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Samsung BD-C5500

Samsung BD-C5500
alaScore 80

983 reviews

Jan, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 983 reviews of Samsung BD-C5500. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the design. The price also gets good comments, whereas the size and reliability get critical comments.

usability, price, design

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Samsung BD-C5500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Samsung BD-C5500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Reviews about the design and usability are generally positive, but there are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung BD-C5500 Blu-Ray Player WiFi ReadySamsung BD-C5500 Blu-Ray Player WiFi Ready

Jan, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 468 user reviews of Samsung BD-C5500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Views about the design and price are overall positive. Many are negative about the reliability, and there are some mixed comments about the size.

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61% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (

Samsung BD-C5500 review:


Whether you go for an entry-level Blu-ray player or a more expensive midrange model mostly comes down to whether you need one feature--built-in Wi-Fi. Samsung's BD-C5500 lacks built-in Wi-Fi (although it can be added with an $80 USB dongle), but comes...

Excellent Blu-ray image quality; Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, and Pandora media streaming, plus the expandable Samsung Apps platform; DLNA-compliant.

Sluggish operational speed; no built-in Wi-Fi; compatible Wi-Fi dongle is too expensive; last year's Samsung Blu-ray players had questionable reliability.

The BD-C5500's expandable Samsung Apps platform and DLNA compatibility make it stand out from other entry-level players, although it's one of the slower players we've tested.

May, 2010

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Samsung BD-C5500


In conclusion, the Samsung BD-C5500 Blu-Ray player is for consumers who want a good disc player with advanced functions for a price tag of less than $200. If you are really aiming for quality and performance, then you should look at other, more...

Premium- nice balance of features for the priceValue- when considering competition, tough to beatFeatured- supports up-conversion, Wireless LAN, BD-Live 2.0Connected- ability to stream Internet TV and Netflix

Disputed- more than average number of complaints

The BD-C5500 is Wireless LAN-ready and BD-Live 2.0-ready, and it even...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Adrienne Maxwell (

Samsung BD-C5500 Blu-ray Player Reviewed


This entry-level Blu-ray player offers core Blu-ray features like BD-Live and BonusView support, as well as DLNA streaming, WiFi-readiness, and the excellent Samsung Apps Web platform. For $179.99, it's a great package. ...

The BD-C5500 supports 1080p/24 playback of Blu-ray discs ; The player has internal decoding and bitstream output of high-resolution audio sources ; It supports BD-Live Web content and can play picture-in-picture bonus content ; The BD-C5500 supports...

The BD-C5500 lacks multichannel analog audio outputs, so it's not the best choice for someone who owns an older, non-HDMI A/V receiver ; The player lacks built-in WiFi and an advanced control port like RS-232 ; The BD-C5500 is not 3D-capable

The BD-C5500 is a features-laden player offered at a great price. You get all the functions of a Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player, plus great media-streaming options and the ability to customize the experience through the Samsung Apps store. Moving up the...

Apr, 2010

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Samsung BD-C5500


The BD-C5500 is Samsung's new entry level blu-ray player in the sub'00 market. Although it's an entry level player it does come with many of the latest features, multimedia capabilities and streaming content from the web.

The Samsung BD-C5500 offers excellent value for money for those who want a reasonably good-performing player with the latest multimedia features. The easy setup and simple operation is ideal for those who are adopting high definition playback in the...

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (

Samsung BD-C5500 Blu-ray player


Excellent Blu-ray image quality • YouTube, plus expandable Samsung Apps platform • DLNA-compliant

Sluggish operational speed • no built-in Wi-Fi

The BD-C5500's expandable Samsung Apps platform and DLNA compatibility make it stand out from other entry-level players, although it's one of the slower players we've tested.

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Whiterabbit1969 (

"Great little player"


First time I got this connected, I was amazed how small it was compared to my Panasonic DVD player, connections are typical hdmi, audio left and right . Since iam connected with hdmi to my Samsung 50 inch plasma using anynet which allows me to use...

Good pictures , sturdy remote, wireless connection via USB dongle or wired. Would recommend

None that I can think of

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: tnjman (

"WORST blu-ray player I've ever owned."


Not many. Plays blu-rays well; upconverts SD DVDs to pretty much HD quality. Low cost - bought on sale for less than $150. Out-of-the-box not bad.

Hangs on Internet TV app FOREVER, will NOT ever finish loading. Hangs on VUDU app; never finishes loading. This is after I updated to the latest firmware. Prior to firmware upgrade, it worked okay, but also updated my NetGear wireless WNCE2001 f/w.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Thomas E. (



Integrates great with Samsung televisions

Sometimes very slow to load Blueray disks (common problem for many players)

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Shadowbender (

Great Smart Blu-Ray Player. Great Price


Unit came loaded with features and then downloaded more once it connected to the internet. Since it was a refurb had to deactivate Netflix to get it to connect, but after that everything has been super! Highly recommend!

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Tom (

Works as described


Works as well as any new device would

No original packaging

Aug, 2013

Product Specifications

The Samsung BD-C5500 Blu-ray Player offers Internet@TV, which delivers the best of the web, straight to your HDTV, with downloadable widgets and apps like Blockbuster, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Pandora and more. You can shop online, share pictures, catch up with friends and connect to a wide range of streaming digital content at the touch of a button. It also has wireless LAN built-in. Add to that AllShare, which enables content to be seamlessly streamed between DLNA devices, allowing you to play files stored on your PC or even to use your telephone through your TV.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo


BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-T2: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Media Player:Audio/Video
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Type:DVD+R / DVD-RW / DVD+RW / CD-RW / BD-R / BD-RE / BD-ROM
Type:Blu-Ray disc player

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: No
3D Ready: No
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
4K Upscaling: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung



Network & Internet Multimedia

Internet Streaming Services:Netflix / YouTube / Pandora / Blockbuster / Facebook / Flickr / Twitter
Network Connection:Wi-Fi


Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No
UPnP: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No
USB Recording: Yes


DTS Decoder:DTS HD Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital