Samsung - BD-P3600 Blu-Ray Player works like a charm
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I am very satisfied with this player. It does a beautiful job of playing Blu-Ray disks and the image is immaculate as is the audio (the primary reason for buying any player). Netflix streaming is great (it also streams in HD where the content is available - much nicer than the image on a PC). I also love the Pandora internet radio and the ability to stream videos on youtube. I had no trouble connecting to my network. It was very easy.
Excerpt: This is a great Blu-Ray Player! When we decided to make the leap from DVDs to Blu-Rays there were several things that were important to us, but the biggest thing was the ability to have the streaming capability from Netflix and other online sites. We tend to watch a lot of tv and movies from the streaming sites so we needed one that could do that quickly. We had also heard horror stories about Blu-Ray players taking a long time to load.
Excerpt: Amazing! I can't say enough about this Samsung DVD player! It was not difficult at all to hook up the wireless and connect to the various services available for streaming. The on screen menu walks you right through it. Whether it be a dvd, blu-ray dvd or watching netflix the picture is incredible! I didn't even realize that there would be such a difference in picture compared to my old (original) dvd player and roku box. The picture quality is off the charts!
Excerpt: I really love this bluray player, and being able to stream Netflix and Pandora right from the player. The only thing is that a lot of the times when I am trying to stream Netflix, either the sound doesnt work or the next time the picture won't work and I have to keep rebooting the bluray player and my whole tv system to try it over again. I have upgraded the firmware multiple times and it keeps doing this.
Excerpt: I recently purchased this player after looking at several different ones. It works great for the most part. I have noticed a few issues with the wireless connection sometimes having trouble connecting, and also there a few time it has gotten stuck on some blu-ray's disc menus and would not allow me to select anything. I have to restart the unit. Overall even though this little hiccups have happened I do still really like the player.
Summary: I've owned this player for about 18 months now. Initial setup was tricky because my wireless modem is too far away from the living room to provide a nice stream for videos. Although my PC's worked just fine in the living room, the intense video streaming required of the blu-ray with PC's operating on the same bandwidth, made movies hesitate too much.
Summary: Now I don't. I just purchased 4 blu-ray movies by Disney. And this player will not play them properly, with the most current firmware available. There's a whole forum out there about how this player won't play the Disney blu-ray movies, and some DVD's, properly or at all. It also has a very weak wi-fi, so Netflix doesn't work most of the time either.
Summary: They call this a Blu Ray player. Only I'd never know it. Cause it will only load Blu Ray disks .5 out of 10 times. I've upgraded the firsmware 3 times in the 6 months I've owned it. We've rented disks -- it won't play them. We've bought disks -- it won't play those either. New disks, old disks, clean disks or dirty disks it's an equal opportunity no-go. If you are looking for a Blu Ray player... stay away from Samsung. That's for sure.
Summary: My wife and I had previously purchased a Samsung blu-ray (1600) and had had a good experience with it. We purchasd the 3600 from Amazon. From the outset, it did not play some bly-ray titles and would skip and stutter as it read the disc. It got worse and worse. I first of all went on line at Samsung for help. They confirmed that I had all the firmware updates and had tested everything appropriately I spent and hour with the person before being told to call Samsung.
Summary: READ THE FINE PRINT ON THE WARRANTY BEFORE YOU PURCHASE! AND, IF A PRODUCT SO MUCH AS SQUEAKS, RETURN IT IMMEDIATELY! We were complete idiots to buy this Blu-Ray Player! The warranty is THREE MONTHS ON LABOR AND ONE YEAR ON PARTS! We purchased a Samsung BD-P3600 Blu-Ray Player in December and within the first month or so, it would pixilate when you fast-forwarded DVD's or Blu-Ray discs to get past the movie previews. We thought it was an issue with the discs!
Pros: Wireless Streaming - Netflix & Pandora Are Great
Cons: 3 Month Warranty on Labor. Main Board Failed After 5 Months. Need to push handheld control multiple times to operate unit (open & close disc tray), fast forward, pause, etc.)