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If you keep an eye on the trends, you know that the television manufacturers are releasing more and more 4K Ultra HD TVs. The Samsung BD-H6500 is prepared to handle this new format by upconverting Blu-ray and DVD video signals to a 4K display. But that's just the icing on the BD-H6500's feature-filled cake.
Samsung made sure this player will work nicely with your current 3D-capable HDTV and home theater setup. The BD-H6500 has all the top-of-the-line video and audio capabilities we enjoy today. Theater-like 3D experience when you pop in a 3D disc? Check. High-quality HD picture for standard Blu rays discs? You bet. Support for surround sound formats like Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD®? Check, and check again. You'll find it all here.
Let's say the kids are tired of that Blu-ray disc they always watch. The BD-H6500 gives you options. Wirelessly connect to your home network via the built-in Wi-Fi and stream children's programming through Netflix®, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu®, or one of the numerous other available apps. Perhaps the kids are asleep, and you want to binge-watch an award-winning drama series or finally catch that movie everyone told you about. Just a few clicks of the remote, and you're streaming either on your screen. If you would prefer some music to unwind, choose from several streaming music apps. You can even connect wirelessly to a compatible networked PC via DLNA technology and play the tunes from your computer.
Sometimes your phone screen is just too small for your task. Maybe you want to share a video or picture with a group of people. Wirelessly "push" the display to your TV's big screen through the BD-H6500. Miracast™ technology mirrors the screen of your compatible Samsung mobile device, tablet, or computer screen for everyone to see.
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.
Great Blue Ray!
easy installation & i'm 67. Does everything I need.
Pros: Great fast set-up. Get an HDMI cable & you're off & running. Movies are great and music as well. Very glad I bought this. Will go back to Crutchfield again for more stuff. Super fast delivery.
Very nice dvd player to replace my "cheapo" one I bought years ago. Easy to set up too and connect up to my wifi. Interesting that when I first powered it on after wifi connection, it downloaded updated software.
Pros: Straightforward setup
Cons: Not sure...haven't used it enough yet.
Great product. Great price. Everything as expected! Thanks Crutchfield!
Pros: Great price. Great Product.
Had to return because I couldn't get it to work for more than a few minutes. Every disc would play for about 5 minutes but then get unrecoverable disc errors. I put back my old Sony blu-ray and all discs worked fine. The controls on top are also impossible to see when placed in any kind of cabinet. We were always accidently turning machine on and off when trying to get to controls.
Cons: Tempermental to disc errors, hard to see controls
Excellent Product and functions exactly as the description. Simple and straightforward operation. Used for DVD, Bluray and CD's.
Pros: Easy operation. Quiet. Fast loading. Small footprint. Beautiful output.
Cons: Would be somewhat easier to operate without remote if controls were placed on front of machine instead of the top.
Easy to set up, easy to update, and has a great picture even on older DVDs. I don't really like the top buttons, but I can live with it. I have not used the smart hub except for updates.
Pros: Easy set up, great picture on all DVDs, easily updated, anynet system control works well.
Cons: Top buttons are hard to see if it's on a shelf under the TV. Kind of cheap looking.
great player blurays look fantastic as expected and dvd's look great as well.the load times are fast and the player is silent during playback the streaming features work as they should.
Pros: does what it is supposed to do and does it well
UPGRADED FROM ANOTHER SAMSUNG BLU-RAY PLAYER. AMAZING IN THE IMPROVEMENT OF DETAIL IN 4 YEARS SINCE THE LAST PURCHASE OF A SAMSUNG PLAYER...WOW!
Pros: EASE OF USE, SMART TECHNOLOGY IS THE BOMB!
Great player. Easy to set up and use at an affordable price.
Pros: Easy to set up and use. Loads DVDs quickly and software interface is user friendly.
Easy to use -Great results & price
I ordered this unit because of it's features, and I am delighted. I haven't been able to take advantage of all the features as of yet, but I feel I will be equally pleased. Crutchfield's sales and service teams provided top notch assistance once again.
