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post #61 of 1622
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Originally Posted by rdn View Post

I picked up a 5500 at Costco yesterday ($159.95) and was able to stream a few MPEG2 videos via EyeConnect. The quality looked pretty good, but navigating was a pain. I also tried some other formats from a PC running Tversity but wasn't able to get any of them to play successfully. I'll spend more time with it later today.


Does your 5500 do netflix and Pandora? Is it exactly the same as the bd-c6500 without wireless. I have a wired connection to my home theater.
post #62 of 1622
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Originally Posted by bigtim2000 View Post

Does your 5500 do netflix and Pandora? Is it exactly the same as the bd-c6500 without wireless. I have a wired connection to my home theater.

Well, they show up as available, but I haven't tried either of them yet. There is an external wireless interface available for the BD-C5500. I haven't yet compared the specs with the 6500.

I haven't figured out the problem with Tversity yet. The 5500 doesn't seem to like .mpg files but does when they are served by EyeConnect. I'm not having any luck with photos on either server, but music works with the Mac. The menu navigation is pretty clunky and I was looking for something which worked better than my Directv DVR. So far, it doesn't, but these devices are new and hopefully some updates will show major improvements. I wanted a Blu-Ray player in any case and this one was listed as DLNA compliant at dlna.org.
post #63 of 1622
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Originally Posted by rdn View Post

Well, they show up as available, but I haven't tried either of them yet. There is an external wireless interface available for the BD-C5500. I haven't yet compared the specs with the 6500.

I haven't figured out the problem with Tversity yet. The 5500 doesn't seem to like .mpg files but does when they are served by EyeConnect. I'm not having any luck with photos on either server, but music works with the Mac. The menu navigation is pretty clunky and I was looking for something which worked better than my Directv DVR. So far, it doesn't, but these devices are new and hopefully some updates will show major improvements. I wanted a Blu-Ray player in any case and this one was listed as DLNA compliant at dlna.org.

Try the Samsung software. They have a server on their website somewhere that is supposed to work with Windows.
post #64 of 1622
I compared the specs between the 5500 and 6500. The 5500 is slightly wider. Analog output lists the 5500 as 2CH and the 6500 as 7.1CH. The 6500 has 1 GB of local storage which the 5500 lacks. The specs indicate that they are both wireless-ready, but the wireless adapter isn't included with either. Otherwise the specs look identical.

The web site says "coming soon" for both models.
post #65 of 1622
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Originally Posted by rdn View Post

I compared the specs between the 5500 and 6500. The 5500 is slightly wider. Analog output lists the 5500 as 2CH and the 6500 as 7.1CH. The 6500 has 1 GB of local storage which the 5500 lacks. The specs indicate that they are both wireless-ready, but the wireless adapter isn't included with either. Otherwise the specs look identical.

The web site says "coming soon" for both models.

The 5500 is wireless-ready but the 6500 actually DOES have wireless built-in even though their website says it doesn't.
post #66 of 1622
The web site state that the bd-c5500 has 1 gb of local storage. The samsung website seems to say the differences are the built in wireles and the 7.1 analog outputs. Also the 5500 has a silver band on it and the 6500 is all black and has a led screen on the front.

I was wondering if the costco 5500c the same as the 5500 except it has an hdmi cable.
post #67 of 1622
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Originally Posted by bigtim2000 View Post

The web site state that the bd-c5500 has 1 gb of local storage. The samsung website seems to say the differences are the built in wireles and the 7.1 analog outputs. Also the 5500 has a silver band on it and the 6500 is all black and has a led screen on the front.

I was wondering if the costco 5500c the same as the 5500 except it has an hdmi cable.

I'm pretty sure that is the only difference (C=cable).
post #68 of 1622
Thanks RDN for your responses!!

They have been helpfull!!


Tim
post #69 of 1622
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Originally Posted by rdn View Post

I picked up a 5500 at Costco yesterday ($159.95) and was able to stream a few MPEG2 videos via EyeConnect. The quality looked pretty good, but navigating was a pain. I also tried some other formats from a PC running Tversity but wasn't able to get any of them to play successfully. I'll spend more time with it later today.

