Summary: This product has been great. The picture and sound quality are excellent and I think that the player is very good. The only thing that I think needs improving is the process to do the firmwares. It could be a lot easier instead of doing all of the steps to complete the updates. Once the updates are done, all of the newer dvd's worked just fine and I haven't had any problems since. Overall I recommend this player because it is a good quality product.
Summary: For the money and for what your getting, this player is very nice. Some of the other reviews report it as being very slow, and it is, but it's not unbearable. The biggest sluggishness this player has is it's bootup, which takes mine about 20-30 seconds. The only other real slowness i've noticed is on some blu-ray discs -- and that has little or nothing to do with the player. For example, Spider Man 3 takes almost 3 minutes to load up to the main menu...
Summary: I've had the unit long enough now to have tried several disks in both the standard DVD up conversion and Blu Ray formats. No problems at all. The reports of disk freezes and lockup just have not happened. The two disks that seem to have most problems do not appeal to me for their content anyway. The video in 1080p Blu Ray format is awesome and even standard DVDs appear much improved.
Great Blu-Ray Player, but has room for improvement
Wayne "Omegafiler", Amazon
5 September 2007
Summary: I've had an HD-DVD player (Xbox 360 Add-on) for about a year now as I'd been waiting for the 2nd gen Blu-Ray players to come down in price. After looking around at the various players, the Samsung was the clear winner. So far, I've been using the BD-P1200 for about 2 months and couldn't be happier! First, I should note that the first unit I received was defective. It kept locking up and freezing every few minutes - even with the latest firmware.
Summary: Overall a decent player - it's the only blu-ray player I've used though so I don't have much to compare to. I'm currently using this player and the Toshiba HDXA2 side by side on the same setup (hedging my bets here as to which format will win!). It is a bit quirky at times, although I don't know if it is the player or the disk.
Summary: Samsung tech support needs to tell people that this machine requires the firmware update before it will work with all blu-ray disks. When I first got this machine, my blu-ray copies of "Casino Royale" and "Into the Blue" weren't working at all, and I was nearly 2 hours on the phone with tech support (mostly on hold) and they still weren't able to uncover this very easy solution.