Summary: Excellent player. The picture using DVD, BluRay or Netflix s as good as I can imagine it to be. I was surprised that even on DVD I got a major boost in quality compared to my old DVD player (5 years old?). The Netflix picture is better (!) than when streaming on Xbox or AppleTV: all displayed on the same Samsung Plasma (63") and Onkyo AV receiver. Also noticed only one Netflix streaming issue (has to rebuffer) in > 100 movies streamed.
Summary: First off i would like to set the world strait on compatibility. This blu ray player is not compatable with most HD TV's. Even if your TV says 3d HD ready it might not be. the reason i explain below in "how it works". if you do not have a samsung hd tv this will not work for you as of now. Misubishi is making an addapter its not out yet but on mistubishi DLP tv's that say 3d ready this will work for them eventually with the addapter.
Get the BD-7900 if you have an "older" surround sound system
23 January 2011
Summary: WHAT THEY DON'T TELL YOU: If you have a surround sound system that is 2 to 10 years old, you might not want get this unit. Most people who buy a big TV have a separate surround sound system. Higher end surround sound systems have HDMI inputs for your different equipment (cable box, DVD player, etc.) and an HDMI output for your TV. These units will process DTS and Dolby and support 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 sound systems.
Summary: The unit is easy to set up and fairly intuitive to use. Bought it because of internet Apps. The ones installed are not very helpful, except for Netflix. Other Apps versions require you to pay per view, even though there are related Apps that are free. have not yet figured out whether and how to add Apps that are more relevant.
Summary: I got this free with a tv purchase and it really is great. Its super small, thin and light. Its made well, not junky plastic like many others. It has a ton of cool blueish lights all over and the play stop ff/rw are touch sensitive so there's no actual button. One of the best things about this player is its instant start up, there's no boot up time or waiting for the drawer to open its immediate!!! and when you put the disc in it starts up in about 3-5 seconds.
Summary: The Good: It has the easiest and best Netflix interface of any BD player I've tried and returned (beats Sony & Visio). I got this model because it was the only BluRay DVD with a Hulu+ App. I like watching current TV programs on Hulu. It boots up superfast when you power it on. The Bad: There are very few new Internet Apps. I wish it had more Internet TV Apps like "TV.com," Fox, etc.
Summary: It was ready to go out of the box, setting up the wireless was a breeze, it took a little bit to upload latest software, but I have been a netflix watching fool since I got it...Now I'm just waiting for HULU Plus.
Summary: Makes many traditional DVD's look like a poor quality movie (does great with Blu-Ray and with 3D presentation). Streaming is terrible with my wireless network, and I have it placed right next to my router. Points mentioned are the negatives, but overall I am extremely pleased with the purchase.
Summary: I had to buy this to watch 3D on my Samsung UN55C8000 LED TV. The model is very slick and light. The touch based controls are good. It loads discs very fast. Except for 3D it is just like any other Blu-ray player. Do hook it up to internet and update the Firmware (regularly). The Internet and Apps are good. The 3D capability is good (Alient vs Monsters) but not impressive.
Received Defective Player - New Player works Great!
B. Marshall, Amazon
22 May 2010
Summary: I bought a new Samsung 3D LCD TV and this Blu-Ray player. It initially worked for the first movie play with the Special 3D Disc that came with the glasses. Then I went to watch Avatar (from Netflicks)and about half way though the movie the screen went blue and no more movie playing. I contact Samsung not much help told me to send it to them for repair. But I could not get the disc out of the player, it just kept saying LOAD and would not eject the disc.