First off, let me add my vote to worst BR player ever released. This turkey had numerous problems from day one and Samsung was always way late in releasing any firmware updates to allow it to play new releases that it struggled with. Like several months after they were released. In fact, the day I got mine it was behind the curve and would not play the Pirates of the Carribean movies and it took several months to get a suitable update.
I was using mine via the analog outputs and as more and more movies quit including an uncompressed PCM track, I begin to long for a player that had audio converters built in. I finally got fed up and bought a Sony S550 and moved the Samsung to a secondary area. The Sony has performed flawlessly but after only a few months and very little use, the Samsung was too much of a bother. Kids got tired of not being able to watch a movie they had rented, so I got a Sony S360 to replace it and that too has performed flawlessly. So now the 1200 is in the bedroom media center, which only has stereo speakers built into the wall, so the lack of lossless audio is no issue. I have watched a few movies on it, while in bed with the flu, and it worked. But I have no confidence in it what so ever.
Since buying this and experiencing Samsung's lack of support, I have refused to buy another Samsung product and actively advise others against it. When I bought the 1200, I owned two Samsung Blackjack II cell phones, a Samsung DVD recorder, and a Samsung DLP. The recorder is now broken for the second time and the TV is subject to an extended warranty due to a class action lawsuit against Samsung for a known defect (collapsed light tunnel) and has been repaired twice. One cell phone has since been replaced with an iPhone, because there is a known defect of a poor seal around the screen that allows dust particles to get under the glass and show up on the screen. AT&T refused to repair it any more due to the high number of returns and even though Samsung took it for repair for no charge, all they did was clean the screen and send the phone back to me. I went online and found out how to clean it myself and had to open it up every few months or so and clean the screen and put it back together. The other Blackjack did not have this problem.
I will never buy another Samsung product, regardless of how high they are rated or how cheap the price. I do not need the aggravation. I know things break, but Samsung's total lack of support for the 1200 so soon after introduction is inexcusable as far as I am concerned.