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Samsung BD-P1600
4.9 out of 10

Samsung BD-P1600

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Overall 2
2.0

Defective product, Samsung "support" worthless

Erik W., Newegg
2 July 2010
  • Summary: Even when working "properly", there's a faulty automatic gain on picture brightness, somewhere between the BD-P1600 and the T260-HD. As a result, when the movie gets darker, the picture compensates *the wrong way*, making it almost completely black.
  • Pros: When it works, it works reasonably well. The feature set (Netflix, Blockbuster, Pandora) is why I bought it, and within reason those features work OK. Used an old WRT-54 running DD-WRT in client mode to bypass the stupidly expensive wifi adapter, however.
  • Cons: Player faults on a regular basis, with the front-panel completely losing (internal) comms with the main board. Happens mostly after a Netflix pause timeout/poweroff. Sometimes it can be resurrected by power-cycling repeatedly via remote, many times needs a complete power disconnect to have a pray...
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Overall 2
2.0

Junk

Barry R., Newegg
21 June 2010
  • Summary: I will never buy Samsung products again. Replaced it with a Phillips. Very Happy now.
  • Pros: Worked great for a short time.
  • Cons: Lasted about a year. I even bought the wireless system. What a waste.
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Overall 2
2.0

*update*

Christopher L., Newegg
4 June 2010
  • Summary: Done with their products altogether..
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: After talking to Samsung over the phone, and discussing this known issue with it not loading correctly (if you start it and it stays on load, it wont work, have to power off/on until it says no disc) they want me to pay to have it serviced. If you check reviews, a lot of people have this issue, b...
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible known issues

Christopher L., Newegg
4 June 2010
  • Pros: Netflix, Pandora
  • Cons: Wont start correctly, says load until you power off, then back on, continue to do so until it says no disc, now you can use your remote, or watch a movie. This is a known issue by Samsung, and they are charging people labor to repair them.
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Overall 2
2.0

Junk

John M., Newegg
22 May 2010
  • Summary: I think it's been too long to do anything about this, but perhaps this information will stop someone else from wasting their money.
  • Pros: The description was exactly what we were looking for. A second BD player to put on our smaller tv in the "other" room. Our main TV has a PS3, which works very nicely.
  • Cons: Nothing but problems with this unit. Takes FOREVER to load a disc. doesn't listen to any commands from the remote except for power on / off.
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Overall 2
2.0

Simply Awful Blu-ray Player

Mr V., Newegg
5 May 2010
  • Summary: I used my 1000 character limit in the 'Cons' section. That should tell you something. My unit is actually a Samsung BD-P1590, which is the same unit as the P1600 only without the hinged door on the front of the unit.
  • Pros: - Streams Netflix, Pandora, and Youtube. - Plays burned DVDs, including DVD+DL. - Good image quality.
  • Cons: - Doesn't play DVD+RW discs. - Doesn't play video files such as AVI, MPG, etc. - Claims to play JPG files but I haven't gotten it to do so. - Slow start up. - Extremely sensitive remote sensor. I frequently have to press buttons on the remote numerous times to get a response. - Wireless 'ready' m...
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Overall 2
2.0

DO NOT BUY THIS

David L., Newegg
28 April 2010
  • Summary: Go to the CNET forums and do a search for "BD-P1600 Firmware Upgrade Failed" to read the huge thread about this issue. Samsung has even acknowledged the problem but has done nothing about it. A class action lawsuit is being considered.
  • Pros: _WHEN_ it works, it is a perfectly competent BD and dvd player.
  • Cons: The firmware upgrade process for this (BDP1600) and other Samsung players is HORRIBLY buggy and defective. Firmware updates are mandatory, and have a high chance of completely bricking your player. Even when instructions are followed perfectly, there is still a chance for your unit to get bricked...
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Overall 2
2.0

skippy the macroblocker

john b., Newegg
20 April 2010
  • Summary: Luckily my credit card company has an extra two month return policy, and have agreed to take it back, so I am going to get rid of it and try a Sony BDP N460. I am disappointed because this player had everything going for it on paper
  • Pros: This player has such great potential-Pandora, Netflix and Blockbuster streaming are awesome and work great. (Youtube, which is also included, is kind of lame for TVs).
  • Cons: For playing discs this thing is just awful. Brand new blurays seem to skip even if they are just slightly smudged. And DVDs if they are even a little bit scuffed up, become almost unplayable. I would say I have never played a disc that did not skip at least a few times. Two thirds of the time you...
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Overall 2
2.0

misleading wireless info

David W., Newegg
15 March 2010
  • Summary: Newegg, of course, delivered my order on time without issue. That's why I keep coming back. Hopefully this return will go as smoothly...
  • Pros: Easy to hook up. Very shiny. Plays my disks without issue, though I've only had this player one day.
  • Cons: I mainly bought this player because I wanted to stream movies from Netflix. I have a Linksys WUSB300N that I planned to use with it. Got the player and the manual says it will only work with Samsung's adapter. I looked up the price on that: $75. The reviews of the Samsung adapter are not good. $7...
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Overall 2
2.0

Samsung BD-P1600

Edward P., Newegg
12 March 2010
  • Summary: Purchased this model September of 2009 - as of today it will not play ANY disc I insert into it. Samsung website says just as I've indicated, 1 year for parts and it is OUT OF WARRANTY for labor... Next time I will spend the money and buy a QUALITY BluRay Player.
  • Pros: Okay to good picture - NetFlix Streaming - firmware upgrades are automatic when connected to a network
  • Cons: terrible support - 1 year warranty on parts and even less for labor. Tsk, tsk Samsung
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