Summary: It baffles me that Samsung would have continued manufacturing this product in spite of its obvious flaws. Unfortunately, I didn't pay much attention to the reviews before I purchased it. I've since learned that every negative word written about the E5900 is true -- it has unexplainable connectivity issues, it takes forever to load (and often never does), the video freezes in the middle of a movie for no discernable reason and the controls are sluggish at best.
Summary: I bought this device to watch stuff on Netflix. The set-up was difficult because I prefer to allow access to my network through MAC address filtering rather than a password, but there wasn't a way to find the MAC address of the BluRay player. Once I did get it working, whenever I use it to connect to Netflix is slow and difficult. I frequently get messages indicating I'm not connected to the wireless network.
Summary: After my previous Samsung blu-ray player died under extended warranty, I was given this model and told it was the best at Futureshop. Well, after over a year it still won't play Resident Evil: Retribution, and Samsung's customer support has been negligible and insulting. All they do is keep repeating "Get the latest firmware," even when you have told them that you HAVE the latest firmware update.
Summary: It is slower than slow, locks up, crashes, and the apps are unexciting. I waste more time trying to get it to work than I do enjoying it. Just Junk. This is my second samsung dvd player I was really hoping it would be better than the first.
Summary: I bought this blueray player about 3 months ago. It started to freeze after about a week. It finally froze to the point it would do nothing, even after unplugging and plugging it back in. However, i really liked the the apps (MLB, Netflix, Hulu ect.)so i returned it and received a replacement which i have had for about two months now. I bought a samsung specificaly to get MLBtv. The wifi on the second bd player is very weak making MLB and netflix almost useless.
Summary: I am not impressed with the Samsung Bluray players. They are slow to boot, lack options like 2D to 3D conversion and HDMI options found in their older players and Sony players and the smart hub system has issues especially compared with their ES7100 and better TVs. Smart Hub Issues It requires network access just to load which takes time and it does not provide progress information.
Summary: I am very disappointed with this unit. This is the 4th Samsung BD player I have owned. I have never had a significant problem until this unit. It is very cheaply designed and constructed. It has an ugly green cheap display instead of the blue color of past players. The touch controls are replaced by cheap feeling mechanic buttons. It now stops communicating with my wireless network, same as the issue noted below.
Cons: Poor quality, Did not meet expectations, poor display
Summary: Every time movie is paused, the commentary is turned on when played again. Also starts from beginning if you stop and start. What happened to smart technology that remembers where you left off??? I have a three year old blu-ray player that does this, so why doesn't the new state of the art work? Very disappointed.