Disc & USB Compatibility
5.1Ch Speaker System
Disc & USB Compatibility
Disc Compatibility: The Samsung HTF-5500W Blu-ray Home Theater System
is compatible with many disc types.
||BD-ROM, BD 3D, BD-R, BD-RE |
| DVD ||DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R,
|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
- 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 HT-F5500W 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 unit's Software Upgrade menu allows you
to upgrade the system'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 Home Theater System contained
firmware version HTB-F5500WWWB-1003.3 (as of 4/2/2013). There was an immediate
firmware version update available. Visit the
Samsung Download Center for the latest Firmware/Software updates.
Video File Support: The Samsung home theater system supports
the following video files recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, and
| Video Codec ||
Resolution || Frame Rate || Bitrate ||
Audio Codec |
H.264 BP/MP/HP ||1920 x 1080 ||6-30 fps ||30 Mbps ||Dolby
Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS (Core), LPCM, AAC, HE-AAC, WMA, MP3 |
MPEG4 SP/ASP |
Motion JPEG |
Music File Support: The Samsung HTF-5500W supports the
following music files recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R,
and CD-R/RW discs.
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 home theater system 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.
Codec || Resolution |
(.jpeg/.jpg/.jpe) ||15,360 x
|MPO (.mpo) |
|BMP (.bmp) ||4096 x
|PNG (.png) |
Start Up Time: The Samsung HT-F5500W has a start-up time of
approximately 9.7 seconds, and takes approximately 23.1 seconds for a Blu-ray
disc to begin playback.
Note: The Start Up/Play Back Time tests were started
with the Blu-ray Home Theater System 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.
USB Port (with ripping): The Samsung Blu-ray Home Theater
System features a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows playback of MP3/WMA
audio files, JPEG/PNG 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 player also allows you to rip CD-Audio to USB. The ripping function
converts CD audio from an inserted disc to the MP3 format and saves the
converted files on a USB device connected to the Blu-ray system. In addition,
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
Note: A USB device consuming more than 500mA requires a
separate power supply device for normal operation.
HDMI ver.1.4: The Samsung Blu-ray Home Theater System is
equipped with a single HDMI (v.1.4) output and single HDMI (v.1.4) input. 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. The player's HDMI output also supports 3D
video. The HDMI input on the rear-panel of the Blu-ray Home Theater System lets you
increase the number of HDMI-compatible devices you can connect to your TV. The player will pass video (up to 1080P) and
audio (up to 7.1ch) from the HDMI 1/2 inputs to the HDMI output.
Note: There are no analog video inputs or 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 built-in Blu-ray Home Theater System can pass the signal in its native
form, without converting the video.
DVD Upscaling via HDMI: When connected to your TV using the
HDMI output, the HT-F5500W scales the output of a standard DVD signal (480i) to 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 Home Theater System provides a Progressive mode to improve picture quality when viewing a DVD
Full HD 3D: The Samsung HT-F5500W 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: 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
- 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/x.v.Color: Deep Color allows more accurate color
reproduction with deep color depth. The system must be connected to a Deep Color
compatible TV via HDMI for this feature to function. The unit also supports
x.v.Color; meaning it's ready for x.v.Color discs, such as AVCHD discs (MPEG-4
Picture Settings: The system offers various Picture Settings
to match your TV and viewing content.
- 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
system 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 Modes: 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 function manually.
AV Sync: Video may look slower than the audio if it is
connected to a digital TV. If this occurs, you can adjust the audio delay time
to match the video. You can adjust the AV Sync from 0 to 300ms (in 25ms
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. It will also automatically
optimize internet video by boosting image quality to sharpen imagery and ensure
text is legible. BD Wise will even resize the video ratio so that video edges
are not cropped off.
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.
5.1 Channel Amplifier: The Samsung HT-F5500W Blu-ray Home
Theater System features a 5.1 channel amplifier which
delivers 165-watts per channel to the front & rear speakers, and 170-watts per
channel to the center-channel & subwoofer speaker.
Crystal Amp Plus: Samsung's Crystal Amplifier Plus filters
sound sources twice to minimize distortion and produce clear audio that sounds
exactly the way it was meant to be heard. Resulting in audio that's rich,
realistic, and accurate.
Surround Modes: The Samsung HT-F5500W can decode Dolby
Digital, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic II surround formats.
Note: 7.1 channel
surround formats will be downmixed to 5.1-channels since this system has no
surround back speakers.
DTS neoFusion: DTS Neo Fusion combines Samsung 3D Sound and DTS
Neo Ultra to give a more effective vertical surround effect in 7.1 applications,
as well as a virtual 7.1 vertical effect in 5.1 applications.
