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.
Great value for the money - versatile and great picture.
S. Trosien, Amazon
11 August 2009
Summary: Thus far, I have had this player (the 2550 w/ Pandora) since December 2008 and have had only one problem which was easily rectified. The only problem I had was sometimes through a movie, it would behave as if the disk was dirty, stuttering, pixelization, freezing for a few seconds, etc... The cause was rather simple: The unit was overheating because it was on top of my Onkyo receiver.
Summary: I just found the 2550 BD player as an open box item at my local B.Buy. I bought it for $200, took it home and plugged in my Ethernet cable from my router. Turned it on and updated the firmware ( it detected the available update automatically) to ver. 2.5. Set-up a free 2-week trial Netflix account on my PC then set up the Netflix in the menu on the player. I was given a code to enter at the Netflix web site and bingo! Streaming Netflix vids galore!!
Summary: THE GOOD: We use our Samsung BD-P2550 as a basic DVD player attached to our Samsung HDTV (both can be controlled by one remote). DVD video quality is excellent, haven't tried blu-ray yet but everyone says it's stellar. By far the most innovative feature and the one we seem to use the most is the free video streaming with a Netflix account. We have a good broadband connection so the Netflix streaming quality is comparable to the rented DVDs.
Summary: I was looking at BD players for a while, I was trying to stay in the $300 range if i could. I purchased this for $314 at Best Buy, and picked this over the Pannies, Sonys, and LGs for the features that it included for only $15 more. It has 1GB of internal memory so no flash drives are needed, it supports Pandora and Netflix, and so far has played all BDs and DVDs flawlessly. The picture is really nice, and the audio output is great as well. Two thumbs up!
Summary: The Samsung BD-P2550 is terrific! DVDs and BluRay discs look awesome and the improvement in sound quality is unbelievable. There are sounds that I never knew existed on our DVDs. The best part is the Netflix connection. Even though we don't have the best level of DSL quality, they still look great. We don't rent DVDs anymore at all.
Summary: I bought this blu-ray because of the netflix movie streaming feature. It is so cool. After the initial set up is complete you simply log in to your netflix account and enter a code for the blu-ray. This code will then associate the blu-ray with your account and your done! Movies you have selected on the netflix account are now shown on your tv through this neat toy. It takes about thirty seconds to download a movie to the blu-ray and you watching it right now!
Summary: The Samsung 2550 is the best video player I have ever had the pleasure of owning. The HQV video processor provides amazing quality DVD upgrading which is important to me as I love my classic TV series and my collection of standard DVD's have never looked this great before. Standard DVDs look "almost" HD on this unit. All of the Blu-ray discs I have played so far load up fast and play perfectly for me. This includes titles that "other" players are having trouble with.
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: This is hands down the best value for a mid-range BluRay player available on the market today. Hooked up via HDMI and a simple ethernet cable, it provides a bonanza of entertainment alternatives. If you can find another player in this price range that can a) play BluRay as it was meant to be seen, b)offer three audio-out options for audiophiles and those who dont know the difference, c) hook you up to Pandora for an eclectic party mix of cool radio that you choose played...