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Samsung BD-J5700

Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi®

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Overview

Our take on the Samsung BD-J5700

These days I use Netflix® to catch movies and binge-watch TV shows more often than I pop in a physical disc. It's still great to have the Blu-ray option, though — and the killer picture and sound that goes with it. With the Samsung BD-J5700, you don't have to compromise.

Looking for a streaming box? Consider this Blu-ray player

Blu-ray player

The BD-J5700 has a compact, curved design and packs a plethora of entertainment options.

These days I use Netflix® to catch movies and binge-watch TV shows more often than I pop in a physical disc. It's still great to have the Blu-ray option, though — and the killer picture and sound that goes with it. With the Samsung BD-J5700, you don't have to compromise.

When using the built-in Wi-Fi®, you have access to popular streaming video services like Netflix or Hulu®. Plus you can put in that cartoon DVD the kids always watch, or the sweet digitally restored Blu-ray version of your favorite flick.

Solid picture and sound for movies, shows, and music

The BD-J5700 helps make the most of your high-definition TV. It plays Blu-ray titles in 1080p HD and offers video upconversion for standard DVDs. You'll open up the capabilities of your home theater speakers as well — lossless surround sound formats are supported, including Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD®.

Want to throw on some tunes? Play a CD, stream from a music service like Pandora®, or wirelessly connect to a compatible networked PC via DLNA technology and play songs from your computer.

Product Highlights:

  • plays standard Blu-ray discs, DVDs, CDs and rewriteable discs
  • built-in Wi-Fi for streaming video and music from dedicated apps, including Netflix, Hulu, YouTube™, and Pandora (subscriptions required for some services)
  • stream photos/videos/music from a compatible DLNA-enabled Windows® PC
  • remote control
  • no front-panel display, menu options display on your TV screen
  • 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 Master Audio
  • front-panel USB port for use with external storage devices
  • Anynet+ simplifies control of compatible Samsung components via the HDMI connection (HDMI-CEC)
  • HDMI output
  • coaxial digital audio output
  • Ethernet port for wired network connection
  • 11-7/16"W x 1-9/16"H x 8-3/4"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Blu-ray disc player
  • Remote control (AK59-00149A)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • User Manual
  • Netflix brochure

Works well, but does not have a visible display on the unit. If one is using it to play CDs, they have to turn on the attached television to be able to monitor the disc tracks.

PC, Broussard, LA

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Features and Specs

General
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,Hulu,Amazon
Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
DLNA Certified Audio
Video
Photo
Smartphone App Control No
DVD Video Upconversion 1080p, 1080i, 720p
Multibrand Remote No
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Compatibility
CD-R Capable Yes
CD-R/W Capable Yes
SACD Playback No
DVD-Audio Playback No
Outputs
Digital Optical Output None
Digital Coaxial Output 1
HDMI Outputs 1
HDMI Version 1.4
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-J5700 Blu-ray disc player is compatible with many disc types.

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

Blu-ray Disc: 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 layer disc.
  • 7.1ch Audio: Blu-ray disc provides as many as 7.1 channels of native, uncompressed surround sound for crystal-clear audio entertainment.
  • 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.

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: 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-J5700 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.

Media Type Format Description
Video MPEG, MKV, WMV, AVI, AVCHD 1920 x 1080 max resolution
Photo JPEG, HD-JPEG, PNG 15360 x 8640 max resolution
Music MP3, WMA 8-48kHz sampling rates; 5-355 kbps bit rate

Video Section

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-J5700 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 high-definition video.
Note: The Blu-ray player provides no analog video outputs.

Video Up-conversion + Progressive Mode: When connected to your TV using the HDMI output, the BD-J5700 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.

Deep Color: Deep Color allows more accurate color reproduction with deep color depth. The BD-J5700 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.

  • TV Aspect: You can adjust the video output of the BD-J5700 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 function 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.