Pros: Ease of use
Cons: On unit controls need to be backlit.
Samsung did a good job on this one.
Pros: Easy to use.
Cons: Buttons on top of player are hard to see.
I definitely enjoy the quality and longevity of Samsung's products. Both of my tv's are Samsung; and late last year I purchased a lower model Samsung Blu-Ray player which has great color while using the proper HDMI cable. My wife is using it now; and she is pleased with it's ease of operation and picture quality. This BD-H6500 model only differs in that it upscales to 4k; and my new Samsung tv accommodates true 4k. When it came to price, Crutchfield was near some of its competition; however, Crutchfield's purchase terms, and the presence of their unlimited free techno staff for answers to questions, makes Crutchfield a number one choice for purchases. Don't be afraid of purchasing anything from Crutchfield. They stand behind their products; and most-importantly toward any later warranty experienced issues, they are an authorized dealer.
Pros: Frontal LED display window helps you know if this model machine is off or on. Unlike other Samsung lower or earlier model blu-ray players which only have a tiny green light on-the-top of the machine. You won't be confused with this machine. This machine works just fine in every way. Don't shy away from it because you view other 4k upscaled players and somehow believe that a good one should cost much more money. Netflix broadcasts just fine in 4k through this Blu-Ray.
Cons: Unless I am wrong by not initiating some proper setting, this machine neither displays the name and title of a CD song on the frontal display window nor on your tv screen. My car's display window does. Please take in account, that most people play DVD's and not CD's in their DVD player. I have used a DVD player and a powered pair of speakers, and/or the speakers in my tv, to play CD's since the mid-1990's. I believe only three DVD movies were available during that time. My CD player broke.
This was so easy to set up! The on-screen prompts took me through every step quickly and effortlessly. And when everything was done, we had features and capabilities we weren't even expecting---like HuLu and the ability to stream Amazon Prime movies! And there are more features we haven't explored yet!
As for dependability, well, we'll just have to see. In our experience, cost of a player doesn't seem to have any bearing on how long it lasts. But Consumer Reports gave this one top ratings---number two, right below Samsung's non-4K version of the exact same player! Samsung is highly rated for dependability in so many of its many products, from washing machines to TVs. A track record like that is no accident---much attention to quality is required at all levels of manufacturing.
Only snag was that our previous player's digital audio output was via coax and this one's digital audio output is optical, (surprise). No biggie since our TV has digital audio out to the preamp/processor. Sounds great!
This is our second Samsung BluRay player, (after a string of short-lived players from a once-dependable industry giant in Japan), and there's a reason we went for another Samsung. Admittedly, that's in part because it plays so well with our amazing-but-aging Samsung TV.
I would recommend this player to anyone.
Pros: Price/value, included apps and features. Great interaction with Samsung "smart" TVs.
Cons: Might need to buy an optical cable if you don't have digital audio out from your TV to your preamp/processor.
This is a very quiet, quick loading Blu-ray player
Pros: Very easy set-up. as always Crutchfield customer service was excellent.
impressive start time .flawless operation;
Pros: quality product at a reasonable price;and of course it is always a pleasure shopping in Crutchfield.
Cons: unable to program my harmony ultimate remote for the "hub".ending up using both remote if you want to watch youtube.
Great 3d Bluray player 4k player at this price. very clear image and complementing my samsung 4K tv.
This is a great BluRay player for the price. The wireless gave me smart TV capabilities which I didn't have on the set it was attached to. I had a problem connecting to Netflix but Samsung support updated my player remotely and all is good.
Pros: Lot's of capabilities, very easy to setup
Cons: need to use the remote for everything. there are some controls on top of the unit but not easy to use.
For this low price, you just hope it works. And, it does. I wasn't ready to invest a lot on expensive equipment, but wanted to watch DVDs. Samsung BD-H6500 works just fine with my Vizio TV and soundbar. I haven't tried a Blueray disk, yet, and have no interest in 3D.
