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Samsung Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player - BD-H6500/ZA

Abt Model: BDH6500 | UPC Code: 887276962320
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Samsung Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player - BD-H6500/ZA

Introducing Samsung Smart Blu-ray™ H6500, the next generation of player designed for the arrival of UHD resolution. Enjoy apps built for TV, stream your favorite content and upscale everything you watch.

Key Features:

  • Step Up Your Experience with Samsung Smart Blu-ray™
  • Upscale Every Disc to Near UHD Quality with UHD Upscaling
  • Get Recommendations, Explore Apps and Much More
  • Stream Your Favorite Music Throughout the House with SHAPE™ Multiroom

Features:

  • Smart Hub

The intuitive Samsung Smart Hub is the quickest and simplest way to enjoy your favorite content. Explore movies, shows, apps and social media in one easy-to-browse hub. Find games or videos quickly with simple navigation and superior organization.

  • SHAPE™ Multiroom Compatible

The Samsung Blu-ray™ Player easily integrates into your SHAPE™ Muti-Room System. Enjoy your movies, TV and music wirelessly with rich, multi-room sound and no cluttering cords. Pop in a CD and hear its incredible sound on any compatible speaker in your home.

  • Wi-Fi Built-In

With Built in Wi-Fi, you can access all your Smart Blu-ray™ features and apps wirelessly. Sync and stream content to other devices as well, such as PCs, smartphones, tablets and cameras using Samsung AllShare™.

  • Full Web Browser

Browse all your favorite sites right there on the big screen. Access movies and TV shows, download apps, shop online, search the web, update your status on Facebook® and Twitter™ and more.

  • AllShare

Share your favorite movies, photos and videos from your computer or mobile device to your TV, using the Smart Blu-ray Player. Your Bluray ™ player can access a video from your computer and play it on your TV so you can enjoy it on a bigger screen.

  • USB

Enjoy your own videos, music and photos by connecting your external storage device directly to your Blu-ray player via USB. Just plug in your USB drive and access your personal entertainment library, in addition to all the great content you have access to in the Smart Hub.

  • UDHD Upscale

Upscale your favorite non-4K videos and films and enjoy them in Ultra-HD with Samsung Smart Blu-ray™ Player and Samsung Ultra-HD TV. Samsung UHD's 4K resolution is four times the resolution of 1080p HD so you'll see your favorite scenes with detail and clarity like never before. 

*UHD TV required

  • S-Recommendation

Discover your new favorite TV show, movie or app. Based on your previous viewings, user ratings and what’s popular, S Recommendation provides a selection of customized suggestions for live TV, VOD or apps. This lets you spend less time searching and more time watching.

  • 3D Blu-ray

Experience jaw-dropping Full HD reality in both 2D and 3D.* Enjoy the latest Hollywood 3D titles and watch as your favorite characters practically leap off the screen when you pair this Blu-ray™ player with a 3D TV* and Samsung active 3D glasses.
*3D TV, active 3D glasses and 3D content required.

  • Quick Start Mode

Your Smart Blu-ray™ player is ready when you are in as little as 0.5 seconds. Most other Blu-ray players take up to 10 seconds. Stop waiting and start watching.

  • Dolby® Digital Plus

Optimizes the TV sound quality when viewing and listening to Internet movies, Internet music and other content played back from wired or wireless mobile phones, PCs and tablet devices.

  • Dolby True HD

Processes standard 2-channel stereo audio tracks to deliver a full range surround sound effect with enhanced bass and dialog clarity.

  • DTS® Surround

Decodes DTS-encoded content, such as TV shows, Blu-ray™ movies and streaming media, and processes stereo content to deliver an optimized surround sound experience with enhanced bass response, clear dialog and consistent volume levels.

Specifications:

Features

  • Anynet + (HDMI CEC): Yes
  • Apps Platform: Samsung Apps
  • 3D: Yes
  • BD Wise™: Yes

Audio

  • Dolby Digital: Yes
  • Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
  • Dolby True HD: Yes
  • DTS-HD Decoder: Yes
  • DTS Surround: Yes

Video

  • HD Upconversion: Yes
  • Quick Start Mode: Yes

Inputs and Outputs

  • HDMI Output: 1
  • USB 2.0: 1
  • Ethernet (RJ45/LAN): Yes

Compatibility

  • Playback Formats: MPEG2/4,AVCHD (v100 - supported, v200 - not supported),DTS-HD Bitstream Output,LPCM,AAC,MP3,WMA,DTS-HD Master Audio Decording
  • Playback Media: DVD-Video/DVD±R/DVD±RW,CD DA/CD-R/CD-RW,MKV,WMV,JPEG,MPO