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-J5700 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 up to 7.1ch 2ch Dolby Digital Dolby Digital Dolby Digital/DTS
Dolby Digital Plus up to 7.1ch 2ch Dolby Digital Plus Dolby Digital Dolby Digital/DTS
Dolby TrueHD up to 7.1ch 2ch Dolby TrueHD Dolby Digital Dolby Digital/DTS
DTS up to 6.1ch 2ch DTS DTS Dolby Digital/DTS
DTS-HD HRA up to 7.1ch 2ch DTS-HD HRA DTS Dolby Digital/DTS
DTS-HD 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 outputs.

Network/Internet Functions

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, or Manually.

  • Supported WiFi networks include IEEE 802.11A/B/G/N wireless LAN networks.
  • 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-J5700 Blu-ray player incorporates Opera 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 easy selection.
  • 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 apps include Facebook, 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 notice.

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-J5700 features an Ethernet port and built-in WiFi to connect to the internet via your home network, and features USB (type-A) port for additional storage.

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.

Convenience Features

Curved Compact Design: The Samsung BD-J5700 Blu-ray player features a sleek compact chassis with a distinctive curved design to match today's curved flat-panel televisions.

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 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 Energy Star criteria for energy use. See energystar.gov 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. 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.

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, 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.

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Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

Your support recommended this unit for compatibility. [ GARY  Jul 27, 2018 ]
Same brand as TV and wi-fi conection. [ derek  Jun 16, 2018 ]
I needed a fairly low cost player [ John  Jun 06, 2018 ]
Looking at comments on your site. [ James  Apr 12, 2018 ]
It met the needs I had and it received good reviews. [ Brian  Apr 09, 2018 ]
Made by Samsung (not LG), got reasonably good reviews, price was major factor. [ DANIEL L  Mar 06, 2018 ]
Great price with good reviews [ MARY GAY  Nov 28, 2017 ]
Tech support recommendation [ ROBERT E  Nov 26, 2017 ]
Price, Samsung reputation & Crutchfield's recommendation [ Redmac  Sep 27, 2017 ]
I've had good luck with Samsung audio/visual products. [ CHARLES  Aug 14, 2017 ]
The features, the price, and compared to other products in this price range its the best. [ James  May 13, 2017 ]
I like Samsung products and the price was great! [ Richard  Mar 26, 2017 ]
Already have one and I love it so I want another one. [ Regina  Mar 25, 2017 ]
price and features [ willie  Mar 18, 2017 ]
Replaced a standard DVD player [ Mark  Mar 07, 2017 ]
Have samsung already, 7 years old. Need new smaller one that does Amazon as well as netfix [ Charles  Feb 23, 2017 ]
Features and price made this an excellent choice for the family room. [ paul  Feb 15, 2017 ]
reviews and price [ Jonathan  Jan 27, 2017 ]
I Have lots of samsung products an I have dealt withe crutchfield for years an I am very satisfied with both. [ tony  Jan 15, 2017 ]
We ordered 3 of these for our grand children and they work great. Since then we have purchased 2 more for our own home. Awesome player [ Joseph  Jan 04, 2017 ]
good results with predecessor [ BLAS A.  Jan 01, 2017 ]
Reviews [ Donald  Dec 04, 2016 ]
recommended by Crutchfield staff [ Trudy  Dec 04, 2016 ]
I choose this item because it was a great price, and contained all the features I was looking for in a built in wifi blu ray player. [ Nicole  Dec 02, 2016 ]
good buy [ george  Nov 29, 2016 ]
reviews [ Charles  Nov 12, 2016 ]
We wanted a basic Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi to stream Netflix, amazon, and mirror our Samsung devices. This player had everything we wanted at a great price. [ Timothy  Sep 11, 2016 ]
Fits the custom shelf I had to build for the short-lived Samsung DVD player that has quit working. [ H  Jul 13, 2016 ]
price [ 5  May 09, 2016 ]
seems like a good, basic player for a reasonable price [ Stephen  Apr 15, 2016 ]
Samsung now makes unquestionably the best Blu Ray players for anywhere near the price point. [ robert  Mar 06, 2016 ]
It will allow me to stream Amazon Videos to my non-compliant Samsung TV [ Michael  Feb 16, 2016 ]
The good name and the good price [ Melvin E.  Feb 08, 2016 ]
Good price for wireless streaming and hopefully compatible with my tablet [ MICHELLE  Jan 11, 2016 ]
needed dvd player and kay said this unit would do what i wanted to accomplish [ Ralph  Jan 05, 2016 ]
Have used Samsung products in the past. [ gregg  Dec 27, 2015 ]
Great reviews, listed as easy installation, lifetime tech support and reasonable price [ Janice  Dec 26, 2015 ]
Because your company offered free shipping, full support, great access to information on product for my needs. Thanks, Bob [ Bob  Dec 19, 2015 ]
Crutchfield's pricing, quick delivery, and great reputation! [ ELAINE  Dec 18, 2015 ]
This item is described as being able to do everything I need a blu-ray disc player to do along with being wireless and at a reasonable price with a reliable brand name. [ Aaron  Dec 17, 2015 ]
Better deal and more information about the product than Amazon. Plus, I know that if I have a question or a problem, Crutchfield staff is knowledgeable. This Samsung player seems to have everything I need to make my TV "smart." [ STEVEN A  Dec 08, 2015 ]

