Disc Compatibility: The Samsung BD-E5900 Blu-ray disc player is compatible with
many disc types.
||BD-ROM, BD-3D, BD-R, BD-RE
||DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
||CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW
Blu-ray Disc Overview: Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a new high-definition
disc format designed to take advantage of today's high quality HDTVs. The
resolution is up to 1920 x 1080 (1080p) and the data transfer rate is up to
40 mbps. Blu-ray Discs and players offer several advantages over the
standard DVD format:
- Better Picture
Quality: Blu-ray Disc is a true high-definition format offering
video at 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or 1080/24p resolution. While standard DVDs look very
good on an HDTV, they don't provide a high-definition signal (not even
when you use an up-converting DVD player). Blu-ray Disc delivers an
extraordinarily sharp, clean, detailed picture, with deeper, richer
- Better Sound Quality: In addition to the
same multi-channel sound
formats you're accustomed to with DVD (Dolby Digital and DTS), Blu-ray
Disc offers Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, and uncompressed 7.1 channel PCM.
Greater Storage Capacity: What makes Blu-ray Disc's superior picture and sound
possible is the much higher storage capacity of Blu-ray Disc discs. A
single-layer Blu-ray Disc can hold 25 gigabytes of data, over five times
the amount a standard DVD can hold. Dual-layer Blu-ray Discs hold 50
gigabytes, which equates to nine hours of High Definition or 23 hours of
Standard Definition video, plus high-resolution multi-channel audio and
the added features and material that require multiple discs with
- Backward Compatible: To ensure backward-compatibility
with your existing library of discs, Blu-ray Disc players use a
dual-laser mechanism: a blue laser for playing high-definition
Blu-ray Discs, and a conventional red laser for playing DVDs and audio
Note: Like DVD, BD uses region codes. The region code on
your disc must match the region code on your player, otherwise the disc will
not play. The BD-E5900 is Blu-ray region A and DVD region 1. Blu-ray Disc
uses the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) to prevent unauthorized
recording of copyrighted material.
Firmware/Software Upgrade: As Blu-Ray technology continues
to evolve, new disc types with enhanced functionality will become available. In
order for you to enjoy this new functionality, you will likely be required to
update the firmware in your player. These firmware updates will become available
for downloading from the Internet. The player's Software Upgrade menu allows you
to upgrade the player's software & firmware for these performance improvements &
additional services. You can upgrade in four ways - Internet, USB, Disc, or
Note: The tested Samsung Blu-ray player contained
firmware version 2011/12/23_001003 (as of 4/18/2012). There was an immediate firmware version update available
(2011/12/23_001008). Visit the
Samsung Download Center for the latest Firmware/Software updates.
Video File Support: The Samsung BD-E5900 Blu-ray disc player supports
the following video files recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R,
DVD-RW, and DVD-R discs.
||1920 x 1080
||720 x 480
||1920 x 1080
||24, 25, or 30
||352 x 288
||24 or 25
Music File Support: The Samsung BD-E5900 Blu-ray disc player
supports the following music files recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R,
DVD-RW, DVD-R, and CD-R/RW discs.
Sampling Rates (kHz)
||up to 320 kbps
||8, 11, 16, 22, 32,
44.1, or 48
Photo File Support: The Samsung BD-E5900 Blu-ray disc player supports
JPEG still-image files recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R,
DVD-RW, DVD-R, and CD-R/RW discs.
HDMI ver.1.4: The Samsung Blu-ray player is equipped with an HDMI (v.1.4) output. HDMI simplifies A/V connections by carrying
video and digital audio all in one cable. The HDMI output resolution can be set to 480i,
480p, 720p, 1080i or 1080p when playing a DVD or Blu-ray Disc; also 1080/24p
when playing a compatible BD.
Note: The Blu-ray player provides no analog video outputs.
1080/24p: Movies are
typically filmed at 24 frames per second and some Blu-ray Discs use the same
frame rate. If your TV will accept a 1080/24p signal, the BD-E5900 can pass the
signal in its native form, without converting the video.
Video Up-conversion: When connected to your TV using the HDMI output, the BD-E5900
scales the output of a standard DVD signal to HD-compatible 720p, 1080i, or
1080p. The unit also supports 480p and 480i output if your television is not
Progressive Mode: The Samsung Blu-ray disc player provides a
Progressive mode to improve picture quality when viewing a DVD movie.
Full HD 3D: The Samsung BD-E5900 3D Blu-ray disc player
supports 3D playback of high-definition 3D Blu-ray discs when connected to a
3D-Ready HDTV via HDMI, along with wearing a pair 3D vision glasses. You can
select from three 3D modes to suit your viewing needs.
- Auto: Automatically detects the 3D capability of your
connected TV and play a 3D Blu-ray disc in 3D or 2D accordingly.
- 3D-to-3D: 3D Blu-ray disc played in 3D mode regardless
of your connected TV. When your connected TV does not support 3D, you may
see a black screen.
- 3D-to-2D: 3D Blu-ray disc is played in 2D image at all
times. Choose this to view a 3D Blu-ray disc without 3D effect.
Deep Color: Deep Color allows more accurate color reproduction with
deep color depth. The BD-E5900 must be connected to a Deep Color compatible TV
via HDMI for this feature to function.
x.v.Color: The BD-E5900 supports x.v.Color; meaning it's
ready for x.v.Color discs, such as AVCHD discs (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format).
Screen Size: You can enter the actual screen size (up to
116") of your TV, so that the player can adjust the image according to the
screen size and display an optimal image.
TV Aspect: You can adjust
the video output of the BD-E5900 to match the screen-type of your television.
You can choose from 4:3 Letter-Box, 4:3 Pan-Scan, 16:9 Wide, and 16:9 Normal.
Picture Settings: This function enables you to adjust video quality
when the player is connected to your TV.
- Normal: Suitable for most viewing applications.
- Movie: Suitable for watching movies.
- Dynamic: Increases sharpness.
- User: Lets you adjust the sharpness and noise reduction function
BD Wise: BD Wise is Samsung's latest inter-connectivity feature. When
you connect Samsung products with BD-Wise to each other via HDMI, the optimum
resolution will be set automatically.
Bonus View: The Bonus View feature provides
picture-in-picture capability with select Blu-ray Disc titles. You can view
addition content (such as director/actor commentary) in a small display window
while the movie is playing.
Dolby Digital/DTS Surround Decoding: The BD-E5900 can decode the following Dolby Digital/DTS surround formats; Dolby
Digital, DTS, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD, DTS HD High Resolution, and
DTS-HD Master Audio. The player must be
connected to a Dolby Digital/DTS surround AV receiver which also supports these
same formats via coaxial or HDMI input.
Digital Output/Surround Mode Chart: You can set the unit's Digital
Output (HDMI or Coaxial) to match the capabilities of your connected AV
HDMI or Coaxial
||up to 7.1ch
||up to 7.1ch
Dolby Digital Plus
||Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD HD MA
PCM Downsampling: This
feature lets you choose to have 96kHz PCM signals downsampled to 48kHz before
they are output to your AV receiver.
Downmixing Mode: This
feature lets you select the multichannel downmix method that is compatible with
your stereo receiver. You can choose to have the player downmix to normal stereo
or to surround compatible stereo.
Dynamic Range Control: When
movie soundtracks are played at low volume or from smaller speakers, the system
can apply appropriate compression to make low-level content more intelligible
and prevent dramatic passages from getting too loud. This is only active when a
Dolby Digital signal is detected.
Digital Audio Output: The Blu-ray disc player features
a digital coaxial (RCA) output. The player's audio menu allows you to select
the digital audio format that is passed through the coaxial digital output; bitstream (Dolby Digital or DTS) or 2-channel PCM.
Note: The Blu-ray player provides no analog audio outputs.
Network Connection (wired/wireless): You can set up the
Samsung Blu-ray player so that it can access your home network and online
Samsung Apps through your local area network (LAN) using a wired (RJ-45
Ethernet) or wireless connection (built-in WiFi). You can setup a wired network
connection automatically or manually. You can setup the wireless network
connection using these four methods; PBC (WPS), Auto Network Search, One Foot, or
Note: The Blu-ray player's built-in WiFi supports IEEE
802.11A/B/G/N wireless LAN networks and WEP (open/shared), WPA-PSK
(TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) network security.
WiFi Direct: When using WiFi Direct, you can connect directly with
other devices without using a wireless router. You'll be able to wirelessly
transfer personal content (such as photos & videos) to the Samsung Blu-ray
player without connecting to your home network. WiFi Direct completely bypasses
your WiFi access point/router, so it's easy to set up. Streaming of
copy-protected content and other certain formats are not supported.
AllShare/DLNA Certified: The Samsung Blu-ray disc
player's AllShare function, along with its DLNA Certification allow you to watch videos
(MPEG), photos (JPEG),
and listen to music (MP3/WMA) saved on your Windows PC (or other DLNA Certified
media server) through the TV via its Ethernet (LAN) port or built-in WiFi
(wireless). This eliminates the need to copy your photo, video, and music files to a
separate USB storage device.
Note: Windows PCs with XP and Vista installed require Samsung's PC
Share Manager software, which can be downloaded for free at www.samsung.com.
Not compatible with older Windows OS versions and Mac.
Smart Hub: Once you have connected the BD-E5900 to your home
network, you can start using Samsung's Smart Hub interactive menu system. With
Smart Hub, you can stream audio/video content from select Internet sites, access
various pay or free-of-charge applications, and view them on your TV.
Application content includes news, sports, weather forecasts, stock market
quotes, maps, photos, and games. The Smart Hub offers the following on-screen
- Commercial: Displays the Smart Hub Guide - an
introduction to the player and new application introductions.
- Your Video: Provides recommendations for on-line movies
based on your tastes. Once you have selected a movie from the recommendation
list, you can select which VOD (video-on-demand) provider to use.
- Search: Provides an integrated search for your video
providers and connected All Share devices.
- Samsung Apps: You can download various for play or
free-of-charge application services.
- Recommended: Displays recommended contents and apps
managed by Samsung.
- Family Story: Effortless way to access family content.
Provides access to family photos, messages, and events.
- Fitness: Provides a gateway to the Unified Self-Car
Service. Presents fitness videos from various content partners with feedback
on calories burned after every workout.
- Kids: Kids service gives kids an easy and safe way to
enjoy their favorite content.
- My Applications: Display your personal gallery of
applications which you can add to, modify, and delete.
Samsung Apps: Samsung Apps lets you download for pay or free-of-charge
applications and services to the Blu-ray disc player and view or use them on
your connected TV. You can enjoy a variety of content from various downloaded
applications; such as videos, music, photos, games, and news. Samsung Apps has
a growing collection of pay and free-of-charge online applications that connect
you to some of your favorite online content; such as movies from Netflix or
Blockbuster, TV shows from Hulu Plus, videos from YouTube, music from Pandora, and social updates from Facebook or
Twitter. Once connected to your home network, you can visit the online Samsung
Apps store from the TV's Smart Hub menu and download free Apps or purchase
advanced applications. The following App categories are available.
Description and Listings
||Displays newly registered applications.
||Displays apps that provide video media; such as
movies, TV shows, and short length videos. You can access Netflix (2ch),
Blockbuster On-Demand, Flixter, CinemaNow, YouTube, AOL HD, etc..
||Displays various game app; such as
Memory, Sudoku, and Texas Hold'em.
||Displays apps that provide sports content
and exercise work outs. You can access MLB, NHL, or College for
sports; and Push-Ups, Six-Pack, or Yoga for workouts.
||Includes apps that provide lifestyle media
services; such as music (Pandora/vTuner), personal photo management tools
social networking )Facebook/Twitter/Google Talk).
||Includes apps that provide
information content; such as news (CNBC/USA Today), weather
(accuweather), and maps (Google maps).
||Includes educational apps for kids.
||Displays the application list and your
cyber cash balance.
||For questions about Samsung Apps.
Note: Smart Apps require an Internet connection with a
speed of 1.5mbps or greater. Some application services may be provided in
English only and the content available may vary, depending on your area.
Web Browser (powered by Google): You can access the internet using the player's Web Brower application (powered
by Google). You can search by URL address or keywords. The player will
archive your web browser history by Date, Name, or Frequency. You can also save
"Favorite" web pages and create a "Home" page.
The Web Browser can be accessed from the Smart Hub menu. The Web Browser is
maximized to fill your connected TV's screen.
Note: The Web Browser
is not compatible with Java applications. The playback of Flash videos is
not supported. E-commerce, for purchasing products online is not supported.
ActiveX is not supported.
Disc-to-Digital (via Flixter): Disc-to-Digital (via Flixter) lets you
upload you DVD movies to your own personal, Internet Disc-to-Digital repository
and then stream them in HD format to other Internet connected devices; including
smartphone, tablets, laptops, and Smart TVs. Before you can stream a DVD movie
to other Internet connected devices, you must register the movie using the
Blu-ray player's Disc-to-Digital software and purchase the right to stream it to
other devices. Visit
to create your own account.
Note: The player requires an immediate firmware upgrade
to access this feature. Disc-to Digital only works with commercial DVD movies. It
does not support Blu-ray discs, Audio-CDs, or data discs. Some commercial
DVD discs purchased outside of your region or that do not meet required
specifications may not be supported by this function.
USB Port (with ripping): The Samsung Blu-ray disc player features a
USB (type-A) port that allows playback of MP3/WMA audio files, JPEG
still-image files, and MKV video files stored on a USB mass storage class device. Your USB device must be
formatted in FAT16, FAT32, or NTFS. The player also allows you to rip CD-Audio
to USB. The ripping function converts CD audio from an inserted disc to the MP3
format and saves the converted files on a USB device connected to the Blu-ray
player. In addition, the USB port also allows you to perform
software upgrades using a USB flash drive. In addition, it can be used to add
more local storage for BD-Live content.
Note: A USB device consuming more than 500mA requires a separate
power supply device for normal operation.
BD-Live: BD-Live technology allows you to download and
stream bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, movie-based
games, and more from a broadband internet and home network connections (fees may
apply). The BD-E5900 features an Ethernet port and built-in WiFi to connect to
the internet via your home network, and features USB (type-A) port for
Note: You must have a minimum 1GB USB memory device
inserted in the unit's USB slot in order to download content from BD-Live.
Quick Start: Quick Start speeds up the load time on movies,
so discs start faster after they're inserted into the Blu-ray player. The
Samsung Blu-ray player has a start-up time of approximately 3.4 seconds in Quick
Start mode (10.7 seconds in normal mode). In Quick Start mode, it
takes approximately 17.1 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback (22.7
seconds in normal mode).
Note: The Start Up/Play Back Time tests were started
with the Blu-ray player initially turned off & in standby mode. The Start Up
Time test was stopped when the player's Home Menu screen appeared. The Play
Back Time test was stopped when the Blu-ray disc began playback.
Parental Lock: The Parental Lock function works in conjunction with
Blu-ray Disc/DVDs that have been assigned a rating which helps you control the
types of Blu-ray Discs/DVDs that your family watches. There are up to 8
ratings levels on a disc. The rating levels are protected by a customer user
Screen Saver: If you leave the player in the stop
mode for more than 5 minutes without using it, a screen saver will appear on the
TV. If the player is left in the screen saver more for more than 20 minutes, the
power will automatically turn off.
Wireless Remote: The supplied remote is pre-programmed to
operate this unit and a number of functions on Samsung TVs. The remote controls
the TV's power on/off, input select, and volume up/down. The remote also
provides direct button access to Netflix and Pandora.
Note: This remote control has Braille points on the
Power and #5 buttons for the visually impaired.
Optional Wireless Keyboard/Mouse: Using the front panel USB
input, you can plug in a wireless USB keyboard or mouse. The Device Manager in
the Settings Menu lets you configure the wireless HID (human interface device) keyboard or mouse to the player.
Note: You can use the keyboard only when a QWERTY
keyboard screen or window appears in the Web Browser.
Some HID keyboards may not work. Wired USB keyboards are not supported.
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): Anynet+ is a convenient feature that offers linked operation with other Samsung
components that have the Anynet+ feature, and lets you control those products
with one Samsung remote control. To operate this function, you must connect this
player to an Anynet+ Samsung TV using an HDMI cable.