Summary: The picture quality of this player is excellent, than that can be said of all Blu-ray players with Blue-ray discs. What is really impressive is the ability of the BD-P1200 to enhance the quality of standard DVDs to almost HD standard. Before buying this player I had read various reviews about it and a slightly cheaper Sony model. Those reviews also said how well the quality of a standard DVD was enhanced, and that this player was about the best at doing so.
Summary: The Samsung BD-P1200 is a Blu-ray disc player. Blu-ray discs display a high definition video picture which you will need a high definition TV to take advantage of. I use a Toshiba 62" DLP which is a few years old and will display HD but not up to 1080p, I set the BD-P1200 to output 1080i. Depending on what you read, some professionals say there isn't much noticeable difference between the 1080i and 1080p.
Summary: I already own the Toshiba HD-A2. But when I hooked this baby up to my T.V., I was blown away by the picture. The clarity is stunning and the startup time is much faster than the Toshiba. My wife was equally impressed. I would recommend this player to anyone who is thinking about making the leap into Blu-Ray. You won't be disappointed!
Summary: I ended up buying this after being disappointed with the Planet Earth DVDs compared to watching them on HDTV. Blu-ray is amazing! Sadly, it really shows the limitations of DVDs, even when you blow them up to 1080p. I know Samsung and others have 3rd generation players coming out soon, but whatever, I am sure in 3 years I'll get a far better player for $99 anyway. For now, I am totally enjoying this and haven't watched regular TV since I got it.
Summary: I received this player yesterday. Connected it to my Samsung 42 inch Plasma 1080i with an HDMI and Fiber optic audio cable to my Yamaha sound system. It took maybe 20 minutes and what a result. Beautiful picture and like wise with the sound! I put Mel Gibson's Blu-ray version of Apocalypto in and enjoyed my home Theater! It seems as if you could walk into the scene. I had no trouble with the start up or playing of the disk.
Summary: I would strongly recommend this product if you love watching good quality movies. It is a lot better than the upconverting dvd player which usually are less than half of the price of a blu ray dvd player. The increase in quality picture is amazing.
Pros: Quality picture is excellent; what an improvement from upconverting dvd player, easy to set up and it can be set up to control your TV. Remote control has most of the features that my Samsung TV.
Cons: A little bit pricey if compare with some of the HD-DVD units available right now although
Summary: I don't know what all the complaints in other reviews are about. Just hooked it to my Onkyo HD capable AV receiver via an HDMI cable and IT WORKED! I don't notice any slow start up or stuttering, and it's played every disc I've inserted, whether Blu-ray or regular DVD. The audio is amazing, and the picture on my Samsung LCD 4695 is fantastic. If you are like me and just want things to be both excellent quality and simple to use, then I highly recommend it.