Summary: The Samsung BD-P2550 adds Netflix and Pandora to an already well-featured and top-performing Blu-ray player, with only some minor disc compatibility issues giving us pause.
Pros: Excellent image quality on Blu-ray Discs; Profile 2.0 compliant; onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, plus bit-stream output; Netflix and Pandora streaming; 1GB onboard memory; 7.1 analog audio outputs.
Cons: PlayStation 3 may still offer a better value for some buyers; some disc compatibility issues; relatively slow loading times.
Samsung Blu-ray HD Disc Player BD-P2550 W/1080p Output: Worth The Wait
Personal Electronics buzz
11 August 2009
Excerpt: Wow, the new Samsung Blu-ray HD BD-P2550 is available at Best Buy. I couldn't wait for the delivery so I called the local Best Buy and it was ready for store pick up. I couldn't believe the Blu-ray BD-P2550 that I had read so much about slipped into Best Buy without a bunch of fanfare. When I got it home and opened up the box it was like Christmas in August. Totally easy instructions, a HDMI output, (cable not included) and full HD compatibility for full 1080p.