Summary: I bought this unit when it first came out in 2008, and have been impressed with it ever since then. I still use it today, and have been using it on average 3 times a week. I check for firmware updates regularly, and keep it clean.
Pros: like the quality of the picture and also the upscaling of regular DVD' s
Summary: Very disappointed in Samsung and how they seem to have abandoned the purchasers of this model Blue Ray player. I bought two Blue Ray players from Samsung. The first the bd-p1400 still works. I also have a 52" inch Samsung LCD TV that I got at the same time as the bd-p1400.
Pros: It still plays DVDs, if that's could be considered a pro.
Cons: Doesn't play Blue ray movies at all anymore even though it was hardly ever used.
Summary: The unit is outdated and discontinued.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.
Summary: This is the second Blu-Ray player from Samsung that has problems. It was great right up to the one year mark after I bought it. But then it had a problem playing regular DVD's. It had to problem playing Blu-Ray DVD's but it stoped playing Regular DVD's.
Summary: $130 for a Samsung Blu-Ray unit, WOW! Thanks Amazon! Musta been a sale of the day but I saw this $200 unit for $130 on Amazon. Bought it for my son for Christmas, along with 5 Blu-Ray movies (from Amazon, of course). He was floored when he got it.
Summary: It worked fine .I turned on dvd player and it said that that there was a firmware update So i updated.After it would not load the dvds .Icalled tech support and was told i should have not updated if it was working .I explained that it was the players idea not mine.They informed me that it was out of...
Summary: I really liked paying a LOT of money for something that does not work properly. It also has a hard time recognizing a USB key to update the firmware. Even when you point the setup to the exact location the USB key is it will still not see it 3/4 of the time.
Pros: Looks good sitting in the open rack with the other A/V equipment. Good picture quality. That's about it.
Cons: Where to start with the audio woes this thing has. Bought this player from BestB** and had it for three months and the sound stops working. Thought it might be the receiver, but that worked fine with the DVR and old DVD player I re-hooked up to the system. Sent it off to service, which took 6 wee...
Summary: This player is best coupled with a TV capable of supporting full 1080p resolution (use an HDMI cable!).
Pros: This player looks great sitting in the room and it has very high quality video output. Simple, straightforward Blu-Ray DVD player that can do video upscaling on non-Blu-Ray DVDs to make them look much better on a high-definition TV (full 1080p resolution if the TV supports it).
Cons: s...l...o...w..... Loading DVDs and getting the video started is a slow process. I don't expect lightning speeds, but when your waiting for some kind of feedback from the player just a little longer than you'd like, it can get annoying if you are watching something that has multiple DVDs in a ser...
Summary: I would wait before buying my next player for the prices to come down a little further and for the drive speed/software to operate faster. Load times are slooooow. Also, I thought Blu Ray was featured as being able to go straight to the movie menu yet I still have to FF through previews... annoying!
Pros: This model is the de facto 'slightly better than the cheapest' offering at Best Buy and Costco where I'm at. I like the update via USB since connecting to a router requires a chord running through the house. Very easy to set up and use.
Cons: Overheats if in a small cabinet - this was the only issue I had, but I also have it stored in an enclosed shelf. The unit itself doesn't have a cooling fan so I bough a USB laptop cooler which cured the problem (the fan is powerd by the Blu Ray USB, and turns off/on with the player). I have had t...