Summary: Well this sucks. I ordered this dual format Blu-ray/Hd-dvd player only to find out it does not play Blu-ray. It will not recognize those discs. Of course that company I bought this from never said that.
I'll never buy another Samsung product after this experience
R. Peterson "Board game geek", Amazon
25 February 2010
Summary: I purchased this combo player in April 2008 when Toshiba announced that HD-DVD would no longer be supported so that I would have a player for both Bluray and my existing HD-DVD collection. I moved my existing Toshiba HD-DVD player to my bedroom and set up this player in the living room.
Summary: Unit failed after three months, was repaired, failed again. Samsung service now says the unit is unrepairable, they have no more units with which to replace it, and offer a $399 unit which will not play HD discs as replacement.
Cons: Update on this total fiasco. Samsung’s total incompetence and inefficiency is surpassed by none. They have had the unit 16 days and each time I call it's as if no one knows what's going on, which they obviously do not. On the 16th of August I received an e-mail stating that there would be a 2 day...
Summary: If considering this unit be prepared that if it fails it probably cannot be repaired and they have no replacement units. This will make me return to Sony or Toshiba.
Pros: Excellent picture when functioning.
Cons: Very slow loading times. Video freezes and audio continues. Unit failed after three months, was repaired, failed again. Samsung service now says the unit is unrepairable, they have no more units with which to replace it, and offer a $399 unit which will not play HD discs as replacement.
Summary: This is the second unit as I sent back the first one due to a defect. Not wanting to dispose of my HD-DVD collection after the demise of HD-DVD, I sold my Xbox HD DVD player and bought this one at $449. The price plunge from $799 was just too great to pass up.
Summary: Warning! This thing is not Dolby TrueHD multi-channel capable. They are using the fine print specifications of Dolby TrueHD to deliver a product that is, in my opinion, of inferior quality when it comes to home theater. The samsung bd-up5000 only plays 2 channels in Dolby TrueHD.