Released August, 2008
The Pros:7.1 analog pre-outs. Supports Netflix streaming. Ethernet and USB 2.0 connectivity.
The Cons:No dts HD-MA high definition audio decoding even though it can decode Dolby TrueHD. Firmware update required for DTS HD MA support. Freezes unpredictably and intermittently when watching blu-ray movies. This happens even when discs are new and being played for the first time and after firmware upgrades current and lens cleaned with wind-funnel disc.
The Samsung BD-P2550 is a Blu-ray player released in late August 2008 with an MSRP of $499.99 as a follow-up to the Samsung BD-P2400 from 2007. The new player adds 7.1 analog outputs, and the popular Silicon Optix HQV video processor.
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The included Ethernet port allows this player, along with the October release of the Samsung BD-P2500, to stream Netflix movies over the Web. Like almost all Blu-ray players, this will upconvert standard DVDs to 1080p output over its HDMI port. It also features a USB port for playing media and firmware upgrades.
- Upconverting Blu-ray disc player
- Silicon Optix HQV video processor
- 7.1 analog pre-outs
- Built-in high-definition audio decoding (Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus)
- Outputs: 1 x component video, 1 x composite video, 1 x HDMI, 1 x stereo audio, 1 x optical digital audio, 1 x 7.1-channel analog output
- streams Netflix video content via the Web
- connectivity: Ethernet and USB 2.0
- release date: late August, 2008
- MSRP: $499.99
User Reviews (7)
Supports Netflix streaming
Ethernet and USB 2.0 connectivity
Ability to upgrade firmware
Built-in Dolby TrueHD decoding
BD-Live actually works! I had the Sony BDP-s350 before this and the BD-Live feature always told me that my harddrive was full, when in reality I never used it. BD-Live and LG-Live work perfectly with this player.
First Samsung player to have the Silicon Optix HQV video processor
No dts HD-MA high definition audio decoding even though it can decode Dolby TrueHD
Firmware update required for DTS HD MA support
Freezes unpredictably and intermittently when watching blu-ray movies. This happens even when discs are new and being played for the first time and after firmware upgrades current and lens cleaned with wind-funnel disc.
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