Originally Posted by seggers
Please take a stroll through the lists and read the posts of numerous people having the same, or different, issues with numerous discs on all 3 formats.
Given that the parts and software in everyone's unit is identical, there are obviously some other factors in the chain causing disc problems since some of us have no disc issues (even with those same titles). Not a single person has tried alternate TVs or component cables -- for all we know everyone with disc "compatibility" problems is using a specific brand of LCD or something common.
Audio is a distinct issue. If someone is unhappy with their unit because it doesn't meet expectations, that’s a whole different enchilada. Go ahead and return it. That doesn't make the unit useless, just that it didn't meet an individual's expectations when they expected more.
Maybe they'll eventually get lossless 5.1 over a firmware update, just like Toshiba did with the A1. Also, the "Broadcom rumors" are exactly that. All I've seen is thread upon thread of "that Broadcom chip is crap" and the evidence was pointing to all the other threads in some big circular self-definition. Where is the factual, non-emotional basis in the Broadcom rumors? I've never seen anything from a reputable source.
It's unfortunate people had a bad experience but saying, "its a no brainer, you should return it
", isn't based on anything but emotion. That guy might have been having a wonderful time with his unit. In fairness to Samsung, they did release the first firmware update exactly when they said they would. Samsung kept releasing firmwares for the BD-P1000 over a year after it was retired. I'm not trying to single out specific people, most keep a level-head, but a vocal minority seems to have a frenetic pitch trying to get people to return their gear. Even if they wrap production in May, units will probably be available in the channel until November. The BH100 was the same way.
If you like it, keep it, if you don't, return it. I don't particularly care either way. Just don't try to convince me to dump mine since I'm happy and it has been working as expected.