Summary: This was a replacement for my LG Blu-ray (now with my partner). The picture quality is superb (although you do need a HD TV, of course!). All the "smart apps", I could take or leave, but being able to control it with my HTC Android phone is cool. A lot of other reviews have moaned about things not working etc. Just get it connected to your Wi-fi and it will update it's self. The more apps you download the more it will need to update.
Summary: I didn't buy this item from amazon but wanted to warn any potential purchasers. I bought the Samsung BDE8300M Smart PVR 3 and for three weeks it was great. Then all the tv channels dissapeared and could not be tuned back in. The Samsung technician said it is a known fault. The retailer won't change it because I had had the pvr 30 days- I hadn't set it up straight away and had used it for only 3 weeks. They offered repair.
Summary: Well I received this a few weeks ago and had purchased as a result of a Computer Shopper recommendation. All went well, everything worked after the compulsory software upgrade. Connections to internet fine, iplayer, recordings , HD etc. Then today it lost all channels! TV bypass still getting the Channels but the Samsung - nothing. On telephoning Samsung tech support a worn down tech guy said this is a known problem.