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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Billy Patterson

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Posted November 16 2006 - 10:20 PM

I work at a certain electronics store that lets the employees get items at cost. The samsung player is only $637.00 at cost. Do you think I should go for it or am I better holding out for something else? I'm not huge into the PS3 idea for a Blu Ray player

#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Dave_P.


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Posted November 17 2006 - 01:55 AM

I think the Samsung is a damn good player, especially after the firmware updates. I have no regrets spending the $1000 I did, so at $637 I would consider that a steal.

#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Larry Sutliff

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Posted November 17 2006 - 02:58 AM

I agree with Dave, the latest firmware makes the Samsung into a very formidable Blu-Ray player. The only problem I have with the unit at this point is that it won't play the advanced audio codecs like Dolby TrueHD, but as far as the picture is concerned, the Sammy is very good, and a bargain next to the other standalone players.

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Jim Douglas

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Posted November 17 2006 - 06:27 AM

I almost bought a Panasonic last weekend but just could not do it for $1,000.00. I've seen the refurb Samsungs for $575.00 and have been very tempted by those. From most accounts on different forums people with the updated Samsungs are very happy with them. I have an A1 and a A2 coming so I can almost get the A2 and the Samsung for the price of a Panasonic or upcoming Sony.

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Let us know what you decide and your thoughts after getting it.


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Posted November 18 2006 - 12:18 AM

I picked up my Sammy at Circuit City a couple of weeks ago for $799 and I love it, the newest firmware does improve things big time. I was also thinking of returning it and going with athe Panasonic from Tweeter but I couldn't justify the added $500 for the Panny, even if it will update to the newest audio codecs. I also own a Toshiba HD-A1 and fine the Samsung more enjoyable to use. It's faster and more repsonsive with commands but I still prefer my A1 for SD DVD's and of course HD DVD's rock.

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Ron Z

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Posted November 21 2006 - 10:50 AM

So you think the A1 does a better job of upconverting SD DVDs? And with the Samsung, is SD DVD upconversion only available from the HDMI output?

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   Steve Schaffer

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Posted November 23 2006 - 02:00 PM

The A1 is a better upconverting player. Neither the A1 or any of the BluRay players will upconvert any copy protected SD dvd over component--only via HDMI or HDMI to DVI with HDCP.
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#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Dan Hinson

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Posted December 11 2006 - 09:41 AM

How does the Samsung compare to the other BD players in terms of PQ over component video? I was considering getting a BD player, but I have no HDMI connection, so the 1080p issue for me is somewhat moot. With that in mind, I thought the Samsung might adequately serve my purposes, while being significantly less in cost than the other BD players.
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