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Samsung BD-P1000

Samsung BD-P1000
alaScore 86

289 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 289 reviews of Samsung BD-P1000. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design, but the reliability and price get mixed comments.

usability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Samsung BD-P1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung BD-P1000


alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Samsung BD-P1000 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, reliability

52% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung BD-P1000 - Blu Ray 1080P DVD PlayerSamsung BD-P1000 - Blu Ray 1080P DVD Player

Jul, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung BD-P1000


alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 user reviews of Samsung BD-P1000 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on People really like the design. The reliability also gets good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the size. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

usability, reliability, design


61% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-Ray Disc PlayerSamsung BD-P1000 Blu-Ray Disc Player

Jul, 2018

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Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray player reviewed


Being an early-adopter is risky business -- especially when the product in question costs $1,000 and is embroiled in a so-called format war -- so the opinions...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : LIncoln Spector (

Samsung BD-P1000


This Blu-ray Disc player produces solid images, but its audio quality is lacking.

Produces well-balanced images, Has flash media card slots

Lackluster sound, Mediocre remote control

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Robert Heron (

Samsung BD-P1000


Blu-ray movies have arrived, and with the BD-P1000 Samsung delivers a solid player.

Supports 1080p digital video output. Good performance with standard DVD movies. Integrated memory card readers for viewing digital images.

It costs twice as much as the least expensive HD DVD player. The remote suffers from small buttons and an odd button layout. Sluggish start-up and load times, but slightly better than current HD DVD players. ; Watch the Samsung BD-P1000 Video Review!

the bd-p1000's ability to upscale dvd video to hd resolutions was better than what i've seen with most tvs. the hp pavilion md5880n scored 23 percent better on the hqv benchmark dvd when hooked up to the bd-p1000 than it did when left to deinterlace...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (

Samsung BD-P1000 review


Editors' note June 9, 2008 : The rating of this player has been changed again to reflect changes in the marketplace.

Plays Blu-ray discs in true high-definition; upscales standard DVDs to high-definition; sleek design; 1080p output via HDMI.

Twice as expensive as the competing HD-DVD player; very few titles available at launch; video quality on initial titles less impressive than HD-DVD versions; slower load times; some operational bugs.

With video quality that's impressive but still not as good as its HD-DVD competition, the costly Samsung BD-P1000 will appeal only to those willing to risk a grand on a first-generation player in the middle of a format war.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Clint DeBoer (

Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray Disc Player Review


Not a day goes by that I don't get inundated with emails or news reports of something going on in the new high resolution DVD “format war”. I am determined to avoid the tendency to break into

Picture CAN look good on well-authored material ; 1080p upconversion of standard DVDs ; Excellent build quality ; Bargain price if compared to reference and esoteric upscaling DVD players costing much more

Expensive debut (not atypical) ; Awkward remote ; MPEG-2 software underwhelming for most part ; Slow startup and menu navigation speed ; Most advanced features not fully implemented (or at all) ; Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD nowhere in sight ; Strict EDID...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Scott Wilkinson (

Samsung Blu-ray Disc Player


Samsung holds the distinction of being the first company to introduce a Blu-ray player to the American market about a year ago (see our BD-P1000 review in Issue 70). Unfortunately, one of its internal settings softened the picture—hardly what the new...

Overall, I was highly impressed with the BD-P1200’s performance, especially the razor-sharp detail. True, the intermittent crashes and audio drop-outs exhibited by the first review unit did not inspire confidence, but the second unit didn’t have these...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Tweak News (tweaknews)

Expert Review

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Zachary Chan (

First Looks: Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray Disc Player


The Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray Disc Player heralds the era of High Definition home entertainment with distinguished design elements and great video quality.

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : OCWorkbench (ocworkbench)

BD-P1000 Blu-Ray Player

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Geoffrey Morrison (

Samsung BD-P1000 Blu-ray Player


Let Me Back UpUnlike Toshiba's HD-XA1, the BD-P1000 acts and looks like a regular DVD player. Its acceptance of commands from its remote and overall usability are slower than current-model DVD players, but it puts the brutally slow HD-XA1 to shame....

Oct, 2006

Product Specifications

The BD-P1000 Blu-ray disc (BD) player lets consumers take full advantage of high-definition displays, playing content at native 720p or 1080i video resolutions. The BD player includes a high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) output, an industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface on a single cable, allowing users to easily connect the Blu-ray player to their existing home televisions. It will also decode standard multi-channel audio. Samsung's unique technology - one pickup with two lenses - allows it to also play standard DVDs and CDs in addition to Blu-ray discs while allowing for more cost-effective production. The supported DVD formats include DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW, and DVD+R. Additional features of the BD-P1000 include memory card reader, full audio format support, pop-up and always-on menu options; a full color high-definition animated button; and improved bitmap and text subtitles. The increased storage capacity of Blu-ray discs allows the Samsung BD player to offer an astounding 25 GB of content on a single-sided disc (50 GB per dual layer) - nearly six times the capacity of traditional DVDs and enough space for two hours of high-definition movies or recorded content.


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / DTS decoder
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:Blu-Ray disc player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):45

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3
Video compression format:H.264, MPEG2, VC-1
Video formats supported:H.264,MPEG2,VC-1


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.929 x 12.795 x 3.110
I/O ports:SCART\nAudio L/R out\nComponent out
Optical disc recording:BD-ROM, BD-RE, BD-R, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW, CD-R/-RW, Audio CD
Power Requirements:240V; 50Hz

Packaging Data

Package dimensions (WxDxH):20.236 x 16.929 x 7.008
Package weight:13.889

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):45

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Number of Discs:1
Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1

Technical Details

Device type:Player


Video D/A Converter (DAC):12-bit/216MHz

Video Output

Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions