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Good Player - Simple to use
on 4 September 2012
Bought this player as a replacement for a Sony DVD player I have had for years. First thing that struck me was how small it was, half the size of the Sony deck it was replacing. The tray is hidden behind a drop down flap and I am slightly concerned that this could get broken as it's not very sturdy.
I turned the deck on and found it really easy to setup, plugged in the HDMI & Ethernet cable, turned it on and my screen and network settings were done in 2 mins. Tested it with a DVD (Revenge of the Sith), picture quality was good and the start up time was not really noticeably slower than the Sony its replaced. Then tested Dark Knight Blu Ray. Again, fast start up, movie was playing within 30 secs. Excellent picture quality. As a first time Blu-ray owner I'm probably looking harder for the differences, but it really is very good. No time to play with the picture settings, but I'll do that later. Only thing I noticed was that its a bit noisy with some discs but I'm sure some Blutack or something could help sort that out.
I then plugged in my external HDD. The player found it and played almost everything I could throw at it. Photos looked good too, not that I will use it for that much anyway but fun to have. Didn't bother with music files but the option is there.
This player is also really easy to make multi region for DVD's. Applied the settings, put in my R1 Kill Bill and all played fine. I'm putting this in so that people can save money and not bother with the £30-£40 mark up that seems to be applied to this player when sold with DVD MR capabilities (the Blu-Ray region cannot be changed though).
All in all, very pleased with it.
Positives: Simple to set up, quick loading times.
Negatives: Disc Tray seems a bit fragile. Cannot program the remote for non Samsung TV's.