Pros: Low price, compact
Cons: Remember, this is an inexpensive product -- and it is dinky. As with all of these Samsung players, it's very hard to use without the remote. Everything is black with no visible buttons.
does everything as advertised, wifi worked perfect. Hooked up to Ethernet now so I can view pics movies music straight from my computer
Pros: small size, excellent picture and sound
Cons: remote control could be better
Very nice unit with a great picture and lots of features (probably more than I'll ever use). The price is comparable to discount on-line sites and I get Crutchfield tech support as a bonus.
Pros: Sleek, light weight, great picture.
Cons: Controls on top make it harder to use in my set up.
This is my second Samsung BluRay player (first being a BD-F5900) and I bought it to accompany a new Samsung 60" 4K TV (also from Crutchfield :-)). The new one performs very well -- fast loading, fabulous picture with DVDs or BDs, responsive controls (from the remote; I never use those on the player) and great "extras". This is what I expected given my experience with the 5900. It's also a piece of cake to set up and get going. The shape and finish look elegant. The downsides: 1) It is VERY light, almost seems flimsy; IF you attempt to use the controls on the player, it will move easily; it doesn't seem nearly as solid as my older Panasonic and LG BluRay players. I still have an older Sony DVD (pre-BD) player that is built like a tank. 2) While the finish is elegant, it is also easily scratched as the plastic casing is soft. I'm very careful when dusting it and I've had to advise my wife about how careful she needs to be when dusting (based on what I've seen with the 5900). Net, net, for the money, it is great performer (the most important factor for me), and it's nice to look at (just don't be surprised at how light it is).
Pros: Fabulous picture with DVDs and BDs; fast loading; easy set-up; great extras; elegant looks. Good value for the money.
Cons: Light weight build quality, finish easily scratched.
My old Blu-Ray player (expensive BIG well know brand) gave me many years of service, but skipped and froze up a lot when renting Netflix DVD's. They had to be new and flawless. However after connecting the Samsung up and playing a DVD I realized how far they have come with picture quality. The first DVD I played skipped a little in one place. My old player would have froze at that spot making me eject the disc. The picture is sharper with better colors and the audio also seems better. Startup for playing a disc is fast. My old player was quite slow. There is a setting for faster startup, but I doubt I'll ever need it. Setup was very easy. The lighted remote is very good. It does have an open and close button at the top. Crutchfield had it packaged safely and delivered it quickly. Would I buy this player again? Absolutely!
Pros: Very easy to set up. Excellent picture quality. Small size.
Glad I bought this model, works as good as other reviews stated and easy set up.
Pros: Easy set up, great features, fast load and play
Cons: no controls to use manually on front of unit
Works as advertised. I love the streaming partnerships available on this device.
Easy to set up. Works well
Great player for both DVD's and Blu Ray. Easy to set up. High quality.
Pros: Cost, Value, Design, Function
Cons: Touch buttons on top too sensitive, a little large
Nicely designed and compact unit. Beautiful picture and sound quality, even when streaming movies or TV. Easy set-up.
Pros: sleek, no frills design. easy set-up, easy software update.
Cons: prefer remote with less buttons, especially when using apps such as Netflix & Pandora. Samsung tech support can be trying at times.
Have not had many center speakers, just lots of frustration trying to figure out dialogue with my ears that I have thrashed as a young adult. Movies are much more fun when you can hear what the characters are saying. An added bonus with this Polk series is listening to strings vibrate through them. I'm not a classical music kind if guy but I appreciate good sound. Now I surf pandora looking for anything a violin will make an appearance. If you think about it, string instruments usually have a wooden box to resonate the sound, and these Polks do the same as well. Strings usually create emotion in a movie, and this center definitely warms the heart during these moments in movies. I'm happy !! You will be too.
