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Pros: Plays blu-ray, dvd, netflix, prime instant video, hulu+, DLNA, and more Small and sleek Wi-fi and wired networking Inexpensive Playback looks great through HDMI out. Good configuration for aspect ratio preferences.
Cons: Navigation buttons on remote are crowded, making navigation a little bit cumbersome. Interface is occasionally a little laggy.
Other Thoughts: Does everything I need it to for a very affordable price. Easily streamed media from my computer via DLNA.
Reviewed By:N/A,1/7/2015 11:18:59 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
Pros: This model has a compact and minimalist design. There are no obnoxious lights, the remote is backlit and well laid out, and the blu-ray drive is quiet. I didn't experience any problems with the wireless. In fact, setup was quick and easy. For the limited space available this unit fits in perfectly.
This player is another one of those smart devices. It has apps, firmware updates, and a good variety of on screen menu controls. I'm honestly not a big user of the built-in apps. I did use the YouTube app and had no problem with it. Ok, entering letters was annoying, but that's to be expected with a remote control!
Cons: I've subtracted an egg because the power light on this model is on the top of the unit rather than the front. All of the built-in controls are actually on the top and are touch-sensitive. I don't like this. It makes it harder to tell if the unit is on or off at a glance. The top buttons also make stacking other objects on top of it troublesome.
Also, take note that only an HDMI port exists for video connectivity. This is all I needed so not taking an egg off for it. Some people may be upset at the lack of connectivity options.
There is no front display. I'm not even sure Samsung had room for it so not taking an egg off for this either. Samsung is all into curved stuff though. They could have done a curved display, eh? :-D (horrible suggestion, don't do this, SERIOUSLY, don't)
Other Thoughts: This was a gift to my parents. I've spent the mos time using this player so far (including setup time). It fit into the limited space perfectly and plays blu-rays. It's snappier to load than my old Panasonic blu-ray player. Bottom line: his Samsung is a good, basic, compact blu-ray player.
Reviewed By:zjbdragon,1/6/2015 4:44:06 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
Pros: Got a good deal for it. Sister model to the well-liked BD-F5900. Smart Hub (newer models in this price bracket apparently don't have it anymore). Good remote. Good image quality. Dual-core processor was good for apps.
Cons: Broke right after refurbished warranty expired. No longer reads any Bluray discs. Upgraded to latest firmware, no dice. Only DVD seems to work now.
Other Thoughts: I've had good luck with refub laptops and A/V Receivers and things before. Thought I'd get away with saving some money on a refurbished BD player. But with mechanical things like this that entail physical spinning and laser head calibration, etc., you're better off getting a brand new one with a full warranty. What a waste of money!
Reviewed By:N/A,12/31/2014 12:50:27 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
Pros: plays almost any DVD/bluray i put into it. somewhat decent setup and layout nice remote layout too . hope you like netflix though its all you really get
Cons: Media player my Bum . its soo limited you have netflix and a flew oddball channels no hulu same as my sony smart tv and cant add more apps. i mean pandoras great but i have a stereo for music not my tv
Other Thoughts: if this product had more media choices i wouldnt be giving it away and useing a xbox instead
Reviewed By:VapinYoda,12/29/2014 8:19:23 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month. Did you find this review helpful?
Pros: AnyNet+ interface is great for casting Ability to convert to DolbyDigital or DTS on the fly Plays DLNA content over my network. Fast power-on time Netflix Dolby Digital+ works great
Cons: Only HDMI, no component or composite. This is pretty minor. The arrow keys on the remote are hard to find if it's dark. It'd be nice if one of them had a bump like I've felt on other remotes.
Other Thoughts: I picked up this bluray player because I like the Samsung brand, and because the price was good. I didn't have much expectations beyond playing blurays and doing bitstream audio to my AVR. I was totally wrong, because this thing is awesome! While it does play blurays excellently, it's the additional features that really put it over the top. The bluray features are quite good, with the ability to bitstream audio directly over HDMI, but also to convert it to DolbyDigital or DTS if your AVR doesn't support the newer bluray formats.
This player also supports Netflix, Amazonz, Hulu, YouTube like every "smart" bluray player. It has both wired (my personal preference) and wireless which is nice. I've only tested Netflix and YouTube, both of which worked great. I was able to get Dolby Digital+ 5.1 from Netflix which was important to me. It also includes AnyNet+ which is great if you’re a gadget nerd. I was able to “cast” from my Android phone/tablet both Netflix and YouTube flawlessly. Much better than trying to navigate the app menus with the remote.
This unit also has a built in web browser and app store, both of which were lackluster. It also has the ability to play DLNA content streamed over your network. This worked well for the content I tested it with, and could come in handy in a pinch. I was not able to cast DLNA content to it via BubbleUPNP, which is the only (albeit minor) thing I would ding this unit for.
Reviewed By:scottchiefbaker,12/24/2014 11:59:03 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year. Did you find this review helpful?
Pros: Does everything it's meant to do and looks good.
Cons: Dent more noticeable than I would have thought would be sent as a refurbished item. Little wide (I would think) for a late model Blu-ray player but the dimensions are noted so it's not like I wasn't expecting it
Other Thoughts: It IS a refurb so I'm not sweating the dent, doesn't interfere with operation at all and that's the gamble of buying refurb!
Reviewed By:Ryfel,12/24/2014 9:16:13 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.