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Samsung BD-P1200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Samsung BD-P1200. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung BD-P1200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Samsung BD-P1200 reviewed


Samsung's 2nd generation Blu-ray is hitting retail shelves this week, and HDGuru has the first review up. As you might expect, the next gen is both better and c...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson, PC World (

Samsung BD-P1200 and Toshiba HD-A20


Samsung's Blu-ray DVD player and Toshiba's HD DVD model raise the bar on performance while keeping the price down.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (

Samsung BD-P1200 Blu-Ray Player


Preview of the Samsung BD-P1200 Blu-Ray Player.

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May, 2007

Expert review by : Michael Kwan (

Samsung BD-P1200 Blu-ray Disc Player


One of the bigger buzzwords going around these days is HDTV. Everyone seems to want high-def this and high-def that. Just as we encountered with VHS and Betamax, we are once again amidst a format war of sorts. On one side of the arena is HD DVD, backed...

Very good-looking package with high gloss finish, - Plenty of connection options, - Beautiful on-screen menu and user interface, - Fantastic HD production

Firmware update was an unnecessary hassle, - Slow disc loading is incredibly frustrating, - Physically larger than I would have liked

Cosmetically, the Samsung BD-P1200 is a beauty. The high gloss finish is absolutely sensational to look at and it will surely look great next to your huge Samsung HDTV LCD. The blue lighting is a great touch and I liked the hinged door for the disc...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Tweak News (tweaknews)

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Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Grant Clauser (

Review: Samsung BD-P1200 Blu-ray Player


Samsung took charge in the Blu-ray race last year with its first player in the heated high def disc dash. Now its second player has entered the fray and it comes loaded with some pretty formidable offerings.

Video performance of the Samsung was outstanding. When watching the aforementioned Pirates disc, details were realistic (as realistic as an octopus-faced man can be); colors were deep and rich and blacks and shadow details were impressive. Startup time...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (

Samsung BD-P1200 Blu-ray Player


With the BD-P1200, Samsung enters Blu-ray, The Next Generation, with a smartly styled, less expensive machine. But it's getting harder to keep up with this stuff. Shortly before I finished this report, word arrived that two new Samsung players would be...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (

Samsung BD-P1200 Blu-ray Player


With the BD-P1200, Samsung enters , with a smartly styled, less expensive machine. But it's getting harder to keep up with this stuff. Shortly before I finished this report, word arrived that two new Samsung players would be launched in the fall: the...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (

Ultimate AV: Samsung BD-P1200 Blu-ray Player


I anticipate that the basic feature set of the new players will be very similar to this one. As for performance, I would not be surprised to find that the BD-P2400, in particular, provides performance very similar to the BD-P1200. So you might look at...

Unsurpassed playback of Blu-ray Discs, Superb video processing both for BDs and for upconverting standard definition DVDs, Above average operating speed, HDMI 1.3-capable

More prone than average to freeze up on marginal discs, Will not decode Dolby TrueHD, Audio/video lip sync issues with 1080p/24 HDMI playback of uncompressed PCM soundtracks

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Geoffrey Morrison (

Samsung BD-P1200 Blu-ray Player


While the in the end, Samsung's first foray into the Blu-ray world wasn't the major culprit in said format's poor picture quality (turns out most of the early discs just didn't look very good), it was still rather lackluster. It didn't upconvert DVDs...

What the BD-P1200 doesn't have is the ability to decode any of the next generation audio formats such as Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, or DTS-HD Master Audio. Most (but not all) BD discs at the moment feature uncompressed PCM as the high-resolution...

Jul, 2007

Product Specifications

Samsung brings consumers a complete home entertainment experience with the BD-P1200. The unit plays multimedia content in a variety of different formats including 720p, 1080i and 1080p resolutions. In addition, the BD-P1200 model supports the 192KHz LPCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, MPEG 2, DTS and MP3 formats for complete versatility in entertainment. The Easy Top Menu allows consumers to change the font and color of subtitles and menu titles according to their tastes, as well as the background color and menu graphics. The BD-P1200 model also has backward compatibility, making it simple to manage and play consumers' media collections.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital / DTS decoder / Dolby Digital Plus/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

HDCD decoding: Yes
Picture Zoom: Yes
Picture Zoom Power:2x / 4x/2x / 4x


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty