Summary: I dont play dvd's often but when I do I expect them to work...... I went to play my Sumsung Bluray and it wouldnt open tried every thing on the Samsungs repair site and it still wouldnt work...... so all the money I paid for it is out the window no one will will repair an out of warranty item.
Summary: Very unhappy with this player. Saw that others experiencing problems with overheating. Problems include failure to read disk, skipping during playing, freezing. Standard answer for fixing is don't put player in place where it can overheat. Well, sometimes you have no choice with today's entertainment furniture designs. I have mine in a cabinet but give it ample room to breathe. I open the cabinet during playing. I am going to buy a replacement, and it won't be a Samsung.
Summary: If i had read bad reviews on this site before purchasing this product, i wouldn't bought it. The problems occurring with this player are probably why this one was in sale a couple of years back. It plays fine until i couldn't read a blu-ray disk, then i made the mistake to upgrade on samsung web site. Since then i can't played some regular dvd's. Glad i have kept my old dvd. Don't buy this!
Summary: I just purchased this brand new and tried to play two different Blu-ray movie discs. It would play the movie and then half way through it would stop and go in the middle of the movie. When I took the disc out and tried to reload it, it did not recognize it, saying the disc is bad. I tried both discs and got the same result. I even tried to run them through a disc washer, still no go. I'm sorry I bought this. Will be trying another brand.
Summary: I bought this Samsung BD-P1500 two years ago. Currently, it only does one thing, play Blurays. Sure That may be why you originally buy it except for the fact that all of its other functions have stopped including playing DVDs. So now I have a DVD player atop my BD player. Samsung was the biggest problem.
Used to work now won't play regular OR blu-ray DVDs
Shaun Pryor, Amazon
22 November 2011
Summary: I bought this 3 years ago and the quality of the picture on regular DVDs was great. I was not happy with the load time - the Sony I had previously was much quicker to recognize the disc. I overlooked that issue because I thought I did a good thing buying a Blu-ray. Well, turns out Blu-ray has not taken over the industry and now I have a DVD player that no longer plays regular DVDs as of 1 week ago.
Summary: Have had my BD-P1500 BluRay for three years. Not reliable. Off and on had problems. I had uploaded the firmware in Sept after not being able to play any disk. Played one movie fine then after firmware update. Again had same problem last night. Went online and downloaded from Samsung the same update on USB. No change-didn't work. Spent 1.5hrs with Samsung last night until after midnight.
Summary: I bought this as a present about a year and a half ago. It worked fine, but almost like clockwork, it stop recognizing discs. Firmware updates didn't work. After Samsung's customer support asking me to try about 7 different discs, they proceeded to tell me that I can have the unit fixed for $110. FYI, you can get a brand new unit today for that amount. Forget Samsung. My Sony player works much better than this one. Spend your money on a higher quality brand.