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A nice little blu ray player but constantly needs updating
Member Name: ally_kats_mama
We initially purchased this blu ray player because we had a Samsung TV and we like our equipment to match though the TV ended up packing up and we went for a different brand but that is a completely different story!
We purchased this at the beginning of the year and it cost us £155. It is a really nice looking blu-ray player with a nice glossy black finish to it. It looks really nice when it is set against a TV of the same type of finish. There is a small Samsung badge which is silver and Blu Ray is written on the front as well.
The front of the blu ray player is deceiving as it makes you think that there are no buttons but it is really clever and stylish as if you press the front of the blu ray player the front flips down to reveal all the controls. The bit which flips down is a little bit on the thin side though and we do worry about putting too much pressure on it so we are just always careful with it. It has been fine though touch wood.
You do need a HD TV to see the fine displays of picture quality this player produces and you will also need an HDMI cable. The picture quality when combined with a HDTV is truly breathtaking. There are things I have seen in films we have watched again that I never realised were there in the first place because the picture is now so clear and "clean" if it is possible to use that as a word in this instance.
The player plays DVDs as well as blu rays. DVDs are played in a better quality than they would normally be if played on a standard DVD player as this Samsung blu ray player upscales them for better picture quality. This is really noticeable and makes DVDs look alot clearer. If you have region 1 DVDs then you can track down a multi region hack for this player but note this will only make the player mutli region for DVDs and not for blu rays.
The blu ray player supports both audios of Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD.
We did have an issue with this blu ray player when my husband downloaded an update for Terminator Salvation which caused the whole thing to freeze up. I am not sure what caused this - my husband is more of the technical update geek in regards to blu rays! One thing that does annoy me about this blu ray player though is that it constantly needs to be connected to the internet to do live updates. It doesn't just do it every now and then but what seems like all the time and it is part of the reason we are looking for a new blu ray player.
It is okay as a blu ray player and great for if you are starting out. Looks wise it is really nice and looks great when put with our other equipment but the need for updates all the time really lets it down. So much so I will only award it 2 DooYoo stars which is a shame.
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