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1.1 lbs
  • Shipping: 1.7 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 14.17"
  • Height: 1.57 "
  • Depth: 7.72"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Player TypeBlu-ray
Combo or SingleSingle
Number of Disc1
Player or RecorderPlayer
CompatibilityMPEG2/4,AVCHD (v100 - supported, v200 - not supported),DTS-HD Bitstream Output,LPCM,AAC,MP3,WMA,DTS-HD Master Audio Decording
Surround Sound DecodingDolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, DTS Surround
DVD Video UpconversionYes
3D CompatibleYes
THX CertifiedNo
Wi-Fi EnabledYes
Wi-Fi Dongle IncludedNo
Internet Movie StreamingYes
Multi Brand RemoteNo
1080p Video OutputYes
Component Video OutputsNo
HDMI Outputs1
RS-232C PortNo
Digital Optical OutputsNo
Digital Coaxial OutputsNo
Analog Audio OutputsNo
Ethernet PortsYes
Height (inches)1.57
Width (inches)14.17
Depth (inches)7.72
Weight (pounds)1.1
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Samsung Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player
 
4.2

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (17)
  • Bright display (14)
  • Realistic color (14)
  • Inexpensive (13)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations (5)

Best Uses

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Overall Great Product--Excellent Value

    Recently received the BD-H6500 as a gift (after I did a lot a research and left hints as to what devices I wanted for my (eventual) home theater set-up. I'm acquiring items piece...Read complete review

    Recently received the BD-H6500 as a gift (after I did a lot a research and left hints as to what devices I wanted for my (eventual) home theater set-up. I'm acquiring items piece by piece). The device is well-packaged and protected in shipment, compact, with a better-than-most (detailed) but easy-to-understand instruction manual. The device itself is attractive and extremely functional, with setup exceptionally easy--including that of firmware updates, which does require a external USB thumb drive (not provided). Initially, I had trouble getting the device to wirelessly connect to my Netgear WNDR 4500 router--but that turned out to be an issue with the latest firmware from Netgear. It had nothing to do with the bluray player. If you possess that router, and you have difficulty adding new devices (any new device), do yourself a favor and revert to a previous version of the router firmware. As soon as I did that, I had no trouble connecting the device. Using the device is simple and straightforward. It simply works as one would imagine it would (and should). I do have 2 complaints as to the design--and in fact, these complaints were observed in other reviews I encountered elsewhere (during my own research). It turns out those statements were accurate. The 2 issues are: a) the inability to eject the tray via remote, and b) the on-board controls placed on the top right hand corner of the unit. If you place the bluray player in a cabinet (like I did), and if it sits on top of a stack of other components, make certain you've left enough space to reach in to operate the on-board controls (primarily the aforementioned lack of means of ejecting the disk because there is no button on the remote to do so). Because the on-board controls don't sit very "proud" of the unit's surface (meaning they don't stick out very far at all--they are almost imperceptible to feel, in fact--but they are quite sensitive). Because my unit is on top of a stack that completely fills the cabinet space, I have to actually grasp the unit and pull it far enough out to "see" the on-board controls so I hit the right one. If I don't do this, I will invariably hit the wrong control and usually (and inadvertently) turn the unit off instead of ejecting the tray. Samsung should have created an eject button on the remote. Perhaps a future firmware change might, somehow, allow two keys pressed at the same time on the remote to open the tray--failing that of having a dedicated button. Because of this issue, I gave the design only 4-stars. Otherwise, this unit would have gotten 5-stars for everything.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Web browser useless

    I bought this player instead of one of the less expensive models just for the so-called "SmartHub" and the web browser features. There is some video content I want to watch on...Read complete review

    I bought this player instead of one of the less expensive models just for the so-called "SmartHub" and the web browser features. There is some video content I want to watch on certain sites that don't provide an app, leaving a browser as the only option. It has been an exercise in futility. The browser is extremely basic and difficult to use. It's just too slow to be practical. There are also no enhancements like plug-ins (such as an ad blocker) and the settings are too basic. For example, if you turn off pop-ups, that also prevents links using the 'open in new window' or 'open in new frame' tags from opening the page at all. Blocking pop-ups nearly renders the browser useless and leaving pop-ups enabled makes it too cumbersome to use. Navigating to and closing all those windows is too cumbersome. It crashed several times on me as well. Even when I do finally get a video to play, it has yet to finish loading before stalling. It is incredibly slow too. My 5-year old MacBook Pro on the exact same wireless network is 10 times faster using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari on the exact same page. It's like the player is throttling the download or something. Totally useless. Then, I was hoping to find a alternative browser in the Samsung App store, such as Opera or Google Chrome. Not only does nothing exist, but when you go to the app store and perform a search and it finds no apps to fit the criteria, it still bombs you with a bunch of other content, such as YouTube videos, that contain the name in your search string. This is bad interface design at its finest. If I'm IN the app store, I'm looking for apps, NOT videos on YouTube. The bottom line is that this is supposed to be a internet-centric player but if you don't want to use the limited content Samsung provides through their app partnerships, you will be underwhelmed. For me, I paid a $60.00 premium over another Samsung Blu-Ray player just to get the browser, and it turned out to be so limited and dysfunctional that it's virtually useless. I'm very disappointed.