Can you confirm that the 5500 has 1 GB of local storage?
post #70 of 1622
I just bought mine, watching Harry Potter and the HBP, so far so good loading times were much better than the 2550. And I think the sound is better actually, paired this with my 55" 650.
post #71 of 1622
We're an A/V integrator here in SoCal - We were going to be setting up 6 of these players on Monday morning but none of the seem to be able to decode DTS-MA or Dolby THD when set to Bitstream (Audiophile). Menu audio, special effect audio all work fine until the movie starts then all goes dead. Same disk in a BD-P3600 works fine. Any one seen or heard of this behavior?

Thanks
post #72 of 1622
You can only bitstream if you have the HDMI running into an audio receiver that can decode those audio formats.
post #73 of 1622
Pioneer Elite SC-09- Our shop demo system has 4 other players hooked to it and they decode the the formats fine.
post #74 of 1622
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Originally Posted by Scoob View Post

Can you confirm that the 5500 has 1 GB of local storage?

I haven't seen anything yet which indicates that it has any local storage (or how to access the memory if it is there).

I updated the apps and Vudu is now on the menu (no content available yet), in addition to Blockbuster, Netflix and Pandora.

I installed the Samsung PC Share manager on my Windows 7 computer, but haven't found a way to use it. The documentation refers to a WiseLink button on the remote for compatible Samsung TVs, but the BD player remote doesn't have that button.

I didn't have any Blu-Ray discs, so bought one yesterday. It looked pretty good, but so do DVDs (my eyes aren't all that great). It loaded pretty quickly.

I also successfully played a video recording from a USB thumb drive.

Edit: I dug around a bit more and there is no onboard memory. The BD-Live features which require memory are only available when a USB drive is connected.
post #75 of 1622
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Originally Posted by sdavguy View Post

Pioneer Elite SC-09- Our shop demo system has 4 other players hooked to it and they decode the the formats fine.

If you are setting the player to bitstream, then it's not doing any decoding PERIOD. It's merely sending the datastream straight through to the receiver. If you want it to decode, then you have to select either of the other two options (I can't remember how they are labeled at the moment).
post #76 of 1622
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Originally Posted by imaginereality View Post

If you are setting the player to bitstream, then it's not doing any decoding PERIOD. It's merely sending the datastream straight through to the receiver. If you want it to decode, then you have to select either of the other two options (I can't remember how they are labeled at the moment).

According the manual, that is how it is supposed to work. Bitstream (audiophile) should send out the format you chose. I do not have one so I do not how.
post #77 of 1622
I see a fuzziness watching movies. Does anyone else have this problem? like tiny static..

nevermind fixed it
post #78 of 1622
Tried to get Funny People to play on this player and it would not load. anyone else having a problem
post #79 of 1622
Has MKV playback gotten any better on this unit or is it still sketchy? Having the WD Live unit now I have a huge library of files in the MKV format so, I'm pretty much committed to MKV.

Another question is does anyone know if Playon works with this unit? I already have a WHS system running Playon, works nicely so I would rather not have to set up a second (Samsung) server if I don't have to.

TIA
post #80 of 1622
It's played almost every MKV I've thrown at it, but there are still a few that are "jittery", like the framerate can't keep up.
post #81 of 1622
MKVs I've created that contain standard-def H.264 streams play fine on my unit; MKVs that contain standard-def MPEG-2 streams aren't supported currently.
post #82 of 1622
I know this is the 6500 thread but I picked up the 5500 from Costco yesterday after returning the Panasonic 605.

It loads much faster than the Panasonic and is less buggy so far.

The user interface is more intuitive and it displays information on the screen such as progress of a title/chapter and so forth while fast forwarding. I don't recall the Panasonic doing that but I may have had to activate that feature or something.

The blue rays look fine to me on my 65 inch Panasonic. I don't believe I have played a regular dvd yet. I set up Netflix and viewed my instant cue on the tv but did not stream them.

I set up Pandora and streamed some music there with no problem. I attempted a few times to use the Accuweather application and it froze twice on me which required a reboot of the player. Accuweather would not allow me past the region select screen. I did not attempt any other applications.

I had my player set up to the internet using my wireless xbox adapter plugged right into the back. I am going to attempt to use the xbox adapter with a 5 port switch so I can hook up the xbox, the Dish receiver and the Blu-ray to the internet. If that fails I will just hardwire cat 5 cable to the 5 port switch.

There doesn't appear to be any onboard storage. I attempted to load one app or something and it came back with an error about not enough storage.

I have the player setup so that the audio comes out in multichannel format and my Denon 1910 displays multi channel in on the display. I am not sure this is correct as my panasonic would cause the Denon to display Dolby.
post #83 of 1622
^ the 6500 comes with 1 gig of online storage.

