5 A winner from SamsungBigal1870 | 31/12/2008 | See all Bigal1870's reviews (36)Top 100 DVD Reviewer It took me a while to get over the demise of HD DVD having been one of those who thought it would win the format war with Blu Ray. Anyway having got my act together it was time to get with the program and update my ageing DVD collection to Blu ray and find something to play them on.The Samsung came highly recommended by my AV buddies and they were right. A year ago a machine of this spec would have over £500. Profile 1.1 straight out of the box and upgradeable to profile 2.0 with an internet update, nice. It delivers great picture quality and imaging is razor edge sharp both on Hi Def discs and upscaled DVD.The menus are user friendly and the remote nicely ergonomic to use. I would advise taking your time to set the machine up correctly because as with many large screen TV,s, it may not suit your individual taste straight out of the box. The 1500 comes with the default resolution set at 576P rather than 1080P so sort this out first otherwise your Hi Def images will have a soft jagged look about them.The 1500 styling is also razor sharp with its blacker than black ultra slim profile ensuring it will look the part with your piano glass finished HDTV. All in all a very nice BD player indeed.