 24 fps for DVD playback. Panasonic's BD players are similarly priced and could be other options, because they are equally quick, have better DVD playback/upconversion, and allow 24 fps across the board - however, they don't offer Netflix and Pandora.