A Player To Access Video Material That Is Not Chaff, Pablum & Kitsch!
Mike J. Rice "'Mike Rice, Cultural Historian", Amazon
2 October 2013
Summary: Actually, I accidentally ran upon one of these at Wally World and earlier, a Phillips that played AVIs. I bought the Phillips without realizing it played *.avi files at first, but then one day I got an avi file, popped it in and VOILA! Later I spot this machine on clearance in Walter World. I buy it because it plays mkvs, avis, mp4s, WMS files,all the international files.
Summary: I bought this as a birthday present for my boyfriend. I was really impressed how the seller kept me updated on the status of my package. However I did not like how it was covered with various stickers that were very annoying and difficult to remove. Also the unit did not come with a remote, which was my fault I did not read that it didn't come with a remote , which was annoying to find another remote to use temporarily while I waited to buy the correct remote.
Summary: I found the unit good but not great the lack of a eject button on the remote is a huge pain, the over all the play back is okay the app's are good and I use them a fair bit for a low price unit it do the job.
Good basic BD player with Netflix but disappointing DLNA support
14 August 2012
Summary: This minimalist blu ray player plays dvd and blu ray content acceptably and has a dedicated Netflix button which is great. I have a Samsung TV and it communicates intelligently with it over the HDMI cable. The Netflix support is great, if that interests you. It "just works" as compared to the PS3 netflix app, which seems to require the user to do a system update every month. My main gripe would be the UI and generally the behaviour of Samsung for DLNA content.
Summary: Be advised, you get only Netflix, Cinema Now, Vudu & YouTube Apps. There is no way to add apps to this machine. You are stuck with what comes out of the box. You can only connect it to the internet via Ethernet as well. Samsung online chat took about 20 minutes to get someone to answer for support, but were polite, and ensured my question was answered properly.
Summary: Good little Blu-ray player with no frills and it's cheap. Does the job BUT Somehow tonight we sat down to watch a movie and the remote was gone. ( I think my dog ate it!) This is a BIG problem. The player has no control on it to start the movie so if you lose the remote or your dog eats it you are out of luck! I have a Samsung TV also and I thought for sure I could just pick up the TV remote set it on DVD and we would be good to go. NO luck would not work.
Jeffrey D. Binnig "book reader, equal rights ..., Amazon
2 March 2012
Summary: I bought this DVD player to replace 2 other DVD players that had gone bust. Due to the price and Samsung's surge to the top of the electronics market, I picked this one up. Pros: Excellent quality. Running Blue Ray version of Avatar through this player and shown on Samsung HD tv is really quite amazing. The resolution is top notch. Youtube! Cons: Samsung is cheap on remotes. I have one of their tv's and it's remote is equally lacking in ergonomics and function.