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Samsung BD-P2500

Samsung BD-P2500
alaScore 80

94 reviews

Jan, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of Samsung BD-P2500. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. Some have doubts about the price.

usability, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Samsung BD-P2500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Lincoln Spector (

Samsung BD-P2500 Blu-Ray Review


Supports Netflix downloads, BD-Live ; Great image quality

No DTS-HD support ; Slow at skipping chapters

The Samsung BD-P2500 outputs terrific images, but it's expensive and has a few shortcomings.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: (

Samsung BD-P2500 Blu-ray Disc Player


The Samsung BD-P2500 outputs terrific images, but it's expensive and has a few shortcomings.

Great image quality ; Supports Netflix downloads, BD-Live

Slow at skipping chapters ; No DTS-HD support

Despite those lapses, the Samsung BD-P2500 is an excellent machine. You get what you pay for. In a Blu-ray player, a great-looking image can outweigh such shortcomings and a high price

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: (

Samsung BD-P 2500


Excellent 24p HDTV picture., HD audio output as bitstream., DVD playback quality matches that of a top-rate DVD player., Analog 7.1-channel audio output.

No built-in DTS-HD decoder., No MP3 or JPEG support.

In terms of Blu-ray and DVD picture quality for the home-theater, the Samsung BD-P 2500 is one of the best players in its price class. Multimedia fans beware, however, that it does not support playback of MP3 or JPEG files.

Mar, 2012


Expert review by: Kris Deering (

Samsung BD-P2500 Blu-ray Player


Samsung was the first consumer electronics company to bring a Blu-ray player to market. Since then, the company has released quite a few players with varying degrees of performance. With the BD-P2500, Samsung delves into another market for the first...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Kris Deering (

Samsung BD-P2500 Blu-ray Player


Samsung was the first consumer electronics company to bring a Blu-ray player to market. Since then, the company has released quite a few players with varying degrees of performance. With the BD-P2500, Samsung delves into another market for the first...

When you start a film, a small quality indicator gives you an idea of what to expect. I saw the quality range from about two bars up to four (four being the highest). With two bars, the quality was pretty bad; it had obvious macroblocking and combing...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Chris Boylan (

Samsung BD-P2500 Blu-ray Disc Player with NetflixReview


Can Samsung redeem some earlier missteps in Blu-ray technology with a new BD player that just about does it all? Note: review has been updated to include results of a firmware upgrade which adds DTS-HD decoding.

If you're looking for a Blu-ray Disc player and your only concern is Blu-ray Disc picture and sound quality, then you have a number of options that will satisfy. But if high-quality DVD upconversion is important to you, and you think there may be...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: techreviewsource (

Samsung BD-P2500


Blu-ray DVD technology has been taking off recently and prices on the Blu-ray players have dramatically come down over the past year. If you're in the market to buy a new DVD player for your home entertainment setup you might want to take a look at...

Excellent image quality ; Plays Blu-ray and supports Profile 2.0 online content ; Netflix streaming ; Full set of connections to home theater equipment

Lacks DTS-HD Master Audio decoding ; Slow disc loading times

The on-screen menus are very nicely designed and are organized to be user friendly. On a side note, for such a high-end Blu-ray player, Samsung's logo when you first turn on the device is one of the worst logos ever seen. It's very jaggy and looks very...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Adrienne Maxwell (

Samsung BD-P2500 Blu-Ray Player Reviewed


Samsung's BD-P2500 ($499.99) is a Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player; it supports both BonusView/picture-in-picture playback and BD-Live Web functionality. Its other noteworthy addition, compared with earlier Samsung Blu-ray players, is the use of Silicon...

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: yur_maker (



Get this Player...You won't regret it .

Awsome Player.

Not Really a Con But more a Question as why neweggs price is higher than the retail chains.....Got Mine for $349 @ the most popular Retail Outlet.

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: J.A. Brony (

Buy it!


It's great at what it does. I bought this over reading about the horror stories about the LG.

J.A. Brony here,

Yes, remote is weird and cheesy.

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications

The ultimate interactive experience is here. The Samsung BD-P2500 is BD-Live 2.0 Ready so you can enjoy special interactive features, download extra content from the internet and more. You'll also enjoy bold color and crisp details with full 1080p resolution. Movie night just got even more exciting with the highest-quality audio and an incredible picture. Get ready for the ultimate interactive film experience. The Samsung BD-P2500 lets you take full advantage of interactive features like downloadable video content, ringtones, games and more. Download additional content from the internet or even chat with friends when watching the same movie. You're in full command with the BD-P2500. Anynet+ delivers streamlined, one-touch control over all your Anynet+ compatible devices such as the TV, AV receiver, and home theater. You can operate all of them with a single remote control. A true "plug and play" product, it comes with a Consumer Electronics Control feature that lets you operate Samsung HDMI products with one remote control.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes


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


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
UPnP: No
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby TrueHD / DTS decoder / DTS-HD decoder/DTS-HD decoder / Dolby Digital Plus / DTS decoder / Dolby TrueHD
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Supported Digital Audio Standards:PCM
Type:Blu-Ray disc player

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: No
3D Ready: No
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
4K Upscaling: 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