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Samsung BD-D6500/ZA D6500 Serivce/blue-ray Disc Player/3d Stereo Reviews

50BMG

Good till something better comes along

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Pros: Has Dolby Digital Bitstream Re-Encode

Cons: It's not a PS3 - controls are primitive by comparison

My Re-furbished BD-D6500 arrived today. Easily hooked up and working. I own several other Samsung BD players, and a Samsung Plasma TV, but this unit was for my home theater projector setup. It supplements a PS3 which for reasons I won't get into here, I will not re-flash to the latest firmware. The 6500 was selected because it will work with my home streaming network server, because it can bitstream re-encode my DTS-only BD disks to AC3 for my aging THX Surround Processor, and because I can re-flash it to keep it's encryption keys current without worrying about losing features or compatibility with my content. The AC3 re-encode output [optical] works as advertised once the settings...
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rpfutrell

Network Interface Error

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Pros: Pandora App - floating screen saver

Cons: NIC errors, no qwerty keypad, UI, memory

When the media streaming devices came out, I really just had to have one. I tried the logitech revue and google tv. I really liked the revue, but it didn't let me stream hulu which I didn't like. It also didn't let me play DVD's or Blu-Rays, so I decided to go with the Samsung product. I actually had to buy three in total because of issues (keep reading), but kept coming back to this player. The player started out ok, but had many annoying quirks, mostly mentioned in the CON's sections, but many are corrected now (for the most part) after software/firmware upgrades. However I did just put in a service request on this after painfully dealing with the Network Interface error that...
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