Pros: Dialogue is separated from other sound
Cons: Still looking
Hook up was easy very easy to use
Pros: Netflix and Amazon instant prime works great
Had the product for a couple weeks and everything works as represented to date. Replaced a DVD/CD player with this device and made my TV smart at the same time - well worth the upgrade. Set up was straight forward in addition to remote integration with my Samsung TV. Good value for the price. I would recommend this Blu-Ray to others.
Pros: Set up. Value. Size
Cons: None to date - need to better understand DLNA functionality and supported devices (TBD)
Happy with this purchase and the guidance received from Crutchfield prior to selecting this Blu-ray player. Would definitely recommend the Samsung BD-H5600.
Pros: Simple to set up
Great product, all as describet, really enjoying it!
Pros: Easy to set up an operate
Love this player. It was just what I needed to compliment my new Samsung TV.
I always hesitate to review/rate electronics and appliances right after i buy them because you never know what could happen right after your review.
Pros: Easy to connect and navigate. Small and discreet appearance. Plays most DVDs without skips or other problems.
Cons: None thus far.
I was looking for a player that was fast and had all the latest technology. This is everything I wanted. I'm a research for months before I buy person so trust me when I say this is a great unit.
Pros: Very fast startup, looks great, full of choices for streaming content
Cons: None so far
Pairs perfectly with my Samsung TV. One control handles everything. Easy hookup to TV and network; lots of online content and connections. Plays great video from BluRay. Very Pleased.
Pros: Small, lots of features, easy to use.
I find that the ability of this player to play Blu-ray disks fully meets my expectations, with quick load speeds, fairly quiet operation, and great audio performance when played through the 5.1 surround system which I use in my home theater.
I do, however, have two complaints:
1) the black plastic is very soft, and will develop scratches by just wiping it with a damp paper towel, even with a premium brand paper towel. Samsung really needs to use a harder grade of plastic for the case on this player.
2) the app organization is annoying and not flexible enough. At the Main Menu, the lower left hand corner is the "Recommended" apps section, which displays the first three apps in that list. To the right of it is "My Apps", which displays the first three apps in your custom list. To see the full lists, you press the Smart "Hub" button on the remote. The problem here is that the "Recommended" Apps cannot be added to, deleted, or reorganized. Only "My Apps" have that option. This is irritating., as it would make sense to have the apps which you use most frequently present at the Main Menu, rather than ones of no interest.
The remote is small but functional. I have read reviews where people complain that there is no "Eject/Load" button, but that simply is not true. Those individuals must not read User's manuals. The Eject button is located directly beneath the Power button. It looks like an upward pointing "arrow".
Pros: Good load speed; good video and audio playback for the price
Cons: Cheap plastic case scratches extremely easily; app access lacks full customizability.
I bought the BD player primarily for the built-in Wi-Fi and the "full web browsing" capability. It was installed in a conference room so it would give us capability od displaying DVD, BD and PC connections. Connection to our network was easy, even though we have fixed ip address to all our devices, it was easy to setup the internet. First thing you need to do is an update, to be sure all apps work correctly. It took a good 1 hr to do the update. One of the other features it comes with is the ability to connect a wireless mouse and keyboard through the USB port. Neither Samsung or Crutchfield mentions which brands of keyboard will work. I connected a Microsoft 800 wireless keyboard and mouse and they worked perfectly. You can even connect a wired mosue to navigate within the browser and the menu options of the BD player. The browser is ok, but not very fast. If you are going to be doing a lot of browsing, you are probably better of connecting a laptop to your display. The BD player runs faster in browsing under a wired connection, than the wireless. I have not streamed movies long enough through the wi-fi to see the reliability of the connection, but so far so good.
Pros: Easy to set-up, compact in size, good options for sound and and video, fast start-up and easy connection to a wireless keyboard and mouse.
Cons: No live streaming APPS for news from Samsung. No coax digital out.
