Summary: Hey. This just worked for me. Setup was easily. Automatically went out to the web and ran the firmware upgrade seamlessly. Netflix streaming works flawlessly. Analog 7.1 sound outputs are great. Picture quality with upconversion is wonderful. Basically, for the price, I can't imagine a better Blu-Ray/DVD player. Only minor quibble is slow load times. But this is par on these sorts of machines.
Pros: DVD Upconversion, Excellent Image Quality, Good Connections, Good Soundtrack Support
Summary: Initially tried to connect through my Denon 3505 receiver via component cables that outputs the video to a 65" Mits RPTV. Only a 480p signal was passed through. Had to directly connect the P2500 to the TV for 1080i signal out. This may be only a problem for this configuration and not with HDMI out or HDMI switched through a receiver or component switching by another method.
Firmware automatically updated to latest when connected to internet.
Summary: So far, this unit is working nicely for Netflix streaming. I don't have an HDTV yet, so I don't need bluray capability right now. However, I got this unit to replace my DVD player so I could avoid having another black box and another remote to deal with (as would have been the case if I got a Roku box). Also, when I get an HDTV, I'll be ready with the bluray capability.
Summary: I purchased this DVD player with both its blu-ray features and its ability to stream Netflix Watch Instantly films directly to my HDTV. I am very happy on both accounts. The setup for TV watching couldn’t be simpler. Connect an HDMI cable from the player to your TV or Home Theatre system, and you’re in business. In order to take advantage of the Netflix Watch Instantly movies, you have to connect it to your computer.
Pros: Consistent Performance, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, High Quality Picture
Summary: Yes, you have to update the firmware if you want to watch Netflix. You can either connect online (which you would need to stream movies anyway) or use the included cd. We were up and running in 30 minutes (most of that was download time). We love it.
BD-P2500 a bargin of a blu-ray player if you can pick one up
27 July 2010
Excerpt: "...front that kinda makes the samsung look cheap and plasticy by contrast. but despite been embarrassed in looks in operation it feels almost as solid and well built as the Cambridge audio player. The remote is rather long but space age looking, its very intuitive and with a bit of tweaking you can get it to change your TV volume if you like _performance_ It loads up Blu-rays quite quickly and DVD's even quicker, One thing that will trouble you is ...
Pros: High quailty upscaling on DVD ` s, can be got quite cheap