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Samsung BD-F6500

3D-ready; Multimedia formats: PNG, AVCHD, MKV, XviD, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC; Dolby TrueHD, DTS- …

"FOR: Extensive smart functionality; broad file support; simple interface; solid performance. AGAINST: Unbalanced, sometimes overbearing sound; subdued colours."


3 reviews | 215 opinions


BDE8500 (500GB)
Samsung BD-E8500 (500GB)

Twin tuner, DVB-C, Integrated hard drive, DVB-T, 3D-ready, Picture in Picture (PiP); …

As far as all-rounders go, the BD-E8500 is hard to top owing to its comprehensive feature list, good audio and video quality from all types of discs and support for USB playback. Hi-Fi World did …


2 reviews | 62 opinions


Samsung BD-F5100

BD-Live, Internet TV, BD Java, DLNA; Multimedia formats: AAC, WAV, AVCHD; Dolby TrueHD, …

With good audio and video quality, built-in Smart functionality and decent connectivity, the BD-F5100 makes for a solid buy in S21's opinion, although they also pointed out that it's a bit …


1 review | 7 opinions


Samsung BD-F8500M

Twin tuner, Timeshift, BD-Live, PVR ready, Internet TV, Integrated hard drive, 3D-ready, DLNA; …

Usability is not the BD-F8500's strong point due to its sprawling menus and sub-optimal web browsing, but in all other respects it's an excellent PVR and Blu-ray player combo. …


2 reviews | 17 opinions


Samsung BD-E5500

3D conversion, 3D-ready, DLNA; Multimedia formats: AAC, AVCHD, MKV; Dolby Digital, DTS-HD, …

Of all of Samsung's Blu-ray players, the BD-E5500 is the cheapest to support 3D playback. S21 were fond of its sound quality and connectivity, saying that although Wi-Fi isn't built in, you …


1 review


BD-E 5300
Samsung BD-E5300

BD-Live, 24p, DLNA; Multimedia formats: AAC, AVCHD, MKV; Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, …

It might be bare-bones basic, but the BD-E5300 is also the cheapest Blu-ray player that S21 have gotten their hands on, and for the money it's actually a very impressive device. It has access to …


1 review


Samsung BD-F7500

Internet TV, 3D-ready, DLNA, 4K upscaling, BD-Live; Multimedia formats: AAC, AVCHD, MKV; DTS- …

"FOR: Detailed picture; lovely design; comprehensive smart features. AGAINST: Needs deeper blacks; motion could be better; small, cluttered sound."


4 reviews | 46 opinions


Samsung BD-E6100
Samsung BD-E6100

DLNA, BD-Live, Controlled by smartphone, 3D-ready; Multimedia formats: FLAC, AAC, AVCHD, MKV, …

It's hard to do better than the BD-E6100 for the mere £100 it demands, S21 said. Not only does it offer full HD 3D support and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, but there's also Samsung's


4 reviews | 141 opinions


More information at: T3, 8/2012 Samsung BD-E6100 Samsung has a knack for offering amazingly well featured products at spectacularly affordable prices, in this case a Blu-ray player with WiFi and DNLA support as well as SmartHub access. Is it the bargain it appears to be? … to review

Samsung BD-C6800

3D-ready, DLNA, BD-Live, 24p, Upscaling, WLAN; Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, DTS-HD, DTS, …

“Likes: very sharp image; immense range of multimedia options. Dislikes: no portrait display of JPGs via USB.”


4 reviews


More information at: CHIP Test & Kauf, issue 12/2010 Well-equipped HD heroes The latest Blu-ray disc players are trying to catch the consumer’s eye with a multitude of functions: they offer 3D playback, support for a wide range of media formats and internet access. This review will reveal what these HD heroes really have up their sleeve. In test: Eight Blu-ray players were reviewed. They were rated on image quality, features and ergonomics, as well as energy efficiency and documentation/service.

