Samsung has revealed that, during the upcoming CES electronics fair, it will present the world's thinnest Blu-ray player. This as yet unnamed player will have a thickness of only 23mm (0.9 inches). It will have a side slot loading mechanism, which indicates it has been designed with wall-mounting in mind. It will be 3D compatible and support also online applications such as Facebook and YouTube.
hmmmmmmm.....as i read this article my take is this was designed to hang on the wall to give the owner of flat screen tv's a cool look of the player hanging on the wall with the tv. I didn't read anywhere that this was there new flagship model. i just think they are adding another option for the buyer. Sounds pretty cool to have a complete simple option tv and player on the wall.
I read that they just want to make it more aerodynamic. They have received a lot of complaints from people who couldn't throw their Samsung players far enough after they crap out or don't play a movie.
Samdung should work on quality instead of dumb gimmicks like trying to have the "thinnest" player.
their customer service for the first few years of bd was appalling and the bda should have pulled their license imo.
I guess they should take lessons from Panasonic and Sony how well a reputable player should be done.To all of you i have said it before and i will say it again,Optical drive are done very well through multiple electronics companies sony,panasonic and Pioneer.
Seriously, people. A Sammy can never be built like an Arcam, a McIntosh, or a Krell. Thin, cool looks does not translate into even a mediocre-performing player. At least returning this Sammy should require the most minimal physical effort.
The big questions to be answered by reviewers include PQ, quality of off-axis viewing, how deep blacks are (inky?), and, of course, how the panel is lit. I for one am skeptical right out the box (pun intended).
Samsung provides amazing results based on picture quality but they dont last long. Throughout my home theater installer years Samsung been the leading brand that quickly breaks down to many problems. Only Samsung is good are cellphones, period.
I have the Samsung BD-C7500 blu-ray player which is wall mountable. I purchased this player in August. It is mounted underneath my Yamaha soundbar and my Samsung UN55C6800UF LED TV. I have had no problems with this Samsung blu-ray player. I have had since August approximately 6 or 7 firmware updates. The most recent 2 days ago. I have had problems with other Samsung players. Maybe Samsung is starting to get it right. We will just have to wait and see. So far so good for me.
My first DVD player was a Samsung and it lasted a long time. My first BD player was a Samsung and I was constantly having to burn firmware upgrades off the internet and it wouldn't play certain films etc... Eventually I went to the store and realized I should have bought a PS3 the first time around, so that's what I did. I junked the old one. The PS3 still serves me very well and now I can play video games
I will go out of my way to avoid Samsung players. I have a good friend that's been through 2 of them now and they are craptastic. I don't know why but they don't work well. Sony must not share all the needed info with Samsung.
Wow, rare to see such strong negative response to something that should be impressive. I can't speak for their players, but I love their displays (Got a Samsung TV and Monitor). I'm still sticking with my PS3 for Blu-Rays though, while it's not the best anymore it sure is working well, in march my PS3 will be four years and it's still reading perfectly.
I have to say that Samsung has the most beautiful players on the market. Unfortunately they aren't that good. They are STILL, if you can believe it, applying DNR by default! And they have no adjustable settings at all.
I sold my Sammy 3D BD player on ebay and bought a Panasonic instead. It looks fricken' amazing, better than the PS3 and has tons of adjustable controls. It doesn't hurt that it has a second HDMI out so I can get HD audio as well.
I also have a Sony 3DBD HTIB setup in my bedroom and it's very nice too. Has TONS of streaming features, just a mind-boggling amount of free content. The XMB menu I'm used to from the PS3 is nice too.