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. I've had no problem with the TV which is why I bought the second blue ray player. Now I'm beginning to re-think any loyalty to the Samsung brand.
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Summary: The unit is outdated and discontinued.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. It wouldn't play any of them. So, I borrowed the new Trek hoping it would work.... nope....
Wish I could give it ZERO stars - 20% of reviewers HATE this product
L. Bolick, Amazon
6 February 2009
Summary: As with several of the reviews listed here, mine will start with, "It worked great until..." Though I can tailor that to, "It worked GREAT...for 4 DVDs." Bought this to go with a new Samsung LN46A550 and, as stated, was delighted by what I saw and heard. Played the first disc of Lost Season 4, Hell Boy II, Encounters at the End of the World and WALL-E and raved to friends and family about how great things were.
Summary: I had this product for a total of 6 days. The very first day, right out of the box I had problems with lack of audio when using the HDMI hook-up. I thought maybe it was a bad DVD, because I didn't seem to have the same trouble with Blu Ray. Every time I tried to use the player for a DVD, I wouldn't get audio, I would have to restart the player and try again. On day six, I started having the same trouble with Blu Ray discs.
Summary: The blue ray DVD player worked absolutely great with blue ray movies. However, it would not play any other typeof DVD or CD except blue ray even though it was hooked up properly. I contacted Samsung and they finally decided it need a "firmware update". Since I have dial-up, I did not want to try to download the update, so they sent it to me on a CD - which took nearly two weeks to arrive. Guess what, it would not read their update CD either.
Summary: I could write a novel on my issues with Samsung and their qualiy control, but I'll keep this to the point. I had the 1500 (also a 1400 but it broke the first week) since May 28th. Worked pretty well until the firmware update. After the update, I lost TrueHD audio (internal decoding or bitstreaming) and Standard DVD playback become impossible. I couldn't play a single regular DVD no matter what I tried.
Worked for 2 weeks, then stopped recognizing discs
R. Waddell, Amazon
5 February 2009
Summary: Our experience was that Amazon's delivery was wonderful, it was easy to set up, it seemed like a good choice for both regular DVDs and Blu-Ray, until a couple of days ago when it stopped recognizing discs other than Blu-Ray . . . it wouldn't even accept the disc we created to try to update the firmware (downloaded from Samsung website) to see if that would help. Since we didn't buy it to only be able to view Blu-Ray, we're returning it.
Summary: This product was defective from the moment I got it. Frequent audio dropouts during playback with any disc. I sent it in for repair and they sent it back exactly as broken as it ever was. Now they will only ask me to send it in AGAIN and are completely rude about it to boot. There is a reason this is discounted over the Sonys. Samsung knows this player is defective and just wants to unload them.
Summary: Got this as a Christmas gift for the family. At first the picture was great--watched Sleeping Beauty in Blu Ray and it had the clearest picture. After that, anytime the player went to spin up a disc the picture turned purple, and the signal cut out for a few seconds before coming back on. I tried this player with two different HDMI cables and had this same result. Updated the firmware via Ethernet and reset to factory default settings per Samsung with the same results.
Summary: Before we got our Blu-ray DVDs delivered it played regular DVDs well. Three days later we got 2 Blu-ray DVDs delivered and couldn't wait to put them in. We weren't impressed with the image quality. It was better than regular DVD but not as clear as we expected. However it locked up when playing the first Blu-ray DVD, with a loud and sharp beef. The disc wouldn't come out. We had to power it off. The same problem repeated several times until it crashed totally.