Excerpt: This is a pretty fast blu ray player. I hate waiting around for things to load, and the loading / bootup speeds are comparable to the PS3 / Oppos. It is a little fidgety loading discs though. Sometimes it spits out perfect looking discs and tells me it's unrecognizable. It has a nice looking sleek reflective blue front panel. The left portion of it flips down to reveal the tray. The tray is a bit flimsy looking ( feels a little filmsy too ), but gets the job done.
Excerpt: I love this thing!!! I got one last christmas (08) and Ive loved it ever since. In conjunction with my new Samsung TV its amazing! You get netflix, as long as you have a subscription, it connects to the internet and the picture and sound that come out of this thing is incredible, It was expensive, thats why I asked for it in my christmas list, lol. Anyways, for me just having the netflix on the thing has paid for itself. It stylish, and so easy to use.
Excerpt: In June my DVD player started giving me a lot of problems (even though I only had it less then 2 years!) so I decided to just get a new one. (It was really cheap anyway - I guess you get what you pay for.) The more I thought about it though, the more I thought it would make more sense to invest in a Blu-Ray player (since DVD is going the way of VHS - In my honest opinion). Besides, I watch A LOT of movies and I deserve something good!
Excerpt: We purchased this blu-ray player using a Best Buy gift certificate we earned with our credit card reward points, so technically we didn't have to pay anything for it, but after using it, I would certainly pay money for it! I love the picture quality when watching Blu-Rays of course, but it's also great with DVDs! I love the USB feature, too. Our young girls are rough on DVDs, so we like to copy them (dont' worry, just for our own use) and put them on a hard drive.
Excerpt: I got this as a gift (awesome gift!) and year ago and haven't looked back. This was one of the first Blu Ray players to offer Netflix streaming capability and now that I've had that a year I can't imagine not having it. It's funny, I use the player more for streaming videos than playing Blu Rays or even DVDs. Blu Ray discs do look good and you can certainly tell the difference with sharp, clean images. DVDs get a bump in image quality too although that's not really...
Summary: The main reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the home media interface to view slides and videos from home PCs on the network is limited, finicky and tedious to use. If your camera shoots 12 mpx or more images you need to reduce the resolution (preferably to 1920x1080) or the player will either not load the image or load with wrong colors.
Pros: Backwards Compatible, DVD Upconversion, Easy Set-Up, Excellent Image Quality, Good Connections, Good Soundtrack Support, Upgradeable