Samsung BD-D8500

3D conversion, Integrated hard drive, BD-Live, WLAN, Upscaling, 3D-ready, DLNA; Dolby TrueHD, …

With access to Smart Hub Internet TV, a generous 500GB PVR and impressive 3D Blu-ray playback, it looks like Samsung's BD-D8500M has it all. However, CNET weren't convinced by its …


6 reviews | 24 opinions


Samsung BD-C5900

3D-ready, BD Java, BD-Live, Internet TV, 24p; Multimedia formats: AVCHD, MKV; DTS-HD HR, DTS- …

“Lowest energy consumption. 3D ready player with above-average error correction. Modest photo quality. Photos are displayed with reduced resolution. Plays a wide range of video formats. Wireless …


5 reviews


Samsung BD-C5500
Samsung BD-C5500

DLNA, BD-Live, 24p, Upscaling; DTS-HD MA, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, DTS-HD, DTS, …

“Likes: good image quality, two USB ports, fast loading times, DLNA support. Dislikes: doesn’t play back WAV songs, remote control is sensitive to finger prints.”


5 reviews | 65 opinions


More information at: CHIP HD-WELT, issue September/October 2010 New Blu-ray Players The spell is broken: Blu-ray films are storming to the top of the charts - and with them new players as well. CHIP HD-WELT has reviewed seven up-to-date devices starting at 120 Euros. In test: Seven Blu-ray players were reviewed. They were rated on features, image quality, ergonomy, energy efficiency and documentation/service.

Samsung BD-C8900S

3D-ready, BD-Live, 24p, Integrated hard drive, WLAN; DTS-HD MA, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD, …

“ADVANTAGES: HD recorder; Sat tuner; Blu-ray disc drive; access to Samsung apps. DISADVANTAGES: ‘CI+’ interface; recording restrictions.”


5 reviews


More information at: Heimkino, issue 10-11/2010 HD machine The latest Blu-ray players are true all-rounders; network player, internet functions and the ability to playback various multimedia forms have long been standard features. Samsung has now gone one step further and combined all of this with an HDTV hard drive recorder.

Samsung BD-D7500
Samsung BD-D7500

BD Java, DLNA, 3D conversion, WLAN, BD-Live, 3D-ready, 24p, Upscaling; Dolby Digital Plus, …

It's stylish, slim, and impressively engineered, but TechRadar found that the Samsung BD-D7500's diminutive design meant that cable access wasn't the easiest. Still, a supplied angled


2 reviews | 9 opinions


More information at:, 7/2011 Samsung BD-D7500 It seems that Samsung has a special R&D team, solely focused on making things smaller and smaller. This is the only plausible reason for the existence of the BD-D7500. It's the tiniest Blu-ray player on the planet, and is hardly any wider than a pair of Blu-ray cases stacked together. Yet amazingly, it still crams in an impressive amount of features, such as 3D, streaming and internet capability. … to review

BD-C 5300
Samsung BD-C5300

BD-Live, 24p, Upscaling; DTS-HD MA, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, DTS-HD, DTS, …

“Likes: affordable, very good image quality, plays a wide range of formats. Dislikes: no internal memory, no wireless, no DLNA support.”


3 reviews | 1 opinion


BD-C 8200S
Samsung BD-C8200S

WLAN; DTS-HD MA, Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby TrueHD; TV Receiver: DVB-T

“The BD-C8200S delivered very good image and sound quality in our test. This is true for both the integrated Sat tuner and for DVD and Blu-ray playback. Alongside comfortable operation and an


2 reviews


More information at: stereoplay, issue 8/2010 Best buy - device With the BD C 8200 S, Samsung has produced a product category which could set a precedent: TV receiver with a hard drive recorder and a Blu-ray player.

