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Has anyone bought one of these from Amazon?

Does the disc load in front, top, or side?
 

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Has anyone bought one of these from Amazon?

Does the disc load in front, top, or side?

Samsung is sending me one of these as a replacement to my BD-P2550 that died. Being replaced under warranty. Should have it next week
 

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Let us know if you like it!

I'm thinking I want to upgrade from my 1500 to one of these.
 

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I'd like to know whether it streams video from inside the home via DLNA, and if so what formats.


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I just got it, but can't set it up until the rest of the family goes to bed. It is front loading on the left side. The right side is a dark brushed metal with what appears to touch sensitive areas for the basic functions. Also has a small removable "door" for USB.


The manual lists the following Internet apps, but says more are available via [email protected]:

Youtube

Pandora

Netflix

Blockbuster

USA Today

AccuWeather

Google Maps


It has the AllShare function that "enables you to play music, video and photo files in you PC using the player". PC Share Manager software needs to be installed on a PC. No mention of file formats in this section, but at the beginning of the user guide it has:

Video

AVI

MKV

WMV

MP4

PS


Audio

MP3

WMA


Also supports AVCHD
 

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I have this player and really like it a lot, however I cannot connect to the [email protected] service at all. I have tried both Wired and Wireless. Settings reports that I have a good connection, and the Internet speed test from within [email protected] gives me almost 2Mbps download. However, I cannot access any apps. If I click on "Samsung Apps" I get a Network Access Interrupted message. If I just let the app sit (it's supposed to take several minutes to update after agreeing to the license terms) it "times out" and returns to the main menu in about a minute.
 

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I have this player and really like it a lot, however I cannot connect to the [email protected] service at all. I have tried both Wired and Wireless. Settings reports that I have a good connection, and the Internet speed test from within [email protected] gives me almost 2Mbps download. However, I cannot access any apps. If I click on "Samsung Apps" I get a Network Access Interrupted message. If I just let the app sit (it's supposed to take several minutes to update after agreeing to the license terms) it "times out" and returns to the main menu in about a minute.

I am having the same issue. Is there a solution for this or did Samsung not activate this on their end?
 

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It is front loading on the left side. The right side is a dark brushed metal with what appears to touch sensitive areas for the basic functions. Also has a small removable "door" for USB.


Thanks for the info, I need front loading.

Amazon just lowered the price $50 today so I ordered one.

I wanted it mainly for the claimed 15 sec. load speed. My 1500 has audio & video that is real nice but to slow.
 

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I have this player and really like it a lot, however I cannot connect to the [email protected] service at all. I have tried both Wired and Wireless. Settings reports that I have a good connection, and the Internet speed test from within [email protected] gives me almost 2Mbps download. However, I cannot access any apps. If I click on "Samsung Apps" I get a Network Access Interrupted message. If I just let the app sit (it's supposed to take several minutes to update after agreeing to the license terms) it "times out" and returns to the main menu in about a minute.


If I'm not mistaken, I think I read somewhere "Samsung Apps" would be available later with a firmware update.
 

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If I'm not mistaken, I think I read somewhere "Samsung Apps" would be available later with a firmware update.

I think that mostly applies to their TVs. They included it in the current firmware but it just does not work.
 

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I think that mostly applies to their TVs. They included it in the current firmware but it just does not work.

Here it is from CNET as of 1-6-10:



Key step-up features of the Samsung BD-C6500:


15-second disc load; 15-second boot-up

Built-in Wi-Fi

Meets Energy Star 4.0 guidelines, but doesn't have the same low power consumption as the BD-C5500

No release date or pricing announced


Editors's note: This section has been updated with more information about Samsung Apps


[email protected] and Samsung Apps are Samsung's new proprietary content portals for home theater products. As of now, it's not perfectly clear exactly how it will work; Samsung says that the first free apps will launch in the spring, with premium apps following in the summer. When we talked to a Samsung rep at the booth, he said that standards services like Netflix, Pandora and Vudu would all be free; he used Tetris as an example of something that would be a premium app. We get the feeling that a lot of the particulars still have to be worked out.


Overall, there's not much info released about these players, although we're happy to see that the step-up BD-C6500 has built-in Wi-Fi, a step-up over last year's BD-P3600. We'll update this post as we get more information from Samsung.
 

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The player itself rocks. I was using an Oppo DVD player (971H) combined with a WD TV player for MKV and Xvid, and so far the Samsung has played everything I've thrown its way, which is exactly what I was looking for with my first BD player.


I'm deliriously happy with it so far, except for that damn [email protected] deal. I can live without it for now, but why have a player that's partially functional when it's on store shelves? To say nothing of Samsung's craptastic tech support experience (I had to explain three times that the player has the wireless built in, even when I had already stated that I was connecting with a cable).


I have a Samsung plasma as well and I was very happy with the fact that the two communicate with each other.
 

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I am frustrated that the internet TV feature is not working. If I knew that this feature was not available yet, I could have waited until the price went down on these players before purchasing one. Also, I wonder why Samsung took such a conservative approach with the user interface graphics. I feel like I am using an old operating system. I wish they used a similar interface graphic design that is in their televisions.
 

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Originally Posted by imaginereality /forum/post/18171383


The player itself rocks. I was using an Oppo DVD player (971H) combined with a WD TV player for MKV and Xvid, and so far the Samsung has played everything I've thrown its way, which is exactly what I was looking for with my first BD player.


I'm deliriously happy with it so far, except for that damn [email protected] deal. I can live without it for now, but why have a player that's partially functional when it's on store shelves? To say nothing of Samsung's craptastic tech support experience (I had to explain three times that the player has the wireless built in, even when I had already stated that I was connecting with a cable).


I have a Samsung plasma as well and I was very happy with the fact that the two communicate with each other.

Ok, the app store is finally now working for me. Try accessing it now.
 
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