Summary: I bought this player in June. First thing I did was upgrade the firmware, then did it again mid-june. Important to keep up on this as the technology is evolving and all the new players will require this from time to time, so keep up with it. I have yet to find a blu-ray disc I can not play.
Do you get the impression that most of the people that don't like the BD-P1000 are HD supporters?
Mark D, Amazon
26 March 2007
Summary: Every once in a while the BD-P1000 freezes and needs to be reset...but not very often. When I got this player, the picture was good and it had a few quirks and irritations. Since installing the firmware, the picture is excellent and the irritations have mostly gone away.
Summary: I just upgraded from a Sony upconvert dvd player and installed the latest firmware (1.1) before I even started.Popped in Casino Royale blu ray and was amazed, it looks like I'm sitting at the movies, all of the softness is gone that the upconvert dvd player would display.
Summary: This player contains most of the features a videophile would enjoy, along with excellent craftsmanship...every bit as good as the Sony or Philips. Samsung is an real up-and-comer, and they are proving it further with their astonishing ***** (solid five star) second generation machine (available in...
Summary: With the latest firmware update, that I was able to download from the Samsung web site, this unit plays all blu-ray and standard DVD disks just perfectly. Wonderful picutre when played through HDMI to a Sharp Aquos LC-52D62U, which is a 52" LCD 1080p display. It has a quick startup as well.
Summary: Usually I don't adopt a new technology. Obviously you pay a high price and all you have to go on is the hype. I decided to endulge in the Samsung on the basis of buying a new plasma TV (Pioneer PDP-5071HD).
Excerpt: I must confess I have been one of the most fortunate few who has had the blu ray experience. It happened one crazy evening at a friends house.... a few beers and a couple of slices of 4 seasons pizza, lights dimmed and there she was all dressed to kill..... the Samsung BD-P 1000.