I have tested a few internet apps and they work but like everyone
I know they all have interruptions and pauses due to a the streaming
capabilities of the internet not he player.
The only app I would have enjoyed is a web browser app letting
me surf to ABC or NBC, etc, to watch free TV programs I might have
missed. I emailed Samsung and all they did was confirm NO web browser
App available but would pass my comments on to Samsung. To bad
it would have been a big plus.
I have had what appears to be a hanging when I do play with the internet
apps. My guess is it must take time to catch up to what might have been
loaded before it can free itself. As far as streaming from my hard drive
I have used the samsung program for sharing and it works but what
works better is a program called Vuze. All I do is drag the video
to the left side of the screen where it shows "BD-D6500" and they
are immediately available on for viewing.
Concerning DLNA, are there any forums that discuss different pieces
of DLNA compliant hard ware configs. I am interested in buying a network
drive and would like to read some reviews. Can I load it up with videos,
connect it to my router and expect my samsung to see it as well
as any other DLNA hardware?
Originally Posted by KKTVRO
I just bought this player. My main reason was my existing Philips player was so
slow with Blue Ray I would fall a sleep waiting. I also wanted to be able to stream
from my PC to the player.
This does play a BlueRay movie much faster than the Philips. I do not own or have
owned any of the previous Samsung players so I can't offer a comparison.
I did read about earlier samsung players being slow another reason going with
this brand new model.
The player has smart hub. It also allows apps to be installed which so far
other than youtube are all pay for even through they say free.
I have not determined if this player will let me surf the web in a browser
so I could go to a site that might have video. From what I have seen so far
that feature has not jumped out at me yet.
I have not tried out the wifi. I am connected via ethernet but from friends who have
wireless players they all seem to have problems hanging/stopping with services like Netflix.
The rep at BestBuy gave me the impression I could surf to websites with this
player to watch videos. I took that as any site I wanted but so far it appears
only if it's preloaded, like Netflix, Hulu etc, all pay for sites.
If anyone has any tricks or hidden features please state them as I would like
to know everything I can do with this unit.