Summary: Samsung customer service is among the worst I have ever seen, very very disappointing for a company that (this product aside) makes some good stuff. Never buying another Samsung non-monitor item again. It died the same day Circuit City did, so no recourse there.
Pros: inexpensive, small form, looks good with other Samsung products
Cons: Loud motor,slow remote control response, flimsy. Display very bright and meaningless. Tray motor and playback stopped working at 92 days (of 90-day parts warranty) and service minimum + shipping would have been more than what I paid for it.
Summary: When connected via HDMI to my Samsung tv the signal drops constantly while the set struggles to reacquire it. According to other reports this issue may or may not be fixed with a firmware update or a physical repair by Samsung.
Pros: nice looking unit. Samsung Anynet+ feature works as advertised
Cons: HDMI connection flat out does not work on many Samsung tvs
Summary: Called Samsung support and the guy told me he had dealt with this same problem just the day before with another customer! I was given two options...return it to the place of purchase or send it to California for repair.
Pros: Samsung's "Anynet+" feature on my TV recognized the DVD as soon as I turned on the player so it didn't need additional setup.
Cons: I got this player, connected it to my Samsung LN46A550 (1080P) with an HDMI cable, went through the setup, and started playing a movie. Thirty seconds into the movie the signal started dropping out...TV giving the "Searching for signal..." screen. Every 30-60 seconds the signal from the DVD playe...
Excerpt: Für dieses Gerät hatte ich mich entschieden, weil es einen optischen Ausgang hat und gut zu meinem Samsung-LCD-Fernseher passt. Zudem fand ich den Preis von 70 Euro gut. Zuerst war ich auch trotz des langsamen Menüs zufrieden: Gutes Bild, guter Ton über den optischen Ausgang, alles ok.
Pros: gutes Bild, guter Ton, optischer Ausgang (in der Preisklase selten)
Cons: erheblicher Fehler, keine Lösung in Sicht, mieser Samsung - Service