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lord69's Avatar lord69
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I've got a question guys.
I wanna know how this player's dvd upscaling is compared to oppo-83?I know oppo is better but is it worth the price?I mean if I wanna buy oppo-83(or 93 if I wait) I must import and considering my experiences that's not a good option in my country.
So which one's better considering my situation?
Remington Steele's Avatar Remington Steele
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That's indeed an interesting question. I had a similar one...

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chs4000, can you do me a favor and compare the edge enhanced picture you get via your receiver to the edge enhancement of the 6900 (by putting it on at your player and off on your receiver)? It would be very interesting for me if you see the difference I see with my P2500 compared to the C6900.

@chs4000 - if possible, could you please do it until Sunday evening, because Monday is the last possible return day for my 6900. Thank you so much!
chs4000's Avatar chs4000
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I did so -- see my previous post. It's not as good as Reon-VX.
Remington Steele's Avatar Remington Steele
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Thank you very much. I don't know how I could miss your reply.

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It would appear to me after further testing that Reon-VX's edge enhancement is indeed slightly superior to that found in the Samsung BD-C6900's. It's a result I'm quite confident of -- there's no placebo here. That said, the 6900's sharpening would satisfy me -- I don't think I'd lose any sleep over it.
Hm, you say that you see the difference, but still you advise me to be satisfied with the 6900's sharpening? Can you please elaborate on this?

To me, on a 2.5 screen (of my projector), I really miss something on the C6900 image compared to the image of the P2500 I'm used to. If I do no sharpening (C6900), picture seems natural but unsharp compared to P2500, if I do the sharpening (C6900), it seems unnatural compared to P2500.

I really wonder if the picture would be so natural as on the P2500 if I take the C6900 image and let it sharpen by a Reon-VX receiver... I wish someone could tell me this as I will have to spend about 500 $.
chs4000's Avatar chs4000
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Yes that's the thrust of it. The Samsung BD-C6900 has better than average sharpening IMO, I've definitely seen worse in a few other blu-ray players (the BD-C5900, for example, is awful). And Qdeo is decidedly underwhelming, I'd say worse than BD-C6900. All things considered, I would imagine we're dealing with a better than average sharpening function that's not as good as Reon-VX.
Remington Steele's Avatar Remington Steele
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ok thanks... I will consider whether to return the C6900 or buy a receiver to use it with Reon-VX.
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yeah, that's what mine did, too... downloaded about 15 apps, most of them useless games (to me).
So I didn't do anything wrong, you think?

Sounds right to me. I guess your player comes from a location that doesn't take the German app? Or maybe it was pulled? Who knows...

I don't have that on mine but I guess it's because it's a US unit.
Remington Steele's Avatar Remington Steele
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what do you mean you don't have on your player?

It's strange, maybe it was due to the fact I set "English" as language before, but I can't imagine it's due to that.
Steve Katz's Avatar Steve Katz
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I cannot get my bd-c6900 to connect wirelessly. It's not returnable, so this is going to be a total loss for me if there isn't any solution.

Router is Belkin N+ at 2.4 GHz. The network shows up on the Samsung with all bars green. Security is set to WPA2 only. It doesn't matter whether I set the Samsung to auto or enter the IP numbers manually. The result is always a failure to connect.

I've tried disabling security on the router altogether; no joy. I tried the WPS option; had the same result. I also set up a guest account on the router, which immediately showed up on the Samsung, but couldn't connect to that either.

The two firmwares I've tried are 1015.4 and the latest, 1017.2.

Is there anything left to try? For those who've been able to connect without problems, does your network show up on the Samsung's list as WPA or WPA2?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
VisionOn's Avatar VisionOn
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Is there anything left to try? For those who've been able to connect without problems, does your network show up on the Samsung's list as WPA or WPA2?

Manually assign a fixed IP to the Samsung on the router and manually enter all the networking information when connecting.
lord69's Avatar lord69
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I've got a question guys.
I wanna know how this player's dvd upscaling is compared to oppo-83?I know oppo is better but is it worth the price?I mean if I wanna buy oppo-83(or 93 if I wait) I must import and considering my experiences that's not a good option in my country.
So which one's better considering my situation?

Any Help?
chs4000's Avatar chs4000
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Reviews seem to indicate its upscaling is pretty good. It's probably not worth the money to go out and buy the Oppo BDP-83 unless you're quite OCD about these things.
Benlee's Avatar Benlee
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Hi. I'm thinking about getting this player since I have a 3D LED TV from Samsung, but really don't have time to read thru 22 pages of post. So appreciate if someone can provide me some quick answers.

Can this player playback media files (esp high-def .mkv and .TS files ) from external HDD via the USB port? Also, do I need a receiver with HDMI 1.4 ports to fully pass the 3D picture and sound at the same time?

How's the picture quality? For those that have Samsung LED TVs, do you see an improvement in picture quality over other blu-ray players? I was told that Samsung BD-players will work better with Samsung TVs.
Michael503's Avatar Michael503
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Also, do I need a receiver with HDMI 1.4 ports to fully pass the 3D picture and sound at the same time?

according to the manual, yes
Steve Katz's Avatar Steve Katz
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Originally Posted by Steve Katz View Post

I cannot get my bd-c6900 to connect wirelessly. It's not returnable, so this is going to be a total loss for me if there isn't any solution.

