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Samsung C6500 paired with a Samsung LCD,
This review is from: Samsung BD-C6500 Blu-Ray Player - Built-in WiFi (Electronics)
Having owned the BD-C6500 for 2 weeks now, I thought I would offer my opinions on the unit.
Firstly, the unit unit arrived well packaged and on removing it from the box, was more than happy with the build quality, having a beautiful matt black, brushed aluminium front panel.
When switched on, the player's illuminations are white which look good. There is an option to illuminate the blu ray logo on top of the unit too, which aesthetically is very nice. A range of eco functions regarding the illuminations are also present.
On initial hook up and plugging in, all went well. I was able to connect to my wireless router and access the internet via the player to update the firmware(without an additional dongle, WIFI is built in), which went without a hitch.
I bought this BD player to pair with a Samsung LE40C652 LCD TV, via the 'Anynet+' feature offered by this manufacturer.
These features work well with my Samsung TV. However, whilst the BD remote will allow you to turn on the TV and adjust the volume, beyond this confusion arises as the remotes for these devices are very similar with similarly named buttons on each. However, in most cases these control the respective functions of each device, so it is not a universal compatibility as I had previously understood. In other words, you still require both remotes unfortunately.
Playback wise, the quality is fine. I have noticed slight stuttering from time to time on playback, which I presume is just data being read from the disk. It's no biggy, but does mean that playback is not perfect 100% of the time. I have not noticed this anomaly on the few occasions I've used a Sony PS3 for playback but have spotted it on an earlier Samsung unit, so this is by no means unique to the BD-C6500.
Upscaling of standard DVDs is very good on the whole. I recently watched Ip Man on DVD through the player however and the frame rate did not look correct, stuttering slightly every second or so. This could be due to the 24P mode, I'm not sure, but it did spoil the viewing slightly.
playback of AVI files via the front USB port was very smooth and efficient, with no problems experiences.
The GUI interface is beautiful and works very well indeed.
In terms of the built in Samsung apps, I think we must wait a while before commenting on their usefulness. As previous reviewers have commented, these are very much in their infancy and the control over youtube and facebook in particular is convoluted to the point of rendering them useless to me.
To summarise, I am happy with the device. If you are pairing this with a Samsung TV it will communicate and function well. For other brands, I would encourage you to investigate drives of the same manufacturer and others as well as this one.