They'll be ending it for everyone in a few months anyway...
I've had the BD-C5500 for a few years now and have always had difficulty using it with DLNA. I have all of my media files including ripped bluray movie on an external 1 TB HD. All movies are .mp4 format using vidcoder. When I connect the HD directly to the front USB port the movies all play. Whenever I attempt to access the same movies when in a DLNA set up, I get a "not supported file format" for every movie. Both the HD and BD player are connected thru a router provided by the local cable provider (Cablevision/Optimum - Sagemcom) which is set up with USB posts and DLNA. I can see and access the HD fine but cannot playback any files (movies, photos, music).
Does this make any sense? Anything I can check on?
I have the BD C5500 it seems to play fine and the remote while clunky is fine.If you set it under your light for a few seconds it has key remote buttons that light up. The player is great. The wireless function was a huge pain to set up! Took a couple hours. But then I've never connected a blu ray player to a wireless connection before. It kept giving me an error of does not support 801g.... Can't remember the rest of it. It didn't like my new Netgear router or my Motorola Surfboard extreme modem. I fiddled with some network settings and finally it connected. I set up a guest account on my network and sharing center. I'm not sure which network settings it's connecting to at this point. It looks like my Netgear router. I did have to do this manually using a static IP address etc.
Overall just playing blu ray discs it does fine. It's a bit slow loading and going back chapters etc. But nothing I can't live with.
I'm going to buy the 6500 which is wireless already and doesn't need Samsung's LAN adapter (which I purchased new for about $25.00 on eBay). However, because I have that plugged in, I can't plug in a flash drive to make room for more apps. The memory was full when I received it. It had about 10 apps pre-loaded or previously loaded. Most Apps I will never use, so I deleted them this made room in the players internal memory.
I bought this off eBay for very cheap. So it's no big deal buying another one off eBay which will be more up to date. Also one that can easily connect to my wireless network without the Samsung required LAN adapter
. If you are thinking of purchasing this one I'd say hold off and buy a more current one.
I've only used the player for regular blu ray discs thus far. I have yet to use any of the apps.
As to if it's a decent player alone. I'd say yes. I do not have it hooked up to a sound system. Just cable box and T.V. Unfortunately my rarely used, RCA surround sound box, started making a loud buzzing noise. So simple set up is the way I have it set up for now.
Long story short. It plays b.r movies great. Again, if you can hold off for a newer model I'd purchase a newer one. Then you can easily use all the bells and whistles they come with.
As just a player it's nice enough
Happy movie watching!
Thanks for replying.
DLNA in this case is built into the wireless router and I don't believe can be tweaked. At least I haven't seen any configurations in the router admin.
Why would I be able to stream movies from any laptop or computer on the same network using the same files and same DLNA client? The only device which cannot stream the files is the samsung unless it connected directly to the samsung?
Thanks again for the insights.
I also have an LG 3D bluray player which I've added to my network. With both the LG and Samsung when the HD is connected directly, all media files (music, movies, photos) can be accessed and played back fine. When the HD is accessed via the Sagemcom 3965CV DLNA client I can access/playback on both bluray players music files, photos and dvd's. But when attempting bluray's in the same container (.mp4) I get the proverbial "not supported format". Could this be due to the audio files associated with the bluray disks?
I did some poking around about trying to gain root access to the sagemcom 3965CV but didn't turn up much. This may be doubly difficult as both Sagemcom and Cablevision have code and security built into the device.
Thanks again for responding. I have a grasp of some the complexities your are sharing. What I find more confusing with this scenario is that the same player will playback the same file IF attached directly via USB but will choke on the file if it comes from the network via DLNA. It seems more like DLNA in the router is the variable that is being introduced which is causing the player to choke. And in some of the threads where DLNA servers are used these same files (audio/video) can be played back by the player. I've attempted to contact the router manufacturer support team to see if they have any thoughts as to why I am have this issue.
Question on Audio settings...
I spent half the day on with tech support and got to a - send in for service.
What I am trying to do is add a soundbar to my television. I have my BD-C5500 connected via HDMI cable and will play on my TV speakers when I have them enabled. With the sound bar, I turn them off and turn the surround on. My TV is connected to my soundbar via an optical cable.
My TV stations work on the soundbar with no issues.
I cannot get any sound from my bluray to my soundbar. I have tried all the different audio settings on BD-C5500....any suggestions???
I have a C5500 directly plugged into the router ( router is repeater ) by LAN (I have wifi too). It finds the DLNA server, in my case MINIDLNA and TVMOBILI ,at the first time and everything runs smooth.
However when switching offf and only i can select the servers if i change IP adress or restarting the server.
Does anyone know the solution to this?
Sorry if already discussed but not found a way to search for this problem