Pros Great picture
Cons Horrible networking
Stopped working in a month
Samsung customer service
Summary The blu ray picture is great, 3D is good enough, up-scaling works well on regular DVDs. Never got it to work via wireless. Everything else in my home, 6+ wifi devices, including 3 Rokus, work fine, so it is this player. Ran it wired through an Airport Express, but the picture was horrible on Netflix and other apps so I never really used that function much. Definitely do not buy this for the networking.
After a month of use, it gave an error message that it couldn't read the disc and kicked out every disc I put in it, both brand new blu ray and DVDs. Samsung's support is the absolute worst I have ever experienced. Spoke with two reps who pretty much ignored the error message and anything I told them about when it happened and just kept walking me through the same useless steps. Finally I was "escalated" to their executive customer service and they were more helpful, faster and spoke much better English.
I sent in the player for repair and got it back two weeks later with the exact same problem plus covered in grease and fingerprints. Another call to Samsung and more troubleshooting. Now I am sending it in for service again and may get it back or may get a replacement refurbished model of "comparable" specs.
Samsung has the worst customer service of any company I have ever dealt with and this player is the most unreliable disc player I have ever owned. I'm waiting on the Oppo 93 and then this thing goes to the great recycling bin in the sky. What a waste of money!
Pros Great Picture and sound with the Insignia 42" 120hz 1080p TV...DVD Picture excellent... BD plays excellent... Love the External HD hook up... Connects to my PC also... Netflix plays nice also... Has Hardwire and Wireless Network trying wireless good.
Cons None so far...Fireware updates before I started using it so no real mess there yet... Only Bad thing is the Remote dont work with the TV... ; ( Bad Samsung not working with others on the remote
Summary Everything works great from Install, Network, and playing Discs to allowing external Hard Drive. Was very pleased about the whole BD-C6900 experience. I like Samsung because I use quite few of their products from Monitors (3D Vision) to DVD and Blue-ray now. The Remote issue is the only real upset since there is no fix for it after reading on the internet. Price wise am happy... Take care and enjoy
Pros High video quality, great modern look.
Cons Abysmal Internet connection that doesn't allow you to watch Netflix! Be aware of that. Many users reported poor quality of the build-in network card receiver and I actually experience them on daily basis in spite of my fast connection: 6000kbps
Pros Very good image quality, great quality up converting DVD too, fast loading times and start up, multichannel analog outputs.
Cons Home network streaming is primitive , MKV is not supported over LAN connection, only USB and disc, since only FAT partitions are supported you are max at 4 GB files when using USB external drives. Expensive for what it offer.
Summary Most people won't buy this player cause of the 3D feature, it is still several years more for 3D to become mainstream if it ever does, not to many can afford a price of entry of around tree thousand to watch one available title, although more titles will be available at a latter time movie studios are very picky about releasing titles early in a new format, even Blu-ray is still catching up although it is ubiquitous by now. 3D is not expensive to implement, Sony will include it on a $200 player and even upgrade the PS3 to it, LG wont give you 3D but offer better home network integration with great streaming over the web too and more options, all for half the price of this player, it also includes NTFS support and similar picture quality, the BD-C6900 have a very nice design but unless you like to show off once you throw it on a cabinet you'll hardly see it anymore, Samsung is very speedy offering firmware updates to improve compatibility of new titles, and by my experience with previous products quality is generally good, but at $400 this player should be everything but the kitchen sink, by omitting NTFS support and limiting MKV to USB or Disc Samsung handicapped it's flagship BD player enough not to recommend it when you can get those features at half the price. The general trend is to centralize your media in a home server and access it from wherever you like. It is good to have wireless networking but anyways it is standard now on any $250 player so it is not a big deal anymore. Samsung used to provide high quality products at good prices but it looks like they are flying high now on their laurels, they better get their feet back to earth before it is too late!
Pros Quick loading of discs, picture quality is very good, when you can get it to work.
Cons When run through a receiver, you can barely get it to play.
Summary I bought this player because of the high reviews I had seen on it, both on Cnet and other sources. When I connected the player directly to my plasma TV, the picture was beautiful. However, when I connected it through my AV receiver, which does have the HDMI 1.4 connections, the picture was very difficult to get to even show up. It would blink on and off, mostly off, when it does come on it's a very streaky picture, and looks terrible. My TV does not have the HDMI 1.4 connections, but why does it look so good when connected directly, but not when it is run through the receiver???