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    5.0

    This product exceeded my expectations

    By PoppaJ

    from Southeastern Michigan

    Pros

    • Bright display
    • choice of movie sources/feeds
    • Lightweight
    • Realistic color

    Cons

    • remote is confusing
    • setting up using the remote was a pain.

    Best Uses

      Comments about Samsung Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player:

      We purchased an ultra-HD television which required an HDMI feed for Dvd. Our previous player did not have the HDMI. The Samsung model BD-H6500 while not the really expensive ultra-HD player more than satisfies our needs for clarity of video. The pleasant surprises to us were the versatility of input choices and the smallness of size. We love our movies and this Dvd player greatly enhances our enjoyment of them.

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      4.0

      Excellent Buy

      By DJKram

      from Michigan, USA

      Pros

      • Bright display
      • Fast
      • good wireless perfromance/reliability
      • Great video quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • appearance of a "cheaper" product

      Best Uses

        Comments about Samsung Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player:

        Purchased this after a lot of research and deliberation. The price is slightly higher than I wanted to spend, but the reputation of this device combined with the features and performance reviews helped me decide. Out of the box it seemed a bit "flimsy" so I was somewhat surprised when I powered this thing on. Looks like a toy but performs like a tank. Fast, and awesome video/sound quality. The included apps are great and the wireless performance/reliability has been better than expected. At the end of the day, this thing rocks! Don't let the "cheaper" appearance fool you.

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        4.0

        I'm satisfied with this player.

        By jhutchman

        from Houston, TX, USA

        Pros

        • Bright display
        • Inexpensive
        • Lightweight
        • Small Footprint

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Samsung Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player:

            The item that kept me from a fifth star is the remote. It is unresponsive at times and over-responsive at other times. This occurs when entering alpha and numeric characters such as your username and password.

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            5.0

            Best DVD player that I've owned.

            By jmkom

            from Chandler, Arizona

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Backwards Compatible
            • DVD Upconversion
            • Easy Set-Up
            • Excellent Image Quality
            • Good Connections
            • Good Soundtrack Support
            • Upgradeable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Plasma TV

              Comments about Samsung Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player:

              Quick start-up & fast response time to commands.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              like this bluray player a lot

              By Emichael

              from Philadelphia

              Pros

              • best 3d experience ever
              • Bright display
              • Inexpensive
              • Lightweight
              • Realistic color

              Cons

              • Browsing is slow

              Best Uses

                Comments about Samsung Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player:

                While samsung still needs to produce faster internet browsing on both tv and bluray everything else about this product is amazing. Features are cool and I like that all my samsung devices can be controlled with one remote. Quality also AWESOME. good bang for your buck.

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                5.0

                High Quality At A Great Price!

                By Skinny47

                from Undisclosed

                Pros

                • Bright display
                • Inexpensive
                • Realistic color

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Samsung Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player:

                    We have been using this new Bluray player for a couple of weeks, and wow! This is simply the best we have every used. The setup was direct and easy to do, and the quality of picture to our HDTV is outstanding. We can also stream without a hitch. Thanks Samsung for a great video experience.

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                    4.0

                    Blu Ray a little tricky to get working

                    By GQCHU

                    from NY

                    Pros

                    • 3D
                    • 4k

                    Cons

                    • usb stick required and not documented

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Samsung Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player:

                      Received a lot of "This operation cannot be performed due to disc restriction". Needed to insert a USB stick so it can offload the BD-Live data. Also USB stick needed to be high quality stick. Changed from Kingston Attache 2GB stick to SanDisk Extreme 3.0 64GB stick and works perfect now.

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                      5.0

                      Super Fast Disc Loading

                      By Jonnie2014

                      from San Diego

                      Pros

                      • beautiful upscaling
                      • Fast loading
                      • Great Streaming

                      Cons

                      • goofy interface

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Samsung Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player:

                        The Samsung loads a disc faster than anything I've seen and I was drawn to it after watching an online review. It also does wonderful upscaling making my non Blu-ray discs look awesome. Some of the screens for logging into different streaming services have nicer and more intuitive interfaces. However the home screen and the HUB screen are kinda quirky and unpolished and the large transport button on the top is just strange. I was able to plug in the power, network and HDMI cable and start using immediately without opening the manual.

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                        5.0

                        Great product and features

                        By ReadsReviews

                        from Michigan

                        Pros

                        • Bright display
                        • Durable
                        • Inexpensive
                        • Lightweight
                        • Realistic color

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Samsung Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player:

                            Looked at different Brands and read lots of reviews and Samsung BD-H6500 was the one, Easy install and works great.

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                            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            GREAT FEATURES

                            By trikos

                            from Greece

                            Pros

                            • Inexpensive

                            Cons

                            • Shape

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Samsung Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player:

                              GOOD PRICE FOR A GREAT PRODUCT WITH GOOD 3D FEATURES.

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