Samsung BD-F5500 3D Network Blu-ray and DVD Player Review
As the owner of a Samsung TVs (UE46 ES7090) I wanted to take the Anynet function to complete. The Smart Hub feature is already included in the TV, so this takes the player not being able to.
The network connection via the LAN cable I used only the first start for the system update. The Internet functions including running completely through the TV. Thus, I needed no player with Wi-Fi.
The start of Samsung BD-F5500 was absolutely without problem. The settings as well as the three devices (TV, player and sound bar HW-E450) each with an HDMI cable (not included!) Are connected.
In conjunction with the other Samsung devices, only one remote control is needed. Even that goes off with the TV remote control.
The reading of the discs can be heard clearly, this is playing very quietly. Depending on the reason, I recommend a “soft” surface. Because after about 4 hours of continuous operation “buzzed” the player. But that was only because he was standing on the receiver and by the turn of this wheel vibrated. I now have 4 felt pads (actually for chair/table legs) underneath and the player is not heard.
The picture looks in conjunction with the television in both 2D (eg, Fast Five, Inception, Snow White) and in 3D (The Avengers, Avatar) operation of class. It looks sharp, runs without any lag. The up-scaling of DVDs (eg Series 24) happens in very good quality, because awaken movies to life. So far I have nothing negative is noticed.
Overall, I am absolutely satisfied by the use of short time (4 days “continuous operation”) with the Samsung BD-F5500.
+ Compatibility with Samsung TV (Anynet)
+ Cheap price
+ Short loading times
+ Easy to use
+ High compatibility with different film formats
+ Smart design
+ Low power consumption
- HDMI cable is not there (but most of the other players may not)
Conclusion: Anyone looking for a 3D player that have no Smart Hub and must not be constantly connected to the Internet, get with the Samsung BD-F5500 a current (released March 2013) Player of the upper middle class. In connection with other devices Samsung (Anynet) a clear recommendation!