This is a small easy to use blu ray player that is simple to hook up. It easily connects to Pandora, Hulu etc. The 4k upscaling is decent on my 4k TV and a great feature on an inexpensive Blu Ray player. The only thing I would add is a clock on the front display when it is off, I miss my old one from my VCR (R.I.P. VHS)
Pros: Small, fast start up
Cons: No front display clock, Front display is low quality
Great Price. Perfect size
Pros: Easy hookup, geat features, perfect picture, Plays old DVD perfectly.
Cons: Control buttons on top of unit causes occaision unintended responses
Old Samsung stopped playing Blu-Ray and it didn't have the ability to watch Amazon Prime directly on our TV. This one does all - super easy to set up and so far it's been great.
Pros: Plays Blu-Ray discs (of course) and best of all - Amazon Prime and others - super fast streaming
Cons: Buttons on the top of machine (circle dial) are hard to see since we store our device on a shelf. Generally use the remote so not a huge con.
The device is well-packaged in shipment, compact, with a detailed, but easy-to-understand instruction manual. The device is attractive and extremely functional, with setup exceptionally easy. Using the device is simple and straightforward. It simply works as one would imagine it should. I do have 2 complaints as to the design. These complaints were observed in other reviews I encountered elsewhere (during my own research). Those statements were accurate. The 2 issues are: a) the inability to eject the tray via remote, and b) the on-board controls placed on the top right hand corner of the unit. If you place the player in a cabinet (like I did), and if it sits on top of a stack of other components, make certain you've left enough space to reach in to operate the on-board controls. Because the on-board controls don't sit very "proud" of the unit's surface (meaning they don't stick out very far at all); they are almost imperceptible to feel, but are quite sensitive. Because my unit is on top of a stack that completely fills the cabinet space, I must actually grasp the unit and pull it out far enough to "see" the controls. If I don't do this, I will invariably hit the wrong control and usually (and inadvertently) turn the unit off instead of ejecting the tray. Samsung should have created an eject button on the remote. Perhaps a future firmware change might, somehow, allow two keys pressed at the same time on the remote to open the tray--failing that of having a dedicated button.
Pros: Excellent value in a small, inexpensive package
Cons: Cannot eject tray via remote; on-board controls placement can be an issue depending on location of unit.
Great Crutchfield service and delivery. Simple setup. First BlueRay so need to test various movies to see the advantages over previous DVD players.
Pros: Nice unit but have not much time using it yet.
Good value. Has many features and works reasonably well.
Pros: Loads quickly, upscaling, apps, etc
Cons: Controls on top instead of front, lightweight build quality looks really cheap
Good picture and resolution. Inconsistent response time to remote commands, from immediate to 5 seconds and sometimes more - same command, same disc. A disc that was previously played was placed in the player and a message appeared that stated that the disc was not compatible; the disc was ejected, re-loaded and properly read and played. Once the unit would not respond to the eject disc command; the unit was shut off, re-started, and then responded properly.
Pros: Very good picture quality and resolution.
Cons: Inconsistent reaction time to controls; inconsistent play.
|Surround Sound Decoding||
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
|4K Ultra HD||No|
|Internet Movie Streaming||Netflix,Hulu,Vudu,YouTube|
|Built-in Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g/n|
|Smartphone App Control||No|
|DVD Video Upconversion||720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4K|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Digital Optical Output||1|
|Digital Coaxial Output||None|
|Analog Audio Outputs||None|
|1080p Video Output||Yes|
|Component Video Outputs||None|
Disc Compatibility: The Samsung BD-H6500 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-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW|
|CD||CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW|
Blu-ray Disc: Blu-ray disc is a next-generation, optical disc format the enables the ultimate high-definition entertainment experience. Blu-ray disc provides these key features and advantages
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-H6500 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-H6500WWB-1002.3 (as of 3/20/2014 ). Visit the Samsung Download Center for the latest Firmware/Software updates.
USB Port (w/ ripping): The Samsung Blu-ray disc player features a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows playback of a variety of audio files, still-image files, and video files stored on a USB mass storage class device (formatted in FAT16, FAT32, or NTFS). The player even allows you to rip CD-Audio to a connected USB msc device in MP3 format, or copy non-copyrighted music, video, and photo images from a CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, BD-R/RE disc, or even a connected network device or Cloud service onto a USB device. 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.