Samsung BD-C6500

BD-Live, 24p, Upscaling, DLNA; Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, DTS-HD, DTS, Dolby TrueHD

PC Advisor think that the Samsung BD-C6500 DVD/optical drive is a really fantastic piece of equipment but they do note a few aspects of the design that could be improved. One such flaw is in the user …


4 reviews | 34 opinions


Samsung BD-D8900

Integrated hard drive, WLAN, 3D-ready; Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD HR, DTS-HD MA, Dolby Digital Plus, …

Some sync problems and limitations when it comes to audio and video replay keep the BD-D8900 from getting full marks from Hi-Fi World, but in all other respects it's a very accomplished


6 reviews | 12 opinions


More information at: The Gadget Show, 6/2011 Samsung BD-D8900 Considering that Blu-rays can be played on devices like the Sony PS3 nowadays, dedicated players days might be numbered. But with 3D abilities and a HDD built in, maybe the Samsung BD-D8900 can fight back. … to review

Samsung BD-C6900

BD Java, BD-Live, 24p, WLAN, Upscaling, 3D-ready; Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, DTS-HD, …

FiveFWD were impressed by the BD-C6900's fantastic picture quality, fast loading times and support for lossless audio formats, not to mention its slew of wireless streaming features. 3D pictures


9 reviews


More information at: What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, issue 9/2010 Three dimensions from four players at less than £400 There's now a raft of 3D flatscreens on the market, but to take you into the third dimension you'll also need a source. The PS3 offers some 3D gaming, but for movies you'll need a 3D Blu-ray player. There are currently four available, and we're testing them all. In test: Four 3D Blu-ray players were reviewed and rated on sound, build and features. … to review

Samsung BD-P 1580
Samsung BD-P 1580


“Likes: good Picture, network connection. Dislikes: too loud, power consumption is too high.”


3 reviews | 30 opinions



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Product information and further reviews

Samsung BD-D6900M Expert Reviews 12/2011 - With a slot-loading disc, LED touchscreen buttons and brushed aluminium body, the newest Samsung Blu-ray player looks stunning, but it is also crammed full of features like a Freeview HD tuner, internet TV and DLNA streaming.

HD machine digital home 3/2010 - The latest Blu-ray players are true all-rounders; network player, internet functions and the ability to playback various multimedia forms have long been standard features. Samsung has gone one step further and combined all of this with an HDTV hard drive recorder.

Samsung BD-D5500 TrustedReviews 8/2011 - Though Blu-ray players are still not as cheap as DVD players, they are not far off. Those who want to upgrade their viewing to HD can now do so for under £100 from some sources, which is great if your budget is tight.

Blu-ray Delight of the new Dimension CHIP Test & Kauf 8/2010 - Blu-ray players don’t only provide an excellent picture, but they also offer more and more extras: WLAN, Web applications and 3D are the most important new functions. The test reveals what the current player is really capable of.” Review details: Eight Blu-ray players were reviewed. They were rated on image quality, ergonomy, energy efficiency and documentation/service.

Samsung BD-D8900M TrustedReviews 6/2011 - The appeal of removing clutter from around your TV by using one multi-purpose device is hard to ignore, especially as it might save money too. Samsung succeed in creating such a system with the BD-D8900M which plays Blu-ray discs, receives digital TV signals, and even has a HDD built-in. Not many companies can beat such an offering.

IFA trends SAT+KABEL 11-12/2010 - The 50th International Consumer Electronics trade fair (IFA) is over for another year. ‘SAT+KABEL’ ushered its newbies (e.g. 3D TVs) into its test labs. Review details: Three IFA newbies were tested, including a Sat receiver, a 3D TV and a BD player. The products were rated separately.

Full HD Quality for a Reasonable Price CHIP HD-WELT Juni/Juli 2010 - Details, colours, sharpness - only with a Blu-ray player will you get the most out of your HD TV. Good models are already available for around 100 Euros. Review details: Five Blu-ray players were reviewed. They were each rated on features, image quality, ergonomy, energy efficiency as well as documentation/service.

Watch and record HDTV and enjoy Blu-rays SATVISION 8/2010 - With the BD-C8200S, Samsung is offering a Blu-ray player with an integrated HDTV Sat Tuner and a hard drive. The user gets an all-in-one device which is optimally suited to high resolution film material. We tested out the flat screen TV’s ideal partner.

