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Samsung BD-P1500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1579 reviews of Samsung BD-P1500. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

price, usability, design, size

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 user reviews of Samsung BD-P1500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on People really like the reliability and design. The usability and price also get good reviews.

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74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung BD-P1500/XEU - Blu-ray Disc PlayerSamsung BD-P1500/XEU - Blu-ray Disc Player

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung BD-P1500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 925 user reviews of Samsung BD-P1500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung BD-P1500 1080p Blu-ray Disc PlayerSamsung BD-P1500 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (

Samsung BD-P1500 review


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.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Robert Heron (

Samsung BD-P1500


Samsung strikes a nice balance between performance and affordability with the BD-P1500.

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

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

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Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Tom Andry (

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

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: (

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...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (

Samsung BD-P 1500


Excellent 24p movie picture., Bitstream output of HD audio., Film-mode detection for DVDs.

Flicker in HDTV material at 50 or 60 hertz., No decoder for DTS-HD., No BD-Live.

The Samsung BD-P 1500 guarantees a perfect Blu-ray movie experience. Its multimedia capabilities, however, lag far behind those of the competition, and don't even match those of the earlier BD-P 1400. Furthermore, the built-in Ethernet connection does...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Audio Ideas Guide (

Samsung BD-P1500 Blu-ray/DVD Player

May, 2009

Expert review by: Digital Home Thoughts (

Samsung's BD-P1500 Blu-ray Player: Dysfunctional in the Extreme

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Tweak News (tweaknews)

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Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Brandon A. DuHamel (

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...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Michael Kwan (futurelooks)

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...

Oct, 2008

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 output channels:5.1
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes


Color of product:Black


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display: Yes


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

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 240
Power consumption (standby):0.9
Power consumption (typical):28


LED Indicators: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes

File formats

Video compression format:H.264, MPEG2, VC-1


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Media Types

Disc types supported:BD-ROM, CD, DVD-R, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW


Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):17 x 11 x 2
Package depth:13.8
Package height:5.79
Package width:20.9
Playback formats:VC-1 / MPEG2 / H.264

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Progressive Scan: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.3
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Card reader integrated: No

Technical Details

Device type:Player


3D compatibility: No
Full HD: Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Video D/A Converter (DAC):192MHz/24-bit

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:10.6
Weight:6.39 / 7