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Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi®
Item # 305BDE5400 | MFR # BDE5400
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Our take on the Samsung BD-E5400 by Crutchfield's David Brown
Big features from a small player
Here's an easy and cost-effective way to make any HDTV look its best. The ultra-compact Samsung BD-E5400 is perfect for adding Blu-ray capabilities to your bedroom, kitchen or basement HDTVs. This small player won't take up much space while delivering fantastic 1080p picture and Dolby Digital® sound to bring movies to life, whether you enjoy stunning picture quality in the bedroom or high-resolution surround sound in your home theater.
Built-in Wi-Fi for streaming Netflix
Beyond Blu-ray, the 'E5400 features built-in Wi-Fi, so you can enjoy streaming movies and shows from Netflix®, VUDU™, and CinemaNow®, as well as YouTube™ videos. So even those TVs beyond the reach of a cable or satellite box can have access to a virtually unlimited amount of entertainment. Plus, if you've got a networked PC or a Samsung wireless device, you can stream music, photos and video to the 'E5400 using Samsung's AllShare™ network and DLNA streaming. A rear-panel USB port lets you plug in external hard drives and thumb drives for even more viewing and listening options. Any TV in the house can be instantly converted to a multimedia hub with this small, streamlined player.
What's in the Box:
- Single-disc Blu-ray disc player
- Remote control (AK59-00146A)
- 2 "AAA" batteries
- User Manual
- "Important: Player Update Information" note
- Pandora brochure
- Netflix brochure
- plays Blu-ray discs, DVDs, CDs and rewriteable discs
- built-in Wi-Fi for playing TV shows and movies from Netflix, VUDU, and CinemaNow (subscriptions required) as well as YouTube
- mini-chassis design is ultra-compact
- stream photos/videos/music from a compatible DLNA-enabled Windows® PC
- BD-Live and BonusView support for added bonus features with compatible discs (requires external USB storage device)
- remote control with dedicated Netflix and Pandora buttons
- plays Region A Blu-ray discs and Region 1 DVDs
- selectable video resolution up to 1080p, with video upconversion for DVD
- built-in audio decoding for Dolby® Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS®, and DTS-HD Master Audio
- rear USB port for use with external hard drives and thumb drives
- HDMI output
- dimensions: 10-5/8"W x 1-9/16"H x 8-15/16"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Surround Sound Decoding||
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
|4K Ultra HD||No|
|Internet Movie Streaming||Netflix,Vudu,CinemaNow,You|
|Smartphone App Control||No|
|DVD Video Upconversion||720p, 1080i, 1080p|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Digital Optical Output||None|
|Digital Coaxial Output||None|
|Analog Audio Outputs||None|
|1080p Video Output||Yes|
|Component Video Outputs||None|
Disc Compatibility: The Samsung BD-E5400 Blu-ray disc player is compatible with many disc types.
|Disc Type||Disc Description|
|Blu-ray||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 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 7.1 channel PCM.
- Greater Storage Capacity: What makes Blu-ray Disc's superior picture and sound possible is the much higher storage capacity of Blu-ray Disc discs. A single-layer Blu-ray Disc can hold 25 gigabytes of data, over five times the amount a standard DVD can hold. Dual-layer Blu-ray Discs hold 50 gigabytes, which equates to nine hours of High Definition or 23 hours of Standard Definition video, plus high-resolution multi-channel audio and the added features and material that require multiple discs with 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-E5400 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-E5400WWB-1004.3 (as of 1/2/2013). There was an immediate firmware version update available (BSP-E5400WWB-1006.0). Visit the Samsung Download Center for the latest Firmware/Software updates.
Video File Support: The Samsung BD-E5400 Blu-ray disc player supports the following video files recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, and DVD-R discs.
|Video Codec||Resolution||Audio Codec|
|AVI (.avi)||1920 x 1080||MP3, Dolby Digital, DTS, WMA, PCM|
|MKV (.mkv)||1920 x 1080||MP3, Dolby Digital, DTS|
|WMV9 (.wmv)||1920 x 1080||WMA|
|MP4 (.mp4)||1920 x 1080||AAC|
|MPEG1/MPEG 2 (.mpg/.mpeg)||1920 x 1080||MP1, MP2, Dolby Digital, DTS|
Music File Support: The Samsung BD-E5400 Blu-ray disc player supports the following music files recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, and CD-R/RW discs.
|Audio Codec||Sampling Rates (kHz)||Bitrate (kbps)|
|MP3 (.mp3)||N/A||up to 320 kbps|
|WMA (.wma)||8, 11, 16, 22, 32, 44.1, or 48||5-384|
Photo File Support: The Samsung BD-E5400 Blu-ray disc player supports JPEG still-image files recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, and CD-R/RW discs.
HDMI ver.1.3: The Samsung Blu-ray player is equipped with an HDMI (v.1.3) output. HDMI simplifies A/V connections by carrying video and digital audio all in one cable. The HDMI output resolution can be set to 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i or 1080p when playing a DVD or Blu-ray Disc; also 1080/24p when playing a compatible BD.
