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Summary: The unit is outdated and discontinued.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.
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.
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".
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 . . .
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.
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.
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.
Summary: The player worked for 15 minutes then nothing. Would not play any disk after that. Also, player was very hot to touch on the bottom. Tried everything to restore, nothing worked. I have read many problems with this player. I would not buy at any price.