Summary: Overall, I was highly impressed with the BD-P1200’s performance, especially the razor-sharp detail. True, the intermittent crashes and audio drop-outs exhibited by the first review unit did not inspire confidence, but the second unit didn’t have these problems. It seems that Samsung has produced a fine player the second time around.
Excerpt: Samsung's BD-P1200 is a step forward and a slight step back. Sure it now carries the new HDMI v1.3 standard, but it fails to take full advantage of what the new specification has to offer. In addition, although a lot of the bugs were worked out, some of the functionality was removed as well. The BD-P1000 had a handy memory card reader which would be great for people wanted to view their photos and video files seamlessly on their HDTV.
Excerpt: While the in the end, Samsung's first foray into the Blu-ray world wasn't the major culprit in said format's poor picture quality (turns out most of the early discs just didn't look very good), it was still rather lackluster. It didn't upconvert DVDs very well, it didn't offer a 1080p/24 output, and it didn't decode any of the new audio formats. With its second-generation offering, Samsung has fixed most of these shortcomings. Most.
Samsung BD-P1200 2nd Generation Blue ray DVD Player
14 February 2008
Excerpt: Today we take a look at the new Samsung BD-P1200 2nd Generation Blue ray DVD Player. This player has a bunch of new features and performance enhancements over its predecessors. One of the more notable features is the BD-P1200 has a HQV true 1080i to 1080p HD deinterlacing processor which delivers the sharpest, most detailed HD images possible.
Pros: Great looking, HQV video processor, HDMI, DVI-D and VGA connection
Cons: Price, Does not support DTS-HD or Dolby TrueHD.