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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®

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Samsung Black 3D Blu-ray Disc Player
 
4.0

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (12)
  • Realistic color (10)
  • Bright display (8)
  • Inexpensive (8)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations (5)

Best Uses

    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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    4.0

    Outstanding But With Limitations

    By HDFreak

    from Danville, VA

    Pros

    • Inexpensive
    • Realistic color

    Cons

    • no auto shut off function

    Best Uses

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

      Let me get right to the point. This player has exceptional HD picture quality (I have not tested for 3D or UHD upconversion). Avatar (my reference movie for picture evaluation) almost literally jumped off the screen. These are some of its limitations: its construction is light weight; the audio jack pack consists only of an optical output (excluding HDMI); the manual does not indicate it has an automatic shut off after a period of inactivity (confirmed in my chat with technical assistance), the on board controls are located on the top right of the unit limiting access when installed in a cabinet. Set up is straight forward and the unit quickly connected to my wireless router. Excellent app package with all the major video applications included. I experienced difficulty with opening the Amazon Cloud Music player and Accuweather. Flixster works beautifully. On my first visit to the home page after completing set up, I could not access anything until I opened the player tray. After that, everything worked flawlessly. In response to those reviewers who say the remote does not have a player eject button, they are simply wrong. It's located right under the power button. You can spend a thousand dollars on a player, but I doubt you would notice any improvement in picture quality. On that score, this baby is absolutely first rate. I hope Samsung will add auto shut off in a future firmware update.

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      5.0

      great buy

      By tonyh25

      from ny ny

      Pros

      • Bright display
      • Great WiFi
      • Realistic color

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

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

        the best blue ray, great dvd pictures ,no problem whit Wi-Fi ,no buffering , on Netflix the pictures are clear like HD and I was able to see a movie on internet

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        3.0

        Not a Roku

        By shonras

        from Utah

        Pros

        • great upscaling for dvd
        • Optical Audio Out
        • outstanding blu-ray

        Cons

        • can't make selections on pull-down menues
        • cumbersome web browsing
        • Did not meet expectations
        • limited apps on the samsung site

        Best Uses

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

          I really should write 2 reviews, one for the blu-ray player and one for the online streaming. Thought I might kill 2 birds with one stone with this one. Wanted both an online video streaming device and a blu-ray. The blu-ray is outstanding and the upscaling is as good as it gets. But the streaming side of this is slow and cumbersome and worked fine on several websites initially, but then it no longer would allow me to make selections on pull-down menus. (like my provider on Watch ESPN rendering that sight, and several others unusable). Frustrating, and the factory reset won't take you back to the original firmware, so if the an upgrade to the firmware caused the issue, apparently it's permanent. Haven't tried the 3D yet, but the reviews are excellent.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Web browser useless

          By Tundraboomer

          from Undisclosed

          Pros

            Cons

            • Did not meet expectations
            • useless browser

            Best Uses

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

              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

              An excellent BD player!

              By Rhetts455

              from Lake Forest, CA, USA

              Pros

              • Bright display
              • Durable
              • Easy to Update
              • Inexpensive
              • Lightweight
              • Realistic color

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  This player even up-converts DVD and Blu-rays to near UHD quality. Picture is excellent. I would definitely buy another Samsung in the future!

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                  4.0

                  up convert

                  By Jpainterman4

                  from Tacoma, Wa.

                  Pros

                  • Bright display
                  • Inexpensive
                  • Lightweight
                  • Realistic color

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      It up converts very nicely, not that far from true 4 k, happy

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                      5.0

                      Love the Blueray

                      By Mac6531

                      from Houston

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          I have only had my Samsung Blueray player for a few weeks but I alreay live it.

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          BD 6500 model

                          By cmdp

                          from florida

                          Pros

                          • Realistic color

                          Cons

                          • Did not meet expectations
                          • limied smart hub

                          Best Uses

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

                            Basic DVD operation. Smart Hub disappointment. Limited in what it can do. GOLF app prominent & cannot delete due to manufacturer. need ability to change apps to my preference not manufacturer. Unable to download Xfinity app in system due to samsung restriction. Only reason I bought DVD in first place. Freezes. Distorted sound.

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                            5.0

                            The best Blu-ray I ever own.

                            By Anonymous

                            from Katy, TX, USA

                            Pros

                            • Bright display
                            • Easy To Install
                            • Inexpensive
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                This is so far the best Blu-ray player l own. Easy to install and the quality of image is standing. For the price is a great buy. Great product, great quality at great price.

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                                5.0

                                WiFi 3D Blu Ray Rules

                                By CelinaBobcats1

                                from Celina, TX, USA

                                Pros

                                • Bright display
                                • Inexpensive

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    I never thought I would care to have a WiFi Blu Ray player but I can't believe I never had one before! It is so awesome to access the web and playing 3D movies at home beats the crowds and cost less than going to the movies!

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