Originally Posted by intomed
First off, the 5500 isn't even a real device yet, just vaporware. Therefore, no sense in "comparing" it to the 5000. Secondly, this thread is titled "BD-UP5000 Universal Player Samsung [OFFICIAL OWNERS THREAD] & FAQ". It is not titled "1001 Ways in Which Samsung Has Pissed Me Off" or "The 5K Doesn't Do What Samsung Said It Wouldn't Do" thread. I am an owner of the 5k. I post because I am giving, as well as receiving, feedback regarding the operation of this device. This is the information that I come to this thread to read. Not, "well, if Samsung doesn't do x, then I'm returning the 5k." I can understand people's frustration regarding lack of players that can utilize the advanced codecs. I am just tired of this complaint hijacking this thread. Like I said before, if you don't like the 5K, return it. Just spare us the agony of having to wade through post after post of complaints.
the 5500 is very significant to me as a 5K owner and certainly gives me insight as to where, if any place, samsung might be heading with the 5K
i've been putting a positive spin in my head thinking that the 5000 is their flagship (i read that in something this morning) which will do everything and the 5500 represents a lesser beast ... i think technically they were announcing/displaying both the 5000 and 5500 at CES ...
the chipsets certainly DO have bearing on this player...if they are using the same chipset, then we know what the 5K is capable of based on what they are saying the 5.5K will do...if they are using a chipset from say, sigma, then i say