Our Verdict An attractive, feature-packed player that deserves to be auditioned For Wireless dongle included in the box slick design quick loading Against Picture lacks realism and fine detail of class-leaders sounds a tad lean Reviewed on 8th June 2009 The USP for the Samsung BDP-3600 is its ability to access BD-Live content and software updates wirelesly through the supplied USB adaptor. But that isn't the only feature that makes the BD-P3600 an attracttive proposition. This is also a fine-looking machine, that boasts onboard decoding of high-definition audio formats to Linear PCM over its HDMI and multichannel analogue outputs, and a fast disc loading time. It's only when you spin a Blu-ray or DVD that the Samsung starts to show any real signs of weakness. Movement is handled well, colours are evenly balanced and there's a good level of general detail. Play Valkyrie and the Samsung does a fine job of handling the rocky outcrops and tanks prevalent in the second chapter of the Blu-ray disc. More after the break However, the class-leaders at this price produce a slightly clearer, more realistic picture, and pay more attention to subtle details, such as the badges and medals attached to the uniforms. Lacking in clarity and detailDVD playback suffers from the same problems. The Spirit looks pleasant enough, but comparison with other machines highlights shortcomings in clarity and detail. The BD-P3600 also falls just short of the very best with regards sound quality. During the air strike in the opening scenes of Valkyrie, explosions lack solidity and scale. As machine-gun fire rips through the German company, the impact of each round isn't as firm or convincing as with the very best rivals at the money. This is arguably the pick of Samsung's new Blu-ray players, carrying a wealth of features. If performance was as impressive as its specification, we'd have no hesitation in dishing out five stars. Related News Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player aims to major on audio performance Fri, 21 Apr 2017, 03:01pm 4K Blu-ray deal: 2 for £30 at Amazon and HMV Mon, 09 Jan 2017, 05:52pm LG unveils UP970 4K Blu-ray player with Dolby Vision HDR support Thu, 05 Jan 2017, 06:13pm Sony at CES 2017: 5 key highlights Thu, 05 Jan 2017, 05:41am CES 2017: Panasonic launches three new 4K Blu-ray players Wed, 04 Jan 2017, 04:30am BD-P3600 Blu-ray players Home cinema Samsung Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.