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Samsung BD-D5700

Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi®

15 Reviews

Item # 305BDD5700

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Our take on the Samsung BD-D5700

The Internet isn't just for computers anymore. The web-savvy BD-5700 is what Samsung calls a "Smart" Blu-ray player, with built-in apps that let you stream music and video from some of the most popular online sources. And it has built-in Wi-Fi®, so it's ready to go right out of the box — no additional cables are needed to connect to your wireless network. Oh yeah, it also plays Blu-ray discs, so your movie nights with be filled with incredibly lifelike images and master-quality surround sound.

The Internet isn't just for computers anymore. The web-savvy BD-5700 is what Samsung calls a "Smart" Blu-ray player, with built-in apps that let you stream music and video from some of the most popular online sources. And it has built-in Wi-Fi®, so it's ready to go right out of the box — no additional cables are needed to connect to your wireless network. Oh yeah, it also plays Blu-ray discs, so your movie nights with be filled with incredibly lifelike images and master-quality surround sound.

Netflix®, YouTube™, and other online options
If you're a fan of Netflix, YouTube, or PANDORA® Internet radio, you can use the 'D5700 to stream your favorite movies and music via your broadband Internet connection. Plus the AllShare™ feature allows you to stream content from a compatible computer on your home network, so you can enjoy music, watch videos, or browse pictures using your TV and audio/video system.

Play DVDs and CDs, too
In addition to playing Blu-ray discs, the 'D5700 handles just about any other disc you may have. Pop in a classic from your DVD collection, or enjoy your favorite music CD. It also plays discs you've burned, including those filled with MP3 tunes and JPEG digital photos.

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Key Features:

  • plays standard Blu-ray discs, DVDs, and CDs
  • Internet-ready — plays TV shows, movies, music and social media updates from a number of sources, including Netflix, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, PANDORA®, and more (subscription required for Netflix service)
  • Smart TV™ web apps let you sample the Internet on your TV
  • built-in Wi-Fi® to link to a wireless network
  • free Samsung remote app lets you use your iPod touch®, iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ device as a Wi-Fi remote
  • BD-Live Ready — requires USB memory drive
  • streams photos/videos/music from a compatible DLNA-enabled Windows® PC
  • remote control
Technical Specs:
  • selectable video resolution up to 1080p via HDMI output
  • video upconversion for DVD (via HDMI)
  • built-in audio decoding for Dolby® Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS
  • high-resolution audio can be decoded in the player or in your compatible receiver (HDMI connection required)
  • video outputs include composite video and HDMI
  • audio outputs include stereo and optical digital
  • Ethernet port for Internet connectivity
  • USB port for storing downloaded BD-Live material
  • 16-15/16"W x 1-11/16"H x 9-3/4"D
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Single-disc Blu-ray disc player
  • AK59-00123A wireless remote control
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 4' Composite AV cable
  • User Manual
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Online Product Registration information
  • "Important: Player Update Information" note
  • Pandora brochure
  • Blockbuster brochure

Samsung BD-D5700 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(15 Reviews)

Terrible Networking

JoeM FL from Port Charlotte, FL on 5/3/2012

I purchased this on 12/30/2011 for the purpose of watching Netflix and listening to Pandora. Watching movies with dvd disc's was excellent. When I started watching Netflix, I started to get allot of buffering via WiFi My wife and daughter got so annoyed that they watched their netflix programming using the Wii player (no problems their). I tested the player some more by using Pandora, but after playing about 4 songs, it would stop (either buffer or freeze). Because I threw the packaging away, and had the player for over a month, I dealt directly with Samsung. I sent the player in to Samsung for repair after failed troubleshooting attempts at home. When I received the Player back, it was cosmetically in worse condition, and the internet connection was worse. Now instead of buffering, Netflix and Pandora would simply freeze (terrible Samsung repair service). Samsung agreed to exchange this for the BD-E5700/ZA. This new player also had wifi connectivity problems, so I called their Executive Customer Relations department for a refund. It's 5/3/2012, Samsung has their player, and Samsung has processed and Mailed my refund. Will now look for another brand Blu-ray with WiFi.

Pros: Thin and blays Blu-Ray disc just fine

Cons: WiFi internet connectivity.