I've found that the "jittery" playback of MKVs only happens if you happen to have one with an OGG Vorbis track. It may be that all MKVs with more than one audio track causes this, but so far the ones I've tested have all had OGG secondary tracks (commentary, ect).
post #84 of 1622
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Originally Posted by livingaboard View Post

I know this is the 6500 thread but I picked up the 5500 from Costco yesterday after returning the Panasonic 605.

It loads much faster than the Panasonic and is less buggy so far.

The user interface is more intuitive and it displays information on the screen such as progress of a title/chapter and so forth while fast forwarding. I don't recall the Panasonic doing that but I may have had to activate that feature or something.

The blue rays look fine to me on my 65 inch Panasonic. I don't believe I have played a regular dvd yet. I set up Netflix and viewed my instant cue on the tv but did not stream them.

I set up Pandora and streamed some music there with no problem. I attempted a few times to use the Accuweather application and it froze twice on me which required a reboot of the player. Accuweather would not allow me past the region select screen. I did not attempt any other applications.

I had my player set up to the internet using my wireless xbox adapter plugged right into the back. I am going to attempt to use the xbox adapter with a 5 port switch so I can hook up the xbox, the Dish receiver and the Blu-ray to the internet. If that fails I will just hardwire cat 5 cable to the 5 port switch.

There doesn't appear to be any onboard storage. I attempted to load one app or something and it came back with an error about not enough storage.

I have the player setup so that the audio comes out in multichannel format and my Denon 1910 displays multi channel in on the display. I am not sure this is correct as my panasonic would cause the Denon to display Dolby.

The back port marked for the network is a usb port?
I could use that for local storage
post #85 of 1622
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Originally Posted by bigtim2000 View Post

The back port marked for the network is a usb port?
I could use that for local storage

Actually the usb port is conveniently located on the front for just that reason I believe...in addition to being able to update via usb, I think. It can also play some files off of a thumb drive if I am not mistaken.
post #86 of 1622
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Originally Posted by livingaboard View Post

Actually the usb port is conveniently loaded on the front for just that reason I believe...in addition to being able to update via usb, I think. It can also play some files off of a thumb drive if I am not mistaken.


It would be nice to have a rear usb port to just have 1+GB flash stuck in it full time for BD-Live
post #87 of 1622
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Originally Posted by imaginereality View Post

^ the 6500 comes with 1 gig of online storage.

I've found that the "jittery" playback of MKVs only happens if you happen to have one with an OGG Vorbis track. It may be that all MKVs with more than one audio track causes this, but so far the ones I've tested have all had OGG secondary tracks (commentary, ect).

Could it possibly be MKV files with DTS audio causing the problem maybe?

Based on what you're saying here it sounds like MKV files might not be such a deal killer anyway, maybe more just certain MKVs. I would assume that files created with MakeMKV from a standard def DVD shouldn't be a problem since they're pretty much still in a mpeg format.

It would be sort of hard to imagine a DVD player not being able to play mpeg files since that's basically all DVD files are.
post #88 of 1622
MakeMKV-made files from standard-def DVDs don't work. Zippo. It sure seems like it should work, but it's not listed as compatible in the user manual and it doesn't work in real life. I sent in a support message to Samsung. You should do the same if you want it to be supported. Obviously it can support MPEG-2 playback, just not in that container at the moment.
post #89 of 1622
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Originally Posted by druber View Post

MakeMKV-made files from standard-def DVDs don't work. Zippo. It sure seems like it should work, but it's not listed as compatible in the user manual and it doesn't work in real life. I sent in a support message to Samsung. You should do the same if you want it to be supported. Obviously it can support MPEG-2 playback, just not in that container at the moment.

Bummer

That is a deal killer then.
Thanks for the info druber and imaginereality.

Glad I asked before buying this unit.

I currently have my PS3 in there and it works to a degree using the Playstation Media server but, it too has buffering issues like crazy. The exact same MKV files play flawlessly on our WD Live, I was just looking for an all in one setup to play Blu-Ray and our MKV video files.

The search continues......
post #90 of 1622
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Originally Posted by livingaboard View Post

Actually the usb port is conveniently loaded on the front for just that reason I believe...in addition to being able to update via usb, I think. It can also play some files off of a thumb drive if I am not mistaken.

Yes, you can play files from a thumb drive on that port. I haven't tried the port on the back to see if it does anything other than support their wireless adapter.
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