6 questions already asked

Yes, if you are a Prime subscriber. The unit comes preloaded with some interfaces, including one to Amazon Prime. You enter your membership info and it links to your Amazon Prime account. [ MICHELLE  Nov 28, 2017 ]
Yes you can [ DENNIS  Nov 28, 2017 ]
I believe so. I use Samsung AllShare software on my Windows 10 PC and my Samsung TV and 3 Samsung Blu-ray players can access my content from my PC. [ Steven  Aug 01, 2017 ]
Haven't opened the box yet. [ STEVEN  Jun 18, 2017 ]
No, but it does have fast forward and fast reverse.. [ GARY R  May 14, 2017 ]
There is no slow motion. It only has fast forward and scene skip. [ WILLIAM J  May 14, 2017 ]
Yes the whole unit takes forever to load. Spend more money sand get another one. [ Dean  May 13, 2017 ]
no, sorry, i don't have any infrared devices [ JOYCE  Dec 01, 2016 ]
No the remote works the software in the unit is very very slow [ Dean  Nov 30, 2016 ]
I've not. I use a Logitech universal remote to control the device which works for my needs. [ JOSEPH  Nov 30, 2016 ]
Hi Keith, I have had limited success attaching one just to the right of the USB port. It falls off from time to time, but I just stick it back on. Maybe I should add some tape... [ Ryan  Nov 29, 2016 ]
No. [ STEVEN  Jun 18, 2017 ]
No. [ WILLIAM  Jan 24, 2016 ]
Um... No. That's kinda the purpose of WiFi. To not use cables. [ Eduardo  Jan 24, 2016 ]
No. I stream Prime video with wifi only and it works great. [ WILLIAM J  Jan 24, 2016 ]
No. It can connect wirelessly. [ michael  Jan 24, 2016 ]
Yes, my son says it does. Sorry it took s long to answer but I had to catch up with my techie to get the answer. [ BRENDA  May 16, 2015 ]
You can paus and restart, but if you pause then turn off the device, it does not know where to restart based on where you paused it. [ CATHY  May 15, 2015 ]
Yes. [ carol  May 14, 2015 ]
If you pause the movie, it will restart there, even if the player has been turned off. However, it is my understanding from other users, that, if you take the disk out, it will not remember. You need a more expensive model. [ Susan  May 14, 2015 ]
Hi Bill, I really don't know the answer to your question. We have a bed and breakfast and the Samsung was one of two new TVs purchased for our B&B. I will say that a couple of our guests have commented on how nice the Samsung is but I only watched it briefly when hooking it up. It has a great picture. I will try to find a time to go in to that suite and check the function you asked about - if you want to ask the question again at a later date I will be happy to answer it then. Just to clarify - are you talking about when playing a DVD? [ BARBARA A  May 14, 2015 ]
Bill, I don't know. I bought it because I thought there was a jack for a headset on the back. There wasn't, so I had to return it, unfortunate because I wasn't able to access its many possibilities without that one need of mine. If it were me with your question, I would call the advisors at Crutchfield. They were exceptionally helpful for me. James [ James  May 14, 2015 ]
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