Excerpt: With a height of less than two inches, Samsung’s svelte BD-C6900 is a well-featured Blu-ray player, and is the company’s first to provide 3D Blu-ray disc playback. Among other features (of which there are many), the player provides relatively quick playback startup when a disc is inserted. For BD-Live and Bonus View functionality, the player features both wired and wireless LAN connectivity as well as 1GB of on-board RAM.
Excerpt: Looking for a Blu-ray player to pair up with your latest 3D TV acquisition? Then you can’t go wrong with the Samsung 3D BD-C6900. Standing at the top of Samsung’s new 2010 Blu-ray player line, it’s compatible with both standard displays and the company’s latest 3D sets, implying that you could still use it for excellent standard Blu-ray playback, even if you’re holding back from upgrading your TV to the three dimension experience.
Excerpt: After an evening of 3D Blu-Ray viewing compliments of Samsung's BD-C6900, I can see how integrating 3D Blu-Ray into any consumer's home theater system could be considered a good thing. But the real thing to point out with the BD-C6900, is 3D is not where this product ends. With a fully integrated WIFI connection and the additional movie, video and multimedia functionality, this Blu-Ray player is definitely approaching the gray area just before you enter the realm of the...
Summary: The Samsung BD-C6900 has excellent Blu-ray performance and is loaded with features, but you pay a lot for the 3D functionality.
Pros: 3D Blu-ray compatibility; excellent Blu-ray image quality; Netflix, Vudu, YouTube and Pandora media streaming, plus the expandable Samsung Apps platform; built-in Wi-Fi; very fast operational speed; 7.1 analog outputs; 1GB onboard storage.
Cons: 3D price premium is high; buttons on top of the player are inconvenient; last year's Samsung Blu-ray players had reliability issues.
Excerpt: To 3D or not to 3D, that is the question. Sorry to go Shakespeare on you, but I’m skeptical as to whether 3D is the next big thing on the horizon. Samsung is one of the major players vying for your 3D dollar, and I have to give the company credit for leading the charge on the next advancement in home entertainment. You may recall that Samsung was the first company to release a Blu-ray player (BD-P1000).
Conclusion: Samsung has made good on their promise to deliver a true Hollywood 3D experience in the home theater, bringing with this breakthrough a host of refinements to an all-around respectable player. Those eager to be the first on their block with Blu-ray 3D can buy with confidence, if a few caveats too. And the 3D TV/Blu-ray bundle bonus offers that Samsung is currently offering to consumers make early adoption hard to resist.
Pros: No-compromise delivery of true 3D content, Integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi (no antenna!) and 1GB of embedded memory for BD-Live, Extremely fast disc startup, Possibly Samsung's friendliest CE user interface to date, No-compromise delivery of true 3D content, Integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi (no antenna!) and 1GB of embedded memory for BD-Live, Extremely fast disc startup, Possibly Samsung's friendliest CE user interface to date
Cons: No glasses included (though you can get 2 pairs with purchase of TV and player), One of the audibly noisier players I've tried, The quality of traditional 2D content could be better
Excerpt: But what we have here are Samsung’s premium LCD TV model, and its premium Blu-ray player, enhanced with 3D capability. The TV has, well, very nearly everything. Perhaps it’s easiest to say that what it lacks is wireless networking, unless you wish to buy a Wi-Fidongle, which easily adds it. It is a super-slim panel, just 26.5mm thick, and with full high-definition resolution. It is an energy miser, thanks to its Edge LED backlight.