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Samsung BD-F5700

Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi®

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Our take on the Samsung BD-F5700

by David Brown
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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.

Movie magic, as big (or small) as you want it

Maybe you're setting up a 7.1-channel system in your dedicated home theater. Or perhaps you're just looking to add movies to your bedroom TV. The Samsung BD-F5700 is an affordable way to do either, offering gorgeous Blu-ray disc performance in a compact chassis that's easy to squeeze into small spaces. You won't even need to worry about running an Ethernet cable from your network router — this player's got built-in Wi-Fi, so you can enjoy streaming movies, TV shows, and videos from Netflix®, VUDU®, YouTube™, and other services.

Sound choices

If you need to fill your home theater with surround sound, the ‘F5700 offers up to 7.1 channels of it. It's compatible with the latest high-resolution formats like Dolby® TrueHD, for sound big enough to match even the largest HDTV. Even if you have an older receiver without HDMI inputs, a coaxial digital audio output means you can still listen through your stereo or multichannel system.  Enjoy CDs, Pandora® Internet radio, or digital music files on hard drives or thumb drives via this player's front-panel USB port.

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Key Features:

  • plays Blu-ray discs, DVDs, CDs and rewriteable discs
  • built-in Wi-Fi for playing TV shows and movies from Netflix, Vudu®, and YouTube (subscriptions required for some services)
  • AllShare lets you stream photos/videos/music from a compatible Windows® PC
  • BD-Live and BonusView support for added bonus features with compatible discs (requires external USB storage device)
  • mini-chassis design is ultra-compact
  • remote control
  • plays Region A Blu-ray discs and Region 1 DVDs
Technical Specs:
  • selectable video resolution up to 1080p, with video upconversion for DVD
  • built-in audio decoding for Dolby® Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS®, and DTS-HD
  • front-panel USB port for use with external storage devices
  • HDMI output
  • coaxial digital audio output
  • Ethernet port for wired network connection
  • 10-5/8"W x 1-9/16"H x 8-15/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • 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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No
Internet Movie Streaming
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Netflix,Vudu,CinemaNow,YouTube
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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No
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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None
Digital Coaxial Output
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1
HDMI Outputs
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1
HDMI Version
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1.3
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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RS-232C Port
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None
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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Single-disc Blu-ray disc player
  • Remote control (AK59-00172A)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • User Manual
  • "Important: Player Update Information" note
  • Netflix brochure

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

Disc & USB Compatibility

Disc Compatibility: The Samsung BD-F5700 Blu-ray disc player is compatible with many disc types.

Disc Type Disc Description
Blu-ray BD-ROM, 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 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-F5700 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 via Network or USB.

Note: The tested Samsung Blu-ray player contained firmware version BSP-F5700WWB-1007.2 (as of 9/5/2013). Visit the Samsung Download Center for the latest Firmware/Software updates.

Video File Support: The Samsung BD-F5700 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 Audio Codec
AVCHD 1920 x 1080 MP3, Dolby Digital, DTS, WMA, PCM
MKV (.mkv) 1920 x 1080 MP3, Dolby Digital, DTS
WMV9 (.wmv) 1920 x 1080 WMA
MP4 (.mp4) 1920 x 1080 AAC
MPEG1/MPEG 2 (.mpg/.mpeg) 1920 x 1080 MP1, MP2, Dolby Digital, DTS

 

Music File Support: The Samsung BD-F5700 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 5-455

Photo File Support: The Samsung BD-F5700 Blu-ray disc player supports the following still-image files recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, and CD-R/RW discs.

Photo Codec Resolution
JPEG (.jpeg/.jpg/.jpe) 15,360 x 8,640
PNG (.png) 15,360 x 8,640

USB Port: 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/MP4 video files stored on a USB mass storage class device. Your USB device must be formatted in FAT16, FAT32, or NTFS. 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.

Video Section

HDMI ver.1.3: The Samsung Blu-ray player is equipped with an HDMI (v.1.3) 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 or audio 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-F5700 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-F5700 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.

Deep/xvColor: Deep Color allows more accurate color reproduction with deep color depth. The BD-F5700 must be connected to a Deep Color compatible TV via HDMI for this feature to function. The BD-F5700 also supports x.v.Color; meaning it's ready for x.v.Color discs, such as AVCHD discs (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format).

