Summary: While the unit works overall, it's very annoying in that you can't stop a disc and return to viewing without loosing 5.1 audio. It reverts back to stereo. You can't stop the unit and shut it off and then return to viewing your disc where you left off. It reverts to the beginning. It was very noisy at first, but a firmware update quieted it down.
Summary: Comments about Samsung BDP-1500: If you want a Blu-ray and only a Blu-ray, it's a good one. I tried it at home. But I'll say it 100x, the PS3 does Blu-ray PLUS games, and everyone plays games.
Pros: Backwards Compatible, DVD Upconversion, Easy Set-Up, Excellent Image Quality, Good Connections, Good Soundtrack Support, Upgradeable
Summary: Unless I just got a broken one it doesn't do what its meant too. When you try to play Blu-Rays in 1080p there are sound skipping problems, with any disc I try it with. Change it to 1080i and they are ok most of the time but there are still problems. This machine is quirky and quite frankly I wouldn't recommend buying one.
Excerpt: "...the tray repeatedly. Therefore contacted Samsung about repair. With all Samsung products make sure you keep the receipt as they will not do any warrentry work without it..you have been warned.. Rung Samsung to get repaired it eventually took 4 weeks for them to arrange a replacemnent player as the part mine needed was on back order. Wonder if this is a major problem with them? The whole process was painful and very slow in getting the replacement, ...
Summary: I've got one of these, it's nice watching blu-ray, my player couldn't play DVDs or CDs properly - Samsung made me wait more than 6 weeks for some firmware update because the problem couldn't be fixed by a service call, but after repeated hassling on the phone I managed to get it looked at, under warranty, and repaired by a service call. The drive is slow to load discs of any type, but it looks and sounds nice.
Pros: Looks nice.
Cons: Worst after sales service I have ever come across. If you buy this, hope nothing goes wrong with it.
Summary: Hallo Bin im besitz des o.g. Gerätes.Leider kann ich nur sagen- Hände weg von der Kiste!!! Anfangs Probleme mit diversen Disks- nach einem vom Samsung vorgeschlagenen Update funktioniert zwar die Diskwidergabe aber der Player hängt und reagiert nicht mehr (load) keine Steuerung möglich??? Da ich meine Rechnung verlor kann ich jetzt nicht viel erwarten normalerweise hat das Gerät noch Garantie aber die vom Samsung bzw.real wo es gekauft wurde interessiert es nicht!
Cons: Software hängt,diverse Disks gehen nicht,Updates ohne Erfolg