Would buy it again

Anonymous from Louisville, KY on 4/12/2012

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This Blu Ray Player meets all my expectations which were pretty simple...the price was good to, thanks to Crutchfield. It was easy to connect and link to my Polk Sound Bar 3000. I have referenced the Samsung website as needed and that was helpful too. The picture is great! I have been watching all my movies, seemingly, for the first time...catching things I never noticed before with my old DVD player and TV. The Blu Ray is connected to a new Samsung TV which has been awesome too. Got rid of cable, went to Netflix (also purchased an HD antenna) which has trouble streaming at times...not sure if that is a Blu Ray player issue or Netflix and/or router issue. Overall I recommend this product but only give it 4 stars bc of the streaming issue. After talking with Crutchfield advisor is seems the router I am connected to has plenty of bandwidth and is of high quality...still working on it. I purchased an extender for the router but still problems streaming.

Pros: simple set, design, controls....meets basic needs plus more...price

Cons: possible streaming issues

Slow disc startup. Very bad for Netflix streaming

Don from Chicago,IL on 3/22/2012

This is my first Blue-ray. It is very slow to read a disc. Sometimes I have to eject it and restart it. Netflix streaming is worse. Sometimes the audio and video are out of sync or it's choppy. Lately I get a light blue screen and have to pull the plug and power it up to get it to work. Also, sometimes I have audio but no video and I have to do the same. I am going to go back to using my Wii for Neflix streaming. I never had these problems before.

Pros: Good picture.

Cons: Slow disc startup. Very bad for Netflix streaming. Recommend using other devices for streaming. Tired of unplugging all the time.


Kevin from Richmond Va. on 3/22/2012

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Pros: User friendly

Cons: Does not sync with my Samsung sound bar, has to use my sound bar remote. Need more FREE Samsung apps.

Terrible for Netflix. Wireless AND Hardwire Direct Connection FAIL

Matt from California on 2/25/2012

Let me start out by saying this. Haven't used the Blue Ray part of it much, so this review will not really touch on that. The cost of the disks themselves are too prohibitive. However, if this player grabs your eye due to the "Netflix/Youtube Streaming" then buyer beware is all I can say. I am very competent with networking, having held multiple jobs troubleshooting various devices. I had originally set this up for wireless, and needless to say was very disappointed. Even with a static assigned IP address, port-forwarding enabled, AND firewall from router shut off (Linksys WRT54G) still received stuttering, lagging, and generally poor performance. Would have to reboot the player multiple times to get through a single movie. After getting frustrated with a wireless setup, I decided to run a hard wire / direct modem connection to the player via brand new ethernet cabling. Would get maybe 5-10 minutes through the movie and kept getting "Network interference has occurred, please try again later." This is with a direct modem connection. Same buffering/lag problems also would occur with this same connection. If you have another Netflix enabled device such as an Xbox or PS3 I would highly advise you use that. I have hooked my sons Xbox up to the same exact cabling, and even added a router and switch to my home network and guess what...No problems what-so-ever. I have always liked Samsung products, but after purchasing this I will be very careful to purchase anything from them.

Pros: None

Cons: Everything


Dhutch from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on 2/20/2012

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I have my house Samsung smart. It is great to have all my video in different rooms working together under one name. With the Samsung BD-D5770 internet access really was a no-brainer... though I sort of miss the challenge of other equipment I owned once.

Pros: Everything!

Cons: None!

Great DVD

Mike from Fairax, VA on 2/14/2012

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I'm really happy with this DVD player. The user interface is very well done and easy to use, even for the internet connection. It is connected to my video switch via an HDMI cable, so I get all of the great video and sound from it.

Pros: Spins up the DVD very quickly. Great picture and sound quality.


Floyd in Crystal River

Poor results with Netflick from Crystal river, Fl on 2/4/2012

Purchases unit September 2011. Used first to play DVD's from Netflick. Decided to go with Netflick using Wi-Fi. Initially had a few drop-outs (rebuffering and re-starts)during the first few weeks. Drop-outs got progressive worse so i contacted my cable company provider - after some diagnosis, confirm problem was not the cable service. Went to Netflick and they were not able to offer much help. All technical discussions centered about the "wireless" connection from my router. Hook unit up with Cat5 cable directly to router. No imporvements! Back to Netflick and was informed that this Samsung Blueray had some firmware issues in connected with Netflick servers. Back to Samsung, acknowledge problems with firmware and an update would be available soon! How soon - could not get an answer. In the meantime, to successdful watch a movie on Netflick, be prepared for 10 to 30 disconnects. I plan to ask for my money back on this unit! Not worth the price and hassle to keep it playing. Please note the the Samsung tech walked me through a "cold start" which was suppose to fix the problem - It did not!!

