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 HDMI output, the BD-F5900
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-F5900 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-F5900 must be connected to a Deep Color compatible TV
via HDMI for this feature to function.
x.v.Color: The BD-F5900 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-F5900
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.
- Standard: Suitable for most viewing applications.
- Movie: Suitable for watching movies.
- Dynamic: Increases sharpness.
- User: Lets you adjust the sharpness and noise reduction
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-F5900 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
||up to 7.1ch
||up to 7.1ch
||up to 7.1ch
||up to 7.1ch
||Dolby Digital Plus
||up to 7.1ch
|| up to 6.1ch
||up to 7.1ch
||up to 7.1ch
||up to 5.1ch
||up to 6.1ch
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 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
Samsung's Dual Core Processor: Samsung's Dual Core
processing speeds allow you to perform multiple tasks at the same time, such as
using an app while downloading another one. It also enables faster web browsing
and application access.
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 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,
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/PNG/BMP/MPO), and listen to music (MP3/WMA/AAC/FLAC/WAV) 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.
Screen Mirroring: This Screen Mirroring function lets you view
the screen of your WiFi-enabled Samsung Android smart phone or tablet on your TV you
have connected to the Samsung Blu-ray player.
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 Vudu, 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
online apps managed by Samsung.
|Movie & TV Show
||Provides Movie and TV
tailored to your taste and preference automatically from various Samsung Apps
(such as Netflix, Vudu, HuluPlus, and more).
||Display the most popular
apps that provide video media; such as movies, TV shows, and short
length videos. You can access
Amazon Instant Video,
||Displays various game
app; such as
Jumbled Words, and more.
||Displays apps that
provide sports content and exercise work outs. You can access
Samsung ESPN Next Level,
XOX College Sports,
SEC Digital Network,
Fitness-Samsung Smart Content, and more
apps that provide lifestyle media services; such as music (Pandora/vTuner),
personal photo management tools (Picasa),
social networking (Facebook/Twitter/Google Talk),
||Includes apps that
provide information content; such as news (USA Today),
apps for kids.
||Displays the application
list and your app cash balance.
||For questions about
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.
Store for a complete list of available Samsung Apps.
Link Service Accounts: The Link Service Accounts function lets you
link your player to your accounts with Internet services (such as Pandora) so
that the player can log you into the service automatically when you start the
app for that service.
Web Browser You can access the internet using the player's
Web Brower application. You can search web pages using Google or Bing. You may
URL addresses or enter a keyword search. The player will archive your web browser history. You can also save "Favorite" web pages and create a
"Home" page. The playback of Flash videos is also supported. The Web
Browser is optimized to fill your connected TV's screen.
Note: The Web Browser is not compatible with Java
applications. E-commerce, for
purchasing products online is not supported. ActiveX is not supported.
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-F5900 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.
Compact Design: The Samsung BD-F5900 Blu-ray player features
a sleek compact design with a distinctive rounded corner and gloss black finish
that complements almost any room.
OSD + Front-Panel Display: The Samsung Blu-ray player
features an on-screen menu through its HDMI output, and offers a convenient
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 (7.3 seconds in normal mode). In Quick Start mode, it takes
approximately 12.7 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback (16.1 seconds in
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
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. You can also restrict access to inappropriate web pages by
allowing access only to the web sites you have registered.
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 provides
direct button access to Netflix. This remote control
also 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.
Keyboard & Mouse Compatible: The Samsung Blu-ray player will
also support a USB-enabled keyboard and mouse (both sold separately) through its
front-panel USB port. This make web browsing much simpler.