Disc & USB Compatibility
5.1Ch Speaker System
Disc & USB Compatibility
is a next-generation, optical disc format the enables the ultimate
high-definition entertainment experience. Blu-ray disc 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. The HT-H5500W 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.
Disc Compatibility: The Samsung HT-H5500W Blu-ray Home Theater System
is compatible with many disc types.
||BD-ROM, BD 3D, BD-R, BD-RE
||DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R,
||CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW
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 system. 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 B-HM60HTBWWB-1001.1 with an immediate firmware update
available for version -1010.3 (as of 4/24/2014). Visit the
Samsung Download Center for the latest Firmware/Software updates.
Quick Start: Quick Start speeds up the load time on movies,
so discs start faster after they're inserted into the system. The
Samsung Blu-ray home theater system has a start-up time of approximately 0.5
seconds in Quick Start mode (10.1 seconds in normal mode). In Quick Start mode,
it takes approximately 15.3 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback (20.7
seconds in normal mode).
Note: The Start Up/Play Back Time tests were started with
the Blu-ray system initially turned off & in standby mode. The Start Up Time
test was stopped when the system's Home Menu screen appeared. The Play Back
Time test was stopped when the Blu-ray disc began playback.
USB Port (w/ ripping): The Samsung Blu-ray HT System
features a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows playback of a variety of
audio files, still-image files, and video files stored on a USB mass storage
class device (formatted in FAT16, FAT32, or NTFS). The system even allows you to
rip CD-Audio to a connected USB msc device in MP3 format. 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.
Compatible Audio/Video/Photo Formats: The Samsung Blu-ray
Home Theater System supports playback of the following audio/video/photo files
recorded on BD-R/RE, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs; plus compatible USB
File Type & Description
up to 320 kbps bit-rate
WMA (.wma): 5-355 kbps bit-rate
1920 x 1080 max resolution
1920 x 1080 max resolution
MKV (.mkv): 1920 x 1080 max resolution
WMV9 (.wmv): 1920 x 1080 max resolution
MP4 (.mp4): 1920 x 1080 max resolution
MPEG 1/2 (.mpg/.mpeg): 1920 x 1080 max resolution
(.jpeg/.jpg/.jpe): 15,360 x 8,640 max resolution
PNG (.png): 15,360 x 8,640 max resolution
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.
HDMI ver.1.4: The Samsung Blu-ray Home Theater System 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 HT-H5500W can pass the signal in its native
form, without converting the video.
- HD Up-conversion: With HD Up-conversion, non-HD video
is auto-enhanced to bring you near-HD quality. You'll see your favorite
titles with greater detail and clarity on your HDTV.
Note: The Samsung HT-H5500W provides no analog video or
Full HD 3D: The Samsung HT-H5500W 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.
Progressive Mode: The Samsung
Blu-ray Home Theater System provides a Progressive mode to improve picture quality when viewing a DVD
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 system 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 system is connected to your TV.
- Normal: Suitable for most viewing applications.
- Movie: Suitable for watching movies.
- Dynamic: Increases sharpness.
- User: Lets you adjust the brightness, contrast,
color, and sharpness manually.
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-H5500W 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-H5500W 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.
You can enjoy various surround sound mode effects.
- Cinema: Reproduces
realistic and powerful sound for movie sources.
- Music: Suitable for
whole music sources.
- Game: Suited for
playing video games and produces powerful sound.
- Multi-Stereo: Produces
surround sound for 2 channel input sources.
- Power Bass: Reinforce
bass sound effect.
- Loud: Improves bass
sound characteristics according to output level.
- Night: Optimizes to
night by compress dynamic range (soft sound).
ARC (Audio Return Channel):
This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to the Blu-ray
home theater system 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.
Note: The With most televisions, the ARC-enabled HDMI input
will pass Dolby Digital or 2ch PCM from the TV's built-in tuner, network
connection, or USB port. However, the ARC-enabled HDMI input can only pass 2ch
PCM from devices connected to the TV via HDMI or analog.
Analog + Digital Connections: The Samsung HT-H5500W features
both analog (stereo RCA) and digital (optical) audio inputs.
- Optical Digital Input: The Samsung HW-H5500W is
equipped with an optical (toslink) digital input to connect your non-ARC
enabled TV, satellite/cable box, or game console. The digital optical output
terminals of most newer flat-panel TVs only send an audio signal in 5.1ch
when receiving Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound from the TV's built-in
tuner, network connection, or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch
stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your
Blue-ray/DVD player or satellite/cable box).
- AUX Input: The Samsung HW-H5500W also features a stereo
RCA input to connect your analog television or other analog audio component.
Note: To get the best audio performance out of the
Samsung HW-H5500W, use the system's HDMI output and optical digital input to
connect your TV and satellite/cable box separately. Connect the system's
HDMI output to the ARC-enabled HDMI input on your TV and connect your
satellite/cable box directly to the HW-H5500W's optical digital input. By
connecting your satellite/cable box directly to the soundbar system, you'll
gain Dolby Digital/DTS decoding.
Audio Settings: The Samsung HT-H5500W offers the following audio
Speaker Setup: You can adjust the level (+/-6 dB) and
distance (1-30') of each speaker.
- 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 louder.
- 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
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.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: You can set up the Samsung
Blu-ray Home Theater System so that it can access your home network and select
online 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; Automatic, Manual, WPS (PBC), or WPS (PIN).
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), or WPA2-PSK network
Note: Samsung recommends a network speed of 10Mbps or
WiFi Direct: When using
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.
Online Apps: The Samsung HT-H5500W provides access to
several online movie, music, and social networking services & apps (as of
Note: Available app content is subject to change.
Opera TV Store: The Opera TV Store provides a collection of
additional downloadable web apps that are optimized for TV viewing. These apps
range from videos, music games, weather, news, sports, technology, and social
AllShare Services: The Samsung HT-H5500W offers AllShare
Cast screen mirroring and AllShare/DLNA wireless media streaming.
- AllShare Cast Screen Mirroring: AllShare Cast is a
proprietary "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the
display from your compatible AllShare Cast Samsung mobile device through the
Blu-ray HT System and to your 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 Certified: The Samsung Blu-ray system'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 7/8 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: 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
Samsung Download Center. Not compatible with older Windows OS versions
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-H5500W 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.
5.1Ch Speaker System
Wireless Receiver Module: The Samsung HT-H5500W 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 2.25" full-range driver inside a bass-reflex, gloss-black enclosure with a
front-firing slot port. 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 2.25" full-range driver inside a bass-reflex,
gloss-black enclosure with a front-firing round port. 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 speaker wire.
Center Channel Speaker: The center-channel speaker features
a single 2.25"
full-range driver inside a bass-reflex, gloss-black enclosure with two
front-firing round ports. 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 5" woofer inside a bass-reflex enclosure with a rear-firing
flared port. The passive subwoofer features a vinyl-wrapped black cabinet with a
non-removable cloth grille. The passive subwoofer features spring-clip terminals
to attach the included speaker wire. 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.
IR Remote w/ Anynet+: The Samsung HT-H5500W includes an IR remote
control for wireless operation of the Blu-ray home theater system. Anynet+ is a convenient feature that offers
HDMI-linked operation with other Anynet+ Samsung products and HDMI-CEC
compliant components; and control those products (up to 12) with one Samsung
Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP: You can wirelessly stream audio from your
Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or MP3 player to the Samsung HT-H5500W and enjoy
music with high quality stereo sound, all without wires. The HT-H5500W'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 HT-H5500W.
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.