Summary: Very disappointed. As others have reported, the remote is very slow to respond to commands. Worked fine out of the box. But started having issues, the most annoying being that via the HDMI output the audio is not sync'd with the picture. And of course it will only up-convert via the HDMI output, which was the major selling point. Audio seems to be fine thru the Component output. Searched the Samsung website for a possible firmware update.
Summary: i am hesitant to drop a few hundred on a blu ray player and probably wont buy one till the prices drop or till i can get a good deal of 200 or less...so i decided to buy this upconverting dvd player...and let me tell you, it gets the job done...it is very very close to perfect hd quality...at first u cant tell the difference but if you have any other dvd player in the house you will notice this one does not pixelate as much..
Summary: Overall, this player provides great screen presence and functionality for the price. The glossy black finish gives the appearance of a higher-end model when you first turn the player on and an unavoidably intense blue status light appears, but the euphoric feeling quickly ends and is promptly negated when out of the corner of your eye you see the 80's era faint blue/green block digital alpha-numeric readout (i.e. OPEN, PLAY, etc.).
Mediocre; took it back to the electronics warehouse
23 January 2008
Summary: I bought this baby hoping the upconverting would be impressive on my 52" rear-projection HDTV. Not very. The HD I get from my cable box blows away the upconverted signal that the Samsung fed my TV's DVI port from the Sammy's HDMI. I realize TRUE HD will blow away upconverted any day, but I really couldn't see much difference if any between the picture I was getting before with my old, not-even-progressive-scan, let alone upconverting dvd player through my component jacks...
Summary: Ok, first off lets get the reason why I gave it two stars out of the way, it looks good. Ok. Now I was at my local electronics store and I was like, cool, this looks like a great product! But when I put one of the STORES DVD's(transformers) in it to test it out, and it wouldn't read it. Put it in another DVD player to make sure it wasn't the DVD, and it wasn't, it was the DVD PLAYER!!!