Originally Posted by ukitali
Looks like this DVD player came out recently...is it a good bet for a basic upconverting DVD player. Will it play all Divx (xvid) files?
Yes. I had purchased a 1080P7 but found that it would unexpectedly freeze and require unplugging to reset. Not only that but when I "upgraded" (or perhaps downgraded) the firmware, I lost HDMI capability and screen quality control. A real piece of garbage for a Samsung product. I returned it and picked up the 1080P8 which had just arrived. $20 cheaper too.
The freezing problem seems to have been resolved. The power switch is not as bright (I saw a lot of complaints about the brightness), although the standby light has been removed. The display is much more detailed though, with more information than the P7 display. The CD tray is also much sturdier. Seems to be a heavier gauge plastic.
Pleased thus far.