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.
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 received this blu-ray machine at the and of April, 2009, along with a Samsung HDTV. The player has worked fine - playing discs, streaming NetFlix and Pandora - until last month. An automatic firmware update which I accepted via the internet introduced a bug which renders the machine inoperable. The machine is now locked with the display only showing "LOAD." There is no main menu and discs in the player when turned on have no effect of 'jump-starting' the machine.
Summary: Overall this is a solid Blu-Ray player with the nifty addition of streaming content from Netflix, You Tube, Pandora and Blockbuster. I've used all of them but Blockbuster and they all worked fine. A few drawbacks and possible solutions that I found with this player: 1. Be aware that to get the streaming content you will need a separate wireless adaptor that plugs into the back of the unit.
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 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: Habe den Player seit knapp 3 Monaten und war bisher auch zufrieden damit. Kaufgrund war damals die AVCHD-Kompatibilität, da meine "Homevideos" in diesem Format auf Disc (DVD Double Layer) gebrannt wurden. Klappte auch wunderbar. Doch seit dem Firmware-Update auf 2.09 verweigert er meine Scheiben. Und ich bin nicht alleine mit diesem Problem. Angeblich bessert Samsung (mieser Support) nach. Von dem Problem sind auch Player der 3000er und 4000er Serie betroffen.