Router is Belkin N+ at 2.4 GHz. The network shows up on the Samsung with all bars green. Security is set to WPA2 only. It doesn't matter whether I set the Samsung to auto or enter the IP numbers manually. The result is always a failure to connect.

I've tried disabling security on the router altogether; no joy. I tried the WPS option; had the same result. I also set up a guest account on the router, which immediately showed up on the Samsung, but couldn't connect to that either.

The two firmwares I've tried are 1015.4 and the latest, 1017.2.

Is there anything left to try? For those who've been able to connect without problems, does your network show up on the Samsung's list as WPA or WPA2?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Bump.

VisionOn suggests manually entering a fixed IP address on the Samsung and manually entering all network information. I appreciate anyone taking the time to reply; however, my post states that it doesn't matter if I enter the IP address manually or set the Samsung to auto. In fact, my entire network has been set up with fixed IP addresses from day one.

More specifically, addresses 192.168.1.2 to .8 are reserved on the router for manual assignment, while the router's DHCP server is available to assign 192.168.1.9 to .47 when requested by a client. I've never seen a piece of equipment that had trouble connecting to the network. I've tried auto on the Samsung and I've tried assigning 192.168.1.5 and 192.168.1.6. So, been there and done that with no joy.

The bd-c6900 has its merits, but its wireless networking capabilities are clearly substandard. Has anyone found a solution to the wireless connectivity issue?
4mula1's Avatar 4mula1
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Benlee View Post

Hi. I'm thinking about getting this player since I have a 3D LED TV from Samsung, but really don't have time to read thru 22 pages of post. So appreciate if someone can provide me some quick answers.

Can this player playback media files (esp high-def .mkv and .TS files ) from external HDD via the USB port? Also, do I need a receiver with HDMI 1.4 ports to fully pass the 3D picture and sound at the same time?

How's the picture quality? For those that have Samsung LED TVs, do you see an improvement in picture quality over other blu-ray players? I was told that Samsung BD-players will work better with Samsung TVs.

According to the manual, MKV yes, TS no.
Vipper IV's Avatar Vipper IV
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Has anyone found a solution to the wireless connectivity issue?

Does your network have mac address filtering enabled? That means only certain devices can connect, and you have to add an exception for the Samsung. That's the only other thought I have.
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what do you mean you don't have on your player?

It's strange, maybe it was due to the fact I set "English" as language before, but I can't imagine it's due to that.

I meant I don't have that German app you mentioned. Maybe that's location or language filtered.
Steve Katz's Avatar Steve Katz
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Does your network have mac address filtering enabled? That means only certain devices can connect, and you have to add an exception for the Samsung. That's the only other thought I have.

I haven't set up MAC address filtering, but it could be the default on my router. Thanks, Vipper IV, that's a good call and I'll check it out. I think the best strategy at this point is to borrow a 50 foot Ethernet cable and make a temporary wired connection. That would allow me to troubleshoot any issues caused by the IP and DNS addresses, MAC address filtering, and router firewall without the added complication of wireless-N.
Heston's Avatar Heston
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Benlee View Post

Hi. I'm thinking about getting this player since I have a 3D LED TV from Samsung, but really don't have time to read thru 22 pages of post. So appreciate if someone can provide me some quick answers.

Can this player playback media files (esp high-def .mkv and .TS files ) from external HDD via the USB port?

As 4mula1 mentioned, the manual does not show .ts support but it does play the files.

Any files named .mts or .m2ts must be renamed to .ts to be recognized. Additionally; I had trouble with one .ts file not playing any audio because the first audio track was TrueHD; and another .ts file would not let me fwd/rewind but for the most part they playback fine.

Make sure to format your external USB drive as NTFS. It's the only way to playback really large video files.

My experience:

BD-C6900 (firmware 1017.2) external USB
  • filesystems
    • FAT32 - 4GB filesize limit
    • NTFS - supports files larger than 4GB
    • exFAT - not supported
  • containers
    • MKV
      video - excellent support for h264 (720p, 1080p).
      audio - ac3/dts supported
      subtitles - external .srt files (eg. container is FOOBAR.mkv then you need FOOBAR.srt)
    • MP4
      video: excellent support for H264 (720p, 1080p)
      audio: aac
      subtitles: unknown
    • MTS
      video: excellent support for H264 (720p, 1080p)
      audio: ac3/dts supported
      subtitles: unknown
      caveat: files must be renamed to .ts otherwise they are ignored

4mula1's Avatar 4mula1
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As 4mula1 mentioned, the manual does not show .ts support but it does play the files.

Any files named .mts or .m2ts must be renamed to .ts to be recognized. Additionally; I had trouble with one .ts file not playing any audio because the first audio track was TrueHD; and another .ts file would not let me fwd/rewind but for the most part they playback fine.

Make sure to format your external USB drive as NTFS. It's the only way to playback really large video files.

