Pros: Blu Ray playback is excellent. Quality of video and audio is wonderful.
Cons: Network connections fails. Was connected via wired ethernet but it dropped the network and will not connect again, either through auto or manual setup. Luckily, most internet features are avaiable through other components (Roku, Onkyo receiver, etc.) so the main loss is BD-Live.
Samsung BD-C6500 has great features but they don't all work well
Ryan Buckner, Amazon
19 January 2011
Summary: I bought the Samsung BD-C6500 on 8/2/2010, about 5 months ago. I was immediately impressed by: - the range of features - the range of apps - the ease of setup - the built-in draft-n Wifi - streaming ability - 1080p output - HDMI and component outputs - light weight of the footprint After about 2...
Summary: I bought this particular player after reading many of the reviews here, and a few from other sites. I wanted the blu-ray capability, but I was especially drawn to the Samsung Apps and thought that I'd be able to run the Hulu+ app so I could watch selected TV shows.
Summary: When I got to the internet hookup part of the setup, it would not connect. There was a message that read, "Due to the change of a wifi policy, cannot support the TKIP security type in 802.11 mode. In that case check a security setting in the access point." I have a Netgear WNR2000 router.
Summary: Samsung really needs to get their act together in supporting Macs. I wasted hours and hours trying to get this player to work with my Airport Extreme base station. Samsung support suggested I call Apple, basically passing the buck.
Summary: I gave it 3 stars because it might have been just my bad luck. I see some happy customers on other review sites. I returned it. Not worth the hassle to try a new one. I was hoping to use it for Movies instead of my PS3 due to heat. But PS3 is still the way to go if you are not into streaming files.
Pros: It looks nice. I does play Blu-Ray as advertised. Supports a lot of file format for streaming.
Cons: When the player read the disc, i heard a constant high pitch noise. It sounds like a squeaky electronic sound. I tried to update the firmware just in case that solved any thing but the player kept freezing about the ~50% mark. After 5 tries, I gave up.
Mixed results with Internet features, keeping player for now
Kevin K. Fosler, Amazon
2 April 2010
Summary: I plan on keeping this review up to date, so as things change I will keep adding to it. I will also try to answer any questions in comments. April 2, 2010 I received this player from Amazon today.
Leaping into the 21st Century with a great player - UPDATED 03-08-11
J. Michael Weiseman, Amazon
7 March 2010
Summary: **PLEASE NOTE: I do not work for Samsung, nor do I have any stake in the company in any way (outside of wanting their stuff to work properly because I own it)** After looking at blu-ray players for a LONG time, I was finally glad to learn the new generation of Samsung players had been released.
Summary: This thing is a great blu ray player, but sucks for lovefilm and MKV playback. Lovefilm app often fails to work showing debug menus etc and movies are displayed zoomed in at an incorrect aspect ratio.