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Samsung BD-F5700

Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi®

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Our take on the Samsung BD-F5700

Maybe you're setting up a 7.1-channel system in your dedicated home theater. Or perhaps you're just looking to add movies to your bedroom TV. The Samsung BD-F5700 is an affordable way to do either, offering gorgeous Blu-ray disc performance in a compact chassis that's easy to squeeze into small spaces. You won't even need to worry about running an Ethernet cable from your network router — this player's got built-in Wi-Fi, so you can enjoy streaming movies, TV shows, and videos from Netflix®, VUDU®, YouTube™, and other services.

Movie magic, as big (or small) as you want it

Maybe you're setting up a 7.1-channel system in your dedicated home theater. Or perhaps you're just looking to add movies to your bedroom TV. The Samsung BD-F5700 is an affordable way to do either, offering gorgeous Blu-ray disc performance in a compact chassis that's easy to squeeze into small spaces. You won't even need to worry about running an Ethernet cable from your network router — this player's got built-in Wi-Fi, so you can enjoy streaming movies, TV shows, and videos from Netflix®, VUDU®, YouTube™, and other services.

Sound choices

If you need to fill your home theater with surround sound, the ‘F5700 offers up to 7.1 channels of it. It's compatible with the latest high-resolution formats like Dolby® TrueHD, for sound big enough to match even the largest HDTV. Even if you have an older receiver without HDMI inputs, a coaxial digital audio output means you can still listen through your stereo or multichannel system.  Enjoy CDs, Pandora® Internet radio, or digital music files on hard drives or thumb drives via this player's front-panel USB port.

Key Features:

  • plays Blu-ray discs, DVDs, CDs and rewriteable discs
  • built-in Wi-Fi for playing TV shows and movies from Netflix, Vudu®, and YouTube (subscriptions required for some services)
  • AllShare lets you stream photos/videos/music from a compatible Windows® PC
  • BD-Live and BonusView support for added bonus features with compatible discs (requires external USB storage device)
  • mini-chassis design is ultra-compact
  • remote control
  • plays Region A Blu-ray discs and Region 1 DVDs
Technical Specs:
  • 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
  • front-panel USB port for use with external storage devices
  • HDMI output
  • coaxial digital audio output
  • Ethernet port for wired network connection
  • 10-5/8"W x 1-9/16"H x 8-15/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Single-disc Blu-ray disc player
  • Remote control (AK59-00172A)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • User Manual
  • "Important: Player Update Information" note
  • Netflix brochure

Nice, nice player especially for the money. Exactly what I wanted and within my budget. The selection help was, as always, of the highest quality. Also, Crutchfields patiently guides me through set-up answering all questions fully! Very good player.

TerryS, South Carolina


Samsung BD-F5700 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(49 Reviews)

samsung BD- F5700 review

TerryS from South Carolina on 4/14/2015

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Nice, nice player especially for the money. Exactly what I wanted and within my budget. The selection help was, as always, of the highest quality. Also, Crutchfields patiently guides me through set-up answering all questions fully! Very good player.

Pros: Excellent value!

Cons: none

Samsung BD-F5700

Anonymous from maryland on 4/8/2015

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It only took 5 minutes to set up and we were streaming movies from Netflix!



Perfect Smart Add-on

Cvillain from Virginia on 3/23/2015

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This thing is great...especially for the price. It is small, the wifi is extremely stable, and the streaming apps run better on this than they do on the Samsung TV. I have 3 "smart" TVs and none of them (Samsung and Panasonic) have stable Netflix or Amazon Prime apps. I've put one of these players at each TV and now I couldn't be happier. Works especially great w/ another Samsung tv (remote consolidation).

Pros: Inexpensive, small, wifi and streaming apps are solid

Cons: Buttons aren't backlit

Inexpensive BluRay

PJS from South Carolina on 3/5/2015

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Easy set-up for a no frills Blu-Ray. Connection to network was flawless. Disappointing list of streaming apps.

Pros: Inexpensive,

Cons: Lacks some of important streaming apps.

Samsung Blu-Ray Player

CameronS from Virginia on 2/26/2015

This is a great little player that does a much better job than our previous (different manufacturer) DVD player. We're not tech savvy, but this Samsung is easy to use and produces a great picture on our new Samsung flat-screen TV. We're glad we made the switch.

Pros: It is compact and fits into the small space we have for it on the stereo shelf

Cons: The unit's buttons aren't back-lit, so it's hard to tell, at first, whether the unit is on when we use the remote unit.