Compatible Audio/Video/Photo Formats: The Samsung Blu-ray disc player supports playback of the following audio/video/photo files recorded on BD-R/RE, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs; plus compatible USB memory devices.
|Media Format||File Type & Description|
|Audio||MP3 (.mp3): up
to 320 kbps bit-rate
WMA (.wma): 5-355 kbps bit-rate
1920 x 1080 max resolution
AVCHD (H.264/MPEG-4): 1920 x 1080 max resolution
MKV (.mkv): 1920 x 1080 max resolution
WMV9 (.wmv): 1920 x 1080 max resolution
MP4 (.mp4): 1920 x 1080 max resolution
MPEG 1/2 (.mpg/.mpeg): 1920 x 1080 max resolution
15,360 x 8,640 max resolution
PNG (.png): 15,360 x 8,640 max resolution
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.
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-H6500 can pass the signal in its native form, without converting the video.
Note: The Blu-ray player provides no analog video or audio outputs.
4K Video Up-conversion: Upscale your favorite non-4K videos and films and enjoy them in 4K Ultra-HD (3,840 x 2,160) with this Samsung Blu-ray Player and your Ultra-HD TV. 4K provides four times higher resolution than current 1080p high-definition content. The unit also offers 720p, 1080i, and 1080p upscaling if your TV does not support Ultra-HD, but is Full-HD. It also supports 480p and 480i output if your television is not HD-compatible.
Note: To enjoy 4K, you must have a compatible 4K television connected to the Blu-ray player via HDMI.
Full HD 3D: The Samsung BD-H6500 3D Blu-ray disc player supports 3D playback of high-definition (1080p) 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.
Progressive Mode: The Samsung Blu-ray disc player provides a Progressive mode to improve picture quality when viewing a DVD movie.
Deep/x.v. Color: Deep Color allows more accurate color reproduction with deep color depth. The BD-H6500 must be connected to a Deep Color compatible TV via HDMI for this feature to function. The BD-H6500 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-H6500 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.
Dolby Digital/DTS Surround Decoding: The BD-H6500 has built-in Dolby Digital and DTS surround processors; multi-channel PCM Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution, and DTS-HD Master Audio are output through the HDMI jack (when encoded on the Blu-ray Disc). The player must be connected to a Dolby Digital/DTS surround AV receiver which also supports these same formats via Optical or HDMI input.
Note: Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD are only output via the player's HDMI output.
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||2ch||2ch||Dolby Digital||Dolby Digital||Dolby Digital|
|Dolby Digital Plus||2ch||2ch||Dolby Digital Plus||Dolby Digital||Dolby Digital|
|Dolby TrueHD||2ch||2ch||Dolby TrueHD||Dolby Digital||Dolby Digital|
|DTS-HD HRA||2ch||2ch||DTS-HD HRA||DTS||DTS|
|DTS-HD HD MA||2ch||2ch||DTS-HD MA||DTS||DTS|
|Dolby Digital||2ch||2ch||Dolby Digital||Dolby Digital||Dolby Digital|
Audio Adjustments: The Blu-ray disc player provides the following audio adjustments.
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.
SHAPE Multiroom Compatible: The Blu-ray Player easily integrates into Samsung's SHAPE Muti-Room System (sold separately). Enjoy your movies, TV and music wirelessly with rich, multi-room sound and no cluttering cords. Pop in a disc and hear its incredible sound on any compatible speaker in your home.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: You can set up the Samsung Blu-ray player so that it can access your home network and select online 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; Automatic, Manual, WPS (PBC), or WPS (PIN). 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), or WPA2-PSK network security.
Note: Samsung recommends a network speed of 10Mbps or above.
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.