SFE (Sound Field Effect): The Samsung HT-F5500W utilizes a 32-bit audio
digital signal processor to provide soundfield effect modes with
more realistic surround sound from normal stereo audio sources. You
can choose from Symphony Hall, Philharmonic Hall, Jazz Club, Church,
Amphitheater (Rock), or Off.
Special Effects: The Samsung HT-F5500W offers unique special
effects modes to make your music and movie soundtracks come to life.
- MP3 Enhancer: The MP3 Enhancer provides a better listening experience
from low-quality MP3 compressed audio. You can upscale your MP3 level sound
(24kHz/8-bit) to CD level sound (44.1kHz/16-bit).
- 3D Sound: Complement the images you see on screen with the
full sound of 3D Sound. By analyzing the depth of the 3D image, 3D Sound
synchronizes the sound to match the motion and depth of the image. Now you can
enjoy a fully immersive 3D experience.
- Power Bass: This function stresses low tones providing extremely
low-bass sound effects.
- Virtual 7.1: This feature applies a 7.1ch virtual surround sound
effect using this 5.1ch speaker system.
- Football: Creates a more dynamic, realistic stadium like sound.
Volume Settings: The HT-F5500W features Smart Volume and
DRC, so you can enjoy listening to the system at any volume level.
- Smart Volume: Smart Volume regulates and stabilizes the volume level
against a drastic volume change when changing channels or during a scene
- DRC: You can use the DRC (Dynamic Range Compression) function to enjoy
Dolby Digital sound when watching movies at low volume during the night. DRC
compresses the audio to make the loudest sounds quieter and the quietest sounds
ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be
sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable
already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the
need for extra cables connected to your television.
Speaker & EQ Setup: You can adjust the level (+/-6 dB), distance (1-30')
of each speaker. You can also configure the speaker system's equalizer settings
manually to your preference. The HT-F5500W features a 7-band EQ (250Hz, 600Hz,
1kHz, 3kHz, 6kHz, 10khz, 15kHz) that can adjusted from -6 dB to +6dB.
Analog + Digital Connections: The Samsung HT-F5500W features both analog (stereo RCA) and digital
(optical) audio inputs. The
with one optical digital input for connecting the audio of your
cable/satellite receiver box. The
unit also features one stereo analog
audio input for connecting another external audio source.
FM Tuner: The Samsung BD receiver features a built-in FM tuner with
manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can store up to 15 FM preset stations. This receiver does not feature an AM tuner.
Samsung's Dual Core Processor: Samsung's Dual Core
processing speeds allow you to perform multiple tasks at the same time, such as
using an app while downloading another one. It also enables faster web browsing
and application access.
Network Connection (wired/wireless): You can set up the
Samsung Blu-ray Home Theater System 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,
Note: The Blu-ray Home Theater System'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.
WiFi Direct: When using WiFi Direct, you can connect
directly with other devices without using a wireless router. You'll be able to
wirelessly transfer personal content (such as photos & videos) to the Samsung
Blu-ray Home Theater System without connecting to your home network. WiFi Direct completely
bypasses your WiFi access point/router, so it's easy to set up. Streaming of
copy-protected content and other certain formats are not supported.
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/PNG/BMP/MPO), and listen to music (MP3/WMA/AAC/FLAC/WAV)
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
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.
Screen Mirroring: This Screen Mirroring function lets you
view the screen of your WiFi-enabled Samsung Android smart phone or tablet on
your TV you have connected to the Samsung Blu-ray Home Theater System.
Samsung Apps: Once you have connected the Samsung Home Theater System to your home network, you gain access to Samsung Apps. Samsung Apps lets
you download for pay or free-of-charge applications and services to the system. You can enjoy a variety of content from various downloadable
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
Vudu, TV shows from Hulu Plus, videos from YouTube, music from Pandora, and
social updates from Facebook or Twitter.
- Movies: Watch movies and TV shows on
Amazon Instant Video,
CinemaNow, and other online service providers.
- Music: Listen to music from
- Social Networks: Share your thoughts and comments about
a program on the air through social networking services; such as
Google Talk. You can
post messages and comments in the same manner as you would using a computer.
You also have access to
- News & Weather: Includes apps that provide information
content; such as news (USA
Today), weather (AccuWeather),
- Fitness: Fitness is an application that helps you stay
fit. Create a profile, set up an exercise plan, and start exercising
according to a structured regimen.
- Kids: A recommended
list for applications and content that is suitable for children and even
provides services not currently installed on the TV. Using Kids, you can
download applications and content for your children to your TV. Certain
services, however, are fee-based.
Note: Samsung 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.
App Store for a complete list of available Samsung Apps.
Link Service Accounts: The Link Service Accounts function
lets you link your player to your accounts with Internet services (such as
Facebook, Twitter, etc.) so that the player can log you into the service
automatically when you start the app for that service.