Pros: No problem with playing DVD's good quality picture and sound - however, this may be more attributed to the TV than the DVD player. Have not played a BlueRay yet?? Easy to set up with wireless or cat5 cable.

Cons: Lousy/worhtless for movie streaming from Netflick.

Good Buy

Anonymous from Angleton, TX on 1/30/2012

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I'm happy with my buy. Works just like they said it would. I use it mainly for Netflix and the app works great. Sometimes it is a little slow to load things but I have it setup on wi-fi. I got it on discount and I don't think I would have paid full price for it. A really good buy if you can get it at a discounted price

Pros: A lot of apps Works well on wi-fi (even if it is a little slow at times) Sleek design Cool integration from your computer to the dvd player plays dvd and blue-ray

Cons: Remote is very unsightly Response time from remote to device can be annoying

Very Pleased

darney53 from Chicago, IL on 1/28/2012

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Glad I purchased the BD5700, first blue ray player. Loasds fast smart function flawless price incredible. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

Pros: Does what it is advertised to do

Cons: none

Samsung BD-D5700

ectjr from palm coast, fl on 10/27/2011

great player, easy wi fi set up. some users complain about buffering issues, it is because of there router. if you dont have a high quality router with dual band it can not keep with with neflix content and almost impossible with hd content.

Pros: picture quality spot on, wi fi is great

Cons: the unit itself is a little slow to load the apps, but otherwise it is okay

great as a bluray...dont buy for other features

excelon72 from lafayette,nj on 10/27/2011

samsung makes even browsing hulu tedious. like motorola does with androids, samsung butchers my beloved hulu until i hate it too, the web browsing is awful and i cant comment on the wifi as i went through the trouble of hardwiring my entertainment center with a switch.

Pros: quick loading, great bluray player, small, good looking all the needed inputs.

Cons: browsing, hulu interface,netflix interface.

Great multimedia / multichannel device

Christopher from Chicago, IL on 9/28/2011

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I purchased this item on 9/23/11, and received it and hooked it up yesterday (9/27). It was very easy to hook up and install. The opening screen guides you through a basic setup. Networking (wireless) setup is very easy. The item needed two software upgrades, and a software installation for the Internet content / applications. So far, I am very impressed with the setup, upgrades, and watching Netflix. The image quality is excellent--outputing to a Toshiba 32" 720p display. Highly recommended!



Wi-Fi Failure

Pedro from New Hampshire on 8/28/2011

Bought this because I wanted wi-fi capability to stream video. Found that it is very fussy, takes 4 or more attempts to connect to netflix, then experiences highly aggravating rebuffering and "retrieving" interruptions every 10 minutes. I could never get it to connect to and access files on the PC. Its Apps selection is way behind the curve. Warranty is weak. Don't buy.



Samsung BD-D5700

Rhys from Sun City, CA on 6/3/2011

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For simply playing discs, this unit is as good as they get. But FORGET trying to access anything on your home computer or LAN! Configuring this player to work with a LAN is a nightmare! And then, even if you can get it to recognize your computer, you must install a humongous software app (AllShare) on your computer to make it compatible with this player.




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Features and Specs

Surround Sound Decoding Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
4K Ultra HD
3D Capable No
Internet Movie Streaming Blockbuster/Hulu+/Netflix/Vudu
Built-in Wi-Fi N/A
DLNA Certified Audio
Smartphone App Control No
DVD Video Upconversion 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Multibrand Remote Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
CD-R Capable Yes
CD-R/W Capable Yes
SACD Playback No
DVD-Audio Playback No
Digital Optical Output 1
Digital Coaxial Output None
HDMI Outputs 1
HDMI Version 1.4
Ethernet Ports 1
Analog Audio Outputs Stereo
1080p Video Output Yes
Component Video Outputs None
RS-232C Port None

Product Research

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

Disc Compatibility

Disc Compatibility: The Samsung BD-D5700 Blu-ray disc player is compatible with many disc types.

Disc TypeDisc Description
Blu-ray BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE

Blu-ray Disc Overview: Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a new 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 5.1 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-D5700 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 in four ways - Internet, USB, Disc, or Downloaded file.

