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Samsung BD-D5500 3D Blu-ray Disc Player (Black)

0% Positive Reviews
Rated #72 in Blu-ray Players

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Pros: Respectable BD load times-Surprising DVD upconversion-Sleek looks-Easy set up menu-Dimmable display

Cons: Painfully slow internet navigation including Netflix-Seek noise-No multi channel analog audio outputs-Hard wired power cord

I am almost impressed with this little machine, I can't say I expected much as I got this on a promo for free with the purchase of a Samsung TV. This player is small, about an inch tall and half the depth of a typical DVD player while being standard "rack" width. When its off it almost disappears except for its blue i/o touch button. The gloss black front looks seamless edge to edge. Once it is turned on a series of touch sensors light up for the basic controls and greets you with a HELLO on the display. The remote is nice but large and features a dedicated Netflix button. This is where this player falls on its face. The internet connectivity is painfully slow, accessing apps is not worth the time waiting. Netflix seems to load the fastest but scrolling to find something to watch is outright aggravating even with in the que. The movies play smooth once you make a selection but its obvious the bit rate is low as there is banding in gradients. The audio for Netflix is only two channel but run it through a pro logic receiver and its not so bad. If you don't plan to hook up to the internet this player is quite surprising otherwise. Using the HDMI output set to 1080p run through a Denon AVR, BD's BD-3D and DVD's look great even on my 120 inch scope front projector. In fact, other than the thud of the optical head searching the disc I could barely notice the difference between it and my Oppo BDP-83. I thought for sure it would stumble hard upconverting standard DVD's on a screen that big but its really not bad at all. The audio is good as well and does True-HD and DTS-HD but can't hang with the Oppo for 2ch analog audio output with CD's, it just sounds harsh. The set up menu is easy to understand and has three settings for the display dimmer which is a nice touch. If you plan to use just the basic features of playing BD and DVD through HDMI this machine is an excellent value.
Samsung BD-D5500 3D Blu-ray Disc Player (Black)
Description:

A new dimension of 3D entertainment in one Blu-ray Disc player. Add another dimension to your viewing experience with the Samsung BD-D5500 Blu-ray Disc Player. 3D technology lets you enjoy cinema-quality 3D Blu-ray titles – or upconvert2D Blu-ray Disc titles into 3D, for new levels of enjoyment from your existing 2D library. Then, explore new dimensions of connectivity with built-in Samsung Smart TV. Browse the entire internet, access Samsung apps, and search content on your TV or online. Another aspect of the BD-D5500’s attractiveness: the sleek design, which fits right in to nearly any modern living room.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandSamsung
EAN0036725608443
FeatureWi-Fi-Ready . Samsung BD-D5500 3D Blu-ray Disc Player Fast booting and loading time Multi-format disc playback 3D, Samsung Smart TV
Item Height1.54 inches
Item Length8.27 inches
Item Width16.93 inches
LabelSamsung
ManufacturerSamsung
MPNBDD5500
NumberOfItems1
Package Height3.75 inches
Package Length20 inches
Package Weight5.65 pounds
Package Width11.5 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberBDD5500
ProductGroupHome Theater
ProductTypeNameDVD_PLAYER_OR_RECORDER
PublisherSamsung
SKUSMBDD5500A
StudioSamsung
TitleSamsung BD-D5500 3D Blu-ray Disc Player (Black) [2011 MODEL]
UPC036725608443
UPCList - UPCListElement036725608443
Item Weight6 pounds
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementBE BD-D5500/ZA
IsAutographed0
IsMemorabilia0
ModelBDD5500
ColorBlack
DepartmentElectronics
LegalDisclaimerItem is refundable if buyer notifies seller within 3 days of receipt of product and returns the item within 5 days of notification.
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