Nice little unit

1NRA from Florida on 2/17/2015

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Bought this for the youngen in college, she says it is doing great. We have the 3D series of it and couldn't be happier.

Pros: Small, thin and buttons activate by touch.

Cons: If the buttons were backlit it would be a nice touch.

Great Blu-Ray Player

JonesOhio from Ohio on 2/10/2015

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Purchased this to use with a new LED set and it worked perfectly when I connected it. WiFi connected right away and was easy to set up. The small size was a little deceptive at first but apparently anymore it is true that good things come in small packages! Love it!

Pros: Easy hookup. Plays great and WiFi works perfectly.

Cons: Not a one as far as I can tell.

Samsung Blue Ray player

retired-fire from California on 1/12/2015

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Truthfully, I have not yet connected this player. I have purchased two Samsung TV's this past year and had to use their Tech Support once. Wonderful people helping in the set up process and the TV's work perfectly. I purchased this player because it is Samsung and I know it will work exactly as advertised and with Crutchfiels/Samsung guarantees, if it doesn't, I can return it free.

Pros: Ease of connection with other Samsung TV's.

Cons: none

100% Satisfied

SwtDckWlly from Washington on 1/8/2015

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Perfect fit for the Samsung 55 inch LED that Santa brought me for Christmas. Extremely easy to use.

Pros: Takes up very little room.

Cons: No power light on is located on the top of the unit.


Ted from California on 1/4/2015

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I have owned it less than two weeks.Seems to work fine. If I have trouble I'm confident Crutchfield will correct it. I've had excellent service in the past.

Pros: Quality products and service.

Cons: None yet.

Not That Good

Bob R from Wyoming on 12/31/2014

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Does really good with Blue Ray Discs and other discs, but If i want to watch anything on the internet I have to go thru a set up of the wireless internet everytime. the machine will not stay with the connection, if it shuts off or you pause for a long time. All the settings are still in the memory and somtimes I have to run thru the setup 2,3,4,5 times before it finally hooks up to the internet.

Pros: Excellent picture with all discs , that part works great.

Cons: Wireless internet is a joke,will not hook up to my router automatically, i have to attempt the internet setup countless times before it finally connects and there is not a problem with signal strenght 3-4 bars, and when i do get it hooked up I dont have any problems loading or watching movies.

Samsung Blue Ray

pk from kcmo on 12/28/2014

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Nice blue ray player with easy network setup

Pros: compact easy to use blue ray player

Cons: none

Great Price. Great Product

RichF from California on 12/20/2014

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I was looking for a DVD player for my bedroom that was small and performed well. I couldn't be happier with this product. Not only does it play blue-ray, but it also can stream videos from my computer as wells as songs. This mighty little player does everything to satisfy my needs for my bedroom. If you're looking for a small, affordable, awesome DVD player, I highly recommend the Samsung BD-F5700.

Pros: I'm really digging that it can stream videos from my computer via Wi-Fi.

Cons: Absolutely none

Samsung BD-F5700

Johnny D from St. Petersburg, FL on 12/16/2014

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Really a great value for a quality Blu-Ray DVD/CD high def. player. If you are hooking this unit up with a Samaung flatscreen high def Tv, installation couldn't be any easier. Steaming with sites like Pandora/Netflix make this unit a very compatible friend of the family.

Pros: A great high quality value, and very user friendly. Has a lot of versatile features. Highly recommended...great price/value ratio.

Cons: None, really...Just make sure you place the unit so the top is uncovered so you can see the appropriate LED'S indicating power, etc.


jills from New York on 12/15/2014

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Wonderful product. Clear picture and is as "smart" as described. Does everything beautifully. Was recommended by the excellent customer service provided by Crutchfield. Couldn't have been happier. Told all my friends and swore to myself to buy all my electronics through this company in the future. Absolutely the best!



All you need

Doctorscotchie from Fairfield, CT on 12/15/2014

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All I wanted was to be able to play blue rays and upscale older DVDs i have in the library. the fact that this has super easy wifi connectivity and have replaced our Apple TV is a nice plus too. it's small size is great too. Only drawback is that there is not even a light on the front to let you know if it's on. That's not too much of an issue though. It's speed at cuing up discs is great too. Remote is very functional for discs OR browsing its menu for Netflix, etc. Great value for price!

Pros: small, quick, WiFi, very functional remote

Cons: no power light on front (only on top)

Nice and versatile.

RonS from Delaware on 11/9/2014

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I purchased the Samsung BD-F5700 to turn my Samsung 40" HDTV into a "smart TV," because it gives you access to Hulu, Netflix, and Pandora through your TV. Amazing what these devices can do! What's next? Putting a man on the moon? :-) Videos seem to come alive, and the sound also seems enhanced, compared to my old DVD player. I don't have Blueray discs, but I'll be buying them from now on...

Pros: Access to Netflix, Pandora, etc. Great video and audio. Works seamlessly with my system. Nearly next-day delivery from Crutchfield--as if the store were right around the corner!

Cons: The controls are on the top of the unit, which can be somewhat problematic at times, though not a deal-breaker. Just dropped one star off the rating.

Samsung DVD player

stevel from Philadelphia, PA on 10/30/2014

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This Samsung dvd player has to be one of the best compact players around. Great features and excellent capabilities. It is totally compatible with my samsung TV. Love all the bells and whistles.

Pros: Great picture and the blurry quality is awesome.

Cons: None

No problems, but some features could be better

bhig from Beacon, NY on 10/27/2014

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This unit seems to play cd's and dvd's great and also using it for Netflix and works perfect. I do not like the top display and manual buttons however. It sits on a shelf with other equipment and because the power indicator light is on the top, I can never tell if the unit is turned it on or not. Also because it is on a shelf the manual buttons (which I end up using a lot) are very difficult to see and/or use. I have had some troubles getting the eject button to work, but it seems to be working now. I have also had troubles with the eject feature with the remote control as well.

Pros: Quality sound and output, great internet link to Netflix etc.

Cons: Power indicator light is not visible because it is on top of the unit (can't tell if it is on or not). Manual buttons are poorly designed and some functional issues.

Samsung BD - F5700 Blu Ray

Dave from Az. on 10/6/2014

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Great product

Pros: very easy to install an operate


Good product!

JohnN from Charleston, SC on 9/3/2014

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The product was easy to install and works great. One catch: I needed a digital to analog convertor to connect the unit to my older receiver.

Pros: Easy to install and set up. A good value.

Cons: Needs a digital to analog converter to work with older stereo receivers.

Great device!

plgnyc from Jersey City, NJ on 9/1/2014

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Easy to install, easy to set-up, works wonderfully. Really happy I go it -- and love how it synchs with all my other Samsung products. And it's a wonderfully compact, really attractive device.

Pros: Easy installation, easy set-up, synchs beautifully with my Samsung tv, and looks really good.


great player

cathy m from millsboro, de on 8/29/2014

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After reading all the reviews on this product, I thought it would be the perfect one for us and I was totally right; so easy to hook up and extremely simple to use.

Pros: great sound and pics.

Cons: none

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f5700 from il. on 8/29/2014

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like it alot!



Excellent Product

SteveZ from Park Falls, WI on 8/17/2014

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Does a great job of up-converting conventional DVDs to our 1080p widescreen television.




yomike from Temecula, CA on 8/9/2014

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I was impressed with the cost and size so much that I ordered two more.

Pros: Cost, size, ease of use.

Cons: Doesn't have a power light on the front of the unit (only the top).

Good value, popular and useful apps, beautiful picture and sound all i

JNielsen from Alexandria, VA on 8/9/2014

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Solid all around BDP. The first important feature of the Samsung BD-5700 that surpassed my previous Samsung BDP is the built in wifi. Two previous BDPs on same shelf never got a good WiFi signal and moving the router was not an option, so the BD-5700 with its consistent and strong signal made it so I can finally enjoy streaming content in full HD using the included apps of Netflix and Vudu, though I wish it also had an Amazon app like my Sony player and Vizio smart TV in the theater room. I also love the tiny size and simple design of the BD-5700, it will fit anywhere and looks both inconspicuous and nice with a sleek asymmetrical design. The only other minor thing I would make sure to say is that if you don't use HDMI for surround audio through a decent or recent receiver, your only other option for digital surround audio is from a digital coax output. There is no optical output and those with older 5.1 digital surround receivers or amps may need to make sure their receiver has a digital coax input available. The overall performance of the the BD-5700 playing Blu-ray Discs is amazing with gorgeous picture including impressive features like 24fps mode and Deep/xvColor and it decodes all the latest and best 7.1 digital sound formats. It also upconverts DVDs to 1080p, making DVDs look far better than they ever did in DVD players. I recently watched my Blu-ray of "The Life of Pie" and the picture, color, definition and sound were unbelievably beautiful.

