Hello, I am a Samsung fan and have a BD-C7900, and I love it. I am searching for a Blu-Ray player for my parents...they don't need a lot of frills, but do need: ease of use, Netflix, decent speed overall, componet outputs, and wi-fi built-in. I have narrowed my search to 2, the Samsung BD-D6500 and the LG BD-670. My parents have a Sony TV, but I eliminated the Sony BD-S580 because of its custom interface that has been labled "tedious" and "mediocre" by reviewers.
My understanding of the LG BD-670 is that it is solid, simple, maybe a little slow at loading. I would like to know if anybody has done an in-depth comparison with the BD-D6500.
The major negative on the BD-D6500 that I have been able to find seems kind of hard to believe. It has to do with searches on Netflix. On my BD-C7900, while in Netflix, you go to search, a box with the alphabet pops up, and I navigate letter by letter until I have enough spelled out that a new window pops up with filtered selections to choose from. What I read that was strange about the BD-D6500 forces you to enter titles like texting on a non-smart cell phone...ie, if you want the letter "C", you press the # "2" three times on the remote keypad, if you want the letter "S", you press the # 7 four times, etc. This sounds too goofy to be true, but I would hate to order one, have it shipped to them, and have this actually be how it works. But..I just can't believe anybody would use one of these units and be happy with it if it really does work like this.
1. Is the search function in the BD-D6500 normal or goofy?
2. Does anybody have thoughts re: the LG BD-670 vs the Samsung BD-D6500?
Thank you very much, I appreciate your time/thoughts/expertise!