Samsung makes good tv's and terrible blu-ray players
David M., Newegg
8 May 2013
Summary: I love my Samsung tv, but I will never buy another samsung product besides a tv again. I think they trade on their tv reputation to make poor quality products.
Pros: This blu-ray player does everything I wanted it to, and had noticeably better quality than my previous samsung blu-ray player. It does netflix, pandora, hulu, and several other interesting apps. The load times were so much faster than our previous blu-ray player we bought 2 years ago.
Cons: This blu-ray player started "blipping" out after the first week of using it. "Blipping" = screen would flicker white and would try to reaquire signal repeatedly. After 2 weeks was unusable. I checked the tv, swapped out the hdmi cable and swapped out the blu-ray player with another blu-ray player...
Summary: The Amazon description incorrection states: "Wi-Fi-ready - The BD-D5300 features an Ethernet port for a wired connection to your home broadband network, but if you'd like to go wireless you can add a Samsung wireless adapter and enjoy connectivity free of cables--great for those whose Blu-ray will...
Summary: I purchased the BD D5300 as an open box item. on Amazon, because it was half the price of a new one, and because the seller stated that it was like new, and came with a full one-year warranty from Samsung. I also liked that it could Anynet sync with my Samsung HDTV. Bad decision on my part.
Summary: Make sure you hard wire this or get an access point. I am lucky enough to have my entire house networked.
Pros: Sleek, good interface, and plays .avi. It has updated a few times since we have plugged it in and seems to make a difference. I've tried a blue ray, DVD, .avi via USB, and Netflix. All work flawlessly.
Summary: I absolutely love this Blu Ray player. I love anything made by Samsung. What a bargain! It has amazing features and is very user friendly. It is better than any player on the market. If you want the best go with Samsung!
Summary: Had a previous samsung blue ray----was not happy swore i would never buy another samsung but Sears sales person told me to buy this. I did and am most happy loads fast and plays everything with a great picture. great price/value for my money
Summary: For under $100, this is a good product. Fast? No. Reliable? Yes. Interfaces seamlessly with Samsung Plasma TV and hard wired internet. Great sound and video quality with a Belkin gold plated HDMI - Very satisfied with this 'value' item.
Summary: Have you ever seen how Youtube plays when you have very low bandwidth? It becomes a slideshow without sound. Well that's exactly how Samsung plays blurays. After the last firmware update, you can see 2 minutes of Clone Wars season 5 bluray and then it gets stuck.