The Samsung BD-UP5000 retails for $999, but normally streets for around $799, though Amazon currently has it for $610.57.
So, if you go to grab, say, 20 HD DVD titles at $12.20 (From Deep Discount, no tax, free shipping), you're out $244.
If you buy half that for $122, the what's the point of the combo player for 10 movies? If you paid the normal street price of $799, you've now just spent $200 for a Blu-ray player that plays your 10 HD DVDs.
All I know is that unless you like waiting months to watch Blu-Ray movies you bought, don't buy the Samsung BD-1200.
There have been quite a few movies that have come out (like 3:10 to Yuma and Pirates) that just wouldn't play. They released a firmware update last week that finally allowed 3:10 to play, but I find it irritating that I had to wait over a month to watch it - especially since talking to customer service leaves you with the feeling that they wouldn't ever fix the problem.
Anyways, stay away from the BD-1200, unless you have more patience than me.
Of course, it killed the network port.
I do know that if Samsung does not deliver in Q2 on the audio, I am never considering a Samsung product again. That goes for phones, TV's, etc.
I think Samsung will continue to address playability issues, as they released a firmware for the 1000 on 2.29.
Since this thread hasn't been updated in a while:
Graffeo out at Universal:
Video Business Article
And of course from last week, The best selling Blu-ray player worldwide just went to spec 2.0 lwith another firmware upgrade.
PS3 BD-Live Update Now Available | High-Def Digest
Last edited by dgrycan; March 27th, 2008 at 06:34 PM.