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Conclusion: Multimedia Although the 1600 has a network connection on its rear panel and even supports an optional WLAN stick, its multimedia still can't measure up to that of its two bigger brothers, the BD-P 3600 and BD-P 4610. The network interface can only retrieve BD-Live material. Streaming of multimedia files - as is possible on the two other Samsung models - is simply beyond the BD-P 1600.
Pros: Excellent HDTV picture with 24p., Automatic film-mode detection for DVDs., Bitstream HD audio.
Cons: Disc drive is too loud., Poor photo display.
Excerpt: (1 items) Samsung BD-P1600Samsung’s BD-P1600 Blu-ray player delivers good-looking Blu-ray playback and adds a host of multimedia goodies (including BD-Live, Netflix On Demand, and Pandora streaming to your TV and home-theater sound system) previously found only in higher-end Samsung models. Unfortunately, this Blu-ray Disc player stumbles in a few simple areas. When playing Blu-ray discs, the BD-P1600 sent very good but not spectacular images to our HDTV.
Pros: Very good imaging on Blu-ray discs, Netflix and Pandora streaming
Cons: Annoying flap covers front panel controls, Disappointing imaging on DVDs
Affordable, great picture quality, new built-in integration to Netflix movies and Pandora Internet radio
Consumer Electronics Net
13 July 2009
Excerpt: Consumer High Definition televisions (HDTV) hit the market just over 10 years ago. The amount of data used for HD content takes up much greater space than that of Standard Definition (SD) content. From that need came Blu-ray discs (BD). Blu-ray's name comes from the blue colored laser used to read the discs. Data is stored on the disc by burning tiny pits in the surface, basically the same as with CDs and DVDs but with many, many, more pits to a given area.
Conclusion: Although positioned at the lower-end of their current crop, the Samsung BD-P1600 is still a versatile player offering the latest features (Netflix, Pandora, BD-Live, DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD decoding) and performance that the competition would be hard-pressed to beat.
Pros: Surprisingly good video quality on an assortment of tough material, Effortless handling of a wide variety of state-of-the-art features, Netflix online streaming sure is convenient, Surprisingly good video quality on an assortment of tough material, Effortless handling of a wide variety of state-of-the-art features, Netflix online streaming sure is convenient
Cons: HD-quality Netflix streaming easier said than done, Wireless networking is a can of worms, but why not just include a gig of flash memory so BD-Live would work without an additional purchase?
Summary: The Samsung BD-P1600 produces very good images, and by Blu-ray standards it's as fast as lightning. But problems with upscaling DVDs and some unwise design decisions prevent it from being a great player.
Excerpt: The Samsung BD-P1600 delivers very good-looking Blu-ray playback and adds a host of multimedia goodies previously found only in higher-end Samsung models, including BD-Live and Pandora streaming to your TV and home-theatre sound system.
Samsung's BD-P1600 delivers everything you need from a Blu-ray disc player
Good Gear Guide.au
8 May 2010
Summary: Samsung’s BD-P1600 does everything you could want a Blu-ray player to do. Great picture quality, plenty of audio decoding support and a speedy interface combine to make it an easy choice. Our only concerns (the build quality and the design) are minor.
Pros: Excellent image quality with both Blu-ray discs and DVDs, high-definition audio decoding, good operational speed
Cons: Build quality could be better, flip-down front is annoying