Disc Compatibility: The Samsung BD-D6500 3D Blu-ray disc player is compatible with
many disc types.
|Disc Type ||Disc Description |
||BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE |
| DVD ||DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW |
|CD ||CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW |
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
- 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
- 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-D6500 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
Note: The tested Samsung Blu-ray player contained firmware version
2011/08/05_001015 (as of 11/21/2011). Visit the
Samsung 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
DivX: The Samsung BD-D6500
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 3D 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 3D 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-D6500 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 Connections: The Samsung BD-D6500 is equipped with
High Definition video outputs (HDMI, Component) and one standard definition
video output (composite).
- HDMI: The Samsung 3D 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.
- Component Video: The Samsung Blu-ray disc player
features a single component video output. When playing Blu-ray the
resolution can be set to 480i, 480p, 720p, or 1080i; when playing DVD the
resolution can be set to 480i or 480p.
- 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-D6500
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
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-D6500 can pass the
signal in its native form, without converting the video.
Full HD 3D: The Samsung BD-D6500 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
- Auto: You can choose whether to watch a 3D Blu-ray disc
in 3D or 2D mode before playing a 3D Blu-ray disc. It is automatically
played in 2D mode if your TV cannot support 3D contents.
- 3D: The 3D Blu-ray disc is played in 3D mode at all
times. The original video signal of the 3D image is displayed without any
conversion. If a TV cannot support 3D Blu-ray discs, the playing screen will be
- 2D: The 3D Blu-ray disc is played in 2D mode at all
times. Choose this to view a picture without 3D effects or when a TV cannot
support 3D Blu-ray discs.
Deep Color: Deep Color allows more accurate color reproduction with
deep color depth. The BD-D6500 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 3D image.
TV Aspect: You can adjust
the video output of the BD-D6500 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
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-D6500 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
Digital Audio Output: You can set the unit's Digital
Output (HDMI or Optical) to match the capabilities of your connected AV
- 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
- Bitstream (Re-encode DTS): Choose if you have connected and
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
Digital Output/Surround Mode Chart:
| Setup/Connection || PCM
|| Bitstream (Re-encode) || Bitstream
| HDMI || Optical || HDMI or Optical || HDMI || Optical |
Audio Stream || PCM ||up to 7.1ch ||PCM 2ch ||Dolby Digital/DTS re-encoded ||PCM ||PCM 2ch |
| Dolby Digital ||up to 5.1ch ||PCM 2ch ||Dolby Digital/DTS re-encoded ||Dolby Digital ||Dolby Digital |
| Dolby Digital Plus ||up to 7.1ch ||PCM 2ch ||Dolby Digital/DTS re-encoded ||Dolby Digital Plus ||Dolby Digital |
| Dolby TrueHD ||up to 7.1ch ||PCM 2ch ||Dolby Digital/DTS re-encoded ||Dolby TrueHD ||Dolby Digital |
| DTS ||up to 6.1ch ||PCM 2ch ||Dolby Digital/DTS re-encoded ||DTS ||DTS |
| DTS-HD HRA ||up to 7.1ch ||PCM 2ch ||Dolby Digital/DTS re-encoded ||DTS-HD HRA ||DTS |
| DTS-HD HD MA ||up to 7.1ch ||PCM 2ch ||Dolby Digital/DTS re-encoded ||DTS-HD MA ||DTS |
| DVD Audio
Stream || PCM ||PCM 2ch ||PCM 2ch ||PCM 2ch ||PCM 2ch ||PCM 2ch |
Digital ||up to 5.1ch ||PCM 2ch ||Dolby Digital ||Dolby Digital ||Dolby Digital |
| DTS ||up to 6.1ch ||PCM 2ch ||DTS ||DTS ||DTS |
DTS Neo:6: DTS Neo:6 lets you enjoy multi-channel sound from a simple
2-channel audio source. You can select from the following modes - Cinema, Music,
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 3D 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 Port: The Samsung 3D Blu-ray disc player features a
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 3D 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
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-D6500 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
- 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,
Note: You must setup a user name and password to activate Smart
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
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 www.samsung.com.
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-D7500 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.
Stylish Design: The Samsung
BD-D6500 features a slim, simple, stylish design with a high-gloss black finish and an integrated blue disc lighting effect. The 3D
Blu-ray disc player also includes front-panel touch-sensitive controls for
simple operation. In addition, the player is fitted with a slot-loading
("inhaler-type") disc mechanism.
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
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.
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