Note: The tested Samsung Blu-ray player contained firmware version 2011/08/05_001015 (as of 11/21/2011). Visit theSamsung Download Center for the latest Firmware/Software updates.

AVCHD: AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) is a high definition digital video camera format used to record in high definition or standard definition on DVD, using an efficient data compression coding technology. The format is designed to compress video and audio (Dolby Digital or Linear PCM) data, enabling a high definition video signal shot on a digital video camera recorder to be recorded on DVD discs, in the same way as it would be for a standard definition signal.

DivX: The Samsung BD-D5700 supports DivX (v.3.11/4.x/5.1/6.0)playback from DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW discs. The unit supports DivX video with a resolution up to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

MPEG Playback: The Samsung Blu-ray disc player supports playback of MPEG (1-2) video files recorded on BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, and DVD-R discs.

JPEG Playback: The Samsung Blu-ray disc player supports playback of JPEG still image files recorded onto a CD-R/RW, DVD-or RW. JPEG images can be displayed as a slide show. Individual still images can be zoomed (up to 4x) or rotated (clockwise/counter-clockwise).

MP3/WMA Playback:The BD-D5700 supports MP3 (up to 320 kbps) and WMA (5-384 kbps) audio file playback from CD-R/RW and DVD-R/RW discs. The player provides Playlist, Repeat (Track/All), and Shuffle playback functions for MP3/WMA audio files.

Video Features

Video Connections: The Samsung BD-D5700 is equipped with High Definition video output (HDMI) and one standard definition video output (composite).

  • HDMI: 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.
  • Composite Video: The Blu-ray disc player also features a single composite video output. The composite video output resolution is always 480i when playing Blu-ray Disc or DVD.

Video Up-conversion: When connected to your TV using the HDMI output, the BD-D5700 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.

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-D5700 can pass the signal in its native form, without converting the video.

Deep Color: Deep Color allows more accurate color reproduction with deep color depth. The BD-D5700 must be connected to a Deep Color compatible TV via HDMI for this feature to function.

Progressive Mode: The Samsung Blu-ray disc player provides a Progressive mode to improve picture quality when viewing a DVD movie.

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-D5700 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.

  • Normal: Suitable for most viewing applications.
  • Movie: Suitable for watching movies.
  • Dynamic: Increases sharpness.
  • User: Lets you adjust the sharpness and noise reduction function manually.

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 Features

Dolby Digital/DTS Surround Decoding: The BD-D5700 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. These decoded signals can also be output as multi-channel PCM from the HDMI jack.

Digital Audio Output: You can set the unit's Digital Output (HDMI or Optical) to match the capabilities of your connected AV receiver.

  • PCM: Choose if you have connected an HDMI supported AV receiver.
  • Bitstream (Unprocessed):Select if you have connected an HDMI supported AV receiver with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding capabilities.
  • Bitstream (Re-encode DTS): Choose if you have connected an AV receiver using a Digital Optical input that can decode DTS.
  • Bitstream (Re-encode DD): Select if you don't have an HDMI supported AV receiver, but have an AV receiver with Dolby Digital decoding capabilities.

Digital Output/Surround Mode Chart:

Setup/ConnectionPCMBitstream (Re-encode)Bitstream (Unprocessed)
HDMIOpticalHDMI or OpticalHDMIOptical
Blu-ray Audio StreamPCMup to 7.1chPCM 2chDolby Digital/DTS re-encodedPCMPCM 2ch
Dolby Digitalup to 5.1chPCM 2chDolby Digital/DTS re-encodedDolby Digital Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plusup to 7.1chPCM 2chDolby Digital/DTS re-encodedDolby Digital PlusDolby Digital
Dolby TrueHDup to 7.1chPCM 2chDolby Digital/DTS re-encodedDolby TrueHDDolby Digital
DTSup to 6.1chPCM 2chDolby Digital/DTS re-encodedDTSDTS
DTS-HD HRAup to 7.1chPCM 2chDolby Digital/DTS re-encodedDTS-HD HRADTS
DTS-HD HD MAup to 7.1chPCM 2chDolby Digital/DTS re-encodedDTS-HD MADTS
DVD Audio StreamPCMPCM 2chPCM 2chPCM 2chPCM 2chPCM 2ch
Dolby Digitalup to 5.1chPCM 2chDolby DigitalDolby DigitalDolby Digital
DTSup to 6.1chPCM 2chDTSDTSDTS

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.