Web Browser You can access the internet using the player's
Web Brower application. You can search web pages using Google or Bing. You may
enter a URL addresses or enter a keyword search. The player will archive your
web browser history. You can also save "Favorite" web pages and create a "Home"
page. The playback of Flash videos is also supported. The Web Browser is
optimized to fill your connected TV's screen.
Note: The Web Browser is not compatible with Java
applications. E-commerce, for purchasing products online is not supported.
ActiveX is not supported.
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 HT-F5500W 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.
Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP: You can wirelessly stream audio from your
Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or MP3 player to the Samsung HT-F5500W and enjoy
music with high quality stereo sound, all without wires. The HT-F5500W's remote
can be used to control basic playback functions of your streamed music; advanced
music navigation will still need to be done through your smartphone or MP3
Note: Due to the
differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be
incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used
with the Samsung HW-F450.
5.1Ch Speaker System
Wireless Receiver Module: The Samsung HT-F5500W includes a wireless receiver module which allows you to
transmit the system's rear-channel audio wirelessly (via RF) to
the surround speakers. The wireless
receiver module is placed in the back of the room next to your surround
speakers (the wireless receiver module will require and AC outlet). The included
speaker wire then connects from the wireless receiver module to the rear
speakers, saving your from having to run speaker wire all the way to the front
of the room to plug into the back of the Blu-ray receiver. The wireless receiver
module features a built-in 165W x 2ch amplifier to power the rear surround
Note: The wireless receiver module measures 3.0" (w) x
9.0" (h) x 6.0" (d)
Rear Satellite Speakers: The rear satellite speakers feature
a 2.75" full-range driver inside a bass-reflex, gloss-black enclosure with two
rear-firing ports (the speakers have no grilles). The rear satellite speakers
are designed to be mounted vertically at the rear of your room on either side of
your listening position. The rear satellite speakers can be placed on a shelf or
optional speaker stands. Each satellite speaker also features a key-hole slot
which allows you to mount the speakers on a wall. The satellite speakers feature
spring-clip terminals to attach the included speaker wire.
Front Satellite Speakers: The front satellite speakers
feature a single 2.75" woofer and a single 0.75" tweeter inside a bass-reflex,
gloss-black enclosure with two rear-firing ports (the speakers have no grilles).
The front satellite speakers are designed to be mounted vertically at the front
of your room on either side of your television. The front satellite speakers can
be placed on a shelf or optional speaker stands. Each satellite speaker also features a key-hole slot which
allows you to mount the speakers on a wall.
The satellite speakers feature spring-clip terminals to attach the included
Center Channel Speaker: The center-channel speaker features
two 2" woofers and one 0.75" tweeter inside a bass-reflex, gloss-black enclosure
with two rear-firing ports (the speaker has no grille). The center-channel
speaker is designed to be mounted horizontally under or over your TV. The
center-channel speaker can be placed on a table-top or shelf. The center-channel
speaker also features two key-hole slots which allow you to mount the speaker on
a wall. The center-channel speaker features spring-clip terminals to attach the
included speaker wire.
Passive Subwoofer: The passive subwoofer features a
side-firing 6" woofer inside a bass-reflex enclosure with a rear-firing port.
The passive subwoofer features a vinyl-wrapped black cabinet with a
non-removable cloth grille. The passive subwoofer features an attached 13'
length of speaker wire to plug into the integrated Blu-ray/receiver. The
subwoofer crossover is fixed inside the system's receiver.
Speaker Terminals: The Samsung integrated Blu-ray
disc/receiver and wireless receiver module feature color-coded 2-prong
proprietary connectors for all speaker output connections (Front, Center,
Surround, and Subwoofer). In addition, the system includes color-coded
speaker wire for simple connection of the system.
Wireless Remote: The Samsung HT-F5500W includes an IR remote
control which allows you to operate all the functions of the home theater system
and is pre-programmed to operate Samsung TVs. The remote can also be programmed
to operate other manufacture's TVs. The remote controls the TV's power on/off,
input select, and volume up/down. The remote includes Glow-in-the-Dark playback
functions. This remote control also has Braille
points on the Power and #5 buttons for the visually impaired.
Anynet+: 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 Samsung HT-F5500W Blu-ray Home Theater System to an
Anynet+ Samsung TV using an HDMI cable.
Keyboard & Mouse Compatible: The Samsung Blu-ray Home Theater System will
also support a USB-enabled keyboard and mouse (both sold separately) through its
front-panel USB port. This make web browsing much simpler.
Screen Saver/Auto Power Off: If you leave the system in the stop mode
for more than 5 minutes without using it, a screen saver will appear on your TV.
If the product is left in the screen saver mode for more than 20 minutes, the
power will automatically turn off.