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Old 12-24-2007, 11:02 AM
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Default Samsung BD-UP5000 delayed from Amazon until 2/5/08

Just got an email that my unit won't ship until 2/5/08. I'm guessing Samsung is delaying the release of more players until it can fix some of the problems people are experiencing.
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Old 12-24-2007, 11:16 AM
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I got mine from Crutchfied one week ago
but it it going back because it doesn't play True HD thru analog. Do you know if the 1400 does?

Too bad you have to wait but it is better
to have a fully functional machine
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Old 12-24-2007, 11:32 AM
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The 1400 plays all audio formats correctly. I sent my 5000 back to Crutchfield last Tuesday.
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Old 12-24-2007, 01:16 PM
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Hopefully they will sort out all the bugs before the uk release,which is supposed to be January.
I did hear a rumor that the UK release date had been put back to March but nothing official.

Might be time to bite the bullet and get the 1400 atleast have dts ma and buy a ep35 with the 7 free movies.
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Old 12-24-2007, 02:11 PM
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more likely Amazon.com just sold out of their stock and cannot get more until February
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Old 12-24-2007, 03:21 PM
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Interesting. I wonder if this is actually the case.
That they are going to work on some fixes.
I really hope that is true.
Maybe AVS has info regarding this.
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its been said time and time again that this unit was rushed out for the holidays because people were moaning and groaning that they wanted it for x-mas, ok, so now we have it. It's not 100%, but we have it. Firmware fixes are in the making. This unit WILL decode all sound formats, that is a fact. Profile 1.1 will be unlocked with a firmware patch also. So, I'm happy that I have the unit so I can use it, and will have to wait for the firmware patches. Its better than my 1200, which I had to return because it wouldnt play some of my movies. the 1400, while able to decode the sound formats, does not have the Reon chip, nor will it be 1.1 compliant, so your buying dead technology there. I say, buy the unit if you can find it, and wait. it will be awesome, just be patient.
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Old 12-25-2007, 10:47 AM
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I agree with your points chicken. Hopefully it will be fine after all the fixes. I personally cannot pull the trigger on this right now however. Too many weird posts about playback problems. What Blu-Rays and HD DVDs have you played on it? What has been your experiences so far? How bout the upscaling? Do you think the Reon chip is working at its top ability?
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:02 PM
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I haven't had any playback issues (don't have any HD-DVD's yet), and the Reon chip is nice, it upconverts nicely, however I'm guessing there might be some tweaking that they can do. DVD's certainly look better on this unit than on a standard DVD player. The Reon chip with HQV is simply the best upconverter around. It doesn't get any better. The Samsung 1200 is the only other machine (that I know of) that has it, and THAT unit has major issues.
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:13 PM
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Actually The Realta chip is even better. The Denon bd unit is supposed to be getting it. Of course that player is priced at $2000. :-#
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