Pros Internet connectivity, ease of use for disks that will play
Cons You will want to throw this piece of crap against the wall the third time you buy an unplayable disk. Chances are 50-50 that any new blu ray disk you buy will not be playable on this lemon. No firmware update available.
Summary Update the firmware already Samsung!!!! I'm returning this and buying something that works. This model came highly recommended, and for this price it should at the very least play a blu ray disk.
Pros As a novice tech person I agree with the CNET review in that most of the features that make this player special are above and beyond what the average user require.
Cons The player's out of date firmware prevent it from playing many movies. In the first 4 weeks I came across 4 movies from Netflix that wouldn't play. I connected the device to my wi-fi network and had playback issues each time I tried to watch a movie.
Summary I may not know enough to provide a thorough review of this product but I know that this Blu-ray player doesn't play Blu-rays. I confirmed with Samsung tech support that the device was updated with the most current firmware and that they were aware of playback issues but they couldn't tell me when to expect the next firmware update.
Pros - 2D to 3D conversion
Cons - Price (depending on your pov)
Summary With all due respect, CNET seems to be missing THE feature I'm buying it for: 2D to 3D movie "conversion." It would be nice to see this reviewed.
Pros Very stylish unit
Fast load time
Great iPhone App
Easy to setup
Great wi-fi connectivity
Cons DVD up-conversion could be a bit better
Interface navigation a bit slow
Need USB port in the back or a SDHC slot
Found that it is sometimes unresponsive when waking up from standby mode
Summary I have replaced my noisy Panasonic DMP-BDT210 with a Samsung BD-6500 and I am very satisfied with that unit. It has good selection of streaming service, connects to facebook and twitter. Has also apps you can download. DLNA (Samsung AllShare) works great and has more supported format than the panasonic although I was not able to play all my videos. Might need to change some encoding parameters. The image quality for DVD is great although I noticed a bit of image noise for some DVDs. The iPhone app is great and has full keyboard functionality which is great when using internet services.
"Below Average"on by Hal_9001
Pros Great features
Cons Too Expensive
Summary You forgot to include the native file formats this unit can play.