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.
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.
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.
Started of so good...but beware the firmware update!!!
David Matsumura "dkun", Amazon
13 February 2010
Summary: It all started in the summer of 2009. When I bought the player I was thrilled. Blu-Ray, Netflix, Youtube for under $150? How could this be bad? Sure it wasn't the top of the line, but it did everything! Popped in a copy of Harry Potter - looked great. How about Superman? Very nice.
Summary: My sad experience began on mid August 15, 2009. I ordered a Samsung Blu-Ray BD-P1600 Player from Andrew Electronics. It arrived in a few days, but did not work properly through the HDMI connection.
Known Flaw Samsung Lock Up - Dead within 5 hours of use
Love to Cook, Amazon
9 November 2009
Summary: I chose this blu-ray based on the excellent CNET editor eviews. What I didn't notice was how many REAL PEOPLE had problems. It played once out of the box; over the next day we tried 4 different disks both new, perfect BR and older, traditional DVD. None would play.
Summary: OK, if you do a simple google search re this player and "firmware" you should get an idea of just how unreliable it is. Samsung is releasing firmware versions almost once a month trying to fix the constant problems A LOT of buyers are having with this player, myself included.
Total Piece of Crap!!! Died in less than 4 hours of use...
W. M. Barber, Amazon
19 September 2009
Summary: Initially I was very impressed with the player - good looks and small for what you get. Hooked it up - downloaded the update and started watching a DVD - Froze 30 min into the movie - thought it was a fluke and reset the player. Resumed from where i left off and 1 hour later it did it again.