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Samsung BD-P1500

Samsung BD-P1500
alaScore 84

1580 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1580 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.

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

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

Feb, 2018

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

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

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Feb, 2018

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)

Expert Review

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 decoders:Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby TrueHD,DTS,DTS-HD
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
Video formats supported: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:N
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


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

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