The Samsung BD-C5500 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player is one of the most innovative DVD players on the market today.
It connects to your HDTV so you can do more than just watch DVD movies. Once connected to your TV, it connects to the Internet and you can watch movies online.
You can access Blockbuster, Facebook and Twitter. You can go to your Flickr account online and view your photos. It is also possible to listen to streaming music on Pandora.
One of the most popular features that users like about this unit is that they can watch movies on Netflix on their TV.
You can also use various applications on your TV through the Samsung BD-C5500 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player, access files from your PC, and even use it wirelessly if you can provide the wireless LAN adapter.
Unfortunately, the unit does not come with a wireless LAN, but it is wireless ready for your convenience.
One of the advantages of this DVD player is the slim design and amazing picture quality. Many are worn out by the excellent picture they get with the Samsung BD-C5500 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player.
It also features an advanced HD audio system, a Dolby Digital TruHD audio system, DTS-HHD Master Audio with a 2-channel audio design.
Another thing that users love about this Blu-Ray is that it even improves the image quality of regular DVDs. You will see a marked difference if you watch these DVDs on an older player and when you play them on the Samsung Blu-Ray.
Another plus is its ease of setup and its ability to boot up quickly and load a drive in no time.
Not only is it highly functional and packed with features, it also looks good with its slim design and touch-sensitive buttons on the front. The remote control can be easily operated, even by people with large hands and fingers. The remote also works from odd angles and far distances, and works better than other remotes.
Many users also love the way the Pandora app works on the Samsung BD-C5500 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player. It has a great looking interface and you can even put your thumbs up or down while listening to the music. Music streaming is smooth and you won’t even notice it buffering.
The manufacturers, Samsung, are also considerate enough to make their machine do automatic firmware updates. You will find that the player constantly updates the firmware as soon as a new version is available. You don’t even have to do anything to keep the machine up to date.
Although it is Wi-Fi ready but does not come with the Wi-Fi hardware, you can connect it to your computer with a CAT-5 cable. This is actually an advantage, as Wi-Fi devices experience signal interference if your cordless phone rings or when your microwave is running. Interference via Wi-Fi may interrupt the movie you are downloading.
Of course, every gadget has a downside. Samsung BD-C5500 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player does not display subtitles without some adjustments. When you try to rewind a movie you are watching, you must re-enter the validation code. However, the delay won’t be too bad.
Another negative aspect is that the player is not equipped with enough storage space with only 60 MB. So if you’re the type who likes to download a lot of apps, you may find yourself constantly deleting old apps that you no longer use. You can also solve this problem by using a USB flash drive that you can insert into the back where the LAN adapter is supposed to go.
The Samsung BD-C5500 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player also tends to freeze occasionally when using Netflix or playing DVDs. The new DVD discs are not spared from this peculiarity either. You can restart it, but it can be annoying to have to do this sometimes.
Most people are happy with the Samsung Blu-Ray Disc player, even with the quirks because the excellent picture quality and features outweigh the negative issues. The price isn’t bad either when you consider that it supports apps unlike other DVD players in the same price range.