Originally Posted by jimmyjames1700
That's just it. There are quirks here and there with nearly every movie you try and play on the 5000. It makes it unjustifiable for the $$$$ Samsung is getting for these things.
And firmware? 1 Firmware update since it's release and we've been hearing about another one for weeks now. I really doubt Broadcom will be able to get this thing to decode/stream hi-res audio. I would just like for somebody to be able to solve the audio drop out problems and get this thing to play Sunshine.
The first statement is simply not true across the board. With the exception of Sunshine, I've had no problems playing any disks in any of the formats. None. In the case of Sunshine, it played flawlessly as long as you simply started it and let it play without pause, FF or reverse. That said, others have not been so lucky and so it appears that there are lot of lemons out there.
My only complaint is Samsung's less than speedy release of firmware updates and their near silence about their plans/support for the player. However, this is nothing new as this is the way Samsung operates. I knew it going in and so it comes as no surprise.
And despite the wailing about the cost, this is not an expensive nor high-end player. In fact it's cheap for a first (and now likely the last) generation dual format player. At this point, there are no high end high def. players. The upcoming Denon will be the first high end high def player. Hopefully other high end manufacturers (e.g., Meridian, Esoteric, Krell, Cary) will start producing them at some point.
If you avoid a lemon, video wise this is the best high def. player out there at the moment. Once / if the advance codecs are enabled, it will be the best player period.