Summary: What very few people are discussing and what Samsung doesn't tell anyone is this player WILL NOT connect to a WiFi network with WEP security. No matter how many tricks you try, no matter what you think you know, it absolutely will not connect to a WiFi network with WEP security. You will pull your hair out trying to get this player to connect to WiFi if your network is set to WEP. Even after speaking to Samsung's customer support they don't tell anyone this.
Nice Blu-ray Player BUT Challenges of Wireless Internet Connection
Alan Hughes, Amazon
7 July 2010
Summary: I bought this as an up grade to Blu-ray AND Internet connection planning to use Blockbuster as a source of movies (it also has Netflix and others). Samsung gets high rating from CNET and Consumer Reports. I couldn't get the Samsung to connect to my Linksys RG54T router. I worked with Samsung Help but they weren't able to solve the problem and they blamed the Linksys router. Linksys Help wasn't any help because the router was working for my computer. So, I used [...
Summary: As my first Blue-ray player I liked it, but it didn't fit what I was looking for. I was looking forward to the applications and potential of them as well. Pros: For the most part, the player is great with some minor details that I didn't like. Cons: Some updates wiped out any saved application settings. Causing me to re-register everything. Slow processing speed when accessing INTERNET and applications. The cons are minor, but were apparent to me.
Summary: I purchased the BD-C6500 after much deliberation and review of the market. I had been waiting for wireless to be built-in to the player. The current generation of mid to high end systems now has this. I was hung up on the BD-C6900 for a while because of the styling and the 3D capability. However, the C6900 is just too expensive and with the current limited options and titles in 3D, it just was not worth it.
Summary: I really overall like this product alot. I don't have much to compare it to, but the ability to stream movies from Netflix is awesome. I've watched several movies so far, most of them showing in High Definition. I did have to return my first Samsung BD-C6500 because it would skip when playing certain CD's and blu-ray movies. Amazon was amazing in their replacement process - I was without my BD player for literally one day before the replacement arrived.
Summary: To start: I've had this player, for a month now; but needed an extra long ethernet wire, so I've only been online with it for a week now. I chose not to attempt a wireless connection as I hate my router (Netgear) and the lousy company offers no support whatsoever. The internet features work just as advertised.
Summary: I have to admit I was a little skeptical after reading of some of the problems some of the reviewers had with this product but boy am I glad I took the leap. First off I had no problems adding it to my network. That process took no more than five minutes. Next came updating the firmware. That took all of three minutes. I popped in my copy of Star Trek & was pleasantly surprised. I didn't think the picture would hold up to the quality of my PS3, but it did.
Summary: I received this item a few days ago and immediately began setup. I never even opened the manual, connected my HDMI and turned the power on. Wireless setup was easy, took about 4 minutes and I was connected to the internet. The player prompted me for an update which I did and that took another 5 minutes or so (I have no idea what the update did however). I first played with the apps like Netflix and Pandora, both worked flawlessly after activating them through my laptop.
Summary: This is a great 3D Bluray player. Have had it over a year now. Set up is a doddle, picture quality is superb. If you connect to a samsung TV then you can use one remote for both. Upscaling is really good on standard DVD's and quality of 3d disks is just amazing (on my samsung tv anyway!). Over the past year its only frozen on one disc once, switching off and on sorted that. The only thing that bugs me with this player is the touch technology on the buttons.
Summary: It maybe because Samsung now ships the BD-C6500 Blu-Ray Player with the right firmware, but this was a very easy piece of kit to set up, contrary to the experience of some reviewers here. That is, it was easy after I had abandoned attempts to get it to work on old computer monitors. As soon as I plugged it into an HDMI enabled monitor away it went. That's the real reason for writing this review. The literature and sales guff talk a great deal about working with your TV.