Samsung BD-P1500 Review
This older player from Samsung is still around, but we found many user complaints regarding a variety of quality issues, including players breaking down early, not being able to play some Blu-ray movies, and shoddy firmware updates that cause problems with the unit. This is a pretty basic player in terms of features; it's a profile 1.1 player so there's no BD-Live support out of the box, and no Netflix or Pandora streaming. However, it has good audio support (Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD, among others) and an Ethernet port so you can connect it to a network.
This inexpensive Blu-ray player from Samsung is isn't a very good value. A Samsung BD-P1500 review on CNET gave it an OK rating, noting that this model underperforms in many of its Blu-ray and DVD video tests. Samsung BD-P1500 reviews by consumers are also pretty tough, with several at Walmart and Amazon knocking the fact that it has difficulty replaying some Blu-ray titles.
The Samsung BD-P1500 is an older profile 1.1 player, so it won't support BD-Live out of the box. It does support Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD, but there is no support for DTS-HD audio. The player does, however, have an optical digital audio output as well as a component output and HDMI port.
Samsung makes good TVs, but it seems the company is still sorting out some quality issues with its Blu-ray players. We read too many customer complaints about various problems to recommend this model.