Originally Posted by swipesy
Oops, sorry, many times I overlook signatures.
I looked at those, and many people say they get hot. Is this a problem with yours?
I have posted many times through the 1500 thread and nobody has agreed or believed me...
Mine is sandwiched with no room for air to cool... it is in a shelf with my center channel speaker on top. 1/32" clearance on top, and 2" clearance on both sides.
The player does get warm, though it is the bottom of the chassis... since the unit does not have a fan (which is better, as fans fail and dust can enter).
The issue is that some of BD-P1500 units are made with the heat sink cooling pads mis-aligned, and causes the units to over heat easier (Mostly heat stressing CPU and Decoder chips). Easy fix is to open the unit and unscrew the main board and lift it off the chassis. Once you remove and place the pads centered over the chips, the proper alignment will keep the cooling through the chassis.
I would not perform the above unless you are able to get the player to freeze while playing back a BD.
I have played two BD discs back to back and had a 3 day showing of LOTR Trilogy (Extended DTS ES version) played no issues.
The only issue at this time that Samsung has not fixed is Terminator Ultimate Edition playback when watching the extended version. It freezes at a chapter / layer change (when Sarah confronts Dyson after listening to his whining). Though it is not a freeze from overheating... as I can get it to resume by pressing stop, and then press play soon as it happens (it continues to playback all the way to the end).