Summary: This blu ray player is perfect! I'm upgrading my old home theater and I was convinced I needed to get the $1500 Model 3808 Denon blu ray. Well, I researched every blu ray player on the planet. This one won due to the HQV chip, the onboard analog decoder, and the Netflix interface.
Bryan Byrd "reviewer of bad films and good books", Amazon
14 February 2009
Summary: I first began looking at blu-ray in oct/nov of last year, and I haunted these reviews and online AV forums for the next three months looking for the best player. Since I received a lot of information through Amazon (from whom I evenutally purchased this player), I felt it was the least I could do to...
Summary: I am far more impressed with this product than I ever thought I'd be. First, as a Blu-Ray player it's very good - some may complain that the boot-up time is a little long, but from what I've read about BR players they all generally take a little longer than DVD players to get players to get going.
Summary: There are a lot of questions in the Samsung reviews about the comparison between the Samsung BD-P2500 and the LG BD300. This is because they are about the same price and are the only current players with Netflix connectivity; they are the only competitors in this category.
Summary: First, I love this blu-ray player. Not just for the requisite amazing HD picture and sound, but for the best-in-class upscaling for plain DVDs. I thought I wouldn't really use the additional Netflix and Pandora streaming features (a rare treat on this specific Samsung model, BD-P2500), but I have to...
Love the Netflix streaming, great image quality on std DVDs
phone guy, Amazon
12 January 2009
Summary: Three areas to discuss: 1) Bluray movies: in a word, they look amazing. Dark Night and Iron Man are phenomenal on my SHarp 42" 1080P LCD. 2) Standard DVDs: I haven't done a side-by-side with my old DVD player, but it's clear the upconversion is very well done with this player.
Summary: This is a great machine at a great price for those looking to update to Blu-Ray and have Netflix. You need an USB wifi adapter or ethernet cable to update the firmware and use the Netflix features.
LG BD300 vs. Samsung BD-P2500 / 2550 -- a clear winner!!
11 December 2008
Summary: I was sold on the LG BD300 since I first heard about it a year ago and have been waiting for it ever since. I was planning on getting it until I heard about the Samsung BD-P2500 and figured I should at least research it a little before buying the LG, and boy am I glad I did!!
Summary: Great player, but does have a drawback. First, it did include the most recent firmware (on cd, had to load it) which gave the netflix logo on splash. But, it is slow to load blu ray discs. Not all that slow, took about 45 seconds to load Hancock, but could be faster.