Pros: Great value with tons of features and apps for under $100. Compact and sleek, looks great in any setup. Reliable WiFi reception. Loads quickly and plays great picture and sound.

Cons: No optical audio output. No Amazon app. No SACD, DSD, or high res audio playback

Samsung BD-F5700 review

Cathy S from Rensselaer, NY on 7/25/2014

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Easy to set up. Hooks up easily to wireless internet. When watching YouTube, I cannot figure out how to remove other Youtube video displays. Can't see the whole screen. Unable to hook up to Amazon Prime to watch movies (not included).

Pros: Easy to set up and use. Picture clarity excellent.

Cons: Amazon Prime movies cannot be watched from this blu ray player.

Crutchfield response on 7/29/2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Samsung Blueray

Mike from Roanoke, VA on 7/22/2014

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The product is so simple to set up and use. It immediately registered with all of our other products like satellite dish and tv, etc. My grandson is a whiz at operating, recording, playing back, all of that stuff. Highly recommend!!!

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

Samsung BD-F5700

Anonymous from Escalon, CA on 7/12/2014

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I have this at my second home in Big Clifty, KY

Pros: great

Cons: none


Bill T. from Morganfield on 7/4/2014

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This Blu-ray player is half the size of my old Samsung player, nice if size is important . Price, quality, and ease of use are very good. Off/on indicator light is on the top surface of the unit, would have been better if it had been on the front of the unit.



Good Buy

Landon from Hope, AR on 6/29/2014

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It is a good blu-ray player. The sound and picture quality is off the chain. It has easy access to Netflix, Youtube, and Hulu along with music sources such as Rhapsody and Pandora. Overall, it is a good deal. I would not hesitate to buy another one if needed.

Pros: -Picture -Sound -Features

Cons: -It does not have the most quiet disc reader.

My Samsung blue ray player

L. Rod from Pennsylvania on 6/4/2014

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Purchased product in February 2014. Excellent clarity! Connection is simple. Recommend highly.

Pros: Ease of use - simple!

Cons: None

Samsung BD-F5700

Howard from LI, NY on 5/26/2014

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The unit works great. Excellent picture. Excellent sound (using via digital output thru av preamp/processor and amp). ONLY thing I dont like are the top mounted controls. Hard to see...cant feel them as you turn off the unit, start play, or eject disc if you touch in the wrong spot....Wish I could give it 4 1/2 stars, but cant drop it to 4 just for control layout....therefore 5 stars

Pros: Small and slim...takes up little space. Has Pandora, Netflix, etc. Updates itself. Recognized quickly by my wifi and no video dropouts

Cons: Control placement

Great Blue Ray

Trip from Cobleskill NY on 5/1/2014

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Totally an awesome product for the price. Very easy set up and a great picture, not to mention all of the internet access, although you will need to do an update.

Pros: Price Features Upgrades

Cons: None

Samsung BD-F5700

JeffC from SW Florida on 4/28/2014

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I bought this to stream Netflix and obviously for Blu-ray. It does an awesome job at both and was very easy to set up. I did have to do an update which didn't show up until I unplugged the unit and plugged it back in. Smooth sailing after that. It was a good purchase and well worth the fair price. Also, if this is your first time ordering from Crutchfield, I'll bet it won't be your last. They are top notch! I've been a customer since the early 90's.

Pros: Easy set up. Streams Netflix without issues. Attractive small compact size. Great price for a quality product.

Cons: It would be nice if it had an on/off LED on the front of the unit but that's not much of a con really.

Blu-Ray and Streaming Movies in One!

JerryH from Long Island, NY on 4/28/2014

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Easy to Install. Setup Menu was simple and easy to follow. We have a few Roku devices in the house and this BluRay DVD player adds that capability, so we got two devices in one for a great price. Since its a Samsung Smart device, there were a few streaming video services like Aereo that are on our Roku's but not on this. But, all of the other major services are available. So, we not only upgraded to a nice Blu-Ray player, we got access to streaming services without adding another device.

Pros: Easy Setup. Great Blu-Ray compatibility and sharp picture. Video streaming service setup and launch times are about the same as our Roku 2 series, so we got a Blu-Ray and Roku for about the price of a Roku! Nice remote. Good software. Nice looking player device.

