Pros Excellent in Every way ... has been able to perform to the ultimate. Little difficulty setting up player to read my video's, music and see my pictures on my computer but with Samsung's unique software it worked pefectly.
Cons not dissapointed in anything yet. No problems worth whining about!
Summary Yes, it's expensive but you want quality to you pay for quality.
Pros I could never get the unit to connect to my home network (12 other devices are connected) due to a firmware bug in the software/firmware used to enter your encryption key.
Cons Elevated to Samsung level 3 help desk only to deal with people who knew nothing about a wireless network. The worst part is they would not log the issues so this bug may be present in many Samsung DVD units , including other wireless models.
Summary Samsung needed to better test the wireless firmware on this unit. The problem was the 26th digit in the encryption key could not be changed, giving the owner a 33% chance this unit could ever connect. That is because the key entry method is analogous to entering letters from a phone keypad... three letters for each key. When you can't change the default letter you have a 33% chance it was the letter you needed.
"Good so far"on by romadom
Pros Easy to setup, provides functionality per claims, excellent sound and video quality
Cons Slow spin up time after inserting BD before actaul content plays, many different variables that can be set that could give perception that unit isn't working if you don't have it configured for your equipment/network
Summary I just purchased the C6500 and am happy with it. I was worried at first since with many of the new electronics you really aren't sure if you are buying the right one since there are always good reviews and bad reviews. In this case I decided to roll the dice and try it since I was looking for a unit that I could connect to my home network to do video/music/photos and also access the Internet via my PC that I have set up as a Media Server using the DLNA function of this unit. Out of the box the unit installed with minimal hassle. I have an old receiver that has neither HDMI nor fiber optics for audio but my old CRT Sony set does. So there were some challenges on knowing/understanding what you can or should be connecting so you get the full benefit of the HD and 5.1 surround sound.
Once set up put a BD in the player and WOW!!! Great picture and awesome sound!!! Next was to connect to my media server to see if that works. I'm using a wired connection just since I'm old school and don't like to risk any issues with wireless and streaming video and have it drop before the end of a movie for whatever reason if the kids are on-line doing bandwidth intensive things. I tired Netflix's first and that worked like a dream. However the second time I tried to watch a movie I didn't have any sound. Hum!?!? I did some searching on the Internet and found that depending on how the audio was set up on the unit and the type of equipment you have that a setting could be the issue for this. And sure enough it was. Turns out the PMC Downstream or something like that was set to "ON". Well if your system was able to handled 96Kz you don't need to downstream it which causes a problem. Once turn "off" this no longer caused any problems. So note to those who run into problems you might search the Internet with your model and symptoms since someone else usually has already encountered your issue and if you can fix it you'll be happy with this unit.
I'm running Mezzmo on my media server with about 2 TB of video files from my HD camcorder, about 1 TB of MP3 from our CD collection and about 500 MB of digital photos. Since the C6500 is DNLA compatible Mezzmo was set up to attach automatically. So I clicked on the RED button to select device and my Mezzmo server was listed. I selected the Movie reel icon and it listed out my available movie files, selected the one I wanted to watch and it worked fine. The only issue I have with this and I'm not sure if it's Mezzmo or the C6500 is that the setting in Mezzmo was set to Samsung BDP 3D and not Samsung BDP. I lost connection to the server a few times so I have it set to the non 3D option and it seems to be working fine now. Am still testing this out since the C6500 seems to take a few seconds to find the right shared folders on the server and sometimes will come back with an error that there are none but if you repeat the steps they usually show up the next time.
If I had to say what I dislike most about the unit it would have to be the "slow" loading of the disc once it's put in before it actually plays. We aren't talking minutes but in today's world everything has to be 2 secs ago. It realistically probably takes between 10 - 15 secs. But it seems long since many DVD players are pretty much 3 - 5 secs. The other CON is the remote control. There is the usual + (Plus sign) type button on the controller with a button in the center of it to "select" what you've highlighted on the screen. Most controllers will have a raised nub on it so you can feel that it's the right button. But since there isn't a nub I find that I am selecting the up or down bar of the plus button rather than the middle button and in the dark I get very frustrated trying to figure out where my fingers are on the remote. Very poor design on the remote control. I'll update this after a few weeks since we usually are using this every day. P.S. The Pandora feature is also AWSOME!!!
Pros I loved the ease of setup on this device. I took it out of the box and plugged it in and within 10 minutes it was connected to my wireless router and accessing Netflix.
Cons It is a little bit slow accessing the DVD and it wouldn't let me skip the movie previews by hitting the menu button. The player performed a software update the second day we had it and I had to do the Netflix registration all over again.
Summary I felt compelled to write this after reading the review by the electrical engineer. It literally took minutes to get this connected to my Belkin wireless router. The auto settings worked great and all I had to do was enter the encryption passcode. In less than 10 minutes I was online. I love how easy it is to get Netflix and the streaming works great. I have a very slow 1.5 mbps internet connection and Netflix movies play very well and look great on my 50" Panasonic.
Pros It worked great right out of the box. It was so easy to set up that I didn't even need the manual! It made all of my standaard DVDs look great and the Blu Ray movies I rented from redbox were spectacular. Connecting to wifi, youtube was easy!
Cons The initial setup of internet aps were difficult for me having to use the remote control as a keyboard. The web interface is great for surfing but not so great to do posts or searches. I had to purchase the HDMI cable seperately. The exit music yikes
Summary I went to walmart on Christmas eve hoping to find a gift to suit my family for this year and this really fit the bill. I had three different blu ray players in my hand, the magnavox, the vizio then finally got the samsung. The thing that sold me was it was wifi ready and had the wifi adapter included. The fact that I was able to get the player and the HDMI cable $60 off was a huge plus given that it was xmas eve. While I was in line, I had noticed two blu ray players that had been returned and they were the two that I had my hands on originally. The gentlemen in front of me complimented me on my purchase and informed me that "you get what you pay for" with regard to blu ray players and paying the extra money for a samsung blu ray player is worth it. He had bragged that his sony PS3 was actually a better deal given it's ability to stream better from the web and it's ability to do dynamic updates. But when I got this blue ray player connected to wifi, it immediately went to work downloading updates for it. I was really surprized how good the resolution was for YouTube! My grand daughter watched a monster high video on it and it was awesome quality. Samsung helpted to save christmas. Thanks