Downmixing Mode: You can select how the unit will downmix multi-channel audio into fewer channels.

  • Normal Stereo: Downmixes the multi-channel audio into two channel stereo. Choose when connected to equipment that does not support virtual surround functions, such as Dolby Pro Logic.
  • Surround Compatible: Dowmixes multi-channel audio into surround compatible stereo. Choose when connected to equipment that supports virtual surround functions, such as Dolby Pro Logic.

Audio Outputs: The Samsung Blu-ray disc player features both analog and digital audio outputs.

  • Digital Audio Output: The Blu-ray disc player features an optical digital 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.
  • Analog Audio: There is a pair of stereo RCA outputs for simply connecting to your television.

USB/Network Functions

USB Port: The Samsung Blu-ray disc player features a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows playback of MP3 (up to 320 kbps)/WMA (5-384 kbps) audio files, JPEG still image files, and DivX (up to 1920 x 1080) video files stored on a USB storage 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.

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 (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.

Smart Hub: Once you have connected the BD-D5700 to your home network, you can start using Samsung's Smart Hub interactive menu system. With Smart Hub, you can stream audio/video content from select Internet sites, access various pay or free-of-charge applications, and view them on your TV. Application content includes news, sports, weather forecasts, stock market quotes, maps, photos, and games. The Smart Hub offers the following on-screen menu functions.

  • Commercial: Displays the Smart Hub Guide - an introduction to the player and new application introductions.
  • Your Video: Provides recommendations for on-line movies based on your tastes. Once you have selected a movie from the recommendation list, you can select which VOD (video-on-demand) provider to use.
  • Search: Provides an integrated search for your video providers and connected All Share devices.
  • Samsung Apps: You can download various for play or free-of-charge application services.
  • Recommended: Displays recommended contents and apps managed by Samsung.
  • My Applications: Display your personal gallery of applications which you can add to, modify, and delete.

Note: You must setup a user name and password to activate Smart Hub.

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 Blockbuster, TV shows from Hulu Plus, videos from YouTube, Next Level sports information from ESPN, 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.

  • What's New: Displays newly registered applications.
  • Video: Displays apps that provide video media - such as movies, TV shows, and short length videos. You can access Netflix (2ch), HuluPlus, Blockbuster, Vudu, YouTube, etc..
  • Game: Displays various game apps - such as Monopoly, Sudoku, and Chess.
  • Sports: Displays apps that provide sports content - such as game results, images, and highlights. You can access ESPN, Associated Press, and USA Today.
  • Lifestyle: Includes apps that provide lifestyle media services - such as music (Pandora/Napster/Vtuner), personal photo management tools (Picasa), and social networking - like Facebook and Twitter.
  • Information: Includes apps that provide information content - such as news, financial information, stock quotes, and weather.
  • Other: Includes other miscellaneous apps.
  • My Account: Displays the application list and your cyber cash balance.
  • Help: For questions about Samsung Apps.

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.

AllShare/DLNA Certified: The Samsung Blu-ray disc player's AllShare function, along with its DLNA Certification allow you to watch videos (DivX), photos (JPEG), and listen to music (MP3) 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 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-D5700 features an Ethernet port and built-in WiFi to connect to the internet via your home network, and features USB (type-A) port for additional storage.

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.

Convenience Features

Touch-Sensitive Controls: The Blu-ray disc player features front-panel touch-sensitive controls for simple operation.

Ultra-Fast Play: Ultra Fast Play 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 7.6 seconds. It takes approximately 35.1 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback.

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.

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.

Dimmer:The unit's display offers three dimmer settings - Automatic, Dim, and Bright. The Automatic setting automatically dims the display during playback and brightens the display when stopped.

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.

Remote Control

Multi-brand Remote: The supplied remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions on multiple brand TVs. Once programmed, the remote controls the TV's power on/off, input select, volume up/down, channel up/down, and mute. The remote's playback buttons glow in the dark so its easier to use late at night.

Note: This remote control has Braille points on the Power, Channel, and Volume buttons for the visually impaired.

Anynet+:Anynet+ is an AV network system that enables compatible Samsung components connected by HDMI cables to transfer command codes along with video and audio signals.

Note: Anynet+ supports up to 12 A/V devices in total. You can only connect up to 3 devices of the same type

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