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Samsung BD-P1400 1080p Blu-Ray Disc Player

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #58 in Blu-ray Players

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Pros: great PQ, simple design, no "bloat" features

Cons: price, no internal dts-hd MA decoding

This was a launch player when i first purchased it in 2007 when Blu-ray was young in entrenched in an epic struggle with hd-DVD for living room supremacy. given that its an old player the interface is pretty simple with a few options in a settings menu that you'll probably never use outside the initial setup(ex picture to 1080p audio to bitstream). as with most early players the bdp-1400 lacked the ability to internally decode dts-HD master audio rendering the 7.1 analog outputs as a nice feature to have; i rather chose to hook it up using the single HDMI port located on the back of the player then my Pioneer vsx-1018(yes i have a lot of old stuff). there are only a few downsides to this player; its extremely slow to load, but for me that's not a problem as it gives me time to get my drink and popcorn ready or go to the bathroom before starting the movie. another little quark, that im sure was passed on to newer samsung models, is the 15 minute pause issue where if you leave the player paused for 15 minutes it goes into a power saving mode but doesn't remember where it left off with some discs. one gripe for other users is the lack of what i call "bloat" features; no Facebook, network streaming, internet browsing, or bd-live features but i bought the player to play movies so i'm ok with that(and besides i also have a ps3). For an older player DVD upconversion is very good, but given that i only have a 37" screen the picture might not be big enough to see any problems, though anime and other animated DVDs look incredible, though some live action
DVDs look bad(older, more obscure films like 1991's Guyver) but I'm pretty sure that's because of the source material as it looks similar on my computer and PS3. Since the audio is bitstreamed most of the time any potential issues would fall on my a/v receiver and smaller satellite speakers but it does sound very good, I'm sure better with a set of "real" HT speakers. i cant really comment on the remote as I've never used it instead relying on a Logitech harmony one.

As this is an older player that just plays movies I'm pretty sure most other owners have upgraded and either sold, moved the player into another room, or just dumped it into the bottom of a closet. the biggest gripe i have is if i had waited a few months(or had found this site sooner) i could have gotten an oppo for the same price. i've since moved up to a PS3 but still use the player for marathons, multi disc movies, or when i'I just too damn lazy to get off the couch to change the disc. currently these players are going for ~$125 on eBay so if you need a "quick and dirty" back up player that has good picture quality and analog outs but don't really case about streaming, 3d, and basically every "bloat" feature that has been introduced since 2008 this player would be a good fit.

sorry if this review sucks but i only made it to enter a contest(possible to use the prize money to get a new bluray player)
Samsung BD-P1400 1080p Blu-Ray Disc Player
Description:

***OPEN BOX***   This NEW product you are browsing has been inspected by our certified technicians to ensure that it meets factory specifications; it is guaranteed to be in perfect working order.The Equipment is sold in AS IS condition and returns will not be accepted so please contact us with any questions BEFORE placing an order. We accept PayPal and all major credit cards. We do our best to describe each item we are selling to the best of our ability. Bear in mind that the Item is sold as-is with no warranty. Use the contact us page to request additional info or images on this product. Samsung's BD-P1400 lets you enjoy HD films and shows with a new level of picture customization. Advanced Blu-ray playback technology gives you crisp, clear images, while added picture quality adjustment lets you set sharpness and noise reduction to your liking. HDMI v1.3 lets you experience richer colors. Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD compatibility completes the HD experience. It's a perfect centerpiece to your media environment, providing the features you need for a fulfilling entertainment experience. Key Features: Blu-ray playback at content native HD resolution of 1080p/1080i/720p 1080p/24fps/1080p/60fps Selectable DVD upconversion (720p/1080i/1080p) HDMI version 1.3, component video, S-Video outputs Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) Dolby Digital, DolbyDigital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, dts-HD MPEG2, VC-1, H.264, HD JPEG decoding BD/DVD/CD playback Stereo and 5.1/7.1-channel audio outputs (8 channel uncompressed, 7.1 analog) Ethernet port Coaxial and optical digital audio outputs 11-bit/108MhZ video D/A converter; 24-bit/192KHz audio D/A converter BD Java Picture Quality AdjustmentYou're in control with optional picture quality adjustment. Previously available only in higher end products, the BDP1400 lets you set sharpness and noise reduction. You view pictures refined to your own taste. Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHDImmerse yourself in sound. The BD-P14...

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BindingElectronics
BrandSamsung
EAN0036725607828
Feature# Blu-ray playback at content native HD resolution of 1080p/1080i/720p # Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS®, MP3 audio decoding # Includes remote
Item Height3.1 inches
Item Length12.8 inches
Item Width16.9 inches
LabelSamsung
ManufacturerSamsung
MPNBD-P1400
Package Height6.8 inches
Package Length20.8 inches
Package Weight13 pounds
Package Width17.1 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberBD-P1400
ProductGroupHome Theater
ProductTypeNameDVD_PLAYER_OR_RECORDER
PublisherSamsung
SKUIPJPPNPNPQFF
StudioSamsung
TitleSamsung BD-P1400 1080p Blu-Ray Disc Player
UPC036725607828
UPCList - UPCListElement036725607828
Item Weight9.3 pounds
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementBD-P1400
ModelBD-P1400
ColorBlack
Warranty1 Year Parts, 90 Day Labor Limited Warranty
LegalDisclaimerWarranty does not cover misuse of product.
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