TV Aspect: You can adjust the video output of the BD-F5700 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.

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 Section

Dolby Digital/DTS Surround Decoding: The BD-F5700 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 receiver.

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

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/Internet Functions

Network Connection (wired/wireless): You can set up the Samsung Blu-ray player so that it can access your home network and online entertainment apps through your local area network (LAN) using a wired connection (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.

Compatible Network Services: The Samsung Blu-ray disc player (BD-F5700) provides access to a variety of online entertainment, social, and weather content (as of 9/5/2013).

Categories Apps
Movies/TV Shows  Netflix (5.1ch), Vudu, CinemaNow, & Flingo
Music Pandora & Rhapsody
Social Networks Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, & Flickr
Weather AccuWeather

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. 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.

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-F5700 features an Ethernet port to connect to the internet via your home network, and features USB (type-A) port for additional storage. 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

Compact Design: The Samsung BD-F5700 Blu-ray player features a sleek compact design with a distinctive rounded corner and matte black finish that complements almost any room.

OSD Only: The Samsung Blu-ray player features an on-screen menu through its HDMI output. It does not offer a front-panel display.

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 0.5 seconds in Quick Start mode (9.1 seconds in normal mode). In Quick Start mode, it takes approximately 15.3 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback (25.7 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.

Energy Star: Energy Star qualified products meet strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the government. This Samsung Blu-ray player meets the 2013 Energy Star criteria for energy use. See energystar.gov for more information.

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 25 minutes, the power will automatically turn off.

Remote Control

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. This remote control also has Braille points on the Power and #5 buttons for the visually impaired. In addition, you can turn on the remote's backlight function for a brief moment with a press of a button.

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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5 out of 5

great player

Written By cathy m, millsboro, de on Friday, August 29, 2014
 
After reading all the reviews on this product, I thought it would be the perfect one for us and I was totally right; so easy to hook up and extremely simple to use.
Pros:
great sound and pics.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

samsung bd-5700

Written By f5700, il. on Friday, August 29, 2014
 
like it alot!
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5 out of 5

Excellent Product

Written By SteveZ, Park Falls, WI on Sunday, August 17, 2014
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Does a great job of up-converting conventional DVDs to our 1080p widescreen television.
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5 out of 5

Impressive

Written By yomike, Temecula, CA on Saturday, August 09, 2014
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I was impressed with the cost and size so much that I ordered two more.
Pros:
Cost, size, ease of use.
Cons:
Doesn't have a power light on the front of the unit (only the top).
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5 out of 5

Good value, popular and useful apps, beautiful picture and sound all i

Written By JNielsen, Alexandria, VA on Saturday, August 09, 2014
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Solid all around BDP. The first important feature of the Samsung BD-5700 that surpassed my previous Samsung BDP is the built in wifi. Two previous BDPs on same shelf never got a good WiFi signal and moving the router was not an option, so the BD-5700 with its consistent and strong signal made it so I can finally enjoy streaming content in full HD using the included apps of Netflix and Vudu, though I wish it also had an Amazon app like my Sony player and Vizio smart TV in the theater room. I also love the tiny size and simple design of the BD-5700, it will fit anywhere and looks both inconspicuous and nice with a sleek asymmetrical design. The only other minor thing I would make sure to say is that if you don't use HDMI for surround audio through a decent or recent receiver, your only other option for digital surround audio is from a digital coax output. There is no optical output and those with older 5.1 digital surround receivers or amps may need to make sure their receiver has a digital coax input available. The overall performance of the the BD-5700 playing Blu-ray Discs is amazing with gorgeous picture including impressive features like 24fps mode and Deep/xvColor and it decodes all the latest and best 7.1 digital sound formats. It also upconverts DVDs to 1080p, making DVDs look far better than they ever did in DVD players. I recently watched my Blu-ray of "The Life of Pie" and the picture, color, definition and sound were unbelievably beautiful.
Pros:
Great value with tons of features and apps for under $100. Compact and sleek, looks great in any setup. Reliable WiFi reception. Loads quickly and plays great picture and sound.
Cons:
No optical audio output. No Amazon app. No SACD, DSD, or high res audio playback
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4 out of 5

