Region A / BD Live (2.0) / 3D Full HD
DVD upscaling: 1080p
HDMI output: 7.1
Analog output: 2.0
3D / Blu-ray / DVD / CD
If you are watching a premium-quality 2D picture or seeing incredible 3D depth, images are breathtakingly real in Samsung Full HD. You will need a 3D TV and 3D active shutter glasses to view the latest Hollywood 3D titles on Blu-ray. Plus it has the ability to convert 2D images to 3D. Equipped with an innovative System-on-Chip (SoC) for excellent 3D up-conversion of movies, pictures and streaming video.
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.
The BD-D5500 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-5500 Blu-ray player is an entry-level model in Samsung’s 2011 line-up. Beside playing Full HD 1080p, the player has many other great features. Such as being 3D capable and equipped with Samsung’s Smart TV. Giving you access to thousands of movies, TV shows and music from Netflix, Blockbuster, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Pandora and social updates from Facebook or Twitter. The player has an Ethernet Port and is also Wi-Fi “Ready’ if you want to connect wirelessly. Other features include DLNA capability, 2 USB ports and Ultra-fast Play.
The player is capable of handling BD-Live content, but a USB memory device of 1 GB is required to download any material. This is needed because there is no internal memory located on the player. Also, if you want to have a wireless connection, a wireless LAN Adapter is required – which must be purchased separately.
The Samsung BD-D5500 is a solid entry-level blu-ray player. Offering all the standard blu-ray features like Full HD 1080 video resolution on Blu-ray discs and audio decoding of of Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS Master Audio. What separates it from other entry-level players is the 3D capability. Most entry level player are 2D players. If you are not interested in the 3D function, you may want to check out the BD-D5300 which is not 3D and is cheaper. - Price you should look for when purchasing — Under $150.00
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