Summary: I've been using this Blu-Ray player now for over a year. When I first bought it I thought I would do more Netflix streaming than anything else with it. Setup was easy. There were a lot of firmware releases at first, seemed that every week there was a new one. They took a while to download and install. I've found that I use the Pandora music feature more than anything else. It's easy to use and very high quality. The internal scaling chip makes all video look fantastic.
Summary: Original review: We bought this blu-ray player -- our first and only -- in early December 2008 after lots of reading and shopping. I wanted a player that would not only render blu-ray discs beautifully (as probably most 1080P-capable players do), but which would also keep our DVD collection as pleasantly watchable as possible, even by way of comparison.
Summary: First off, I'd like to talk about the player, then I'd like to give some understanding to another reviewer. I had originally bought a Sharp Blu-ray player and had difficulty with certain DVDs. It wasn't bad, but it had some shortcomings, even after the updates. I swapped it for the Samsung, and I have to say that I'm really glad I did. I got the BestBuy model for $350, and they had a deal (buy BatMan Dark Knight and get a $20 gift card).
LG BD300 vs. Samsung BD-P2550 / 2500 -- a clear winner!!
3 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!! That's when I found out Samsung made a sister model to the 2500, the BD-P2550. The 2500 and 2550 are identical except except for one feature, the 2550 adds Pandora Internet Radio.
Summary: This player is simply awesome. The updated firmware to get Netflix and Pandora comes with the system in a CD form. Just load it up and, wait a few minutes to update and your on your way. There are many pros to this player which I have mentioned above. The Netflix streaming is really good assuming you have a very fast (high bandwith) internet connection. I have DSL with 6MPS speed and can get all circles filled and movies play without any glitches.
Summary: I just bought this machine a week ago at Best Buy on sale. Only $349 that day! The main reason I bought the machine was because of how well it up converts. I have it hooked up to a Samsung LN46a550. I've watched Meet the Robinsons, Robots, Pirates of the Caribbean (all three), and many more standard DVD's. The pics are so good I'm not sure I want to spend the extra money on Blue Ray discs.I've only watched a few Blue Rays on it, and yes they're awsome.