Samsung BD-C5500 Blu-ray Disc Player - BD-C5500

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The set up was easy and the picture is great! We have a Netflix account and setting that up was a breeze. I also downloaded a small app that allows me to see all the media (pictures, videos, etc.) on all the computers that are hooked up to my network. The Pandora app was also a breeze to get going. I've only had the player for a couple of weeks but I'm impressed thus far. Be careful when messing with settings. If you switch it to 1080i/p and your TV isn't made for one or the other, you'll end up with a black screen and you'll have to reset the system. I had to reset it but it was super easy and we were good to go after that. All in all, I'm impressed. It is my first blu-ray player so I have nothing really to compare it to. If I find flaws, I'll update this review.

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Bought this as first Blu-ray player. I read reviews that it is very slow to load - it is, but I could live with that. Getting the online apps to work is a breeze, as stated elsewhere (Netflix, etc.). However, after 90 days this unit started dying on a regular basis in the middle of a DVD. Also, it frequently comes up with message 'No signal,' 'connection issue', 'reset connection' etc., in the middle of playing a disc or on loading machine. There is nothing wrong with connections, but there is with this device. And warranty only covers parts after the 90 day window, so screwed. Buyer beware!!!

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Gets the job done....neat online apps

by Kevin Haas on 8/31/2010

My first Blu-Ray player. Pros: Good price, neat online Samsung Apps, Nice integration with my Samsung TV, Plays my homemade AVCHD disk after some work Cons: Loud mechanism when moving track to track, Firmware update removed a feature and Samsung Support could not help.* Overall: I will keep this unit. I do not expect to us it much so this is a good value. *The shipping firmware played my home movies recorded on AVCHD disks, but the firmware update broke it. Called Samsung and the phone guy barely knew what AVCHD was. I finally figured out the new firmware only supports single layer DVD media for AVCHD disks and no longer supports the dual-layer. This limits me to 30-45 minutes of video, but I can live with that. The player just said disk does not meet specifications.

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Cheap, but...

by JBoog on 10/23/2010

Great price on this item, and the internet connectivity works great. However, not only slow load times (which I could live with), but fails to load DVDs about 50% of the time - requiring opening/closing the tray to try to get it to reload. Caveat - I did buy refurbished. Also, processing time for payment took a week pre-shipment.

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Product Overview


The Samsung BD-C5500 Blu-ray Player offers Internet@TV, which delivers the best of the web, straight to your HDTV, with downloadable widgets and apps like BLOCKBUSTER®, Facebook®, YouTube™, Twitter™, Flickr™, Pandora and more. You can shop online, share pictures, catch up with friends and connect to a wide range of streaming digital content at the touch of a button. It is also wireless LAN ready (wireless LAN adaptor not included). Add to that AllShare™, which enables content to be seamlessly streamed between DLNA® devices, allowing you to play files stored on your PC through your Blu-ray player.

Connect to an ever-expanding portal of your favorite digital content. Customizable widgets give you access to BLOCKBUSTER®, Facebook, YouTube™, Flickr® and more – all on your HDTV through your Blu-ray player.

Sync up your entire household. A wired or wireless DLNA® connection lets you stream your PC audio and video files to your Blu-ray Player using your remote.

BD-Live™ (Profile 2.0), BONUSVIEW

Wireless LAN-ready (Wireless LAN adaptor not included)

*1 year parts and labor warranty


Manufacturer Samsung
Mfg Part# BD-C5500
SKU 214692239
UPC 036725608207
UPC 14 00036725608207
Package Contents BD-C5500 Blu-ray Disc Player Remote Control
Tech Specs
Advanced HD audio (Dolby® Digital TruHD, DTS-HD™ Master Audio)
2 channel audio out
Full HD picture quality (1080p) Connect ions
Net Dimensions (WxHxD)
Dimensions: 17.1" x 1.7" x 8.07"
Weight: 3.8 lbs
Product Attributes
Internet Connectivity WiFi
Video Player Type Blu-ray DVD
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