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Summary: The unit is outdated and discontinued.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: 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: First one I received was dead out of the box. Second worked wonderfully for five months. The picture and sound was and is amazing for Blu Ray and DVD. Then, it stopped reading DVD's once in a while. After that, it just got worse.
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: Well, until a week ago we loved our Samsung Blu Ray player. We bought it along with a 46" Samsung tv in December. It was great, awesome picture and so cool to watch movies with. Then a week ago we had the new James Bond movie from Netflix.
Summary: I bought this unit a month ago. It worked great at first, beautiful picture. Now a month later, it hangs ALL the time with multiple disks, most of the time wont display the disk menu, hangs in the middle of the movie, door wont open, controls freeze.
Summary: I've loved this player for the last year. Until Sunday, I would have given it 4 starts (controls are a bit wonky and it sometimes resizes replay on older discs, which costs a star). Then I got the new Harry Potter movie which requires a firmware upgrade.
Summary: You should skip this model, here's why: I bought this unit in May of 2009 because of the brand name and the good price. It has worked very well for upconverting our old DVDs to 1080p (we have many). However, when playing a BLU-RAY disk, it has always been flaky.