Excerpt: We got this blue-ray player when we bought our 50" Plasma T.V. This player paired with our T.V. is amazing. The picture is absolutely beautiful. And yes the regular Dvds that we have are upgraded with the player and look just as great. It was simple to set up. And my husband connected a Yamaha receiver and Bose speakers to it which makes our living room seem like we are at the movies. Why go to the movies any more when you have a set up like this?
Excerpt: The Samsung BD-1500 blu ray player has satisfied my basic wants in a blu ray player quite nicely. It was well within my price range, I paid $187 for the player and four discs, it loads blu ray discs quickly enough that I don't get frustrated, and the picture I get is utterly fantastic.
Cinema Quality without the annoying audience noise!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: First off, you need an HD set to enjoy Blu-Ray. My dad missed that point, so I'm just making sure it's out there. I love this Blu-Ray Player. I'll admit, this is my first one, but it works great! We have a few Blu-Ray DVDs (since most of ours are the standard DVD), and boy is it a difference! I honestly feel like I am in the theater, the picture is crisp and clear and feels like it's coming to life right before my eyes!
Excerpt: My husband and I originally bought our Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-Ray player in order to participate in the "Watch Instantly" fun at Netflix. We have come to realize we bought the wrong player. However, our mishap has turned to something very happy for us! We can still enjoy our large DVD collection and go ahead purchase the new blu-ray discs, as well. The picture quality has improved greatly. The sound quality is even better, if that's possible.
The Samsung BD-P1500 is acceptable but nothing special.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The Samsung BD-P1500 is a decent blu-ray player. The full 1080P picture is impressive compared to any standard dvd player. The frame rates are fine. Video playback is smooth. The video and sound quality of this average blu-ray player will satisfy just about any average consumer. Blu-ray players typically suffer from slow disc load times and the BD-P1500 is no different. It's no worse than most other players on the market, but it's no better either.
Excerpt: We received this BluRay player as a wedding gift and we absolutely love it. The picture is beautifully crisp and clear, makes you feel as though you are actually in the movie. I was very surprised at how much it improved the quality of regular dvds. I expected Blu rays to look good, but the huge improvement of regular dvds was such a wonderful surprise.
Excerpt: the player does have little quirky screw ups and you have to turn it off and back on to get it to work right again. I've only had it for a year so these little screw ups should not be happening on a fairly new player. Plus with the price you might as well spring for the 1600 that already comes with the wifi.
Summary: It's OK. A bit slow. It does look good. At this point I might look for better technology, although I don't know what's out there right now. It works well, upscales well, just a bit slow. For the price I am satisfied.
Summary: I bought this model in January 2009. Overall I've been largely happy with it and it was a good value for its time. Its' picture quality is excellent. Unlike other reviewers, I've never had trouble playing DVD's or Blu-Ray discs. I never upgraded its firmware. Its shortcomings have been: 1) Everything about it is slow: loading movies, responding to the remote (especially fast-forward, geez that is slow), powering down. Newer models will probably be faster.
Summary: The unit is outdated and discontinued. I purchased this unit based on the TV connections and user ratings across various sites. Out of the box the unit would only play DVD's, as this is my first BluRay, I only had the Resident Evil Trilogy that I purchased at the same time to test it with. It wouldn't play any of them. So, I borrowed the new Trek hoping it would work.... nope....