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Old 12-22-2007, 03:45 PM
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Default just got Samsung 5000- mixed bag

Just received 5000 from Crutchfield
First of all, it is a shiny beauty.
Second, it will NOT decode TrueHD thru analog to 5.1 surround.
I mutiple discs: Order of the Phoenix, Spiderman, Iwo Jima
you only get Stereo.
Samsung says firmware in the future will fix this.
I will believe it when I see it.
Samsung Tech support not very helpful at all.

It will NOT play BluRay Chicago, or BluRay Pixar Shorts
Stopped in the middle of BluRay Spiderman 3 but was able to skip
chapter and finish movie.

I am currently using only 720p and picture is like 1080i over Verizon
FiOs.

I probably will send it back to Crutchfield who have been great helping me
as always.
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Old 12-23-2007, 10:23 AM
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This isn't much of a shock, given how many knocks Samsung is taking over their BR players, like Amazon limiting returns to 2 per customer before a mandatory refund!

HD DVD seems to have been better, but not much. While there aren't any products that brick with the frequency of the Samsung 1400, the failure rate is still higher than most consumer products, judging by the traffic on this board. And even when the hardware is copacetic, it still took until v 2.7 (and 10 months or so) before all the features on the XA2 actually worked.

Samsung cramming their first HD DVD into a platform with BluRay is just a recipe for early adopter pain. This is complex technology, it's going to take a while.

I want one, but I thing I'll hang on to my XA2 for another 6 months or until it looks like the 5000 is stable. Who knows, maybe some hot 1.1 BD players with HDMI 1.3 will come out at CES for <$300 street and I'll just pick one of them up. The XA2 is awfully awesome.
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Old 12-24-2007, 09:36 AM
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yes ..keep the xa2..get yourself a panny 10a player that 's what i did so I get the best of both..but I did pay the price..I own a Samsuck top of the line 1200 BD player..it is now my bedroom dvd player..need I say more as to why...never ever buy a Samsuck product again
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Old 12-24-2007, 06:53 PM
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I have it, I like it.
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Old 12-29-2007, 07:03 AM
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I own a Samsuck top of the line 1200 BD player
Sorry to burst your bubble, but the 1200 isn't top of the time, nor was it ever.
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:41 PM
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I bought the 5000. Too many glitches.
PQ looks good. Blacks a bit crushed.
Very quirkly. Won't play some titles.
I am trying out a Panny 30/Toshiba A35 combo. Happy so far.
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:10 PM
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Tell me some titles it won't play. Mine plays everything perfectly.
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:47 PM
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There's a list on avsforum.
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:22 AM
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Well if you love AVSFORUM so much...why do you come here to spread their crap? I OWN the player, I'm not going by what those noobs say. I know first hand that every BD I own plays perfectly and so do my HD-DVD's. But then again, I'm not out to spread false crap about Samsung.
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Old 01-01-2008, 02:29 AM
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How many discs do you own? You have had a chance to check every single one already?
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