Originally Posted by KewlK
I agree..heck no, that p.o.s. does not deserve an ac outlet! That Samsung player is complete crap and with its horrid picture quality gave Blu-ray an ugly first impression. I suppose I should thank it for that.
, die! Fail like all the other Sony conceived formats.
I do own a PS3 and the games are great, but why wear out the drive playing substandard Blu-ray movies? HD DVD
is here now and forever.....the officially endorsed successor to DVD.
It's only a matter of time and destiny: Bye bye Blew-ray...please blow away, far far away.
Wow - such hostility about something as simple as a DVD player
I have both the Toshiba A1 and the Samsung BDP10000.
Personally, I could care less which format proves to be the more popular but I could not resist a few words about these 2 players.
The Toshiba A1 I have is a horrid piece of equipment. Everytime I go to put an HDDVD disk in it, I dread it because I know it is going to be a battle before I get to actually wacth a movie.
Wait forever for it to turn on and make darn sure that the TV and the receiver that the HDMI is connected to are on or I get the dreaded STOP message.
Half the time you then have to play the 'power game'
The 'power game' is where you have to reach behind the thing and pull the plug because it won't respond to the remote/front panel and then quickly plug it in and hit the open button.
If you ever switch the Toshiba's signal away on the Receiver or the TV, it goes into STOP mode and you get to start all over. Something I have to constantly warn family members about. Example, you decide to hit the Pause button and switch over to the Sat receiver to check tomorrow's weather report - You lose cause you forgot and the Player is in Stop mode.
My Samsung Blu Ray Player on the other hand is a great piece of HW.
The PQ issue was fixed with a firmware upgrade so that issue is gone plus I get to watch 1080P from it on my 1080P LCD TV.
I have never had to play the 'power game' with the Samsung and if you switch the signal away ,unless you pause it first, all that happens is that you will miss some of the movie because it simply continues to play, as it should.
It has one anoying thing as was pointed out.
There is a rather long delay between the time you hit the button on it's remote till the time the Samsung responds and you can often mess up because you don't think you hit the button so you hit it again - you get the idea.
Guess what - that is something to do with it's remote.
I have (like most people) a universal remote for all my stuff. In my case, I use the MX700 and the response time between a button push and the Samsung responding is as quick as all my devices.
Both of my players are first generation and I went into this expecting flaky equipment but to my surprise, Samsung got it right the first time yet my Toshiba sucks,so I quickly got spoiled.
I said I am format agnostic but because my Blu Ray player works as one would expect from a high end CE device, My Netflix cue always gets the Blu Ray choice first.
I use the Samsung for watching my SD DVD's for the obvious reason.