Smart Apps: Once you have connected the Samsung Blu-ray player to your home network, you gain access to Smart Apps. Smart Apps lets you download for pay or free-of-charge applications and services to the Samsung BD-H6500. You can enjoy a variety of content from various downloaded applications; such as videos, music, photos, games, and news. Smart Apps has a growing collection of pay and free-of-charge online applications that connect you to some of your favorite online content. Visit Samsung's App Store for a complete list of available Samsung Apps.
Note: The Link Service Accounts function lets you link your player to your accounts with Internet services (such as Twitter, Facebook, etc.) 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 by entering a URL address or entering 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. The Web Browser provides two types of browsing; Pointer Browsing and Link Browsing.
Note: The Web Browser is not compatible with Java applications. E-commerce, for purchasing products online is not supported. ActiveX is not supported.
Cloud Service: Cloud service saves user content such as music, video, and photo files on an online server . You are able to send non-copyrighted music, videos, and photos from a connected USB device or disc loaded in the Blu-ray player to a Cloud service (such as DropBox/SkyDrive) or network device over your home network and internet connection. You are then able to play these same music, video, and photo files from the Cloud or your network device through the Blu-ray player.
AllShare Services: The Samsung Blu-ray player offers AllShare Cast screen mirroring and AllShare/DLNA wireless media streaming.
Note: For AllShare/DLNA, Windows PCs with XP and Vista installed require Samsung's PC Share Manager software, which can be downloaded for free from the Samsung Download Center. 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-H6500 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.
Compact Design: The Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray player features a sleek compact design with a distinctive rounded corner and matte black finish that complements almost any room.
Smart Hub Menu: The Blu-ray player features Smart Hub, an interactive on-screen menu system. With Smart Hub, you can surf the web, download applications, and stay in touch with family and friends through social networking services. In addition, you can enjoy photo, video & music files stored on external storage devices. The new Smart Hub interface organizes your entertainment and content into seven convenient sections.
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 (11.7 seconds in normal mode). In Quick Start mode, it takes approximately 17.1 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback (25.3 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 2014 Energy Star criteria for energy use. See energystar.gov for more information.
Remote Support: The Samsung Remote Support service offers you one-on-one support with a Samsung Technician who can remotely diagnose the Blu-ray player, adjust its settings, perform a factory reset, and install recommended firmware updates; the player must be connected to your home network and the Internet.
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 + Auto Power Off: 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 and other manufacturer 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.
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): Anynet+ is a convenient feature that offers HDMI-linked operation with other Anynet+ Samsung products and HDMI-CEC compliant components; and control those products (up to 12) with one Samsung remote control.
Photos show detail of back of item. [ MICHAEL Dec 06, 2015 ]
optical audio output [ william Dec 05, 2015 ]
Michael, I don't understand your question, if you could explain it further. Are you asking about the remote control? It works like every other remote. [ Michael Aug 20, 2015 ]
I Couldn't find any info in the manual regarding whether the remote is IR or RF, but when I tried operating it from an adjoining room it didn't work so I assume it's IR. Crutchfield has an IR repeater (Sanus ELM501) to be able to put your equipment in a hidden location as you're wanting to do. That particular model will allow you to control up to 4 components. [ Brian David Aug 19, 2015 ]
It is IR, not RF. [ Dennis Aug 19, 2015 ]
Yes, it works just fine with Amazon Prime. [ LOUIS Jul 04, 2015 ]
Yes, if properly configured. [ Kenneth Jul 03, 2015 ]
This model has Amazon Prime Instant Video. [ Howard Jul 03, 2015 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Jul 05, 2015 ] Staff
yes [ jerry Nov 01, 2015 ]
yes, Picture quality will be greatly improve. [ MARK May 15, 2015 ]
You should just connect it, and see what happens. I don't know that TV and didn't need to adjust anything with my BD-H6500. The player & TV work together to provide the right signal. I doubt you need to change any setting and if you do, all the features & spec's are on the remote. [ Michael Dec 23, 2014 ]