Pros Wall mount concept, touch panel control, side disk loading, and wireless access to firmware updates, audio streaming from Pandora, audio and video streaming from Netflix and PC Media Files. Slim and Slick attractive design. New Blu-Ray concept.
Cons Odd remote control, setup of file sharing for PC streaming, new Blu-Ray concept.
Summary Awesome player. Great play back sound. Highly recommendedWall mounted player and it started turning on and off without being touch or programmed. Called Samsung ran a reset procedure but the player would not work. Kept turning on and off by itself. We could not figured out the problem so took it back to the seller. Installed again and same thing happen. Once we took it off wall mount the player worked perfectly. So we decided to installed on the wall about 4 inches to the right. Now the fast forward, stop and back buttons where being toggled on and off
Updated on Aug 12, 2009
Decided that there was some sort of electromagnetic interference with the illuminated control buttons and wall mounted it vertically on the side of the wall with the wireless connector pointing upwards. It worked!
IMPORTANT be aware that your home modem (from internet service provider) needs to support at least 1.5Mbps to 3Mbps.
Highly recommend this player if you are not a gamer and are looking for a different type of Blu-Ray. Very sleek design. Awesome picture and sound.
Updated on Sep 20, 2009Its now September 20th and we have enjoyed Wi-Fi to its fullest. Through the firmware updates we now have Pandora, Netflix, Blockbuster, and U Tube available. It is easy to see that more connectivity and other services will be available in the future. Installed 8" Celling Speakers, Subwoofer and Center Channel. Notice some delay in the audio, but on further review found that speakers where connected out of phase. So far extremely happy with the investment in this Blu-Ray. Truly world class player and Wi-Fi connectivity Hub. It worked incredibly well for us. Highly recommend this player. Five stars in my recommendation. Got a great prices too.
Pros After applying the update that pops up automatically, the sound stopped working on the unit. When Samsung was called they explained that the update is known to do this and that they do not support fixing units that are broken by their updates.
Summary After applying the update that pops up automatically, the sound stopped working on the unit. When Samsung was called they explained that the update is known to do this and that they do not support fixing units that are broken by their updates. The firmware updates are made by Samsung. So they get to put out bad software updates, and you are just out of luck when it breaks your Samsung Blu-ray disc player.
Pros Played a DVD flawlessly. This disc had failed on 3 other DVD players. So far BluRay disc looks fabulous.
Cons Terrible experience with WiFi connection. It worked, it failed and now for no reason it may be working again. As others have written, there is no such thing as Samsung support.
Summary If the WiFi continues to function I will be happy. This was a gift from my offspring and I don't want them to have gifters' remorse.
Pros Looks cool! Set up and networked with wifi in about 15 min. Makes DVDs I recorded look noticeably better. Remote also controls my Samsung TV right out of the box with no add'l programming. Cool to watch UTube vids on TV. Netflix streaming.
Cons Firmware update took a while. No pg-down function on remote. Moving thru lists one item at a time is tedious.
UTube search is a bit rough using the numbered keypad. A qwerty keyboard on the remote would be killer!
Summary Looks great, works great! After trying it out, I immediately bought a second unit. Love it! As Netflix adds more movies to its streaming package this will get better and better.
Pros Unique design, compact, wall mountable
Cons Unable to read the disk during intense scenes, results in multiple lockups. Extremely annoying and unacceptable especially in such a high end product. I went through three units before I gave up on Samsung Blu ray players and went with a Sony
Summary I bought one at Future shop and was informed by the tech personnel that it was the best and most reliable high end unit on the market with none returned to date. After multiple lockups I returned it along with one of the bluray disks for testing on another player at the store, no problems with the disk. I was given another new unit, with the same result. The third time I wanted something different but was talked into a third new unit as they assured me that no other unit had been returned, yet it had the same problem as the other two. Finally, I exchanged it for a high end Sony, which has worked flawlessly ever since. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY ON THIS PRODUCT