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post #31 of 392
I found out that is uses the same/similar chip as the 1400.Any difference than the reon used in the 1200/5000?
post #32 of 392
Its apparently been spotted at Wal-Mart for $368. May be time to start an owners thread.
post #33 of 392
I would love to see the manual on this machine!
post #34 of 392
Nice.. now who's the genea Pig!
post #35 of 392
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Originally Posted by wabkab View Post

I wonder if the new Philips 7200 is related to this Samsung? I recall the Sam's Club site stating made in China for the Philips. Wouldn't Samsung be made in Korea? They are both basically being released at the same time--making me wonder. I saw someone speculate the Sylvania player may be the Philips clone, but the Philips weighs 9+ #'s and the Sylvania like 5.6--sounds totally different.

Several BD players are made in China it seems. I thought someone told me the Panny BD-50 would even be manufactured in China? Am I wrong? ( I certainly could be) My point is, just because it's manufactured in China doesn't always mean it's junk.
post #36 of 392
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Originally Posted by Scoob View Post

Several BD players are made in China it seems. I thought someone told me the Panny BD-50 would even be manufactured in China? Am I wrong? ( I certainly could be) My point is, just because it's manufactured in China doesn't always mean it's junk.

Maybe not all the time but most of the time.
post #37 of 392
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Originally Posted by GordonW View Post

Why does the Best Buy specs say Dolby TrueHD 2 channel?

LOL, that's very funny, all I can say is Deja Vu. Maybe the 5000 owners will pick it up and let us know when the new FW comes out, is it May already .
post #38 of 392
bluray.com only says it outputs 5.1 over hdmi but other sites have said it does 7.1. Anybody know if this thing upconverts regular dvds? All I want is an inexpensive player that bitstreams, which this does and has 7.1 as well. I'd probably be a guinea pig if one came out to our local best buy.
post #39 of 392
Blu-ray.com is a FAN site not the official one. Its run by a bunch of 10 year olds. Don't trust their information.
post #40 of 392
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post

Blu-ray.com is a FAN site not the official one. Its run by a bunch of 10 year olds. Don't trust their information.

Not to back Blu-ray.com, but Avs 'HD Section' wasn't really better during, THE WAR... lot's crap.. But now it's pretty much returned to normal..
post #41 of 392
this player sounds like a big disappointment, it isn't 2.0 compliant out of the box, has 2 channel True HD like the 5000 which pissed a bunch of people off when they released that , and now they are saying it will not decode DTS-MA. The cherry on top is I am hearing they scrapped the analog connections.

sounds like they rushed it to the market and expect firmware (or promises of) to fix any shortfalls compared to other players.

Panasonic here I come !!
post #42 of 392
Ditto. I've had my 1400 Samsung since December and it's been flawless. I've upgraded the firmware twice since and it's a snap. Takes like 15 minutes and I've never had an issue with HD or SD discs.

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Originally Posted by baltneu View Post

Don't know what you guys are talking about.........have a Samsung plasma, 5884, the tv is fantastic, best picture I have ever seen.
Also have Samsung 1400 Blu Ray player, have ugraded the firmware a few times, the unit is flawless, perfect.
post #43 of 392
Gesh, I've had the 1200 almost since it's release and other than a couple of firmware updates...no problems at all.

Marcus
post #44 of 392
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Originally Posted by ryoohki View Post

Not to back Blu-ray.com, but Avs 'HD Section' wasn't really better during, THE WAR... lot's crap.. But now it's pretty much returned to normal..

Blu-ray.com bans people if you say anything positive about HD DVD. Over there its called HD DUD. Its a fan site.
post #45 of 392
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Originally Posted by bigvinny View Post

this player sounds like a big disappointment, it isn't 2.0 compliant out of the box, has 2 channel True HD like the 5000 which pissed a bunch of people off when they released that , and now they are saying it will not decode DTS-MA. The cherry on top is I am hearing they scrapped the analog connections.

sounds like they rushed it to the market and expect firmware (or promises of) to fix any shortfalls compared to other players.

Panasonic here I come !!

Damn. I guess we will all know when someone buys it.
post #46 of 392
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post

Blu-ray.com bans people if you say anything positive about HD DVD. Over there its called HD DUD. Its a fan site.

Thus the name.
If you don't like the place -- don't go over there. Simple as.