Samsung BD-F5700 review

Written By Cathy S, Rensselaer, NY on Friday, July 25, 2014
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Easy to set up. Hooks up easily to wireless internet. When watching YouTube, I cannot figure out how to remove other Youtube video displays. Can't see the whole screen. Unable to hook up to Amazon Prime to watch movies (not included).
Pros:
Easy to set up and use. Picture clarity excellent.
Cons:
Amazon Prime movies cannot be watched from this blu ray player.
Crutchfield response on Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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5 out of 5

Samsung Blueray

Written By Mike, Roanoke, VA on Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The product is so simple to set up and use. It immediately registered with all of our other products like satellite dish and tv, etc. My grandson is a whiz at operating, recording, playing back, all of that stuff. Highly recommend!!!
Pros:
Everything
Cons:
Nothing
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5 out of 5

Samsung BD-F5700

Written By Anonymous, Escalon, CA on Saturday, July 12, 2014
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I have this at my second home in Big Clifty, KY
Pros:
great
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

BD-F5700

Written By Bill T., Morganfield on Friday, July 04, 2014
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This Blu-ray player is half the size of my old Samsung player, nice if size is important . Price, quality, and ease of use are very good. Off/on indicator light is on the top surface of the unit, would have been better if it had been on the front of the unit.
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4 out of 5

Good Buy

Written By Landon, Hope, AR on Sunday, June 29, 2014
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It is a good blu-ray player. The sound and picture quality is off the chain. It has easy access to Netflix, Youtube, and Hulu along with music sources such as Rhapsody and Pandora. Overall, it is a good deal. I would not hesitate to buy another one if needed.
Pros:
-Picture -Sound -Features
Cons:
-It does not have the most quiet disc reader.
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5 out of 5

My Samsung blue ray player

Written By L. Rod, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, June 04, 2014
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Purchased product in February 2014. Excellent clarity! Connection is simple. Recommend highly.
Pros:
Ease of use - simple!
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Samsung BD-F5700

Written By Howard, LI, NY on Monday, May 26, 2014
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The unit works great. Excellent picture. Excellent sound (using via digital output thru av preamp/processor and amp). ONLY thing I dont like are the top mounted controls. Hard to see...cant feel them as you turn off the unit, start play, or eject disc if you touch in the wrong spot....Wish I could give it 4 1/2 stars, but cant drop it to 4 just for control layout....therefore 5 stars
Pros:
Small and slim...takes up little space. Has Pandora, Netflix, etc. Updates itself. Recognized quickly by my wifi and no video dropouts
Cons:
Control placement
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5 out of 5

Great Blue Ray

Written By Trip, Cobleskill NY on Thursday, May 01, 2014
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Totally an awesome product for the price. Very easy set up and a great picture, not to mention all of the internet access, although you will need to do an update.
Pros:
Price Features Upgrades
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Samsung BD-F5700

Written By JeffC, SW Florida on Monday, April 28, 2014
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I bought this to stream Netflix and obviously for Blu-ray. It does an awesome job at both and was very easy to set up. I did have to do an update which didn't show up until I unplugged the unit and plugged it back in. Smooth sailing after that. It was a good purchase and well worth the fair price. Also, if this is your first time ordering from Crutchfield, I'll bet it won't be your last. They are top notch! I've been a customer since the early 90's.
Pros:
Easy set up. Streams Netflix without issues. Attractive small compact size. Great price for a quality product.
Cons:
It would be nice if it had an on/off LED on the front of the unit but that's not much of a con really.
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4 out of 5

Blu-Ray and Streaming Movies in One!

