Originally Posted by limdoug
Does anyone think this can be mounted on the wall behind a rather large plasma...say a 65" Panasonic? I figure it doesn't necessarily need to find a stud since it's so light right? Seems like there would be enough physical space back there (depending on your mount of course), but I guess maybe heat could be an issue? I'd like to have a super clean look without any wires anywhere showing if possible. The rest of my equipment is in the closet and this would solve my BD player issues. Any thoughts?
Saw this threat and wanted to post my installation experience. We have a Panasonic 65 in plasma installed on my family room wall and tried the Samsung 4600 under it because it looked great and had ran the connections to the Yamaha receiver from behind the wall.
Wall mounted the player and it started turning on and off without being touch or programmed. Called Samsung they ran a reset procedure with us but the player would not work. Kept turning on and off by itself. We could not figured out the problem so we took it back to the seller and exchanged it.
We got home installed and the same thing happen again and again.
Once we took it off the wall mount the player worked perfectly. Actually amazingly perfect.
So we decided to installed on the wall about 4 inches to the right. Guess what? Now the fast forward, stop and back buttons where being toggle on and off by themselves.
So we decided that there was some sort of electromagnetic interference with the illuminated control buttons and wall mounted it vertically on the side of the wall with the wireless connector pointing upwards. It worked!
We are not gamers and needed to upgrade to a Blu-Ray so this made sense for us. It is different and innovative. We did the firmware update, access Pandora and Netflix. You have to register the device with both services on your computer.
Also got the PC Streaming working with file share. It is not difficult as reported by others. You have to sign into your computer by user name and password then on your computer right click on the folder with pictures or video and select sharing. Video has to be in the Divx format to be able to be played.
It seems like we bought a router instead of a Blu-Ray. The picture quality and audio sound are terrific and works beautifully. IMPORTANT to be aware that your home modem (from internet service provider) needs to support at least 1.5Mbps to 3Mbps. If you have a lower data rate, you will find yourself without enough throughput to get the player to work. This is true for any streaming player dough.
Got a great price deal for the player. Under $300. There are electromagnetic issues with the mounting on the wall so as with real estate, location matters. Wonder if the Samsung knows about this yet.
Benefit comment: By having the player mounted on the wall rather than behind with the rest of the equipment allows to use it more
Highly recommend this player if you are not a gamer and are looking for a different type of Blu-Ray. Very sleek design. Awesome picture and sound.