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Samsung BD-UP5000 FAQ Link




Let me first say I have been following this forum for awhile and I appreciate everyones information about this player. Well I walked into the local best buy today just to see if I could get some questions answered about arrival of this player. Get over by the bd/hd players and there is no Samsung bd-p1400 on display, I look down at the stack of them below and there is BD-UP5000 sitting right on top of the pile. I get a guy to help me, ask how many they got in and what not, he shows me on the computer that almost every store in Southwest MI was getting 1 today and that after that it showed back-ordered. Well I bought it and here are the first pictures of it.


Sorry if I get in trouble for posting this in three places, I was kind of excited.

I sure was not expecting to walk into the store today and walk out with one.


Thanks again for all the info.


 

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Samsung BD-UP5000 FAQ

FAQ has a revamped audio section with a big compatibility table. Please check there first before asking questions to owners. Thanks!


I will be updating quite a bit in the near term, so keep checking back. Use the recent changes option under "Site Tools" on the FAQ page

to see recent stuff.


This is externally hosted. PM me if you are having troubles seeing this site.
 

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Hey sorry guys I have to run to work. I will put this thing through its paces later tonight or at least what I can do.


I have Samsung 4065 that I sit about 6-8 ft away from.


Sorry I can't help more right now.
 

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Other potential questions:


What if any player/s are you replacing this one with? If yes to either, does it outperform them? And on the difficult scenes from Mission Impossible 3 how does it handle the Vatican wall scenes in chapter 7? Any moiré on the steps in chapter 8?
 

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Originally Posted by edved1 /forum/post/12492364


Neglected my number one concern. Will it output TrueHD via analog out to more than 2 channels?

I think that's #3 on the list.


AcidRock also got it today and hopefully is putting it thru its paces right now...
 

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Originally Posted by SileasResearch /forum/post/12492121


Questions to check:


1) Load times for HD

2) Load times for BD

3) Will it play True HD all channels (not just two) out the analog

4) Will it play DTS-MA?

5) How does it work with recordable media

6) Any evidence of the BD spec level (1.1 or 2.0)

7) What, if anything, is different about the owners manual you got versus the one on-line?

8) What, if anything, is incorrect about the owners manual you have versus the player itself?

9) How does it do with "problem discs" from both formats (sorry, get the list elsewhere)

10) 24P output - please check HD and BD to make sure it does it.


Someone else please fill in more, starting from #11

11.) Does it play dvd+Rs?
 

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Originally Posted by Billy_Blanks /forum/post/12492976


how much did it cost?

MSRP is $799 and that's about the cheapest you can get it for right now. Maybe 5-8% off of that if you really work at it. It should drop some after the holidays.
 

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Even though the the offer reads for BDP1400 maybe it's extended to the 5000 but, the offer is only if you bought the unit between 10/01/07 - 11/30/07. How does that work?

I suspect that, as you suggested, it is just the same offer with new dates and for the 5000. We should know tonite when cwmich cracks his box open...

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how much did it cost?

Yeah, mine was $799 with free ground shipping from the Crutch (I guess I am an owner, sort of, it shipped ). Pretty much standard MSRP price at this point although there has been talk of discount coupons some places on the tracking thread.


For contrast and comparison to the real owner's reviews soon to show up here, below are links to the press reviews:

HD Guru

Gizmodo

CNet

Sound and Vision

Electronic House
 

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I really hope this OWNERS thread would stay on topic as to the performance and review impressions of the 5000 by its OWNERS. Questions by posters relevant to the abovementioned is greatly appreciated.


Thanks!
 

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I am now an owner and will have the unit home in a couple of hours. Details here:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...2#post12493212


I need to pickup bluray content (I only have HD-DVD from my xbox360 elite HD-DVD drive), so I may need a couple of suggestions.
 

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Originally Posted by SileasResearch /forum/post/12493265


I am now an owner and will have the unit home in a couple of hours. Details here:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...2#post12493212


I need to pickup bluray content (I only have HD-DVD from my xbox360 elite HD-DVD drive), so I may need a couple of suggestions.


Something from Fox and an import HDDVD both with DTS-Master Audio.

Something recent from Disney/Pixar for Java interactivity and speed testing.

Something to test 7.1 discrete decoding.


And...

A wrist pad for your keyboard because the questions aren't going to stop coming.
 

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Another std DVD question, please. Will it output them at 1080p24 like some of the Toshiba HD DVD players?


Dick Fogg
 

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Will it output them at 1080p24

Prelim. reviews all say yes, forced 24p. That is one of the big ones for me as well - I eagerly await the first owners' take on this - ESPECIALLY anyone using it with an RS1 and/or a Crystallio II VP.
 

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Question #12: Is it able to pass Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD undecoded through HDMI, thus allowing a capable receiver to do the decoding?

This is my biggest concern since I just took delivery on an Integra 9.8 Controller. I am awaiting delivery of the 5000 from Amazon. They said not till after 1/22/08. I have heard rumors of software upgrades that are not ready yet. I still don't know whether it will Bitstream advancedd audio codecs.
 

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That was number 5 on above list.


My number 11 is hook it to Internet and see if it downloads firmware. Number 12 anything in the box about free discs on either format?

my qu 13: does the production model have a non-adjustable crossover and if so, is it fixed at 100Hz or 80 Hz ?
 

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OK I have one for those that have the unit and have HD DVDs to test. I would like to know how Samsungs variation of "HDi" is. Per an insider for Microsoft Samsung sis not use HDi and instead used their own version for HD DVD advanced features. I would just like to see if anyone can notice a difference at all. Most of the other questions that have been asked though would cover me
. Congrats to those that have received the unit you are very very lucky.
 

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Unboxing impressions:


No freakin HDMI cable. Just a standard AV set (Left / Right / Composite).


I gotta start digging for a spare or go back to the store.
 

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More info. Manufacturing date is 2007.11 (so, November). Serial ends in 00902N. Manufactured in China at Factory ID: "C"


Model # ends with /XAA


120V only. My guess is the N on the end of the serial is for "North America"
 
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