Originally Posted by mfogarty5 snip hack
You said 5 seconds, but I couldn't touch it for more than 1 second without getting burned. It was still WARM 2 HOURS AFTER I STOPPED THE MOVIE! I have a 7 month old that plays in the same room and since she loves to reach and pull things I really don't want her scalding herself.
As for the person who thinks that we are inventing these problems, my DVR and receiver get warm, but the 1500 was literally hot enough to fry an egg.
The skin will burn on contact at ~80degrees C. If you could hold your finger there for a second, the temp was less then this. There are also temp limits (70C i think) on any surface that a user can touch to get UL safety approval. I have'nt taken mine apart yet (pointers to opened units welcome!), but if the chip is heatsunk directly to the chassis bottom, the chip may be well within it's operating limits (could be as high as 100C case). Samsung would be foolish to risk a deluge of warrantee returns for a 25 cent heat sink.
While I have had no 'major' problems with my unit, I've had enough nagging little ones that I remember now why I usually don't go bleeding edge. Tried watching Bonus View on "Vantage Point", it got all hosed up. And WTF am I missing, even the $30 DVD players I have will resume from where you hit stop, why does'nt this 400 BRD player do this? Since I still do not have a true HD source, I joke with people who come over that for the $800 I spent (new AV receiver at the same time), I can get flyover menues and buggy firmware. Truth be told, even on my old X1 pj, the picture is noticably better then a standard DVD.
Now my advice on your 7 month old is just keep her away from the AV cabinet. I doubt she will get a burn from the BRD player, but it could cost you a fortune in repairs