Written By JerryH, Long Island, NY on Monday, April 28, 2014
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Easy to Install. Setup Menu was simple and easy to follow. We have a few Roku devices in the house and this BluRay DVD player adds that capability, so we got two devices in one for a great price. Since its a Samsung Smart device, there were a few streaming video services like Aereo that are on our Roku's but not on this. But, all of the other major services are available. So, we not only upgraded to a nice Blu-Ray player, we got access to streaming services without adding another device.
Pros:
Easy Setup. Great Blu-Ray compatibility and sharp picture. Video streaming service setup and launch times are about the same as our Roku 2 series, so we got a Blu-Ray and Roku for about the price of a Roku! Nice remote. Good software. Nice looking player device.
Cons:
Samsung has a little work to do to get other vendors to provide their services on their Smart TV platforms like they do on Apple TV and Roku, but I had no issues with the player, setup, or the major streaming services setup.
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5 out of 5

Samsung BD-F570

Written By SusanC, Efland, NC on Friday, April 25, 2014
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Great product; exactly as advertised. Extremely easy set up; my purchase decision was because of having a new TV and frustration trying to set up my old DVD player; a great bargain for the price. Very small and fits nicely next to TV.
Pros:
small size, easy set up, cost
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Great Bang for the Buck

Written By junior267, Moreno Valley, CA on Thursday, February 13, 2014
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Great basic player with apps not too expensive.
Pros:
Pairs well with Samsung TV
Cons:
No amazon instant app
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5 out of 5

Great Samsung DVD player

Written By Diana, Jupiter, FL on Thursday, February 13, 2014
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I ordered from Crutchfield (first time) and very impressed. Quick shipping and packaged well.
Pros:
Love that it is compact, easy and goes well with our Samsung LED TV. The price was very good! Rated best by Consumer Reports
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Excellent Blu-ray Player

Written By Bernard, Phoenix AZ on Wednesday, February 05, 2014
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Ordered from Crutchfield 12/27/13; received 1/614 in good condition (no shipping damage). Hooked up to home theater system which includes new Samsung large screen LED TV. Decided on Samsung brand due to enhanced compatibility with same brand TV--i.e., Samsung Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) and BD Wise features. Player also posseses wi-fi capability, which works fine. Small profile also a plus. Excellent picture and sound quality too. Overall, considering the price, a solid value, and thus far I am very satisfied with my purchase.
Pros:
Small size--ability to synch up with new Samsung TV--excellent picture and sound output quality--wi-fi.
Cons:
None observed so far.
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5 out of 5

good product

Written By zoo, Holladay, utah on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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Product works great
Pros:
small and easy to use
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Great Player

Written By Cara W., Washington, DC on Wednesday, January 15, 2014
 
I received this player for Christmas and I love it! It not only delivers great quality Blu Ray, but it turned our projector into a smart TV, allowing us to watch Netflix, Amazon movies and more! Definite must buy. I never write reviews and I felt compelled to do it for this product.
Pros:
Smart TV functionality
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5 out of 5

Love it

Written By Anonymous, Wellington, FL on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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Works great and priced great
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5 out of 5

Samsung DVD Blu-ray player

Written By Barbara, Centralia, WA on Sunday, January 12, 2014
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Very compact size an a good instruction manual





















































































The DVD player is very compact in size and came with a good instruction manual that was easy to understand. I found it it easy to install and use.





Pros:
Great price and easy to install
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5 out of 5

Samsung BD-F5700

Written By Bill S, Phila., PA on Saturday, January 04, 2014
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Great product, excellent price, NEXT DAY DELIVERY!! Who could ask for anything more?
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5 out of 5

Samsung BD-F5700

Written By Anonymous, Detroit, MI on Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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Works great
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5 out of 5

Samsung BDF 5700 Blu-ray

Written By Don G, Rawlings, MD on Sunday, December 22, 2013
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Great value and easy Wifi setup. Ordered on a Thursday and received it the next day. Crutchfield customer service sets the standard by which to measure all other companies.
Pros:
Compact with easy Wifi setup
Cons:
Non
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5 out of 5

Sansun blueray

Written By Howie, Manchestrer NJ on Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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Easy setup and works GREAT.
Pros:
Good quality good price
Cons:
non
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6 questions already asked Show all answers