As far as the 1500 goes, I wish Samsung would release some pictures of the back so we can see what connections it does have. But from the front pictures, it looks like Fisher Price built the thing.
post #47 of 392
[quote=badboi;13803964]Thus the name.
If you don't like the place -- don't go over there. Simple as.

As far as the 1500 goes, I wish Samsung would release some pictures of the back so we can see what connections it does have. But from the front pictures, it looks like Fisher Price built the thing.[/QUOTE

post #48 of 392
As an above poster said, there are rumors that this player is available at some WM stores. Anyone taken the plunge yet?
post #49 of 392
The only reason the BDP-1500 is not profile 2.0 compliant is the lack of enough on-board memory. This was probably done to keep the price down.

A cheap 1GB USB thumb drive will fix that.


Ken Whitcomb
post #50 of 392
I know i'am gonna be shot. but.. if you change player a lot. Wouldn't it be more intelligent to buy a new AVR. The cost might be big the first time. but then, you can just buy the cheapest Blu-ray Player forever...

That's why i changed mine last year. Now i can just buy a BD1500 for 369$ and use HBR Audio.. without the need to pay 699$ for the Panasonic. All Decode player will always cost more anyway...
post #51 of 392
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post

Blu-ray.com bans people if you say anything positive about HD DVD. Over there its called HD DUD. Its a fan site.

Yeah i know... but HD DVD is dead. I mean get over it (if you're still talking about it now), btw this is not directed to you.

Like the Montreal Canadian lost the serie this saturday, i was frustrated for 2 days, but then got over it LOL! (LOL 1 ticket to get to a 2h30 game is 180$ Btw... LOL)
post #52 of 392
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Originally Posted by ryoohki View Post

Yeah i know... but HD DVD is dead. I mean get over it (if you're still talking about it now), btw this is not directed to you.

Like the Montreal Canadian lost the serie this saturday, i was frustrated for 2 days, but then got over it LOL! (LOL 1 ticket to get to a 2h30 game is 180$ Btw... LOL)

It was ongoing for 2 years, now just since HD DVD gave up.
post #53 of 392
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Originally Posted by Talk2Me View Post

I found out that is uses the same/similar chip as the 1400.Any difference than the reon used in the 1200/5000?

I have both the 1400 and the 1200...the 1200's upscale ability is superior to that of the 1400.
post #54 of 392
Love my 1400. That's all I have to say about that...
post #55 of 392
I agree Samsung is not the best choice for a BD player.

-Robert
post #56 of 392
OK Guys. I couldn't help picking one up at my local Wal-Mart. They had two on display. Just so you know where I'm coming from, I've owned Sony and Panasonic players and now own the PS3. Here are my initial thoughts on the Samsung 1500 after playing with it for about an hour.

I can confirm that it does bitstream Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD MA to my Yamaha RX-V663 receiver. The picture is gorgeous. I do not have a Blu-ray test disc to actually look at resolution patterns, but it looks very sharp with great colors.

The biggest surprise? The disc loading times are much faster than I expected. I did not actually time them, but the discs I put in loaded at least as quickly, and perhaps more quickly, than what I remember the Panasonic BD30 load times were. I was especially surprised at how quickly Ratatouille loaded.

Again, these are just my first, early impressions. I'm going to put the player through its paces for a few days. If it continues to perform as well as it has, it's a keeper.

I'm looking forward to someone else verifying (or nullifying) my observations, especially about the load times.
post #57 of 392
Thank god we are starting to see stand-alone 2.0 players for under $400. Now i'll let you guys test them out and i'll buy one in the fall!
post #58 of 392
Captain Spaulding:

please tell me that thing has 5.1 connections, and whats up with the 2 channel True HD ??
post #59 of 392
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Originally Posted by bigvinny View Post

Captain Spaulding:

please tell me that thing has 5.1 connections, and whats up with the 2 channel True HD ??

Nope, sorry, it does NOT have 5.1 connections. I'm not sure what you mean by 2 channel True HD. It also has component video, composite video, left/right analog audio out jacks and a digital optical output jack. Also, there is no fan.
post #60 of 392
^ What he means is can it decode Dolby TrueHD 5.1 and output it all channels PCM, or does it only output 2-channel PCM like the BD-UP5000.
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