I have a question for those of who that are more tech minded than myself: the H5900 is supposed to be dual band wireless, but there is no option to connect to the 5 GHz band. Other people are having this issue too. Would the player automatically switch between 2.4 Ghz and 5 GHz even when initially connected to the 2.4 GHz band? I have seperate SSIDs for the different bands and can choose which one I use on other devices but not when I had the H5900 (I've since returned the player). Just curious.
I bought a 3D copy of Gravity when I bought the player. It's pretty cool, I liked the 3D effects and that movie is supposed to be particularly good in 3D. Unfortunately, I will not be buying or streaming any more 3D movies, my wife is blind in one eye so she can't see 3D.
I've been having an issue with my BD-H5900 maybe you folks can help me with. I've been using the player for DVD and BD without issue (so far) but when I try to stream Netflix, I'm experiencing audio glitches and drop outs in bitstream mode. The video plays smoothly all the time, and even the audio plays fine in PCM. I've tested this with both wired and wireless connections with no discernible difference between the two. I have the player connected to my receiver via digital coax. Bitstream (unprocessed) works fine for DVD and BD but my only workaround so far for the Netflix app is to change it to PCM which, of course, limits me to 2-channel PCM over digital coax. I chose Dolby Surround compatible downmix so I can apply Dolby PLII on the other end but that is not ideal. Bitstream (re-encode) seems to be ignored for Netflix and tries to send Dolby Digital 5.1 regardless of what variant I choose. Bitstream works on all other forms of media on the BD-H5900 so why not Netflix? Is there a problem with the app? Is it sending corrupt data or sending non-standard metadata that my receiver can't process? I upgraded to the latest firmware as soon as I got the player last week so I should be up to date.
*edit* It just occurred to me that there may be a bug in the conversion process from DD+ to DD since, over coaxial, it delivers the data as a plain DD track. I don't have any other source of DD+ content to test this.
I thank you in advance for any suggestions.
The digital audio output jack does not carry multichannel PCM or lossless audio tracks. The only reason I would have to replace my existing player is to watch 3-D discs, or if newer discs won't play and Samsung does not issue needed firmware upgrades.
"It's [expletive] lame to watch Jaws, a film that uses the 2.40 ratio as well as any ever produced, in the wrong format on HBO." -Steven Soderbergh, Oscar-winning director
so Im getting some conflicting information on the H5100. It says it does hd up-convert on the product description, but in the comparison link it states only the h5900 has dvd hd up-conversion capabilities. Can someone confirm that the h5100 indeed up-converts dvds?
I don't know for sure, but often I've found that when a comparison table says "N/A" it means some employee was too lazy to fill out the entire table.
It has been interesting comparing the picture quality between the 2 units for sure.
With both units at default "Standard" picture setting..I would say the Sony has a noticeably softer picture than the Samsung (3 sets of eyes have agreed) but it has smoother motion. When watching Desolation of Smaug, you see more shimmer when the camera pans over the dwarven gold hoard on the Samsung where the Sony stays smooth and shimmer free. On the Samsung, the picture is razor sharp and the colors just pop...it reminds me of the Darbee effect for lack of a better description.
After giving myself a few days to adjust to the motion differences between the 2 units I have decided to keep the Samsung and move the Sony upstairs. The pristine picture on the Samsung is just that impressive!
Ascend Sierra Towers w/RAAL, Ascend Horizon Center w/RAAL, Ascend Sierra 2 surrounds, PSB Imagine XA Atmos modules (x4), SVS PB12 Plus (x2)
Denon X4200w / Emotiva Mini-X a-100
Samsung UHD BD K8500 / PS4 Pro
GIK Acoustics (Tri-Trap / 244 / Monster)
I would expect the digital audio output on the other models work as well as on the BD-H5100. I bought this model for the same type of needs. I needed to be able to watch BDs on my HD display, and get surround sound to my older 7.1 surround sound receiver.
This player of course has the ability to output unprocessed bit-stream. (I believe DD+ and Dolby-HD are output as DD, and DTS-HD formats output as DTS, like the previous years models for compatibility purposes.) Also offered are the abilities to down-convert 96K audio data to 48K data streams, as well as the ability to use a bit-stream output that has been re-encoded to either DTS or DD to match whatever you are using for your surround sound!
I am very happy with this unit, it not only was inexpensive, but does EXACTLY what I needed, and even a bit more for using Blu-Ray in full surround sound with my older NON-HDMI audio system!
Last edited by electron286; 07-26-2014 at 03:03 PM. Reason: Adding additional information and adding quote of post that the reply was for
On the H5100, it is called Movie Frame (24Fs), and is a feature that needs to be enabled in the setup-video options. It is only available IF your display supports this mode, and ONLY in 1080P resolution.
Hope that helps!
can somebody tell me if there is an Android remote-app in the Google Play Store for the BD-H6500?
The tv has been calibrated with settings I found on the reviews.plasmatvbuying.com website, which seem to be professionally done (at least by what I can tell). I don't want to spend big bucks on an in-home calibration, so hoped the settings found on that website would be accurate enough.
Anyway, I'm just wondering if using the Deep Color option in the blu-ray player settings would impact the actual television picture... for the better, worse, etc. There is also a Deep Black option on the blu-ray player, but it's shaded out as it says the tv does not support it.
I've read that all blu-ray's are 8-bit, and therefore Deep Color will do nothing, but still don't really understand it all.
maybe H6500 will be my next buy, I have only two questions:
- is plex app available now?
- if yes, it can play, trough plex, mkv with hd audio streams, such as dts-hd or dolby truehd?
Thx a lot!
Last edited by rabside; 08-20-2014 at 04:37 AM.
I have the BD-H5900 and have an odd issue. Randomly it will flash a rapid static patern on the screen, about 20 times in a couple of seconds, then goes away.
It doesnt always do this, sometime not at all and other time it will happen several times durring a movie run. So far it only seems to be durring a BD play back.
It's updated with the latest firm wear. Have tried two players with the same results.
Anyone else have this happen?
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