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Great first Blu Ray player

  • Apr 20, 2009
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We finally jumped into the Blu Ray fray with this Samsung player. The appearance of the player is very sleek and matches well with other audio/visual components in the average family's home theater. The picture and sound compared to even a high end regular DVD player is amazing! It's also a very quiet machine compared to our other regular DVD players as well. The remote control and other interfaces are also very intiative. It also integrated nicely via Samsung's Anynet feature if you are hooking it up to a Samsung television with a HDMI cable. 

That being said, you get what you pay for. This machine is obviously not on the high end of Blu Ray players out there.  The load time for Blu Ray or regular DVD discs is noticably slow. Recently, after not using the player for a couple of months, my husband popped in a DVD and there was no audio. He fixed the problem by doing a hard set on the machine. We're still not sure what caused the issue though.

Also, my husband was unsuccessful in hooking up the player to our Samsung home theater system with a HDMI cable.  The home theater has a HDMI in and out.  The audio comes through fine, but the picture comes out with distorted colors.  The home theater may be to blame though because the picture is fine if I connect directly to the TV with the same HDMI cable.

Overall, this is a great player as a first-time Blu Ray player and people who occassionally watch DVD's. If you religiously watch DVD's, you should probably spring for a higher end model as the load time would probably get annoying after awhile.

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Experience the blu-ray difference with the SAMSUNG BD-P1500. TheBD-P1500 lets you have it all - watch your favorite DVDs and blu-ray discs or listen to CDs with the highest-quality audio.

Full 1080p resolution gives you the most outstanding HD image quality.Enjoy a richer, bolder color palette via extended gamut YCC technology. HDMI 1.3 transmission bandwidth capabilities ensure the strongest signal fidelity, while the Ethernet connection lets you easily check for the latest firmware upgrades online. Control all your Samsung AV devices from one remote, via Anynet+ technology. And advanced audio compatibility, including DD+, and True-HD, offers premium sound, for the greatest HD experience.

CD & DVD Compatible
This blu-ray disc player offers state-of-the-art viewing with CD and DVD playback compatibility. Even as you take advantage of the latest video and audio advances, you can still enjoy all your existing media content.

Built-in Ethernet Connection
BD profile 1.1 interactivity lets you download the latest firmware upgrades and more with just a click of a button. Making firmware upgrades simple and easy, you can continually upgrade the BD-P1500 with the latest features.

Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby True HD
Immerse yourself in amazing sound. The BD-P1500 supports the new Dolby Digital Plus Audio format. It also supports uncompressed PCM Audio and Legacy dts 5.1 Dolby Digital. Dolby® Dolby TrueHD delivers powerful sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, ...
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