Awesome? Yes. Useful? Um, no. See, the Samsung player may have leaked early, but there are as of yet, a grand total of
Blu-Ray titles available. Granted, they’re supposed to start appearing next week, but that’s five days in which you’ve effectively spent a thousand dollars on a DVD player.
As for how the player handles traditional DVDs, the early adopter (who also owns an HD DVD player, natch) said that while the startup time was faster than his HD DVD player (unsurprising, as there are periods of
that are faster than the Toshiba player’s startup), he thought the up conversion of the DVD looked on the “soft” side. Oh, and the player locked up the first time he started it. Great.
Well, just ten days and $1000, and you too can have one for your very own.