Region A / BD Live (2.0)
DVD upscaling: 1080p
HDMI output: 7.1
Analog output: 2.0
Blu-ray / DVD / CD
Search All – Your Video – Samsung Apps – This feature allows you to easily search for movies, TV shows, explore Samsung apps and find many other types of new interactive content. Samsung Apps is a growing collection of premium apps specifically built for your TV that connects you to your favorite digital content like movies from Netflix or Blockbuster, TV shows from Hulu Plus, videos from YouTube, music from Pandora, and social updates from Facebook or Twitter. An incredible Search All feature will allow you to find videos and files on both apps and other connected devices through AllShare DLNA feature. There is a Your Video recommendation engine which can suggests movies you might like based on your viewing habits. Samsung Smart Blu-ray Players brings you to a whole new level in web-connected entertainment.
The BD-D5500 brings you simple and wireless streaming content to your TV and other devices. The slim down design, with a high gloss finish and integrated blue disc lighting effect creates it a stylish addition to any living room.
Equipped with Samsung Anynet + (HDMI CEC). This feature automatically controls Samsung Audio/Video devices and eliminates the need to use different remotes for different devices. With this feature you will need only one remote for a simple user-friendly experience.
The BD-D5300 provide you with an option to connect to the internet wirelessly. It is Wi-Fi capable with optional LinkStick – sold separately. The second option is to connect through the available Ethernet Port.
Samsung’s AllShare lets you sync up your entire DLNA-enabled digital devices. A wired or wireless DLNA connection lets you stream music, movies and photo files to your HDTV screen via your Samsung Blu-ray player. Files found on your PC, mobile device and camera can be sent effortlessly to be viewed on yout TV screen. Connection can either be via an Ethernet cable or you can connect the BD-D7000 to your wireless Home Network.
Speed up your loading time on discs so your movies start faster when they are first inserted into the Blu-ray player with Ultra Fast Play. Enabling this mode will consume more energy.
The BD-D5300 is the cheapest player in its 2011 line-up. Offering stellar HD images and sound quality with a surprising amount of extra features for an entry-level player. Samsung’s new ‘SmartTV’ features has access to hundreds of online apps and services like Netflix, Blockbuster, Hulu Plus YouTube, DLNA capability and much more. It has two USB ports, Ultra-fast Play and you can connect to the internet via Ethernet port or go wireless.
The entry-level DD-D5300 does not have the complete Smart Hub interface. A wireless LAN Adapter will be required for those who want a wireless internet connection. Unfortunately the LAN adapter is not included. You will also need a USB memory stick (at least 1 GB), to download any BD-Live content. Lack of any analog multichannel outputs or component video outputs. ** Because of restrictions from movie studios, more and more players are being released without component video outputs.
The low cost of the BD-D5300 should appeal to many consumers. Especially given the amount of extra features the player has. And like all players, no matter what the cost, it will bring you great 1080p pictures on Blu-ray discs and up-scaling of standard DVDs. The only large drawback is you will have to purchase a LAN adapter if you want a wireless connect, which will increase the cost value. However, if this is not an issue for you, than the BD-D5300 Blu-ray player is a solid option. — Price you should look for when purchasing — Under $100.00
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