Originally Posted by johnnymg
I have two 2500's and I just purchased a BD-C5500C from Costco today. I have to say the 5500 looks as good or even bit better on than the 2500 on uprezed material. I tried Lion King and still framed a couple of times and the 2500 had just a hint of 'fringing' on high contrast images and the 5500 was perfect.
Overall, the 5500C is a BIG improvement (IMO) over the 2500. This new 'streamer' has Internet@TV capability: Youtube, Vudu, live connect to media files on local network computers. Blu-Ray disk loads are WAY-WAY faster than the 2500's. For instance.......... Up In The Air loaded in 1:27 on the 2500 and 0:44 on the C5500. Regular DVD's load in about half the time also. All in all a very nice "upgrade"......... even though I was pleased with how the 2500's were working.
What exactly, did you see that you didn't like on the 5500?
Edit: Does anyone know how to set youtube streaming to HD?
Thanks for replying John. I only tried comparing 1 movie on the two units. The movie was a burned copy of Funny People. When I watched the movie on the 2500 everything looked perfect. Almost HD. When I watched it on the 5500 there were horrible jaggies, the picture looked extremely fuzzy, and bright scenes (like when they were outside) just looked really strange, like almost too bright. Sorry I can't explain it better. Overall the picture on the 5500 looked like watching SD, while it looked damn near close to HD on the 2500.
I guess I could try watching a non burned movie on both and see if that is/was the issue.
Does anyone know an easy way on how to capture a screen shot off of both units? I think that would prove what I am seeing.
BTW, I love all of the features on the new player. I was hoping to move the 2500 to the second TV and use the 5500 as the primary. Almost everything about the 5500 is a huge improvement over the 2500, except for viewing HD. I am having a issue setting the region on the weather "channel" and viewing content from my Windows 7 computer (even though it does see the Vista computer).