Excerpt: I was really excited to get this player...it has a lot of features I wanted, and others that weren't on my "must have" list, but seemed like great perks. The biggest problem I have with the unit, making it almost unusable, is the lag...if we're watching something on netflix, sometimes it buffers almost constantly. It uses way too much bandwidth. I have great speed with my internet, and have had no problems with anything until this unit was added into the mix.
Summary: Owning many Samsung products - TV`s, phones & computer screens - I`m yet to have a bad experience, with every product delighting. Having read the fairly mixed reviews here, i was a little torn - but the product was the only one I could find that matched my requirements the closest. After 6 months - another joyful Samsung product... only thing I haven't tried is 2D > 3D - but everything else this machine does hits the nail on the head. HD - amazing picture...
Summary: Dual HD tuner - good, Wireless 2.4Ghz or 5ghz to link to home router good, playback good, Blueray great, price competitive, 500g HD storage brilliant. I went from a basic dvd player to a promise of everything I could possibly need for the integrated home entertainment experience I had dreamt about. Niggles: 1. I expected to be able to watch TV I recorded on say my notebook - You can't with any of Samung productd I have been told. 2.
Summary: As other people have mentioned this machine is very buggy, particularly around recording programmes or the way it "pops" everytime you move from a Freeview HD channel to a normal SD channel. What is really annoying is that it supports DLNA and can find content on my PC, media player, etc. BUT it will not allow you to see/send recorded TV programmes via DLNA so I cannot access anything I've recorded on the Samsung via DLNA which was one of the main reasons I bought it.
Summary: I bought this for my mum who already had a Samsung Freeview TV with the idea that she would only need one remote control for both. I popped down to see her when it arrived thinking it would take 30mins to setup, 5 frustrating hours later!! The quick setup guide is complete rubbish nothing happens as it says it should. The main manual is no better.
Summary: I have had this for two months now. At first it was great. It does everything it says it does. Connects to wi-fi. Plays Blurays etc... BUT.... the software is pants and getting worse... 1. Unit seems to reboot at random times. 2. No search on the EPG 3. Press fast forward on a recording and it takes you back to the start and fast forwards from there. 4. Press fast forward on BBC Iplayer and after 5 seconds you move forward 30 seconds. 5.
Summary: Shocking product for the price and terrible technical support from Samsung. Having purchased this seemingly ideal box as a present for my husband it has been nothing but troublesome. The first one we had packed up after 3months, no video output to the TV! Samsung tech support were difficult to speak to and didn't understand the problem explained in plain english, kept asking for a blu ray disk to be inserted and asked what happened - Well for the 10th time!!