Summary: I bought this player about 4 months ago, and it's still clicking away without any serious issues. Overall, it has worked pretty well - but there are some quirks in it for sure. I think it will depend on how much they bother you as to whether or not you'll like this player, or want to buy it.
Summary: It is a great concept, but there are few minor bugs in the current model. Like when I pause a movie that is streaming, and when I return I have to go through a lot of steps before it will restart. Or gives cryptic error messages like DRM. Also at times very slow to respond to commands.
Summary: WHAT I LIKE: 1. I am pleased with the quality of video and sound when I play Blu-Ray discs, DVDs, and CDs. The video quality of standard definition DVDs when viewed on my HDTV seems very good to me, much better than I expected, and much better than on a standard definition TV. 2.
Nice Complementary Blu-Ray Player to my LN40A650 Samsung LCD
R. A. Koenig, Amazon
28 December 2008
Summary: I ordered the BD-P2500 at the same time I ordered the Samsung LN40A650 LCD HDTV from Amazon. Both arrived in excellent shape and setup was a breeze. I have the BD-P2500 connected via a 3' HDMI cable. Picture quality on Blu-Ray discs is exemplary.
Summary: Good player for the money. Make sure you do a firmware update when to enable the latest features like HD streaming from Netflix. Netflix streaming works great provided you have a decent internet connection. Only two disappointing things about this player.
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.
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...
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.
Summary: I bought the Sony Blueray S350. I loved it with NO complaints, but then the next day I heard about the Samsung 2500 with streaming NetFlix. I love Netflix, so I packed up the Sony and waited for Amazon to send out UPS to pick it up for return.