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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
on 2 July 2009
First foray into the world of Blu-ray and I have to say I'm quite impressed. Superb picture, simple and precise user interface and unique front flip-down design. Does a great job of upscaling DVDs too.
Great extra features. BD-live easy to setup - just hooked it up to my router via ethernet and it was ready to go. You'll need a dedicated 1GB+ USB flash drive though.
USB connectivity and Divx playback are a real plus. No longer need to write video files to disc. Just put them all on a flash drive and away you go. I can even hook up my Sony Ericsson phone, via its USB cable, to access the mp3s and photos stored on the Micro SD card. (This should also work with other FAT32 formatted devices)
Support for more video formats e.g. mpeg 1 & 2 and perhaps even wmv would have been great though. And although it plays the majority of Divx files, it won't play High Definition ones.
Overall I'm very happy with the Samsung BD-1600.
This just in:
The latest firmware upgrade, released September 3rd, gives the BD-1600 and all other 2009 models access to Youtube (provided your player is connected to the Internet of course) and the ability to playback .mkv and .mp4 files. Have just completed the upgrade and am still playing around with it. So far I'm quite pleased. Just a little extra to make the BD-1600 even more impressive.