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Great at the time, but outdated very quickly
Member Name: Sefgrt
Advantages: Blu-Ray disc Player, ANYNET+, Backward Compatible
Disadvantages: Poor connectivity, Slow, No BD Live allowance
When I bought this Blu-Ray player, it had just been surpassed by the BDP1600, which meant I got it relatively cheap.
This is perfect for what it is intended to be used for, it plays Blu-Ray discs, DVD's and CD's. It has an Ethernet port for going online, but this is where the problem is because the Ethernet is practically useless as when attempting to use the BD-Live function on discs, the player requires extra storage space - i.e an external flash drive, however the USB Port on the player is not compatible with said devices and is only used for upgrading the firmware. The Ethernet port also allows this feature too.
another con is that the player processes quite slow when loading newer films, which are more data intensive - There is no lag whatsoever on films, but actually getting to them sometimes takes a bit longer than I would like to wait.
Positives are that it is FULL HD 1080p and supports backward compatibility. the player also looks very sleek too and works on anynet+ with any corresponding Samsung TV.
To conclude, I am very happy with the player for its basic use, but for extensive use as developed by Blu-Ray players such as BD Live, it is not one I would recommend.
6/10 - Plays perfectly, but a bit slow and lacking features.
Summary: Great for watching Basic Blu-Ray discs, but no other functionality.