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pws442 08-24-2008 04:16 AM

Samsung BD-P1500 vs BD-P2500
I am thinking about the Samsung BD-1500 right now. I don't need the analog outputs that the Samsung BD-2500 supplies, as I have a Denon AVR3838CI, and the 2.0 updates for the 1500 are supposed to be out in the fall (not that I see a lot of use for me there). I can stick a 4GB USB drive in the back for $13.

BB has them (in stock) for $400 and $500, WM has the 1500 for $320+8. Reward points for $180 bring the cost down a lot. I'd probably just rent the software.

Am I making a mistake here?

pws442 08-26-2008 11:02 AM

Re: Samsung BD-P1500 vs BD-P2500
I'm lonely!

Went down to BB, showed them the $320 WM price, produced my $180 in reward certificates, and walked out with the 1500 for $140+tax. Took it home, swapped out the cheapie DVD player I had been using for six months, plugged in the ethernet cable, updated the firmware (took 15 minutes, no glitches), and watched "Seven years in Tibet".

Extremely happy with how it looked on my Mitsubishi WD-78388 73" DLP projector via the Denon 3808CI. It only takes the 1500 player 10 seconds longer than the eternity that it takes those two beasts take to sycn up, so no problem there.

Ecstatic that I could both power off/on or stop/play, and the movie picked up from whence it left off.

Wish I had a DTS blu-ray disk, as it was only Dolby Digital. Spent a lot of time trying to figure out what was wrong with the Denon/Samsung. Doh!

Transport mechanism makes a couple of clunks at the start, but overall, I am very happy.

Thank you very much!

Paul H Benson 08-27-2008 11:12 AM

Re: Samsung BD-P1500 vs BD-P2500
I purchased a SS1500 Blu-ray player from BB. It gave me a problem--after playing one blu-ray movie, it would not load a new disc(either blue-ray or regular DVD. After speaking with the SS tech people they advised to return the unit. I exchanged it for a Panasonic which has been working fine. Some players have a cooling fan-the SS does not. Perhaps the unit was overheated despite being on an open shelf with plenty of breathing room.

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