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Samsung BD-P1000

Samsung BD-P1000
alaScore 74

396 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 396 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the value for money.

usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Samsung BD-P1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 396 reviews)

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Samsung BD-P1000


This Blu-ray Disc player produces solid images, but its audio quality is lacking.

Produces well-balanced images, Has flash media card slots

Lackluster sound, Mediocre remote control

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Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray player reviewed


Being an early-adopter is risky business -- especially when the product in question costs $1,000 and is embroiled in a so-called format war -- so the opinions of experienced reviewers are key in helping folks to decide whether or not to take the...

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Octave Multipod 5 in 1


Supports 1080p digital video output. Good performance with standard DVD movies. Integrated memory card readers for viewing digital images.

The stylish Samsung BD-P1000 is a capable disc player that unleashes the full capabilities of the Blu-ray format. Unfortunately, the initial Blu-ray titles are a reminder that there are lots of older films that need some TLC before they will look great...


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Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray Disc Player Review


Not a day goes by that I don't get inundated with emails or news reports of something going on in the new high resolution DVD “format war”. I am determined to avoid the tendency to break into loquacious bouts of opinion regarding the formats and simply...

Picture CAN look good on well-authored material ; 1080p upconversion of standard DVDs ; Excellent build quality ; Bargain price if compared to reference and esoteric upscaling DVD players costing much more

Expensive debut (not atypical) ; Awkward remote ; MPEG-2 software underwhelming for most part ; Slow startup and menu navigation speed ; Most advanced features not fully implemented (or at all) ; Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD nowhere in sight ; Strict EDID...

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Samsung Blu-ray Disc Player


Samsung holds the distinction of being the first company to introduce a Blu-ray player to the American market about a year ago (see our BD-P1000 review in Issue 70). Unfortunately, one of its internal settings softened the picture—hardly what the new...

Overall, I was highly impressed with the BD-P1200’s performance, especially the razor-sharp detail. True, the intermittent crashes and audio drop-outs exhibited by the first review unit did not inspire confidence, but the second unit didn’t have these...

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First Looks: Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray Disc Player


The Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray Disc Player heralds the era of High Definition home entertainment with distinguished design elements and great video quality.

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Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray Player


Let Me Back UpUnlike Toshiba's HD-XA1, the BD-P1000 acts and looks like a regular DVD player. Its acceptance of commands from its remote and overall usability are slower than current-model DVD players, but it puts the brutally slow HD-XA1 to shame....

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Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray Player


The remote isn't the HD-XA1's flashy auto-illuminated brick, which is good, but it's not backlit, which is bad. So, on a functionality basis, the Samsung is a whole level better than the Toshiba, but who cares about how it is to use.

Lastly, Walker showed us some clips he had encoded with MPEG-2. He encoded the same clip from a D5 master at Blu-ray's recommended 20-megabits-per-second average with a low of 15 mbps and a high of 35 mbps. Then he showed the same clip encoded at a...

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Samsung BD-P1000


We may have to call this one a do-over: Samsung dropped the ball on the launch of the first Blu-ray player. Samsung engineers determined that the noise-reduction circuit in the player's Genesis scaler chip was enabled, causing the picture to soften...

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Samsung BD-P1000


The days of VHS are long over and the days of DVDs are now numbered since the introduction of the Blu-ray and HD-DVD disc formats into the market this year.

Overall, I was very impressed by the playback quality of this player and the Blu-ray format. I also find the additional feature of a memory card reader useful, but also very slow and disrupting at times. I enjoyed the improved menu integration being...

Product Specifications

The BD-P1000 Blu-ray disc (BD) player lets consumers take full advantage of high-definition displays, playing content at native 720p or 1080i video resolutions. The BD player includes a high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) output, an industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface on a single cable, allowing users to easily connect the Blu-ray player to their existing home televisions. It will also decode standard multi-channel audio. Samsung's unique technology - one pickup with two lenses - allows it to also play standard DVDs and CDs in addition to Blu-ray discs while allowing for more cost-effective production. The supported DVD formats include DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW, and DVD+R. Additional features of the BD-P1000 include memory card reader, full audio format support, pop-up and always-on menu options; a full color high-definition animated button; and improved bitmap and text subtitles. The increased storage capacity of Blu-ray discs allows the Samsung BD player to offer an astounding 25 GB of content on a single-sided disc (50 GB per dual layer) - nearly six times the capacity of traditional DVDs and enough space for two hours of high-definition movies or recorded content.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / DTS decoder
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:Blu-Ray disc player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Output

Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / S-Video