Ok, I've tried wading through the thousands of posts discussing every minute detail of both the Sony-S550 and the Sammy 2550.
Based on specs, they are very similar, with a few minor variations.
I've read for a number of years that Samsung blu-ray players are crappy in the build quality, and customer service is a pig.
Have they turned the corner with the 2550?
The main question I have is whether or not the added benefit of Netflix & Pandora streaming outweighs the likelihood of quality control/customer service issues I'm likely to see buying a sammy blu-ray.
I have a Sony-550 in hand, which I picked up yesterday, and have not opened. I'm considering returning it for the 2550, mainly for the netflix option. I have a non-technical wife and a somewhat-impatient toddler who will be using whatever product I buy. The price is the same for both units, so that's a wash.
Can someone give me an analysis of whether I'd be better off with the Sammy or the Sony? I don't want a POS, but I would like the netflix option.
PS: Display: Samsung HLP-5674W DLP
Receiver: Yamaha RX-V795a (DTS & DD) (circa 1998).