Cons: Samsung has a little work to do to get other vendors to provide their services on their Smart TV platforms like they do on Apple TV and Roku, but I had no issues with the player, setup, or the major streaming services setup.

Samsung BD-F570

SusanC from Efland, NC on 4/25/2014

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Great product; exactly as advertised. Extremely easy set up; my purchase decision was because of having a new TV and frustration trying to set up my old DVD player; a great bargain for the price. Very small and fits nicely next to TV.

Pros: small size, easy set up, cost

Cons: none

Great Bang for the Buck

junior267 from Moreno Valley, CA on 2/13/2014

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Great basic player with apps not too expensive.

Pros: Pairs well with Samsung TV

Cons: No amazon instant app

Great Samsung DVD player

Diana from Jupiter, FL on 2/13/2014

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I ordered from Crutchfield (first time) and very impressed. Quick shipping and packaged well.

Pros: Love that it is compact, easy and goes well with our Samsung LED TV. The price was very good! Rated best by Consumer Reports

Cons: None

Excellent Blu-ray Player

Bernard from Phoenix AZ on 2/5/2014

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Ordered from Crutchfield 12/27/13; received 1/614 in good condition (no shipping damage). Hooked up to home theater system which includes new Samsung large screen LED TV. Decided on Samsung brand due to enhanced compatibility with same brand TV--i.e., Samsung Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) and BD Wise features. Player also posseses wi-fi capability, which works fine. Small profile also a plus. Excellent picture and sound quality too. Overall, considering the price, a solid value, and thus far I am very satisfied with my purchase.

Pros: Small size--ability to synch up with new Samsung TV--excellent picture and sound output quality--wi-fi.

Cons: None observed so far.

good product

zoo from Holladay, utah on 1/22/2014

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Product works great

Pros: small and easy to use

Cons: none

Great Player

Cara W. from Washington, DC on 1/15/2014

I received this player for Christmas and I love it! It not only delivers great quality Blu Ray, but it turned our projector into a smart TV, allowing us to watch Netflix, Amazon movies and more! Definite must buy. I never write reviews and I felt compelled to do it for this product.

Pros: Smart TV functionality


Love it

Anonymous from Wellington, FL on 1/14/2014

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Works great and priced great



Samsung DVD Blu-ray player

Barbara from Centralia, WA on 1/12/2014

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Very compact size an a good instruction manual The DVD player is very compact in size and came with a good instruction manual that was easy to understand. I found it it easy to install and use.

Pros: Great price and easy to install


Samsung BD-F5700

Bill S from Phila., PA on 1/4/2014

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Great product, excellent price, NEXT DAY DELIVERY!! Who could ask for anything more?



Samsung BD-F5700

Anonymous from Detroit, MI on 12/31/2013

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Works great



Samsung BDF 5700 Blu-ray

Don G from Rawlings, MD on 12/22/2013

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Great value and easy Wifi setup. Ordered on a Thursday and received it the next day. Crutchfield customer service sets the standard by which to measure all other companies.

Pros: Compact with easy Wifi setup

Cons: Non

Sansun blueray

Howie from Manchestrer NJ on 12/10/2013

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Easy setup and works GREAT.

Pros: Good quality good price

Cons: non


Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Surround Sound Decoding Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
4K Ultra HD No
3D Capable No
Internet Movie Streaming Netflix,Vudu,CinemaNow,YouTube
Built-in Wi-Fi N/A
DLNA Certified Audio
Smartphone App Control No
DVD Video Upconversion 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Multibrand Remote No
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 None
Digital Coaxial Output 1
HDMI Outputs 1
HDMI Version 1.3
Ethernet Ports 1
Analog Audio Outputs None
1080p Video Output Yes
Component Video Outputs None
RS-232C Port None

Product Research

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

Disc & USB Compatibility

Disc Compatibility: The Samsung BD-F5700 Blu-ray disc player is compatible with many disc types.

Disc Type Disc Description
Blu-ray BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE
CD CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW

Blu-ray Disc Overview: Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a 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-F5700 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-F5700WWB-1007.2 (as of 9/5/2013). Visit the Samsung Download Center for the latest Firmware/Software updates.

Video File Support: The Samsung BD-F5700 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
AVCHD 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-F5700 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 5-455

Photo File Support: The Samsung BD-F5700 Blu-ray disc player supports the following still-image files recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, and CD-R/RW discs.

