Disc & USB Compatibility
Disc & USB Compatibility
Disc Compatibility: The Samsung BD-J5900 Blu-ray disc player is compatible with
many disc types.
|Disc Type ||Disc Description |
||BD-ROM, 3D-BD, BD-R, BD-RE |
| DVD ||DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW |
|CD ||CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW |
Blu-ray Disc: Blu-ray provides these key
features and advantages
- 1080p Video Resolution: Blu-ray disc delivers full
1080p video resolution to provide pristine picture quality.
- 25GB/50GB Capacity: Blu-ray disc offers up to 5x the
capacity of standard DVDs; 25GB for single layer disc and 50GB for dual
- 7.1ch Audio: Blu-ray disc provides as many as 7.1
channels of native, uncompressed surround sound for crystal-clear audio
- Enhanced Interactivity: Enjoy such capabilities as
seamless menu navigation, bonus features, and network/internet connectivity.
- DVD Compatible: Blu-ray disc players enable you to
continue to view and enjoy your existing DVD library.
Note: Like DVD, BD uses region codes. The region code on
your disc must match the region code on your player, otherwise the disc will
not play. This Blu-ray player is region A and DVD region 1. Blu-ray Disc
uses the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) to prevent unauthorized
recording of copyrighted material.
As Blu-Ray technology continues to evolve, new disc types with enhanced
functionality will become available. In order for you to enjoy this new
functionality, you will likely be required to update the firmware in your
player. These firmware updates will become available for downloading from the
Internet. The player's Software Upgrade menu allows you to upgrade the player's
software & firmware for these performance improvements & additional services.
You can upgrade via Network or USB.
Note: Visit the
Samsung Download Center for the latest Firmware/Software updates.
USB Port: The Samsung Blu-ray disc player features a
front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows playback of a variety music files,
photo files, and 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.
Media File Formats: The Samsung BD-J5900 Blu-ray disc player supports
the following video, photo, and music files recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R,
DVD-RW, and DVD-R discs; or downloaded onto a USB thumbdrive.
Type || Format || Description |
|Video ||MPEG, MKV,
WMV, AVI, AVCHD ||1920 x 1080 max
|Photo ||JPEG, HD-JPEG, PNG ||15360 x 8640 max
|Music ||MP3, WMA ||8-48kHz sampling
rates; 5-355 kbps bit rate |
HDMI 1.4: The Samsung Blu-ray player is equipped with an
HDMI (v.1.4) output. HDMI simplifies A/V connections by carrying video and
digital audio all in one cable. The HDMI output resolution can be set to 480i,
480p, 720p, 1080i or 1080p when playing a DVD or Blu-ray Disc; also 1080/24p
when playing a compatible BD.
- 1080/24p: Movies are
typically filmed at 24 frames per second and some Blu-ray Discs use the same
frame rate. If your TV will accept a 1080/24p signal, the BD-J5900 can pass the
signal in its native form, without converting the video.
- 4:4:4 Max Color Subsampling: The Blu-ray player's HDMI output
will support up to 4:4:4 chroma subsampling for full color data rendering of
Note: The Blu-ray player provides no analog video
Video Up-conversion + Progressive Mode: When connected to your TV using the HDMI output, the BD-J5900
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. The Samsung Blu-ray disc player also provides a
Progressive mode to improve picture quality when viewing a DVD movie.
Full HD 3D: The Samsung BD-J5900 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 viewing needs.
- Auto: Automatically detects the 3D capability of your
connected TV and play a 3D Blu-ray disc in 3D or 2D accordingly.
- 3D-to-3D: 3D Blu-ray disc played in 3D mode regardless
of your connected TV. When your connected TV does not support 3D, you may
see a black screen.
- 3D-to-2D: 3D Blu-ray disc is played in 2D image at all
times. Choose this to view a 3D Blu-ray disc without 3D effect.
Deep Color: Deep Color allows more accurate color
reproduction with deep color depth. The BD-J5900 must be connected to a Deep
Color compatible TV via HDMI for this feature to function.
Video Settings: The Samsung Blu-ray disc offers a variety of
video adjustments to fine tune the TV's picture image.
- 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-J5900
to match the screen-type of your television. You can choose from 16:9 Original,
16:9 Full, 4:3 Letter Box, and 4:3 Pan-Scan.
- Picture Adjustments: This function enables you to adjust video
quality when the player is connected to your TV.
- Standard: Suitable for most viewing applications.
- Movie: Suitable for watching movies.
- Dynamic: Increases sharpness.
