Summary: I've had the samsung for a couple years now....It's the worst peice of junk I've ever owned..sometimes takes 5or6 minutes to load a blu ray dvd...sometimes it won't even load it...so I have to UNPLUG it to reset it.I'm writing this review now because I've been fighting to watch the last 30 minutes of a brand new movie and it keeps cutting out....so I've decided the stupid thing is going in the trash...probally after I smash it to bits for driving me completly bat$h!
Problems develop with stuttering on playback of BD
Justin T. Eckert, Amazon
3 January 2012
Summary: I bought this for my father. He hardly ever uses it, but now it has developed a problem where playback of BD discs freeze and unfreeze every few seconds, thus making them unwatchable. It is not a firmware or disc problem. It is a hardware defect problem that many people are experiencing. Furthermore Samsung support is useless. Stay away from Samsung blu-ray players!
Summary: Well, I always thought this thing was slow. I bought it in 2008, and it seemed to take forever for movies to "load" and for the player to start playing. I won't go into tons of detail here, but now it just won't play discs. It says no disc, even though there is one in there. I downloaded the new firmware, which wasn't easy, and still had no luck. I recently bought a Sony blu ray player. It was half the price, and 4 times the machine of this Samsung.
Summary: Oftentimes the DVD tray doesn't open before pressing open 2-3 times. (at times we bang the top of the player to prompt it to open quicker) VERY loud machine in general, makes some strange noises while "firing up". Sometimes it doesn't recognize the DVD at all. Once or twice we had no sound and had to turn it off and back on. Bottom line: Don't waste your money with this one.
Summary: We got this when it was introduced to play Blu-rays but more importantly to stream Netflix movies. It worked briefly - we watched movies and enjoyed Pandora. We updated the firmware when they prompted us. And have had nothing but problems ever since. Not freezing like everybody else says but sometimes it does flash black quickly a few times when we start it.
LuvAmazon "Goin' broke saving money on Amazon!", Amazon
7 June 2010
Summary: I've had this player about 2yrs now w/ no problems...UNTIL NOW. It's having a really hard time playing Spartacus. I got a replacement disc that works OK, but it still struggles and I've got to reboot it occasionally. The only other problem I had was it ate my Valkyrie blu-ray, but the replacement works fine. BTW, I've got the latest firmware as of 7/7/10...
Summary: This broke in less than a year. It gets stuck on "load" every time I turn it on and the picture goes out. It has had problems since day one, small at first, a stutter, a freeze, may need to restart it once a week. Every software update seemed to make things worse. I guess, considering the problems from the updates, I shouldn't be angry that they have released very, very few of them. But Samsung has a horrible rep. for update release. There customer service is awful.
Summary: Much like the experience of other users I love the streaming Pandora and Netflix, both of which I use quite frequently. These features both work flawlessly and was the main selling point. When it comes to disk playback the system will eventually freeze partway through the disk. Often if I simply wait for a bit, it'll start playing again but the freezes will become more and more frequent. I suspected overheating but the unit has sufficient airflow all around.
Summary: Where to begin: The HD audio drops out when you switch chapters (pause button twice makes it come back). The video skips regularly. The Netflix streaming feature regularly reports that my account has been hacked and I have to reset the player (FF button for 5 seconds) and re-activate it via my account online. Nothing has been hacked, it's just another glitch. Even though it will play DVD's fine, it stops playing all Blu-ray disks (just says, "Disk Cannot be played").