Excerpt: Since the day that I received my LED Television, one of my friend suggested that it is better if I will purchase a Blu-Ray Player. I am so excited of what the technology can offer so I have no second thoughts and I bought one from SM Appliances store …
Summary: I do NOT recommend this product! Only reason I kept it is because the problems started right after the Return Date had passed (figures). I'm on Disability so I'm stuck with this junk.
Pros: The remote:, One of the best: illuminated keys, nice layout, lots of features.
Cons: Freezes OFTEN!, No buttons work. Must unplug 10 minutes to fully reset the unit to work properly., Unit Door:, Useless design feature., Need to leave door open so the disk tray can slide open., The Text Display:, Hard to see --poorly designed.
Summary: I am sort of a bright, techie guy. I love to get new stuff, and when this came out at such a low price, I had to try it. But every moment of using this piece of electronics has made me wish I could trade it in.
Pros: It will play BluRay.
Cons: Worst remote I have ever owned. Requires line of site, and the button placement and colors are misleading and confusing.
Summary: I bought one of these to replace a PS3 because I hated that it looked like a wart in my setup, had a loud fan, and could not bitstream. Finally there is a small blu-ray standalone that is fast, has a great picture and can bitstream advanced audio. It looks great in the rack and the netflix/pandora features are a nice bonus. I won't be missing the PS3 at all. BTW, it is known that a 1GB usb drive is needed for BD live enabled titles.
Summary: I've never taken the time to write a review for Amazon before; but then, I've never purchased a worse quality product than this player. As I type this, my wife is disconnecting the unit for return to Amazon - FOR THE SECOND TIME IN TWO WEEKS. Yes, that's right. One arrived (super fast delivery by Amazon, I might add), worked briefly, then froze up. (Read other reviews for specifics - mine did the same thing.
Summary: This is a good value for a blu-ray player with the new online features available such as Netflix, Pandora, and BD-Live. It is small and easy to install and setup. I use the HDMI output to my Samsung HDTV and the Optical Digital Audio output to my AV receiver. The Anynet+ feature is convenient which helps the Samsung components work together reducing button pushing.
Summary: This blu-ray player functions well and is reasonably priced. Blu-ray loading takes about 20 seconds. Picture quality is excellent. My only negative comment is that the motor is noisy, which makes for a rather distracting whirring sound - much more noticeable than my standard dvd player - that is ever present in the background. This would be fine if the unit were stored in a cabinet to muffle the sound.
Summary: I ignored the negative reviews of the Samsung BD-P1600 - BIG MISTAKE! The player worked for about 5 minutes before becoming unresponsive. I called Samsung Tech Support which confirmed I'd have to return it for repair after trying to reset it multiple times with their on-phone instructions. The unit powers up and the display reads "LOAD" and becomes unresponsive from that point on. You cannot get to a menu, the only thing it lets you do is to turn it off.
WARNING MAY NOT WORK: Samsung BD-P1600 Has Known Lockup Issue
8 June 2010
Summary: Purchased this as secondary Blu-Ray player for bedroom; wanted something that did NetFlix streaming. Set-up and plugged into home network, was immediately prompted to update firmware, which I did. (Have no idea if it worked before that as it was turned on and the first screen shown is firmware update.) It took several tries (kept getting stuck at various download points), but was eventually successful (third try?). Completed set-up (entered menu settings, etc.