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.
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.