Summary: I have to use my blu ray system that I paid $700 for as a regular DVD player. I have owned this for over 4 years and say I only got 2 years if that out of it for blu rays. Its will play very old blu rays but not any new ones. Now its been over 8 months and still no firmware update.
Summary: I bought the HT-BD2E over two years ago. This BR player has a great picture and sound, when it plays the disc. When I first got it, it would not play half the discs I tried. Did some research and the firmware needs to be updated occasionally to keep up with the different disc formats and such.
GARBAGE - I will never buy another Samsung Blu-ray player again
18 July 2010
Summary: Paired with my Samsung HDTV, the Samsung HT-BD2E home theater system in a box started off great. Eight months later, while watching a Blu-ray disc, the units audio signal became out of sync with the visual signal.
Summary: A Blu-Ray player is, ultimately, only as good as its firmware. On a five star rating system, I'd rate this player 3.5, but the firmware is a good, solid 1. As several other reviewers have mentioned, Blu-Ray discs take three to five minutes to load.
Summary: Purchased this product in Nov 08 and it has been nothing but a headache. First the sound quality from the speakers drops in and out. The load times for most blu-rays is over 5min if you are even lucky enough for it to work.
Summary: It was of display item at BestBuy for $200 and it apparently plays Netflix so I was conceiving it for my bedroom. After trying it in a store I was horrified by the abysmal sound. It looks nice with double midrange speakers and tweeter in each speaker, kinda Harman Kardon's style but the similarities...
Summary: In addition to all the problems abive, here are some of my issues: I bought this item specifically because I could match it with my Samsung LCD. Well, I have yet to get the Anynet+ set up to work.
Summary: I bought this product, set it up, and it does not play my blu ray movies. The remote does not control the unit, the buttons on the front of the unit did not work. I reset the remote and upgraded the firmware on the unit and it still does not work The speakers worked fine though.