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3.0 out of 5 stars Fit for Purpose but you get what you pay for, 30 July 2012
This review is from: Samsung BD-E5500 3D Blu-ray Player with Smart Hub (Old model) (Electronics)
I just wanted a basic Blu Ray DVD Player without too many bells and whistles and to this end this Product fits the bill.
I felt slightly miffed at having to buy a bespoke Samsung Wi-Fi Dongle but got a new one for about £35 taking the total cost of DVD Player inc Dongle to a shade over £100 which I think is cheaper than many integrated Blu-Ray DVD Wi-Fi Players.
Overall I'm happy but my needs are pretty basic.
The frustrations (other than the Wi-Fi only working by having to buy a Samsung Dongle) were it was painfully slow to apply settings to get everything set up via Remote Control.
It was quite clunky and the remote wasn't as responsive as I think it should have been.
Also the number of Apps appear quite limited.
You can get BBC iPlayer App but not the ITV equivalent, don't understand why.
Again when in the Smart Hub it's quite slow which if you use it a lot is frustrating.
However I'm not a heavy user and for what I want, playing Blu-Ray DVD's and accessing BBC iPlayer it's fit for purpose.
If I was interested in getting more out of it I think I would be hugely frustrated!
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Initial post: 17 Sep 2012 21:28:19 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Sep 2012 21:28:34 BDT
K. Grunwald says:
So according to you it DID do the job you bought it for yet here you are complining rather bitterly. This does not add up matey :(

Posted on 15 Oct 2012 13:31:46 BDT
I have two of the players and they are great. They play just about anything. I also stream using home plugs using the allshare dlna without issues. Ok it's a bit slow using the smart hub but hey the machine packs a lot of punch for the price.

Posted on 14 Nov 2012 13:48:39 GMT
Mr. D. Swan says:
You don't get ITV and channel 4 on these type of things because of advertising, BBC's obviously advertising free.

Posted on 25 Nov 2012 17:09:49 GMT
You don't need a bespoke Samsung Dongle. There are at least two other dongles that will work.
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