Disc & USB Compatibility
Disc & USB Compatibility
Disc Compatibility: The Samsung BD-H6500 Blu-ray disc player is compatible with
many disc types.
||BD-ROM, BD-3D, BD-R, BD-RE
||DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
||CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW
is a next-generation, optical disc format the enables the ultimate
high-definition entertainment experience. Blu-ray disc provides these key
features and advantages
- 1080p Video Resolution: Blu-ray disc delivers full
1080p video resolution to provide pristine picture quality.
- 25GB/50GB Capacity: Blu-ray disc offers up to 5x the
capacity of standard DVDs; 25GB for single layer disc and 50GB for dual
- 7.1ch Audio: Blu-ray disc provides as many as 7.1
channels of native, uncompressed surround sound for crystal-clear audio
- Enhanced Interactivity: Enjoy such capabilities as
seamless menu navigation, bonus features, and network/internet connectivity.
- DVD Compatible: Blu-ray disc players enable you to
continue to view and enjoy your existing DVD library.
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.
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
File Type & Description
||MP3 (.mp3): up
to 320 kbps bit-rate
WMA (.wma): 5-355 kbps bit-rate
1920 x 1080 max resolution
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.
- 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.
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
Dolby Digital and
DTS surround processors; multi-channel PCM
Dolby Digital Plus,
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
- Dolby Digital Plus: Dolby Digital Plus was developed as
an extension to Dolby Digital. The audio coding technology supports 7.1
channel surround sound. Dolby Digital Plus also includes the standard Dolby
Digital bit stream and is compatible with all current Dolby Digital
processors using the Optical digital output.
- Dolby TrueHD: Dolby TrueHD is a lossless coding
technology that supports up to 8 channels of multi-channel surround sound
for the next generation optical discs. The reproduced sound is true to the
original source bit-for-bit.
- DTS-HD High Resolution Audio:
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
supports a maximum sampling frequency of 96 kHz, and 7.1 multi-channel
surround. DTS-HD High Resolution Audio has a maximum transmission rate of 6
Mbps, with a lossy compression.
- DTS-HD Master Audio:
DTS-HD Master Audio has a maximum transmission rate of 24.5 Mbps
and uses lossless compression (Lossless), and DTS-HD Master Audio
corresponds to a maximum sampling frequency of 192 kHz, and maximum of
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
||up to 7.1ch
||up to 7.1ch
||Dolby Digital Plus
Audio Adjustments: The Blu-ray disc player provides the
following audio adjustments.
- 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.
- DTS Neo:6 Mode: You can enjoy multichannel sound via
the HDMI output from a 2 channel audio source.
- 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.
- Audio Sync: In some cases when the player is connected
to a TV, the audio signal may not synchronize with the video signal. If this
occurs, adjust the audio delay time to match the video signal. You can set
the audio delay time between 0 msec and 200 msec.
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
SHAPE Multiroom Compatible: The Blu-ray Player easily integrates into
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
WiFi Direct: When using
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
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.
- Movies & TV Shows: Watch movies and TV shows on
Amazon Instant Video, &
CinemaNow; plus trailers and snippets from a variety of video apps (like
- Music/Radio: Listen to online music and internet radio
Amazon Cloud Player, &
vTuner, plus more.
- Social Networks: Share your thoughts and comments about
a program on the air through social networking services, like
You can post messages and comments in the same manner as you would
using a computer. You also get access to
- News & Weather: Includes apps that provide information
content; such as news ( USA
Today, weather ( AccuWeather),
and many more.
- Sports + Fitness: Variety of Fitness apps to help you
stay healthy, plus Sports apps (like
MLB.TV) to keep you up to date on scores.
- Education & Kids: A recommended
list for applications and content that is suitable for children; including
education-based programs, cartoons, and games.
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.
- Pointer Browsing: When you launch the browser for the first time,
Pointer Browsing is active. If you are using a mouse to navigate in the Web
Browser, leave Pointer Browsing active.
- Link Browsing: If you are using your remote to navigate in the
Web Browser, replace Pointer Browsing with Link Browsing. Link Browsing
moves a highlight from one link to the next in the Web Browser and is much
faster than Pointer Browsing if you are using your remote.
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.
- AllShare Cast Screen Mirroring: AllShare Cast is a
proprietary "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the
display from your compatible AllShare Cast Samsung mobile device through the Blu-ray player and to your TV. This allows you to view
pictures and videos that are playing on your compatible Samsung smartphone or
tablet on your TV screen. No wireless router or access point required.
- 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 7/8 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: 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.
- Play Disc: Lets you play photos, videos, or music content from an
inserted CD, DVD, or Blu-ray disc.
- Movies & TV Shows: Purchase and watch movies and TV shows from an
online service provider. You can browse content by Favorites, Featured,
Movies, TV Shows, Trailers, or Trending.
- Multimedia: Play back photo, video, and music files from an
external USB or network storage device.
- Apps: Apps offers an extensive collection of free and paid news, sports,
weather, and entertainment content you can directly download to and enjoy on
your TV. The Apps menu has a number of sub-menus including Most Popular,
What's new, and Categories to narrow down your search.
- My Apps: Gives you quicker access to the applications you've
- Screen Mirroring: Activates screen mirroring from your compatible
- Settings: Give you access to the player's audio, video, network,
and other system settings.
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
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
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
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