Summary: My Re-furbished BD-D6500 arrived today. Easily hooked up and working. I own several other Samsung BD players, and a Samsung Plasma TV, but this unit was for my home theater projector setup. It supplements a PS3 which for reasons I won't get into here, I will not re-flash to the latest firmware.
Pros: Has Dolby Digital Bitstream Re-Encode
Cons: It's not a PS3 - controls are primitive by comparison
Summary: Let me first say that I was ready to throw this thing right in the garbage. It would lock up all the time and wouldn't even play regular DVDs! It was so frustrating and I could find very little help online or on other message boards for how to deal with this player other than "junk it" and buy the more expensive offering from Samsung. I have never had an issue with a Samsung product and I was surprised at the poor functionality of this player. EASY FIX!
Summary: The player was promptly shipped. It would not read or play any type of disc even after an update. Contacted Amazon and within 27 hours a new identical player was on my desk. It worked perfectly. Great player and Amazon is a great company with which to do business. The player is very sleek and takes up little room. Much faster than my first generation Samsung player.
Summary: After reading many reviews I have decided that this blu ray player is worth 4 points out of 5. Many reviews tell way too much back story and it's incredibly difficult to get the actual opinion of the reviewer. So here we go... 1. Good and fast disc loading 2. Lots of good Aps like YouTube and Netflix(with a Netflix button on the remote) 3. Very hard to type in searches using the remote. Even when you can switch to QWERTY the player is slow to type. 4.
Works great with my Samsung LED TV! Wi-FI is awesome!
D. Kingdamo, Amazon
26 July 2011
Summary: One of the main reasons I purchased this Samsung Blu-Ray player is because I also have a Samsung LED TV. I wanted the components to work well together...and they do! The player itself was a cinch to hook up. I plugged it in the wall, plugged in the HDMI cable, and I was up and running. Syncing it with my wi-fi was as easy as can be - just typed in my password and I was connected.
Summary: This is marketed as a 3d player, however it will do 2d and standard dvds as well. I don't have a 3d panel but I bought this on the off chance that one day, maybe, in the far future, when 3d panels don't cause eye problems in kids, give people migraines, and the picture looks as good as it does 2d, I might get a 3d panel. In the meantime, this player is perfectly fine. This is brain-dead simple to setup. Connect your HDMI cable and plug in the power.
Summary: Purchased the Samsung Blue Ray 3D Smart player to match with my Samsung LCD flat screen TV. They went together well and I had no trouble with installation and was up and running in less that 20 minutes.
Summary: Samsung must have fixed their connectivity problems because I received the unit in mid June 2011 and hooked it up to my secure wireless router with no problems. Amazingly, Netflix streaming video comes through the wireless connection just fine. The DVD and blu ray playback is great and disks load quickly. I have a 720 plasma so I cannot see any video difference between this unit and other lower cost units.
Excellent Blu-ray playback, and so, so Smart TV.....
C. Luckenbach, Amazon
17 March 2011
Summary: I needed to replace an aging Panasonic DMP-BD35K, which had decided to become selective as to which BD's it would play( typically newer titles wouldn't load, I'm not sure if it's a question of a lack in newer firmware, of which Panasonic hasn't released an update in about two years, or if it just isn't working any longer.).
Summary: On 04/16/2011, I decided to give Samsung BD- D6500 another change and to my surprise and the problems were all fix with a firmware update. Netflix and Vudu were all working really well, the only thing I could complain about is your home page for your app. I think it could be organize better but that is just me being picky and I still hate inputting acct. information for my apps. with there stupid remote.........I wish Samsung had a apps.