Photo Codec Resolution
JPEG (.jpeg/.jpg/.jpe) 15,360 x 8,640
PNG (.png) 15,360 x 8,640

USB Port: The Samsung Blu-ray disc player features a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows playback of  MP3/WMA audio files, JPEG still-image files, and MKV/MP4 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.

Video Section

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-F5700 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-F5700 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/xvColor: Deep Color allows more accurate color reproduction with deep color depth. The BD-F5700 must be connected to a Deep Color compatible TV via HDMI for this feature to function. The BD-F5700 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-F5700 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.

Audio Section

Dolby Digital/DTS Surround Decoding: The BD-F5700 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.

Digital Output/Surround Mode Chart: You can set the unit's Digital Output (HDMI or Coaxial) to match the capabilities of your connected AV receiver.

Disc Type Audio Stream PCM Bitstream (Unprocessed) Bitstream (Re-encode)
HDMI Coaxial HDMI Coaxial HDMI or Coaxial
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/DTS
Dolby Digital Plus 2ch 2ch Dolby Digital Plus Dolby Digital Dolby Digital/DTS
Dolby TrueHD 2ch 2ch Dolby TrueHD Dolby Digital Dolby Digital/DTS
DTS  2ch  2ch DTS DTS Dolby Digital/DTS
DTS-HD HRA 2ch 2ch DTS-HD HRA DTS Dolby Digital/DTS
DTS-HD HD MA 2ch 2ch DTS-HD MA DTS Dolby Digital/DTS
DVD PCM 2ch 2ch 2ch 2ch 2ch
Dolby Digital 2ch 2ch Dolby Digital 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.

Digital Audio Output: The Blu-ray disc player features a digital coaxial (RCA) output. The player's audio menu allows you to select the digital audio format that is passed through the coaxial digital output; bitstream (Dolby Digital or DTS) or 2-channel PCM.

Note: The Blu-ray player provides no analog audio outputs.

Network/Internet Functions

Network Connection (wired/wireless): You can set up the Samsung Blu-ray player so that it can access your home network and online entertainment 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; 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.

Compatible Network Services: The Samsung Blu-ray disc player (BD-F5700) provides access to a variety of online entertainment, social, and weather content (as of 9/5/2013).

Categories Apps
Movies/TV Shows  Netflix (5.1ch), Vudu, CinemaNow, & Flingo
Music Pandora & Rhapsody
Social Networks Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, & Flickr
Weather AccuWeather

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 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-F5700 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.

Convenience Features

Compact Design: The Samsung BD-F5700 Blu-ray player features a sleek compact design with a distinctive rounded corner and matte black finish that complements almost any room.

OSD Only: The Samsung Blu-ray player features an on-screen menu through its HDMI output. It does not offer a front-panel display.

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 (9.1 seconds in normal mode). In Quick Start mode, it takes approximately 15.3 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback (25.7 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 2013 Energy Star criteria for energy use. See for more information.

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 25 minutes, the power will automatically turn off.

Remote Control

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. This remote control also has Braille points on the Power and #5 buttons for the visually impaired. In addition, you can turn on the remote's backlight function for a brief moment with a press of a button.

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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Q & A

