I bought the Samsung BD-P1400 yesterday and loaded the latest Firmware onto it 1.5 (latest for Australia). I have had problems with it though right from the first play.
Firstly, the load times are really quite slow. I understand that BR is new technology, etc. But it seemed 'unusually' slow.
Secondly, when I returned later to watch another dvd, i switched it on and the LOAD icon came up on the display and then nothing....it just hung there for 10mins. I tried switching it on and off. I pulled all the cords out and reapplied them...nothing! Finally on about the 10th time it worked. (This has happened to me 3 times in the 36hrs I've had the player).
Thirdly, I have quite a few standard dvds from other regions, which the player will not play bcos of it being region locked.
So I feel like I'm at the cross roads now....do i take it back and get a PS3 (which I've heard is pretty good), or do i keep the Samsung and with fingers crossed hope it sorts out the issues in due course.
Additional Info: I have an older Yahama receiver with only has optical sound inputs (No HD sound). And I have a Samsung 40' Full HD 'F'series HDTV.
Your help would be great!!!