Summary: This is an amazing player really, and quite under rated. However, the first thing you need to do is either download the latest firmware from the Samsung website and burn it to a disc, or call Samsung and have a disc sent to you. Once you do that all is well and you'll be amazed at how well this player works (even on the latest Pirates of the Caribbean discs).
Summary: Over here in Australia, I have just paid [...] for one of the first units to ht the stores and i am absoloutley over the moon with the result. Despite Samsung's suggestion that it would only play region "B" (Australian) discs, it plays all blu-ray discs that I can get my hands on including region "A" (USA and Canada), and I am rapidly building up my library from Amazon.com.
Summary: Earlier reviewers had given this Samsung player somewhat lukewarm reviews. One thing I learned from those postings is that Blu-ray requires a firmware upgrade. As soon as I had hooked up the player I inserted the upgrade files on a CD which I had downloaded from Samsung. I have had, at least sofar, absolutely no problems. The photographs "jump" at you and you sit there wondering how such magnificant photography could have been attained.
Summary: If you are considering the purchase of this Blu-Ray player, look no further. As the title states, "Simply Amazing," and that's about all that needs to be said. Only wish I hadn't waited as long as I did to purchase it. Buy "The Planet Earth" on Blu-Ray, and you'll be even more happy, if there is such a thing...
Summary: I first bought the Sony model and was disappointed. The picture itself was decent, I guess. But the price at $1,000 was $400 more than the Samsung. The seconds on the digital timer on the Sony would slow down, then all of a sudden catch up. This did not inspire confidence. Anyway, I've been very happy with the Samsung. It looks elegant, it was inexpensive, and it loads reasonably quickly. Faster, anyway, than my old carousel Onkyo.
Summary: I have purchased a Samsung Blu Ray BD 1000 after months of speculation as I was unsure on purchasing this item as I own a Philips Plasma 1080i(which doesnt support 1080p) and I thought the picture would be limited. How I was wrong, the picture is perfect and it makes a different to your existing collection ....(when you get the chance buy the Blu Ray editon of the movies as there is such a big diiference). Well done Samsung you got it right.
Summary: Bought it on E-bay for $395.00, couldnt be happier. Looks awesome on 1080p or 1080i. Not a "super-fast" player, but not slow either. Ive been "netflix-ing" with this bad boy and its fantastic. Overall I love this player, and would recommend it to anyone.
Summary: This is an excellent piece to add to your Home Theater. I purchased this to go with my 61' RCA HD DLP, I also have an Xbox 360 and HD DVD Player hooked up with my Yamaha 5.1 surround sound system. My movies loaded very quickly, in about 20 seconds, if not less then that, the picture is flawless, it goes full 1080p, my tv only goes to 1080i, but, there is only a minor difference from i to p, and most people will not be able to tell the difference.
Summary: I recently purchased the Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-Ray disc player and I paired it with the Sharp Aquos LC-52D62U HD LCD set. All I have to say is that the combination of both is pure eye candy. Whether I play a Blu-Ray disc or a regular DVD movie, the colors are vivid and the picture is as sharp as I have never seen it before.