Summary: I bought this player mainly because of the price and so I had a compatible remote for my Samsung TV. I expressly sought an inexpensive player because it seems stupid to put up with the hassles and poor performance of wireless. Instead, I wanted something that I could wire directly to my Ethernet switch because wireless costs more and is pretty hit and miss. Don't know about the blu-ray aspects, because I'm too cheap to upgrade my Netflix account.
Summary: I bought the BD-D5500 Blu Ray player as part of a package promotion when buying a Samsung TV. This player is blu-ray, 3D, wi-fi ready, apps, and all this new great stuff. However, my maybe 5-6 year old basic (like, really basic model) DVD player had the ability to remember where I was on a DVD when I stopped and even powered off the unit.
Summary: I purchased this primarily for a third TV which had no Netflix access. This player constantly looses its code for connecting to Netflix and I have to go online and enter a new code to activate the player for my account. The newer software is better than the software which came with the player. The placement of the buttons on the remote is not so good (e.g. the "Exit" button is next to a navigation button). Nevertheless, it works for a low price.
Summary: The first thing I have to comment on is the speed in witch this was sent amazing and in time for Xmas thank you. now the bad bit I tried to hook this up to my Yamaha amp, its an older model but the sound is fantastic so I have kept it, I have to point out that it is not an HDMI amp so I use the optical inputs witch till now has worked on every thing I own.
Summary: Looked to work well enough, easy to set up and connect to network. Updated itself, but no LoveFilm app. Checked with Amazon and it turns out there is no LoveFilm app, so unfortunately it had to be returned, since this was at least as important to me as the disc player.
Summary: I'm pleased with the player particularly for the amazing price but I am becoming extremely frustrated at the lack of the Lovefilm App' which was just about my main reason for buying this model. Lovefilm themselves have approached Samsung on behalf of myself and some other customers and been told that a firmware update is required but that they are unable to say when that will be forthcoming.However, when I approached Samsung myself, I was told that all 2011 players had...
Built in WiFI Centre Tray does not mean it has built in WiFI
Mark Robinson "Dundeemedia", Amazon
6 June 2011
Summary: I bought this for a couple of reasons - wifi and lovefilm - well, just because it says "Built in WiFi" doesn't apparently mean it has to actually include wifi, built in or not So far I've tripped over the network cable twice whilst going between pc and player to see if lovefilm support works. waiting for updates to finish installing, but as long as I don't crack my head open I'll edit the news in...