Disc & USB Compatibility
Disc & USB Compatibility
Disc Compatibility: The Samsung BD-F5900 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 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-F5900 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.
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-F5900WWB-1003.2 (as of 3/14/2013). Visit the
Samsung Download Center for the latest Firmware/Software updates.
Video File Support: The Samsung BD-F5900 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
Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS (Core), LPCM, AAC, HE-AAC, WMA, MP3
Music File Support: The Samsung BD-F5900 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-F5100 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.
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/PNG 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.
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
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-F5900 can pass the
signal in its native form, without converting the video.
Video Up-conversion: When connected to your TV using the H