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Samsung BD-P1600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1637 reviews of Samsung BD-P1600. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical views about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Samsung BD-P1600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Samsung BD-P1600 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on People really like the size. The design also gets good opinions. There are some negative views about the reliability, while comments are divided on the price.

usability, design, size


66% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-ray Disc Player - BlackSamsung BD-P1600 Blu-ray Disc Player - Black

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung BD-P1600


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1093 user reviews of Samsung BD-P1600 from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Reviewers are impressed by the design and price, but some have doubts about the reliability. Views are divided on the size.

usability, price, design


55% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung BD-P1600 1080p Blu-ray Disc PlayerSamsung BD-P1600 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: (

Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-ray player review


Samsung's sixth generation player is close to what some would call a complete player. It features support for all the audio codecs Blu-ray supports as well as...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Robert Heron (

Samsung BD-P1600


Since entering the Blu-ray disc player game three years ago, Samsung has upped the ante with each subsequent generation by improving performance, adding extra features, and lowering prices. The BD-P1600 ($299.99 list) continues this trend as Samsung's...

Fast start-up. Supports Netflix and Pandora multimedia streaming. Updated remote and menus

Add-on memory required for BD-Live support. Minor BD Live compatibility issue

The Samsung BD-P1600 is a capable Blu-ray player that features a compelling selection of multimedia streaming abilities.

May, 2009

Expert review by: Lincoln Spector (

Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-Ray Review


Very good imaging on Blu-ray discs ; Netflix and Pandora streaming

Annoying flap covers front panel controls ; Disappointing imaging on DVDs

Despite incorporating a few bone-headed design decisions, the Samsung BD-P1600 is a very good player for its price.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (

Samsung BD-P1600 review:


Samsung was the first manufacturer with a standalone Blu-ray player, but in 2008 it often felt like the company was struggling to keep up with Panasonic. When Panasonic released the first Profile 2.0 player , Samsung was still shipping Profile 1.1...

Excellent image quality on Blu-ray movies; Netflix and Pandora streaming; speedy load times and operational speed; Profile 2.0 compliant; onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; Wi-Fi compatible, with purchase of USB dongle.

Design marred by an annoying flip-down panel; Wi-Fi dongle is very expensive.

The Samsung BD-P1600 has a great mix of features and performance for a standalone Blu-ray player, with only its annoying design holding it back.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: (

Samsung BD-P 1600


Excellent HDTV picture with 24p., Automatic film-mode detection for DVDs., Bitstream HD audio.

Disc drive is too loud., Poor photo display.

Multimedia Although the 1600 has a network connection on its rear panel and even supports an optional WLAN stick, its multimedia still can't measure up to that of its two bigger brothers, the BD-P 3600 and BD-P 4610. The network interface can only...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Lincoln Spector (

Review: Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-ray player


This Blu-ray player has an annoying front-panel cover, but offers terrific color performance and even has streaming video options.

Very good imaging on Blu-ray discs ; Netflix and Pandora streaming

Annoying flap covers front panel controls ; Disappointing imaging on DVDs

On the other hand, the BD-P1600 didn't fare well with standard-definition DVDs, which the player must upconvert to 1080p

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Consumer Electronics Net (

Affordable, great picture quality, new built-in integration to Netflix movies and Pandora Internet radio

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Chris Chiarella (

Samsung BD-P1600 Blu-ray Disc PlayerReview


Samsung's recent sub-$300 wonder combines an impressive array of the best features with stellar audio and video, all in its sleek black chassis.

Although positioned at the lower-end of their current crop, the Samsung BD-P1600 is still a versatile player offering the latest features (Netflix, Pandora, BD-Live, DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD decoding) and performance that the competition would be...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: techreviewsource (

Samsung BD-P1600


One of Samsung's latest Blu-ray DVD players, the P1600, is a media powerhouse that delivers good picture quality along side some excellent multimedia extras. It offers Netflix and Pandora streaming via the Internet as well as full 1080p resolution with...

Netflix and Pandora streaming ; Quick start-up times ; Excellent 1080p video processing ; Inexpensive

No internal memory for BD-Live, thumbdrive required ; Upconverting is a little sketchy

You'll definitely want to look into getting the Samsung BD-P1600 if you are at Netflix subscriber to take advantage of its Watch Instantly capabilities. All you need is an active Netflix account and a broadband connection (the faster, the better) and...

May, 2009

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Samsung BD-P1600


Product Specifications

Immerse yourself in blu-ray brilliance with the BD-P1600 blu-ray player. It delivers the sharpest images possible and highest quality audio. Want more entertainment? You can also stream movies and music with Netflix and Pandora and enjoy special interactive features with BD-Live 2.0. Sleek and ultra-slim, the BD-P1600 is the missing component to your home entertainment ensemble.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes


BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: No
DVB-T2: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Media Player: No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB Interface:No / Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Dimensions & Weight



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 / DVD+R / DVD+RW/CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / DVD+RW / DVD-RW / BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA/WMA / MP3
Type:Blu-Ray disc player

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: No
3D Ready: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Network & Internet Multimedia

Internet Streaming Services:Netflix
Network Connection:Ethernet


Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: Yes
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No
USB Recording: No

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


DTS Decoder:DTS HD Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus / True HD