Does this player have Spotify,Pandora,or any music apps? [ ed j.  Aug 01, 2014 ]
2 answers
  • Nope not to my knowledge. Sorry................... [ CHARMAINE   Aug 02, 2014 ]
  • Yes, all of the above. [ James   Aug 01, 2014 ]
Can this player, play burn blue ray disc? [ Anil  Jun 29, 2014 ]
2 answers
  • This is a blu-ray player but it wont burn discs. [ CHRISTOPHER   Jun 30, 2014 ]
  • I do not believe so, however I've have not set up the I bought yet.... [ Jim   Jun 30, 2014 ]
Does this support screen mirroring from my Galaxy phone? [ Michael  Mar 18, 2014 ]
3 answers
  • No, but it will display pictures and play your songs if tv and phone are on same WiFi [ ADAM   Mar 28, 2014 ]
  • Sorry - no experience! [ WILLIAM T   Mar 19, 2014 ]
  • Not sure, I had it for a short time and sent it back. I believe it will, but crutch field tech should know. [ MIKE   Mar 19, 2014 ]
What can I do about buffering when watching youtube. I can't enjoy it because it starts and stops, starts and stops. Is there a setting I need to change? [ dewayne  Feb 05, 2014 ]
3 answers
  • It could possibly be the wifi connection needs a faster speed to upload. [ SELVYN   Feb 16, 2014 ]
  • It is a function of your ISP speed, and the age of your equipment. Anything past XP should be able to handle the stream without problems. You just can't do anything about the transmission, unless you can increase the speed. Even with Win 7 and a very fast (60Mps) pipeline, I can get buffering, but far less than with the old, cranky XP. Try off peak hours. It will make a difference. We are far behind Europe ,yet we pay a lot for less speed. Unless you want to spend a lot, there is little that you can do. Sorry. [ DAVID   Feb 07, 2014 ]
  • I am not sure, can't find book that came with the player. It is a Sansung BDF5700. [ dewayne   Feb 05, 2014 ]
Does this player support Netflix HD or just standard resolution Netflix streaming? [ Gary  Jan 28, 2014 ]
9 answers
  • Not sure, never tried it for that. [ James   Jan 30, 2014 ]
  • Sorry, I don't know, I don't use Netflix. [ Russell   Jan 29, 2014 ]
  • This player supports Netflix HD streaming. [ DONALD L   Jan 29, 2014 ]
  • Yes, the Samsung BD-F5700 supports Netflix in HD. [ Mary   Jan 28, 2014 ]
  • I just have standard Netflix streaming so I'm not sure on this. But I do know that a leading consumer magazine rated it excellent for HD picture quality and I have played HD DVDs in it with excellent picture. I love this unit so far! [ Annette   Jan 28, 2014 ]
  • Gary - I gave this player away as a gift so I can't answer this question unequivocally. However, I believe it should absolutely support HD streaming as I think the resolution is dictated to a greater extent by your internet connection and Netflix's varying bandwith, rather than your device. Hope this helps. [ John J   Jan 28, 2014 ]
  • Gary, I am unsure about the HD. Daughter has player at college. Sorry [ Jonathan   Jan 28, 2014 ]
  • not sure if it supports, it never worked properly for my system and i returned it. [ MIKE   Jan 28, 2014 ]
  • I do not know. Actually I didn't know that Netflix had an HD version. I do know that the Netflix movies I stream are crystal clear. Is that from this Blu Ray DVD player or is it my Samsung TV upgrading. I just don't know. In either case I am pleased with this player. [ ROBERT A   Jan 28, 2014 ]
Can one access Amazon movies also? Not listed in description [ gary  Jan 01, 2014 ]
4 answers
  • I'm not sure about amazon, but net flix comes in great. [ CHARMAINE   Jan 04, 2014 ]
  • Yes, there is an Amazon Prime App available on this model. This model turns any TV into a Smart TV. In order to access the app, you will have to go the the Apps section upon starting the Bluray player. The first time I did this I had to update the apps, then it loaded just fine. We love this player. Hope this helps. [ GREG G   Jan 03, 2014 ]
  • Sorry, Amazon is not currently available. At this time, with the latest software update, available services are Netflix, HuLu+, Vudu, Cinemanow, YouTube, and Flickr [ paul   Jan 02, 2014 ]
  • If you are looking to get Amazon Prime Movies via Wi-Fi, the answer is no - or not yet. If you look at the Prime website, you'll see it is not in the list and Amazon has confirmed this.... [ WILLIAM T   Jan 01, 2014 ]

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