Date: July 26th, 2007
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Samsung Canada
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It's All Very Clear Now Be one of the first to view Blu-ray format discs on your HDTV! Samsung presents the highest-defintion playback in the world - the Blu-ray disc player. You will marvel at the clarity and full-colour spectrum of every scene, while multi-channel sound puts you in the center of the action. Samsung technology also offers backward compatibility, letting you enjoy your favorite current DVD and CDs. When viewing your existing library, the Blu-ray player will up-convert them to a near hi-def experience.
So what do you get for your US$499 price tag. Hopefully it is in better shape than my media sample package. ;)
Once the box is opened you will get a box which holds every extra component you get with the player.
First out as always is the user's manual and quick setup guide. Please take advantage of these whenever a problem or confusion arises. This is an excellent manual that breaks everything down perfectly.
Other than the paperwork you will also receive and HDMI, component video and composite video cables. The composite video cable also comes with a standard stereo cable set as well. But if you are buying this player and are only taking advantage of stereo sound, then you are missing out on 50% of the experience. Also included is a remote control with batteries. the remote is a standard remote much like you see with any standard DVD player on the market for years so covering it in any further detail would be rather redundant.
The one thing I liked seeing is that Samsung didn't cheap out and supplied all the cables needed to get this product up and running. There was only one omission I would have liked to have seen included and that was an optical cable for the sound. But overall, everything is here to get your going.
And out of the box last is the BD-P1000 player. Let my say one thing first and that is that this is a beautiful piece of electronic hardware. Practically the whole machine is finished in mirror black with the only difference being the brushed metal trim piece in the front. You should have no problem inserting this into even the most modern livingroom.
I will cover this player in more detail in the next section.