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
27 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.
Summary: This player and probably most every other player out there will not play video files that contain a DTS Master Audio or Dolby Digital TrueHD soundtrack. It'll play the video but it will say that the audio codec is not supported. It will play the basic core DTS and Dolby Digital tracks as well as DTS High Resolution but none of the lossless compression schemes.
Pros: This player looks very nice! Faceplate looks to be solid brushed metal but the digital display shines through it and is touch sensitive. Slot-loading disc insert instead of a tray which is a nice feature. Disc loads pretty quietly and very fast. The UI of the player is fast, responsive and intuitive. It will access my 2TB external USB hard drive but it takes about 30 seconds before it shows up on the device list. Any SD cards show up instantly. This may be a problem w...
Cons: The only major complaint I have is that it wont auto-log on to the wifi network even though all the information is saved. Everytime I turn the player on I have to press the WPS button on the router and the player in order for it to reconnect. My previous Samsung BDP3600 did not require me to do this. But the WPS button for the player is on the main menu and you just press the blue button so it's not all that bad. Just an inconvenience.
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.).