Excerpt: The Samsung BD-1600 Blu-Ray player is an adequate device. It comes with Netflix, Pandora, and Blockbuster support which is a bonus, but it has slow load times, needs constant firmware upgrades, and lacks pre-outs (which help in getting any HD sound to pre-HDMI receivers). The Netflix is a premium bonus with this device for people that do not own an Xbox, PS3, or other streaming device. The only negative aspect to the Netflix is that you cannot adjust your queue from...
Excerpt: Good bluray player, good deals could be found untils last year. But its successor proved to be far better. At first, I did like the design, with its long stretched front cover. But eventually it reminded me my old Sharp VCR. In fact in this bluray player was worse, having to open the cover to even use main buttons, keep it open to use the USB front port. But I recognize that Samsung did a nice job with its successor C-5500 in terms of design.
Excerpt: Bought this for the wireless access for movies etc... however, very disappointed because my router doesn't transfer data fast enough so the movies are stalled and jumpy. I wish they would have better information as to what style router works best, now I must upgrade my wireless router,
Summary: I was given my Samsung blu-ray player as a birthday present and initially all went well, until I bought some new DVDs. Although it plays blu-ray disks fine it stalls and skips it's way through most of my Region 2 DVDs. In some cases I can force it to rewind and play the skipped the scene, but mostly it just skips - by as much as 10 minutes sometimes. I have watched all of these DVDs on my son's Sony PS2 without problems so I know it's not the DVDs.
Summary: I've owned this particular model now for nearly one year and on the whole i'd have to say i'm fairly pleased with it. I've given it only three stars and i'll explain that later. Firstly the unit itself. Measuring 17"x2.13"x7.83" it'll will blend in nicely with most if not all Fully HD LCD tv's. A glossy black cover is a nice touch as it flips down to reveal the tray and buttons. Herein lies the first of my gripes.
Pros: Easy setup, good picture
Cons: Flimsy front cover, constant updates required