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This is definitely one of the best players you are going to find on the market, with a huge number of features (the most important being it is one of only a few 3D capable Blu-ray players) and a very affordable price tag.
Design: The player looks sleek and minimalistic, something that will definitely go well pretty much where ever you put it. One of those that just fits with its surroundings. As soon as you turn it on the top panel comes to life with Blu-ray 3D logos, touch controls and the window which shows the disc. One of Samsung's better designed products.
Connectivity: There are plenty of ports on the back of this so you definitely aren't going to run out anytime soon. Component, composite and of course HDMI are included, pretty much anything you might need this has it.
Features: As mentioned earlier, the main draw of this player is definitely the fact it is one of the only 3D Blu-ray players available. The 3D works great, but only if you have a TV that will support it (no red and cyan here). If you don't have a 3D TV however, don't let that turn you off, since this is one of the best players you can get, regardless of the 3D feature. It has a wifi adapter that will support most bandwidths. The internet TV function is also great, with a wide range of applications for almost anyone, including youtube, twitter and facebook. The interface also looks great.
If you are going to get a blu-ray player soon (no matter if you have a 3D TV or not) definitely make it this one.
We recently bought a 3D TV and in order to get the best out of it we thought we would upgrade our blu ray player. We wanted a Samsung player for aesthetic purposes, (We already had a Samsung television) but after studying the market the Samsung players all came out on top. The player we decided on wasn't the latest Samsung blu ray player. In hindsight I wish we would have got the new D6900 because for only an extra £10.00 we could have got a PDR ready machine. We paid £206.00 for our machine from Amazon but I have seen it for £199.99 elsewhere on the internet. The reason we chose Amazon was that we had a £50.00 voucher from Sky to use.
I'm so impressed with the quality of the images on the screen and the features of this blu ray player it knocks spots off our old machine (which cost us about £100 more when we bought it!) As soon as the machine arrived we tried it out with our 2D Avatar and it was incredible. Since then we have purchased Tron in 3D (not my choice) and it was out of this world, it actually took my breath away! The player features full HD 1080P upscalling so all your old DVDs will look refreshed and more vivid when played through this machine. They are played in high definition and look extremely impressive. The TV and blu ray player work in perfect harmony to create a superb cinematic experience. I honestly love watching 3D films on it and can't wait till more come on the market.
My friends who have come round to see it are overwhelmed at how amazing the quality is. Unfortunately I don't have glasses for everyone so we had to share!
It is slim and sexy and as with all Samsung products it is designed to look fantastic. It has touch-sensitive buttons that are located in the easy to reach position of on top of the player and there is a funky blue-lit transparent window on top you can see what disk is playing. The disc tray is hidden behind a small automatic door on the far left. On the back, there are tonnes of sockets. There's an Ethernet jack for Internet TV options, (There is also built in wifi) component and composite video outputs (which we don't use and as far as I can see are pretty pointless; 3D won't work over component and the quality of composite is not very good. I want to get the best out of my machine but I suppose some people may find a use for them.
There is also a 7.1 analogue audio out for connection to an AV receiver. This facility means you should get fantastic surround-sound experience with almost any AV receiver. The machine can decode Dolby Digital, DTS decoder, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution and send them out through the 7.1 or the HDMI socket. This is a 1.4 connector, which means that it is able to make your TV automatically switch into 3D mode when a 3D disc is playing. The audio we receive is fantastic through the HDMI socket; however the cable is not supplied and is about £4.99 from Amazon.
The machine measures 43.3 cm x 20.5 cm x 4.3 cm so it is a little longer than other players but it fits on the glass shelving unit without any problems.
What's in the box:
* The blu ray player
* Instructions (complicated)
* 1 x A/V cable
* 1 x power cable
I found the player really easy to set up for playing films. It is so quick to load and doesn't make any humming or whirring noises. As soon as the blu ray enters the machine it kicks in and loads up. No longer do you have to watch films with those annoying black bands at the top and bottom of the screen; you spend money on a decent sized TV and you want to use it all! The player can convert 21:9 aspect ratio movie to 16:9. This feature is easy to find on the menu option.
The player connected to our network without us having to do anything. All we had to do was enter the password. This is a great feature and there are quite a few nice features on this portal. We can connect to BBC iplayer, YouTube and Love Fim.com. The Samsung's Internet@TV portal is available through the built in wifi connector or the Ethernet connection. There is access to the app shop where you can download apps similar to how the iphone works. These are something we have not got into as the quality is not very good and there is no HD content. It also seems to constantly ask us to accept updates which are frustrating as you have to wait for them to load! As well as online options you can also stream content straight from your pc or lap to your player. You can also play media files from memory sticks and portable hard drives. There is capability to connect with most types of video format. If watching downloaded films is something you want to do then this DVD will be perfect for you.
I would fully recommend this player. If I wanted the whole package I'd look at offers where you can get the Samsung TV, Blu ray and 3d glasses. It works out a lot cheaper to do it this way but nevertheless I think £206.00 is a good price to pay for this; the quality is superb and rivals the cinema. There was a voucher included with our player for a pair of 3D glasses which was a nice bonus as we were not told about this before purchase.