- User: Lets you adjust the sharpness and noise reduction
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-J5900 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
| Disc Type || Audio Stream || PCM || Bitstream (Unprocessed) ||
Bitstream (Re-encode) |
|HDMI ||Coaxial ||HDMI ||Coaxial ||HDMI or
| Blu-ray ||PCM ||up to 7.1ch || 2ch ||up to 7.1ch || 2ch ||Dolby Digital/DTS |
Digital ||up to 7.1ch || 2ch ||Dolby Digital ||Dolby Digital ||Dolby Digital/DTS |
Digital Plus ||up to 7.1ch ||2ch ||Dolby Digital Plus ||Dolby Digital ||Dolby Digital/DTS |
TrueHD ||up to 7.1ch ||2ch ||Dolby TrueHD ||Dolby Digital ||Dolby Digital/DTS |
|DTS || up to 6.1ch || 2ch ||DTS ||DTS ||Dolby Digital/DTS |
HRA ||up to 7.1ch ||2ch ||DTS-HD HRA ||DTS ||Dolby Digital/DTS |
HD MA ||up to 7.1ch ||2ch ||DTS-HD MA ||DTS ||Dolby Digital/DTS |
| DVD ||PCM ||2ch ||2ch ||2ch ||2ch ||2ch |
| Dolby Digital ||up to 5.1ch ||2ch ||Dolby Digital ||Dolby Digital ||Dolby Digital |
|DTS ||up to 6.1ch ||2ch ||DTS ||DTS ||DTS |
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
Wired & Wireless Network Connection: 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 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,
- Supported WiFi networks include IEEE 802.11A/B/G/N wireless LAN
- Security setup types include WEP (open/shared), WPA-PSK
(TKIP/AES), and WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES).
Note: Samsung recommends a home network connection speed of
at least 2.5 Mbps for standard definition or 10 Mbps for high definition
Opera TV: Samsung's BD-J5900 Blu-ray player incorporates
TV software for access to a variety of online entertainment, social
networking, & news apps (over 250 streaming apps are available).
- Preinstalled Apps: The following entertainment, news, and social
networking applications are pre-installed with large on-screen icons for
- Opera TV Store: The Opera TV Store is an online
storefront of exciting web apps optimized for TV. Opera TV Store apps run
from the cloud and suit any screen size or resolution. App categories span
Video (the most popular category), Music, Social Networking, Games, News,
and Information; making it easier for the user to discover and enjoy the
extensive app portfolio. You can also search for apps by New, Popular, or
All. The Opera TV Store lets you use the TV's remote
control to navigate, select, and launch apps easily. Popular Opera TV Store
Viewster, and more.
- My Apps: The "My Apps" home
screen displays all installed apps in a user-friendly layout with 4-way
on-screen navigation from the player's remote.
Note: Online applications and content are subject to change without
AllShare Connectivity: The Samsung Blu-ray
player allows wireless integration with your wireless network devices via AllShare Cast and AllShare DLNA.
- AllShare Cast: AllShare Cast is a
proprietary "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the
display from your compatible AllShare Cast Samsung mobile device to the
Blu-ray player and your connected TV. This allows you to view pictures and
videos that are playing on your compatible Samsung smartphone or tablet on
your TV screen. No wireless router or access point required.
- AllShare DLNA: 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 or built-in WiFi (wireless). This eliminates the need to copy your photo,
video, and music files to a separate USB storage device.
Note: For AllShare/DLNA, Windows PCs with XP and Vista
installed require Samsung's PC Share Manager software, which can be
downloaded for free from the
Center. Not compatible with older Windows OS versions and Mac.
BD-Live: BD-Live technology allows you to download and
stream bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, movie-based
games, and more from a broadband internet and home network connections (fees may
apply). The BD-J5900 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.
Curved Compact Design: The Samsung BD-J5900 Blu-ray player features
a sleek compact chassis with a distinctive curved design to match today's curved
On-Screen Display Only: The Samsung Blu-ray player features
an on-screen menu through its HDMI output. There is no 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 (7.3 seconds in normal mode). In Quick Start mode, it takes
approximately 14.1 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback (23.7 seconds in
Note: The Start Up/Play Back Time tests were started
with the Blu-ray player initially turned off & in standby mode. The Start Up
Time test was stopped when the player's Home Menu screen appeared. The Play
Back Time test was stopped when the Blu-ray disc began playback.
Energy Star: Energy Star qualified products meet strict
energy-efficiency specifications set by the government. This Samsung Blu-ray
player meets the Energy Star criteria for energy use. See
energystar.gov for more
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. You can also restrict access to inappropriate web pages by
allowing access only to the web sites you have registered.
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. This remote control
also has Braille points on the
Power, Play, Enter, 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.
Keyboard & Mouse Compatible: The Samsung Blu-ray player will
also support a USB-enabled keyboard and mouse (both sold separately) through its
front-panel USB port. This make web browsing much simpler.