Customer Q&A

11 questions already asked

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: Or try our online support center: [ Krissy  Feb 08, 2015 ]  Staff
If you mean, can you use your universal remote to run the dvd player, yes. We programed our remote to make it work the TV and the dvd player as well as cable box. [ Wendy  Dec 31, 2014 ]
If you have a calibration disk that Crutchfield sells. [ Phillip  Dec 27, 2014 ]
You can use this player to help calibrate your TV. However, it does not have a calibration feature built in. You will need a calibration disc to help in this process. [ Jeff  Dec 23, 2014 ]  Staff
Yes. [ Michael  Dec 09, 2014 ]
Yes, it does [ mw390  Dec 06, 2014 ]
Hello Richard - I gave the Blu Ray player as a gift and I don't believe the owner has tried. Thanks. [ ALISON  Dec 01, 2014 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question, and have escalated it to an Advisor. We will post the answer as soon as we have it. If you need immediate assistance please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Dec 01, 2014 ]  Staff
Don't know [ WILLIAM G  Oct 24, 2014 ]
Hi. I'm not able to answer this question. The dvd player was a gift and I queried the recipient and he hasn't connected it yet (he has an older television that isn't compatible w/ the DVD player) so he isn't hooking it up until he upgrades his TV. [ John J  Oct 22, 2014 ]
Sorry, I have never used the PC streaming feature. When playing files from a CD or flash drive, the folders and files are displayed on the TV screen for selection. I suspect PC streaming would look the same. Connectivity is your choice since both WiFi and Ethernet are supported. It has been a reliable little player. [ paul  Oct 22, 2014 ]
I'm sorry, but I can't provide an answer to this question. I don't have a Windows machine and have not tried streaming. I can say that after using the device about a dozen times to play DVDs, the tray no longer opens. It has been several months since the BD-F5700 worked. [ John  Oct 22, 2014 ]
No on the minis and I don't know on your second question. Never tried. [ Jane  Sep 29, 2014 ]
Nope not to my knowledge. Sorry................... [ CHARMAINE  Aug 02, 2014 ]
Yes, all of the above. [ James  Aug 01, 2014 ]
This is a blu-ray player but it wont burn discs. [ CHRISTOPHER  Jun 30, 2014 ]
I do not believe so, however I've have not set up the I bought yet.... [ Jim  Jun 30, 2014 ]
No, but it will display pictures and play your songs if tv and phone are on same WiFi [ ADAM  Mar 28, 2014 ]
Sorry - no experience! [ WILLIAM T  Mar 19, 2014 ]
Not sure, I had it for a short time and sent it back. I believe it will, but crutch field tech should know. [ MIKE  Mar 19, 2014 ]
It could possibly be the wifi connection needs a faster speed to upload. [ SELVYN  Feb 16, 2014 ]
It is a function of your ISP speed, and the age of your equipment. Anything past XP should be able to handle the stream without problems. You just can't do anything about the transmission, unless you can increase the speed. Even with Win 7 and a very fast (60Mps) pipeline, I can get buffering, but far less than with the old, cranky XP. Try off peak hours. It will make a difference. We are far behind Europe ,yet we pay a lot for less speed. Unless you want to spend a lot, there is little that you can do. Sorry. [ DAVID  Feb 07, 2014 ]
I am not sure, can't find book that came with the player. It is a Sansung BDF5700. [ dewayne  Feb 05, 2014 ]
Not sure, never tried it for that. [ James  Jan 30, 2014 ]
Sorry, I don't know, I don't use Netflix. [ Russell  Jan 29, 2014 ]
This player supports Netflix HD streaming. [ DONALD L  Jan 29, 2014 ]
Yes, the Samsung BD-F5700 supports Netflix in HD. [ Mary  Jan 28, 2014 ]
I just have standard Netflix streaming so I'm not sure on this. But I do know that a leading consumer magazine rated it excellent for HD picture quality and I have played HD DVDs in it with excellent picture. I love this unit so far! [ Annette  Jan 28, 2014 ]
Gary - I gave this player away as a gift so I can't answer this question unequivocally. However, I believe it should absolutely support HD streaming as I think the resolution is dictated to a greater extent by your internet connection and Netflix's varying bandwith, rather than your device. Hope this helps. [ John J  Jan 28, 2014 ]
Gary, I am unsure about the HD. Daughter has player at college. Sorry [ Jonathan  Jan 28, 2014 ]
not sure if it supports, it never worked properly for my system and i returned it. [ MIKE  Jan 28, 2014 ]
I do not know. Actually I didn't know that Netflix had an HD version. I do know that the Netflix movies I stream are crystal clear. Is that from this Blu Ray DVD player or is it my Samsung TV upgrading. I just don't know. In either case I am pleased with this player. [ ROBERT A  Jan 28, 2014 ]
I'm not sure about amazon, but net flix comes in great. [ CHARMAINE  Jan 04, 2014 ]
Yes, there is an Amazon Prime App available on this model. This model turns any TV into a Smart TV. In order to access the app, you will have to go the the Apps section upon starting the Bluray player. The first time I did this I had to update the apps, then it loaded just fine. We love this player. Hope this helps. [ GREG G  Jan 03, 2014 ]
Sorry, Amazon is not currently available. At this time, with the latest software update, available services are Netflix, HuLu+, Vudu, Cinemanow, YouTube, and Flickr [ paul  Jan 02, 2014 ]
If you are looking to get Amazon Prime Movies via Wi-Fi, the answer is no - or not yet. If you look at the Prime website, you'll see it is not in the list and Amazon has confirmed this.... [ WILLIAM T  Jan 01, 2014 ]