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Samsung BD-P1500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1878 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the size and design are generally positive. The usability and value for money also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Samsung BD-P1500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Samsung BD-P1500


Buying any piece of electronics gear is an investment, but the analogy is even more apt if you're buying a Samsung Blu-ray player. When the Samsung BD-P1500 was first released, it was a somewhat risky pick due to its $400 list price, disc compatibility...

Recent discounts make it a bargain; Profile 2.0 compatible with a firmware upgrade; onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD; very good image quality on most Blu-ray discs; Ethernet port for firmware updates

DVD playback will disappoint videophiles; no analog multichannel outputs; onboard DTS-HD Master Audio decoding

The Samsung BD-P1500 offers generous Blu-ray functionality at a budget price, thanks to several firmware updates and aggressive retailer discounts.

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Samsung BD-P1500


Samsung introduced the first Blu-ray disc (BD) player to the United States (the BD-P1000), and the company continues to refine its BD player offerings with regular firmware updates and a steady stream of new models. The Samsung BD-P1500 ($299.99 list)...

Quick start-up. Good DVD video upconversion. Supports Bonus View Blu-ray features

No upconverted 1080p24 output with DVD movies. Ineffective 1080i video upconversion

The slick-looking Samsung BD-P1500 is a solid upconverting DVD player that delivers a decent Blu-ray viewing experience.


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Samsung BD-P1500


HD-DVD's fatal fall at the beginning of 2008 kick-started the race to build players that meet mass demand with consumer-friendly price tags. Samsung's BD-P1500 is among the first to challenge the $400 low water mark set by the PlayStation 3 with an...

Affordable price; stylish design; crisp video playback

HDMI cable not included; menus slow to access

Its simple operation, respectable performance and low price make it an ideal entry-level player...


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Samsung Blu-ray and DVD Players


Samsung Electronics unveiled its 2008 line of DVD and Blu-ray players at CES. Leading this year'smodels are the BD-P1500 fourth-generation Blu-ray player and the DVD-F1080 Ultra Compact

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Samsung BD-P1500


In summary, this Blu-Ray player is recommended for budget-tight users who may not frequently watch Blu-Ray movies. Although it has become more stable with each firmware update, the unreliable performance may have some consumers looking elsewhere. But...

The most affordable and respectable standalone Blu-Ray playerEthernet and USB ports for available firmware updatesGreat Blu-Ray and DVD playbackDolby Digital TrueHDSleek design to fit any entertainment center

Originally unreliable, but improved with each update

Aside from missing the features we all love, the Samsung BD-P1500 seems...

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Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-ray Disc PlayerReview


Samsung's BD-P1500 BD-Live ready Blu-ray Disc player offers many great features and the promise of DTS-HD decoding and BD-Live with a future firmware update, all in a sleekly designed package, but the video playback leaves a bit to be desired.

The player's startup times were acceptable, but certainly not blazing. Powering the unit on, it takes around 34 seconds before a disc can be inserted. By hitting the eject button instead of power, you can get the disc tray open immediately in a "quick...

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Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-ray Player


What's that? You're still watching regular DVDs on a regular DVD player? Or even're still hanging onto HD-DVD? Maybe you've upgraded to one of those upconverting DVD players in ...

Great-looking player with piano black finish on front ; Significantly improved loading times ; On-screen menu is attractive ; Stellar video quality, as expected ; Anynet is kind of nifty

Remote feels cheap, in need of a redesign ; Loading times still not as fast as PS3 ; Limited input/output options ; Strange disconnection issue

But I’m not saying that this is a bad thing! The Samsung BD-P1500 is a great-looking unit. The front face sports Samsung’s signature glossy black finish, but the rest of the player is a standard matte black. In the front, you get a round set of...

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Samsung BD-P1500


In my last review I got the opportunity to test out a 40′ LCD HDTV, today I paired up that TV with Samsung's latest Blu-ray player. While only listed as a Profile 1.1 player, the quality picture and features have spread rumors about a firmware upgrade...

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Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-ray Player


Samsung's latest entry level Blu-ray player offers significant advantages over its predecessor model (the BD-P1400 that we reviewed earlier of this year). For audio fans, the BD-P1500's singular most interesting new feature is the ability to pass both...

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Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-ray Player


FeaturesAs a source device, the BD-P1500 does exactly what is supposed to do—play Blu-ray discs and, of course, standard DVDs and CDs. It upconverts DVDs to 720p, 1080i, or 1080p resolutions. If your display supports it, the BD-P1500 can output...

Product Specifications

As the first company to introduce a stand-alone Blu-ray player, Samsung reinforces its support of the Blu-ray format with the Full HD BD-P1500. An ideal player for anyone who enjoys Blu-ray, DVDs or CDs in their home, this groundbreaking model takes the home viewing experience to the next step and accommodates all of these formats in one unit. What

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby TrueHD / DTS decoder/DTS decoder / Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby TrueHD
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM / CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW/CD / DVD / DVD-RW / CD-RW / BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM/CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / DVD-RW / BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM
Supported Digital Audio Standards:PCM
Type:Blu-Ray disc player


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty