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Samsung BD-E6500

3D Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi®

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by Marshall Chase
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Blu-ray Disc players — the ultimate picture and sound

Blu-ray players deliver a better picture to your HDTV than any other available source. In fact, Blu-ray's 1080p picture is a perfect match for the 1080p screens found on most current TVs. Blu-ray movies also offer the most precise and realistic surround sound you can get. These players do a terrific job with standard DVDs, too — you'll see a cleaner, clearer picture with every disc in your collection. Many Blu-ray players can connect to the Internet for watching online movies from Netflix® and other video services.

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Easy-fit design

If you can envision a 3D Blu-ray disc player in your future, but not on your already-full shelf, fret no more. The Samsung BD-E6500 could be just the ticket. Standing only about 1-1/2" tall, this player is perfect for height-challenged spaces. It's also a great way to add lots of extra entertainment options to your sleek flat-panel TV without adding a lot of visual clutter.

Samsung BD-E6500 3D Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi

The BD-E6500 features a colorful and fun graphic
user interface with lots of features to explore.

A movie-buff's best friend

The complete HD video experience is yours — get lifelike images and rich, eye-popping colors from today's hottest Blu-ray discs, including 3D Blu-ray movies and concerts. The 'E6500 comes complete with the latest high-res Dolby® and DTS® soundtracks, so you can connect it to your receiver with an HDMI cable to enjoy master-quality surround sound.

Browser onboard

The BD-E6500 lets you surf the Internet on the biggest screen in your house. Movie and video fans will also enjoy Netflix® and YouTube™. Millions of songs and personalized playlists are yours with Pandora® Internet radio. This player streams your favorite music wirelessly via your broadband Internet connection. Plus, the AllShare™ feature easily accesses your compatible computer on your home network, so you can enjoy music, watch videos, or browse pictures using your TV and home theater system.

Enjoy your entire movie and music collection

The 'E6500 handles just about any disc you may have. Your classic, standard-def DVDs will look better than ever when this compact player performs its video-upconverting magic. Or pop in your CDs, including home-burned discs filled with MP3 tunes and JPEG digital photos.


How does the BD-E6500 match up against other players? Check out our Blu-ray showdown to see how fast and user-friendly this player is.

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Samsung BD-E6500

Samsung's BD-E6500 is just 1-1/4" thin making it an easy-to-fit addition to your home theater system.

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Key Features:

  • ultra-compact design
  • plays standard and 3D Blu-ray discs, DVDs, and CDs
  • Internet-ready — plays TV shows, movies, and music from a number of sources, including Netflix, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, PANDORA®, and more (subscription required for Netflix service)
  • full web browser on board
  • Smart TV™ web apps let you sample the Internet on your TV
  • built-in Wi-Fi® to link to a wireless network
  • free Samsung remote app lets you use your iPod touch®, iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ device as a Wi-Fi remote
  • BD-Live Ready — requires USB memory drive
  • streams photos/videos/music from a compatible DLNA-enabled Windows® PC
  • wireless keyboard-compatible (keyboard not included)
  • remote control
  • viewing 3D video requires a 3D TV and 3D glasses
Technical Specs:
  • dual HDMI audio/video inputs for easy switching between HD video sources
  • HDMI audio/video output
  • optical digital audio output
  • selectable video resolution up to 1080p
  • video upconversion for DVD
  • built-in audio decoding for Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, and DTS-HD
  • Ethernet port for Internet connectivity
  • USB port for storing downloaded BD-Live material
  • 16-15/16"W x 1-7/16"H x 9-5/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Surround Sound Decoding
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Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
3D Capable
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Yes
Internet Movie Streaming
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Netflix 5.1,Hulu,Vudu
DLNA Certified
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Audio
Video
Photo
Smartphone App Control
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No
DVD Video Upconversion
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720p, 1080i, 1080p
Multibrand Remote
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Yes
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Compatibility
CD-R Capable
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Yes
CD-R/W Capable
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Yes
MP3 Playback
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Yes
WMA Playback
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Yes
SACD Playback
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No
DVD-Audio Playback
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No
Outputs
Digital Optical Output
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1
Digital Coaxial Output
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None
HDMI Outputs
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1
HDMI Version
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1.4
Ethernet Ports
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1
Analog Audio Outputs
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None
1080p Video Output
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Yes
Component Video Outputs
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None
RS-232C Port
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None
Product Research
What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Single-disc Blu-ray disc player
  • Remote control (AK59-00141A)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • User Manual
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Online Product Registration information
  • "Important: Player Update Information" note
  • Pandora brochure
  • Blockbuster On Demand brochure

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Disc Compatibility
Video Features
Audio Features
Network/USB Functions
Convenience Features
Remote Control

Disc Compatibility

Disc Compatibility: The Samsung BD-E6500 Blu-ray disc player is compatible with many disc types.

Disc Type Disc Description
Blu-ray BD-ROM, BD 3D, BD-R, BD-RE
DVD DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
CD 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 colors.
  • 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 standard DVD.
  • 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 CDs.

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-E6500 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 Downloaded file.

Note: The tested Samsung Blu-ray player contained firmware version 2011/12/23_001002 (as of 3/23/2012). There was an immediate firmware version update available (2011/12/23_001007). Visit the Samsung Download Center for the latest Firmware/Software updates.

Video File Support: The Samsung BD-E6500 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.

Video Codec Resolution Frame Rate (fps) Bitrate (Mpbs)
MPEG4 SP/ASP 1920 x 1080 6-30 20
H.264 BP/MP/HP 25
H.263 720 x 480 10
Windows Media Video v9 1920 x 1080 25
MPEG2 24, 25, or 30
MPEG1 352 x 288 24 or 25 20

Music File Support: The Samsung BD-E6500 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.

Audio Codec Sampling Rates (kHz) Bitrate (kbps)
MP3 (.mp3) N/A up to 320 kbps
WMA (.wma) 8, 11, 16, 22, 32, 44.1, or 48 5-384

Photo File Support: The Samsung BD-E6500 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.

Video Features

HDMI ver.1.4: The Samsung Blu-ray player is equipped with single HDMI (v.1.4) output and dual HDMI (v.1.4) inputs. HDMI simplifies A/V connections by carrying video and digital audio all in one cable.

  • HDMI Out: 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. The player's HDMI output supports 3D video.
  • Dual HDMI Inputs: The two HDMI inputs on the rear-panel of the Blu-ray player let you increase the number of HDMI-compatible devices you can connect to your TV. The player will pass video (up to 1080P) and audio (up to 7.1ch) from the HDMI 1/2 inputs to the HDMI output. The HDMI 1 Input offers a pass-through function which allows you to view the input source from the player's  HDMI output on your TV without turning on the player.

Note: The Blu-ray player provides no analog video inputs/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-E6500 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-E6500 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 HD-compatible.

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-E6500 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-E6500 must be connected to a Deep Color compatible TV via HDMI for this feature to function.

x.v.Color: The BD-E6500 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-E6500 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 manually.

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.

Audio Features

Dolby Digital/DTS Surround Decoding: The BD-E6500 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 optical or HDMI input.

Digital Output/Surround Mode Chart: You can set the unit's Digital Output (HDMI or optical) to match the capabilities of your connected AV receiver.

Disc Type Audio Stream PCM Bitstream (Unprocessed) Bitstream (Re-encode)
HDMI Optical HDMI Optical HDMI or optical
Blu-ray PCM up to 7.1ch  2ch up to 7.1ch  2ch Dolby Digital/DTS
Dolby Digital up to 5.1ch  2ch Dolby Digital Dolby Digital Dolby Digital/DTS
Dolby Digital Plus up to 7.1ch 2ch Dolby Digital Plus Dolby Digital Dolby Digital/DTS
Dolby TrueHD up to 7.1ch 2ch Dolby TrueHD Dolby Digital Dolby Digital/DTS
DTS up to 6.1ch  2ch DTS DTS Dolby Digital/DTS
DTS-HD HRA up to 7.1ch 2ch DTS-HD HRA DTS Dolby Digital/DTS
DTS-HD HD MA up to 7.1ch 2ch DTS-HD MA DTS Dolby Digital/DTS
DVD PCM 2ch 2ch 2ch 2ch 2ch
Dolby Digital up to 5.1ch 2ch Dolby Digital Dolby Digital Dolby Digital
DTS up to 6.1ch 2ch DTS DTS DTS

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.

DTS Neo:6 Mode: The unit's DTS Neo:6 mode gives you the ability to enjoy multichannel sound via the player's HDMI output from a 2 channel audio source.

Digital Audio Output: The Blu-ray disc player features a digital optical (toslink) output. The player's audio menu allows you to select the digital audio format that is passed through the optical digital output; bitstream (Dolby Digital or DTS) or 2-channel PCM.

Note: The Blu-ray player provides no analog audio outputs.

Network/USB Functions

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 Manually.

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-E6500 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 menu functions.

  • 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.

App Category

Description and Listings

What's New Displays newly registered applications.
Video Displays apps that provide video media; such as movies, TV shows, and short length videos. You can access Netflix (5.1ch), Vudu, HuluPlus, Blockbuster On-Demand, Flixter, CinemaNow, YouTube, AOL HD, etc..
Game Displays various game app; such as Memory, Sudoku, and Texas Hold'em.
Sports 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.
Lifestyle Includes apps that provide lifestyle media services; such as music (Pandora/vTuner), personal photo management tools (Picasa), and social networking )Facebook/Twitter/Google Talk).
Information Includes apps that provide information content; such as news (CNBC/USA Today), weather (accuweather), and maps (Google maps).
Education Includes educational apps for kids.
My Account Displays the application list and your cyber cash balance.
Help 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. Visit Samsung's App Guide for a complete list of available Samsung Apps.

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 flixster.com to create your own account.

Note: 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 front-panel 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-E6500 features an Ethernet port and built-in WiFi to connect to the internet via your home network, and features USB (type-A) port for additional storage.

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.

Convenience Features

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 2.7 seconds in Quick Start mode (11.2 seconds in normal mode). In Quick Start mode, it takes approximately 11.9 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback (25.6 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.

Touch-Sensitive Controls: The Blu-ray disc player features front-panel touch-sensitive controls for simple operation.

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 4-digit password.

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.

Remote Control

Multibrand Remote: The supplied remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions on a number of manufacture's TVs. The remote controls the TV's power on/off, input select, and volume up/down. The remote's playback buttons are glow-in-the dark. 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.

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.

 
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Samsung BD-E6500

Written By Anonymous, tucson az on Friday, March 01, 2013
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no bad issues so far at all. Easy to use, but have not tried to set-up with other remotes yet and have not tried the net or blu tooth
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5 out of 5

WIFI BLU RAY PLAYER

Written By arizonaborderrat, Arizona on Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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If you are looking for a blu ray player with wifi built in to access internet content such as Netflix and Pandora this is a great unit. It has an app search feature that will allow you to connect to most, if not all, popular online video an audio services. It has direct connect buttons to Netflix and Pandora. I found it easy to set up and it found my wifi connection without any problem. We saved quite a bit of money by getting a dumb TV and a smart bluray player. It seems a little slow to load up but this is my first bluray device so maybe they are all that way. HDMI is wonderful. It cut my cable nest at least in half. You can connect directly to internet but I have not used that feature.
Pros:
Easy to set up. Built in WiFi. Tons of apps. Slot loading so you don't have to deal with or allow room for a tray. Inexpensive for what you get.
Cons:
A little slow loading.
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4 out of 5

Great BDP Unit

Written By BrianP, Kentucky on Friday, January 11, 2013
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The upconversion was very nicely done and the picture was very good as well. The unit worked well with my system and was a breeze to setup.
Pros:
Easy setup and great output.
Cons:
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that the build quality was sub-standard. I'm used to components that provide a great chassis and isolation. The Samsung does all the right things, but it's construction was built cheaply. Given it's price, I guess that's to be expected.
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5 out of 5

Samsung BD-E6500

Written By Anonymous, Navarre, FL on Sunday, January 06, 2013
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Nice, true to the article I read in your holiday catalog issue .
Pros:
Fast, easy to setup & operate.
Cons:
none
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1 out of 5

Disappointed right out of the box

Written By Hemi, Chicago, Il on Saturday, January 05, 2013
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I hocked the dvd player up and right from there it went down hill. It would not take a disc bluray or standard. I was really disappointed. I just got a 55" 3D tv and over the weekend I didn't have a 3D bluray to play on it. I shipped right back. I didn't want anything to do this samsung. I didn't want to give it any stars but, I had to in order to get this to go thru.
Pros:
I was able to get my money back.
Cons:
It didn't work right out of the box.
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4 out of 5

Audio Issue

Written By Eldon, Hershey, NE on Wednesday, January 02, 2013
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I wanted a wi-fi Blu-Ray that would connect with my older equipment. HDMI/DVi video and analog audio only at tv. Digital Dolby surround receiver has optical input. This player has HDMI1 and HDMI2 inputs as well as the Blue-Ray, HDMI and optical output. I was only able to use the optical output when playing discs. Even the web sources did not have audio at the optical output. So. I sent it back. Great Blu-ray for connecting other sources IF you have HDMI all the way around. Found a Sony BDP-S590 that connected and gave me optical and analog sound to my equipment right out of the box.
Pros:
Nice design. Good option idea with the HDMI1 and HDMI2 additional inputs. Typical Blu-ray quality video and sound. Highest rating in Crutchfield's test against three other brands. I liked my older Samsung BP-1600 player but no wi-fi.
Cons:
No loading tray. Load into slot. No secondary audio outputs.
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5 out of 5

First blue ray player

Written By Jorge, Mulberry, FL on Wednesday, January 02, 2013
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I was advised to get this player based on the purchase I had made before of a Smart 3D Samsung TV. The player looks fine and its set up was very easy. The way it couples with the TV is amazing. I love it. It is my first experience with 3D capable video equipment so I am very excited to enter the world of 3D.
Pros:
Easy to set up, sleek and handy. Loads disc quickly. Delivers outstanding picture. Easy to follow instructions, well designed remote.
Cons:
None whatsoever
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

My Christmas gift

Written By Alberto, Toa baja Puerto Rico on Monday, December 31, 2012
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Exelent
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5 out of 5

samsung 3d blu ray player

Written By Anonymous, United States on Thursday, December 20, 2012
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Nice unit,wish i would have gotten it a year ago w/ my samsung 3d smart tv.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Excellent first Blu-ray

Written By Stan, Wasilla, Alaska on Sunday, December 09, 2012
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Everything about this unit was exactly as promised. Set-up was easy, picture quality was very good. Grant you there are better units for a higher price, but for me and my viewing habits is more then good enough.
Pros:
Easy set-up, picture quality excellent, more then enough apps for me and operation is quick and easy.
Cons:
none
7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Samsung BD-E6500

Written By JAGACM, PR on Saturday, November 24, 2012
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Very good
Pros:
Easy set-up
Cons:
none
2 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great player

Written By ArthurG, San Francisco on Tuesday, November 06, 2012
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When I went disc player shopping this time around, I wasn't just looking for one that had great picture and sound quality, I wanted one that had a quick easy-to-use interface. It the past, this hasn't mattered so much to me since I've mostly just slid in a disk and hit play. But these days our watching is evenly split between disks and streaming media, which requires more user interaction. The Netflix integration is great. Boot time is great. A good choice.
15 out of 15 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

A no brainer!

Written By BarneyH, Fort Worth, TX on Saturday, September 22, 2012
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So easy to set up that even I could do it the first try. It automatically found my wireless network and linked without a hitch. The Smart feature was redundant for us because we have a Samsung Smart TV. However the 3D Blueray unit appears to have some apps my television does not yet support. I love the auto play feature.
Pros:
Quick and easy setup Most of the popular apps like Netflicks, Hulu Plus, etc.
Cons:
Does not support Amazon yet.
9 out of 9 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

My nw 3D Blu-ray

Written By B.I., Gainesville, FL on Friday, August 17, 2012
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Gives an outstanding picture. This is my 3rd Blu-ray machine and it is the very best yet!
Pros:
So very easy to set up. It is almost plug and play. There is no flash drive that needs to be connected as in previous units I have. con! I really like the way that the discs load without a tray. It's like putting a cd into your car player.
Cons:
Having to look up the security code for my wireless router. It sure is petty if that is the only
8 out of 9 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Best Player Ever!

Written By Geekteach, Monterey Bay, CA on Thursday, August 16, 2012
 
This is the third blu-ray player I've owned, and it's much more impressive than its predecessors. It plays BDs and DVDs equally well, and its wifi and Netflix capabilities work very well. I like this blu-ray player so much that I bought a second one for my bedroom TV set. I'm looking for a third one for my guest bedroom, but they're not easy to find.
Pros:
Easy set-up, plays BDs and DVDs equally well, slim profile, slot-driven (no tray)
Cons:
none
7 out of 8 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Samsung BD-E6500

Written By Dale H., Columbia,MO on Tuesday, July 17, 2012
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Just received this two days ago. Very easy to set up . Detailed instructions are provided,but not needed. Setting up with your wireless network is very smooth. DVD's load quickly and have an awesome picture. The app suite that comes with it are among the best out there as far as variety goes..I needed a player with a optical input for audio as well as a HDMI input for video so this one fit the bill perfectly.
Pros:
Easy set up. Awesome app suite. MLB.TV looks great! Would have given 5 stars but reserving final judgement until I've had it awhile.
12 out of 13 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

dissapointed

Written By Linda, Indiana on Monday, April 09, 2012
 
I have purchased two of these wifi DVD players in the last month. The first one they forgot to program netflix on it and the second I had for two weeks and all internet connections disapeared. I called service and they disconnected me. I guess they could not find the problem. I now have a Sony wifi BlueRay DVD player and love it. Easy set up and use. Much better quality for the same price.
Pros:
None
Cons:
Terrible product, broke in two weeks. Custmer Service is terrible.
36 out of 63 people found this helpful
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