Summary: Samsung has really lost support and service credibility on this unit. If anyone has resolved this issue, PLEASE post, AND TELL Samsung how you did it. They don't have a clue.
Pros: Good on everything except Netflix
Cons: 5 calls to Samsung, 3 resets and uploads, and still no Netflix. All other devices,even on WiFi get it, but no Netflix on the Samsung Blu-ray. Their support has been worthless. All other services are fine.
Summary: I spent time online and on the phone (several calls, days apart) with tech support regarding the inability to load or completely load Netflix. After rebooting (7-8 times over a week or so), resetting all the access and networking settings and trying, diligently, to get the machine to stream Netflix, no luck.
Pros: Thin profile, works great for dvd and bluray discs.
Cons: Where to begin? The WORST experience ever for streaming Netflix., (This is hardwired instead of the wireless option)., Netflix did not load, did not load completely or did not play without stopping., Five movies in about 5 months without probs~!
Freezes and Needs a Reboot Every Time You Hit Pause!
No Name "babuace", Amazon
14 August 2011
Summary: Maybe we got a lemon, although I've read a few articles recently about how (a) electronics are becoming increasingly cheap and unstable, given their relatively short lifespans; and (b) how Samsung is one of the biggest offenders of cheap, buggy electronics. It's basically a race to the bottom. Anyhow, our experience with Samsung has been mixed. The tv we bought has worked perfectly. The dvd player, awful - it's incredibly slow to boot, and extremely buggy.
Summary: I'm very disappointed with this blu-ray player. It freezes up on 80% of the blu-ray movies I watch. Before this player, I had a BD-P1500 and it did the same thing. I'm not sure if it is blu-ray players or disc, in general, that are the problem, or if it is just Samsung blu-ray players. When it freezes up, you can't get it to move. The only thing you can do, is cut it off and start over.
Summary: Alright, I have had this player for almost 4 months now. There are some good things and some bad. If possible I would have rated it 2.5 stars. The good: I love the internet features it has. The player is hard-wired to my network at home so I can't speak to the Wi-Fi issues some people have had but so far all of the internet features have performed flawlessly for me. I use Vudu a lot to rent HD movies and Pandora to listen to music.
Summary: This blu ray player is not ready to be shipped to consumers, in my opinion. It is VERY difficult to set up the WiFi for services like Netflix. It may be okay if all you want to do is play blu ray discs, but if you want to get Netflix movies and similar services, prepare your self for an ordeal. I have spent hours on the phone with Samsung Support, and I had to return one player because no one could get it to work. I am still trying to get the second unit to work.
WI-FI Setup and Connection problems.. DON'T BUY!!!
E. WEBB, Amazon
7 November 2010
Summary: This BD player has turned into a real PAIN IN THE AZZ,,constantly dropping WI-FI connection and has to be RE-SET UP for WI-FI each and every time you turn the BD player off.,. It remembers NO SETTING for WI-FI once the player is turned off.,. I'm sending it back!!!.. SERIOUS WI-FI PROBLEMS...DON'T BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you have any kind of older router, or use WEP, pass this one up.
Stephen T. Porter, Amazon
21 July 2010
Summary: Original review: July 21 I bought this after doing some quick research after my PS3 died ("Yellow Light of Death" failure). Seemed like the best value of all the wireless internet capable devices. We are big Netflix fans and used the PS3 to download from Netflix. The BD-C6500 advertises Netflix, Pandora and other great features so we were looking forward to firing it up. I configured the device to access our wireless network: Linksys WRT54GX using WEP security.
Summary: I suspect this is a fantastic, five star blu-ray player if you're a PC user but from my perspective as a Macintosh user I just wasted a couple hours of time that I'll never get back. If I'd googled BD-C6500, Macintosh and Airport I could have saved my self a ton of frustration and time by ordering something else. Sure, you can spend some time figuring out a hack to make this thing work if you really have to, but I don't have to.
Summary: I wasn't thrilled to begin with; I agree with those who have mentioned dorky interface and remote and, more importantly, annoyingly slow load and connect times (not only connection to the internet, which I expected, but hdmi connection between the player and the brand new Samsung t.v., which I did not).