Note: The Blu-ray player provides no analog video or audio outputs.
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-E5400 can pass the signal in its native form, without converting the video.
Video Up-conversion: When connected to your TV using the HDMI output, the BD-E5400 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.
Progressive Mode: The Samsung Blu-ray disc player provides a Progressive mode to improve picture quality when viewing a DVD movie.
Deep Color: Deep Color allows more accurate color reproduction with deep color depth. The BD-E5400 must be connected to a Deep Color compatible TV via HDMI for this feature to function.
x.v.Color: The BD-E5400 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-E5400 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-E5400 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 coaxial or HDMI input.
Surround Mode Chart: You can set the unit's HDMI output to match the capabilities of your connected AV receiver.
|Disc Type||Audio Stream|
|PCM||Bitstream (Unprocessed)||Bitstream (Re-encode)|
|Blu-ray||PCM||up to 7.1ch||PCM||Dolby Digital/DTS|
|Dolby Digital||2ch||Dolby Digital||Dolby Digital/DTS|
|Dolby Digital Plus||2ch||Dolby Digital Plus||Dolby Digital/DTS|
|Dolby TrueHD||2ch||Dolby TrueHD||Dolby Digital/DTS|
|DTS-HD HRA||2ch||DTS-HD HRA||Dolby Digital/DTS|
|DTS-HD HD MA||2ch||DTS-HD MA||Dolby Digital/DTS|
|Dolby Digital||2ch||Dolby Digital||Dolby Digital|
PCM Downsampling: This feature lets you choose to have 96kHz PCM signals downsampled to 48kHz before they are output to your AV receiver.
Downmixing Mode: This feature lets you select the multichannel downmix method that is compatible with your stereo receiver. You can choose to have the player downmix to normal stereo or to surround compatible stereo.
Dynamic Range Control: When movie soundtracks are played at low volume or from smaller speakers, the system can apply appropriate compression to make low-level content more intelligible and prevent dramatic passages from getting too loud. This is only active when a Dolby Digital signal is detected.
USB Port: The Samsung Blu-ray disc player features a rear-panel USB (type-A) port that allows playback of MP3/WMA audio files, JPEG still-image files, and MKV video files stored on a USB mass storage class device. Your USB device must be formatted in FAT16, FAT32, or NTFS. The 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.
Wireless Network: You can set up the Samsung Blu-ray player so that it can wirelessly access your home network and online movie/music services through your local area network (LAN) using its built-in WiFi. You can setup the wireless network connection using these four methods; PBC (WPS), Auto Network Search, One Foot, or Manually. 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.
Note: There is no Ethernet jack for a hardwired network connection.
Compatible Network Services: The Samsung Blu-ray disc player (BD-E5400) provides access to five online movie & music services (as of 1/2/2013).
|Movies||Netflix (5.1ch)||Unlimited Movies & TV episodes: For only $7.99 a month, instantly watch unlimited movies & TV episodes streaming over the Internet to your Blu-ray player & TV.|
|Vudu||Vudu is an HD on-demand movie service. With over 3,000 movies available on-demand in streaming 1080p, VUDU offers you the world's largest HD movie catalog. You can watch new movies on Vudu the same day they're released on DVD. Vudu delivers 1080p vide with 5.1ch surround sound. There is no monthly subscription fee. Pay for only the movies you want to watch|
|CinemaNow||CinemaNow is a digital entertainment service that offers instant access to an extensive library of premium video content for rental or purchase, including new release movies and TV shows, with no subscription required.|
|YouTube||The world's most popular online destination, comes to your Samsung Connected Device. This forum allows people to discover and watch millions of originally-created videos.|
|Music||Pandora||Free, personalized internet radio playing only music you love. Pandora brings an effortless personal soundtrack into your living room. Enter your favorite artists and enjoy stations created just for you. Rate songs as they play, because Pandora caters to your tastes and adapts stations to your feedback on the spot.|
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 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: 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-E5400 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.
OSD Only: The Samsung Blu-ray player features an on-screen menu through its HDMI output. It does not offer a front-panel display.
Start Up/Play Back Time: The Samsung BD-E5400 Blu-ray player has a start-up time of approximately 13.1 seconds. It takes approximately 31.7 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.
Screen Saver: If you leave the player in the stop mode for more than 5 minutes without using it, a screen saver will appear on the TV. If the player is left in the screen saver more for more than 20 minutes, the power will automatically turn off.
Wireless Remote: The supplied remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions on Samsung TVs. The remote controls the TV's power on/off, input select, and volume up/down. The remote also provides direct button access to Netflix and Pandora.
Note: This remote control has Braille points on the Power and #5 buttons for the visually impaired.
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): Anynet+ is a convenient feature that offers linked operation with other Samsung components that have the Anynet+ feature, and lets you control those products with one Samsung remote control. To operate this function, you must connect this player to an Anynet+ Samsung TV using an HDMI cable.
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