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Very Good player, but the wireless set up could drive you insane
on 1 December 2010
Update: 7/11/12. fails to boot up, have to turn on off 3 or 4 time to get it to work.
Very Good player, but the wireless set up could drive you insane -
Setting up the wifi to connect to my router was the WORST experience of my wifi life.
I could set up wired connection with no problems but the wifi! I could only get it to work with no security set or with WEP only. After some research on line, I found that I may have been lucky to get this far.
If you are not technical, don't know the way round the setting of your router, don't have access to good technical support for your router,then you will end up depending completely on Samsung "Technical" support then God have mercy on your soul! The Samsung "Technical" support are a joke! Words (not English anyway) cannot describe the ineptitude of these people. I have a Samsung netbook which worked fine on my router with security but Samsung say it my router! They kept asking if I wanted to contect the bluray player to my TV via wifi - WHAT!
The CNET forums seem to be the best (and only) source to guide you towards the light on this issue.
If you are one of the lucky ones whose wireless works in a snap, take a moment of silence to pray for the souls of those poor people who are grappling with this issue and post how you did it on a web site .
Internet@TV. Don't be fooled, if you buying this player for the Samsung apps there are only 16. Most are games which are on a par with a zx spectrum, you do get facebook and twiter and google maps, but no BBCiplayer, current apps are: YouTube, Picasa Web Albums, Facebook,, google maps, Rovi TV listings, AccuWeather, Dracula's Coffin, GettyImages, History channel, LoveFilm.com(app say Coming soon), Mahjong Fruits, Memory Quizz Master, Rock Swap Sudoko, Texas Hold'em, Twitter, USA Today