My experience:

BD-C6900 (firmware 1017.2) external USB
  • filesystems
    • FAT32 - 4GB filesize limit
    • NTFS - supports files larger than 4GB
    • exFAT - not supported
  • containers
    • MKV
      video - excellent support for h264 (720p, 1080p).
      audio - ac3/dts supported
      subtitles - external .srt files (eg. container is FOOBAR.mkv then you need FOOBAR.srt)
    • MP4
      video: excellent support for H264 (720p, 1080p)
      audio: aac

Aren't .mts (MPEG Transport Stream) and .ts (Transport Stream) 2 different files?
Heston's Avatar Heston
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Aren't .mts (MPEG Transport Stream) and .ts (Transport Stream) 2 different files?

Technically they are different.

.m2ts (or .mts) files are BDAV MPEG-2 Transport Stream and based on .ts MPEG Transport Streams format. Differences occur, but for whatever reasons, the BD-C6900 and PN58C8000 ignore files with .m2ts or .mts file extensions. Simply renaming them does the trick. I speculate Samsung just uses a simple file filter to ignore unwanted files in their list, but feeds them all into a demuxer that is capable of handling more kinds of files than their file filter list. Show me Samsung's full source code and I wouldn't have to speculate
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I posted about this last week -- just curious if anybody else has, since then, perhaps seen occasional black flickering for a frame or two every minute or so while watching Netflix?

I've now seen it on two different BD-C6900's, installed in two different homes. The common elements so far: Samsung BD-C6900, Netflix, Onkyo receiver (1008 & 3008), and a Samsung C7000 and C8000 TV.
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As 4mula1 mentioned, the manual does not show .ts support but it does play the files.

Any files named .mts or .m2ts must be renamed to .ts to be recognized. Additionally; I had trouble with one .ts file not playing any audio because the first audio track was TrueHD; and another .ts file would not let me fwd/rewind but for the most part they playback fine.

Make sure to format your external USB drive as NTFS. It's the only way to playback really large video files.

My experience:

BD-C6900 (firmware 1017.2) external USB
  • filesystems
    • FAT32 - 4GB filesize limit
    • NTFS - supports files larger than 4GB
    • exFAT - not supported
  • containers
    • MKV
      video - excellent support for h264 (720p, 1080p).
      audio - ac3/dts supported
      subtitles - external .srt files (eg. container is FOOBAR.mkv then you need FOOBAR.srt)
    • MP4
      video: excellent support for H264 (720p, 1080p)
      audio: aac
      subtitles: unknown
    • MTS
      video: excellent support for H264 (720p, 1080p)
      audio: ac3/dts supported
      subtitles: unknown
      caveat: files must be renamed to .ts otherwise they are ignored

Wait... Are you serious??? Does the 6900 support NTFS now?
dan webster's Avatar dan webster
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Just bought this player for my future 3 d set up (jvc rs40 ) on order. I must say i am very impressed. I have an oppo 83 going to my panasonic 3000 pj. I did not expect the samsung to perform as well as the oppo. I was very suprised to see that it seems to be look and sound every bit as good as the oppo for blu rays. Sd dvd is not quite as good but pretty close imo. The samsung is much faster than the oppo. The samsung is fantastic for vudu and netflix. I am using it wired, i tried it wirelessly and it did not perform as well. I may buy another for my upstairs plasma. I was thinking about getting the new oppo 93 for 3d but now i may just keep my oppo 83 for sd movies and cd and use the samsung for everything else.
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Wait... Are you serious??? Does the 6900 support NTFS now?

Absolutely. Has worked from me since I purchased it... iirc that would be at least firmware 1014.0 and higher. The latest wave of plasma panels support it too and their manuals at least mention it in the appendix.
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Pn58c8000 + bd6900. Setup the network and connects fine. agree to toc at internet tv and it just sits at loading forever???? ANy help
Michael503's Avatar Michael503
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well, I got mine 2 days ago and so far, I'm impressed.
plays MKVs flawlessly through the stick, off a disk and down an ethernet cable. I can pause, and step fwd and backwd thru most streaming mkvs I've tested. I can FFWD on media in the stick and disk, but limited to 3X( ?)


DVDs look great!, menu is easy to navigate, but could be faster.
Unit does NOT get hot, and starts and stops fast.

the biggest drawback? This R1 unit will not play a R2 or region free PAL disk

Has anyone been able to get a R1 player hacked successfully to DVD Region free or got this puppy to play a PAL disk??
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Originally Posted by chs4000 View Post

I posted about this last week -- just curious if anybody else has, since then, perhaps seen occasional black flickering for a frame or two every minute or so while watching Netflix?

I've now seen it on two different BD-C6900's, installed in two different homes. The common elements so far: Samsung BD-C6900, Netflix, Onkyo receiver (1008 & 3008), and a Samsung C7000 and C8000 TV.

This is correct...but in my experience it is also fairly random. By this i mean it can go some time without any flickering at all and then suddenly re-appear again! Equipment= BD-6900, Netflickers, Denon(791)100th anniversary receiver, pn58c8000
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Flickering here also with 6900.

I use instead PS3.
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