Originally Posted by dustinw82
I'm just frustrated. I own Samsung's BD5000 and LG's BH200. I bought them way back when they were both about $700. They've both been a letdown. I've invested some money into my home theater and everything else has been worth the investment. Not my Blu-ray players. $700 is a lot of money for something that is being outperformed by current players that are now less than half.
I too have been stung by Korean's finest Samsung and LG. I bought Samsung's BD-P1400 and what a nightmare that unit was (had to junk it a la Office Space
). The LG BH200 has been much better for me except for the seamless branching and alternate-angle audio drop-outs which I worry may never get fixed. I mean LG has three new players coming out this year (no counting the HTIB units) plus the recently released BD300, how much time do you think will be dedicated to solving BH200's issues
? No looking good!!
No more Korean junk for me. I wanted my next player to have built-in WiFi and unfortunately only two companies announced one, guess which two companies? So I'm changing strategy. I'll rather buy a wireless Ethernet adapter and buy a BD player from a company that has the manpower and is committed to fixes issues when they arise whether the player is new or old. AFAIK that means a player from Panasonic, Sony, Pioneer and from what I hear Oppo (Samsung seems to be providing better support to their players now but I still concern about their player reliability).
To be fair LG was providing good support for the BH100 & BH200 at first but it has been declining since HD-DVD demise.