Summary: This player was fantastic out of the box. The picture is clear and the sound is great. Here were the things that inspired the 4 stars instead of 5: * The vob file format is not supported for external drives or computer shares * Manually configured computer shares are forgotten when you power the dvd player off * It's a little difficult to type, but how often do you really do that on a DVD player?
Summary: I got this player because of it's Netflix and Pandora capabilities. This player has never failed me at all. The initial set-up and firmware upgrade was a little challenge, nevertheless I got through it just fine. The moment the player was connected to the wifi the firmware upgrade automatically prompted. Understanding the manual and following it correctly is crucial. It's wifi capability greatly depends on the seed subscription.
Summary: I differ with the first reviewer and am very satisfied with the 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 stream is great (it also streams in HD where the content is available - much nicer than the image on a PC), Pandora internet radio is a bonus. I had no trouble connecting to my network.
Summary: This Samsung Blu-ray player does all it says it will do, the WiFi set up was very easy. Netflix works fine when my ISP Broadband connection is working at paid for bandwith, (Oceanic Time Warner Cable on Kauai is not in the top 10 for internet and not worth the price, but on an Island you have very few options). The only down side of the player is that it will not play DVD+R disks and stream from external HD boxes in formats other then Divx and avi.
Summary: All the blames about PC Streaming goes to one single thing : when the player identifies the shared computer, it asks us to enter the USER NAME (WHICH IS INFACT "NAME OF THE PC" (most people including me gets confused by this prompt and tries to enter USER Name which is wrong!! --FOR Eg.
Excellent Blue-ray Player! Best when used with a Samsung TV
CyberTom "CyberTom", Amazon
28 December 2009
Summary: I bought this gift for my son who just graduated from college. We connected it to our Samsung LN52A650 LCD TV set we bought earlier this year with an HDMI cable and the combination is perfect. If you turn on the Blue-ray player it automatically turns on the TV and selects the correct input. This functionality comes from Samsungs ANYNET feature which is built into both their TV and the Blue-ray player.