Samsung BD-F6500 S21 4/2013 - Sitting just above the BD-F5500, the BD-F6500 adds 7.1 sound and wifi connectivity for an extra £40, which can be a steep increase if you don't need the additional features.

Please enter quickly! stereoplay 6/2009 - “Blu-ray entry has never been this cheap and thanks to the bulging equipment, it has never been as enticing as with Samsung’s new latest model. But does this have an adverse effect on quality? Review details: Single Test. Among the test criteria were measurements, practice, valency and picture.

Chippendales stereoplay 8/2008 - Are the latest Blu-ray players now able to offer HD video and HD surround sound without any of the previous drawbacks? Review details: Two Blu-ray players were reviewed and both were rated “outstanding”. Test criteria were sound (HDMI/ surround/ stereo), lab readings, practical application, valency and picture.

Samsung BD-C8500M Blu-ray player Electric Pig 9/2010 - We first spotted the Samsung BD-C8500M way back in March, and at the time, it looked set to be the set top box of the year, decked out as it was with Freeview HD, plenty of IPTV streaming, a massive hard drive and even Wi-Fi built in. Unfortunately, it's not quite the dreamy unified machine we were hoping for: see what we mean in our full Samsung BD-C8500M review.

Samsung BD-D8900 3D Blu-ray player PVR IT Reviews 9/2011 - Samsung's Blu-ray equipped, disc recording BD-D8900 will give almost anything a try. But is it really the home entertainment all-rounder it sets out to be?

Blue light video 11/2007 - There’s something happening in both HD player segments: prices are plummeting and manufacturers are promising devices that are jam packed with features. ‘video’ takes a closer look at the latest Blu-ray models. Review details: Three Blu-ray players were tested. One was rated “very good” and two “good”. Test criteria were image test (sharpness, contrast, colour fidelity ...), audio test, operation (remote control, operating instructions ...), functions and features.

New borns video 8/2008 - Panasonic are bringing out some new Blu-ray players. ‘video’ was able to take a closer look at these newbies. Review details: Two Blu-ray players were reviewed and rated “very good” and “good”. Among the test criteria were image test (contrast, display of movement ...), operation /remote control, on-screen menus ...) and features.

Samsung BD-C6900 6/2010 - If you're hoping to watch 3D movies on your new 3D TV, then you're going to need a compatible Blu-ray player to go with it. Samsung's BD-C6900 is just such a machine, with a mountain of extra features to boot. It's available now, at a premium price of around £300.

Samsung BD-C6900 Stuff TV 5/2010 - If 3D takes your fancy, chances are you've already been reading about Samsung's UE40C7000 TV. But if you want to start watching 3D movies, you're also going to need a 3D source. Fear not: Samsung makes one of those as well - the BD-C6900.

Samsung's brilliant Blu-ray-in-a-box What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision 7/2009 - Shaping the immediate future of Blu-ray all-in-one home cinema systems, Samsung's HT-BD1220 is remarkable firstly on it's price. Then take into account 1080p/24fps HD video with universal codec support, iPod dock, USB, Ethernet and FM radio, not to mention its design style.

Blu-ray's here - but is it worth it? What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision 12/2006 - So here it is. After all the hype, all the waiting and all the scratching of heads as we try to come to grips with all the implications of a brand-new disc technology, we're finally able to bring you our first reviews of a Blu-ray disc player. In fact, we've got two new Blu-ray players for you to lust after: much to our surprise (and delight), we received review samples of both panasonic's new DMP-BD10 and Samsung's BD-P1000 within a few days of each other - so it seemed eminently sensible, given that both players share a common disc format, to bring you both reviews at once. Review details: Two of the first Blu-ray players were reviewed and rated based on performance, features, picture and sound quality and value for money. Scores ranged from 2 to 3 stars out of 5.

Samsung BD-P1000 Computer Shopper 5/2007 - Samsung's BD-P1000 was the first Blu-ray player available. Originally it cost £1,000 but the price has been cut significantly However, £600 is still a lot of money and almost double the price of Toshiba's HD-E1 HD DVD player ...

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