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I'll add my experience here. I got two through Woot in mid-December, one as a Christmas gift. I decided not to use the second one as a gift; it is still sitting around gift wrapped. I tested the one I opened side by side on one TV with ChromeCast. The Samsung will not play NetFlix reliably while the ChromeCast works flawlessly on the same TV, same wifi, same everything. I've been talking to Samsung and they seem pretty responsive but are little to no help other than making me jump through a bunch of hoops. The first email to them I told them that the firmware was upgraded early on. Yet, they told me to make sure the firmware was up to date.
I like to use closed captions. The ChromeCast displays captions on all dialog in realtime. The Samsung skips dialog and the captions are significantly delayed making them of little use.
If anyone has success getting a fix from Samsung, please post. The Samsung brand has had a very good reputation with me. Sorry to see them stumble.
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I have this player and if you have a Samsung HDTV its a must have.
It has a neat feature that when turning the Bluray player on directly, it will turn the TV on automatically. And turning the TV off will power off the player. This is however, optional, but thats just the plus side of having compatibility.
Also, the player comes with a remote that has a small section dedicated to TV Power and Volume control so you don't need to use two remotes. Your Samsung TV remote may also come with Dvd player controls that have little to no use up until this moment, those controls on your Tv remote will work with the Bluray without having to code anything.
Just hook it up and use the Anynet+ option.
This is all going without saying this only works with Samsung TVs for a Samsung player, but I paid $60 for this plaer new, and I LOVE IT! The circular pad is all touch, no buttons, and it has a nice fingerprint magnet gloss all over the unit. Much better in person than pictures.
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I bought this from Woot in December and got it in time to watch Christmas movies before Christmas. It has turned out to be a great investment for forty bucks. It sees the other computers in the house and I can stream video from any of those very easily. If you plug in flash drive or external drive to the USB port you can stream video or music from there as well. It is small in size so doesn't take up much room. You will need an HDMI cable and some batteries for the remote.
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