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Samsung BD-F5100 Network Blu-ray and DVD Player
- Enjoy great online content and smart services
- Allshare (DNLA ) - connect and share with connect all your devices (No built-in WIFI)
- Access movies and photos on USB memory sticks
- Directly connect and sync external hard drives
- Fast loading and booting
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Networking Blu-ray & DVD Player - twice the resolution of conventional HDTV – and many times the choice
The Samsung BD-F5100 Blu-ray Player offers a sleek compact design with a distinctive rounded corner and matte black finish that complements any room – and provides easy access to a huge choice of content. It offers high quality playback of Blu-ray and DVD discs. It delivers online content with YouTube and BBC iPlayer, and lets you plug in USB memory sticks and external HDD drives to let you enjoy all your home movies, downloaded music and video and holiday photographs. With nearly twice the resolution of conventional HDTVs, the 1080p picture means spectacular detail with rich, eye popping colours and sharp, ultra-realistic images to enhance everything from movies to videogames.
Connect to your TV for an image with nearly twice the resolution of conventional HDTVs. The Full HDTV 1080p picture engulfs you with spectacular detail – rich, eye-popping colours and super-sharp, ultra-realistic images.
Play DVD as well as Blu ray discs, providing versatility, and ensuring you can enjoy your existing movie collection.
Discover more entertainment and enjoy streaming services with native apps already installed. With popular apps like YouTube and BBC iPlayer, your Blu ray player gives you instant access to a huge range of exciting content with music, movies, TV shows and more.
With AllShare, you and your family can seamlessly enjoy content from your DLNA-enabled Samsung smartphone, tablet, digital camera and laptop on your TV. Share music, movies, pictures and other content from your devices with your friends and family and enjoy them all on the big screen.
USB and HDD Connectivity
Plug and play USB memory drive or external HDD and quickly access video, audio or images - everything from home movies and downloaded music to holiday photographs.
With Samsung Anynet+ you'll enjoy one-touch control for all your Samsung HDMI-connected compatible devices like your Samsung TV, Blu-ray Disc player, AV Receiver and Home cinema.
The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a digital connection that can transmit HD video and audio over a single cable. Use it to optimise the image quality when you connect your TV to high-definition sources such as HD cable TV, satellite receiver, or Blu-ray player. It also features CEC capability, so you can use your TV's remote control handset.
With quick start mode, instead of the usual 10 seconds, your Blu-ray player starts in just 0.5 seconds. Less waiting – more enjoyment!
- Anynet + (HDMI CEC)
|Blu-ray & DVD playback||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Built-in Apps||Netflix, LOVEFiLM, KnowHow, Curzon, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter||YouTube, BBC iPlayer|
|AllShare||Yes||DLNA only||DLNA only|
|Dual tuner/Dual recording||Yes|
|HD tuner built-in||Yes|
|HDD memory size||500GB|
|Number of HDMI outputs||1||1||1|
*Available or coming soon on all 2013 Samsung AV products.
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It has some limited "Smart" functionality, to enhance the BD play and for DNLA use as well as iPlayer and YouTube, but requires at least 1GB of external storage (eg a USB stick) to make the most of it. I don't expect to use much of these additional features because the TV it connects with is a full HD "3D" "Smart" TV which offers many more options.
I've tested the various functions with a few DVDs and some CDs and a very early edition of Avatar - my first BD. All worked as needed despite the player being so basic, partly because the TV is also a Samsung and partly because the TV has all the extra functions required. The only mechanical noise is at the start when the head seek can be a bit disconcerting, once into playing the disc it is almost silent.
A few of the early "3D" discs we tried subsequently merely play out at 1080p (BUT not the recent ones, see the Addendum below) with no additional processing to put it into a specific "3D" mode, however the TV can see the "3D" info on the HDMI and act on it accordingly. I set the video output to always be at 1080p (not BD-wise nor auto), this allows the up-scaling to make the best use of the vectors from the encoded source video, so as to fit the display with only the one processing generation.Read more ›
The models are basically the same design with the touch panel on top for the controls.
Remote range is good as are angles (some remotes can be fussy here but not the samsung). Mostly this is being used to play DVD's a Blu Ray discs. The picture quality is excellent on the Blu Ray titles I've played on it, and the upscaling is quite impressive for DVD's too. So much so, whilst you can see a difference between the formats, it's not as much as you might think.
The USB port does get some use too for music/video playback
Do note you don't get the same no. of "Apps" as you do with higher priced ones, nor a web browser built in, but you get the usual basic ones like BBC iplayer and a few others like lovefilm etc. If you need extensive Apps then get a higher priced model. For most this will do the job though
The loading can be a touch "clunky" noise wise but disc noise during playback is low and won't cause a problem. If you are looking for a good quality player for both formats, and don't need wireless just a decent player then this is the one to get. Price is very fair (Blu ray players now much more affordable) Even if you mostly have DVD's. Recommended
Without boring you senseless, this DLNA certified player has faithfully replayed everything I've thrown at it. My home setup includes an Ubuntu Server (12.04), running minidlna, and it's not powerful enough to transcode on the fly, so the fact that the Samsung supports so many file formats out of the box is an absolute boon (h.264, xvid/divx, mpeg4, AAC, mp3, they're all there and it also handles mkv, avi containers). Okay so maybe I did bore you senseless..
I've not tried the USB port on the front, but I would expect a similar story for physically attached storage.
Things to note. No Wifi - I didn't need it, and you'll need a pretty decent link if you want to stream high def anyway.
No LED indicators on the front, who cares! You just press the info button and the time remaining is shown on screen. Control buttons are located on the TOP right, bit awkward if you wanted to jam this player in a small gap, or put something else on top I.e. you can't. Boots up in about 5 seconds. It's quiet, and plays Blu-ray disks flawlessly, it also makes a good job of up-scaling DVDs.
You don't get much for your money, but what you do get works so well that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone.
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