Originally Posted by teachsac
Gone in this model is the Reon chipset. With the Samsung, SD DVD is only able to be played at 1080p/60. No 24fps mode for this model.
Overall this seems to be a good player. If you want Netflix and wireless streaming, this might be the player for you. If you don't need a wireless connection or Netflix, then I would consider the BD60 or 80 depending on if you need the analogs just for the user interface and SDDVD upconversion at 1080p/24.
Did not connect 1080p/24 to my projector running through the processor (Panasonic does)
No 1080p/24 upconversion for SD DVD (only 1080p/60)
Clumsy user interface, lack of settings while playing a movie or in general.
I was under the impression that none
of these Samsung Blu-Rays can do 24fps upconversion for SD disks, while 24fps output is available across for the board with their Blu-Ray output. Am I wrong?
I have a BD-P1500 that is rated for 24fps for Blu-Ray, but all the articles I've read so far say that neither it nor the 2500/2550 can upconvert SD to 1080p24.
I'm asking/commenting on this because I want my SD disks to look their best and don't have any Blu-Rays. I picked up a 1500 a while back but haven't installed it because I thought it might be better to step back and just buy an SD upconverter with better ratings (or even a Toshiba XDE-500 that CAN do 24fps for SD) aather than have to mess with the supposedly slower-peforming patch-loving 1500 or even a 2500.
But... the other thought I have is that the 1500 is probably better than Samsungs upconverting SD players. The Samsungs, in general, get pounded on their bugginess and reliability on the Big River online reviews; and the DVD-1080P and F-1080 and all the combo units are especially disliked by reviewers. And then there's there is my Samsung LNA630s supposed full feature set of de-juddering and AMP features. Maybe 24fps for an SD disk isn't even a big deal if you've got a 6 series LCD?
Sorry to post this in the 3600 forum, but it sure seems like Samsung goes out of its way to muddy the product feature mix. I don't know what to settle on.