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Samsung BD-C6500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1214 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and design. The value for money and usability are also appreciated, but there are some negative views about the reliability.

usability, value for money, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Samsung BD-C6500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung BD-C6500: Great Image Quality, a Few Design Quirks


Just about any way you look at it, the Samsung BD-C6500 is a first-rate Blu-ray player. The picture quality is among the best we've seen to date, it has audio options that are particularly friendly to older home theater surround-sound systems, and it...

Superb image quality ; Excellent selection of Internet services ; Well-designed remote and menus ; Audio reencode for older surround receivers ; Great-looking menus

Nonresponsive front-panel buttons ; Info button not useful

A few annoying design quirks can't take the shine out of the otherwise excellent, reasonably priced Samsung BD-C6500.

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Samsung BD-C6500


Now that Wi-Fi and extensive support for streaming media services like Netflix has become commonplace on midrange Blu-ray players, manufacturers have struggled to find ways to stand out from the pack. Samsung's differentiating feature on the BD-C6500's...

Excellent Blu-ray image quality; Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, and Pandora media streaming, plus the expandable Samsung Apps platform; built-in Wi-Fi; 7.1 analog audio outputs; 1GB onboard storage

Sluggish operational speed; competing Sony players offer 3D for about the same price; last year's Samsung Blu-ray players had questionable reliability

Samsung's BD-C6500 Blu-ray player has excellent image quality, outstanding features for the price, and a slick design--we just wish it were a little faster.

Editor's Choice!

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Samsung BD-C6500


There's a lot to like about Samsung's BD-C6500, from its reasonable $249.99 (list) price to its wealth of Web apps and widgets, and excellent HD picture quality. Throw in integrated Wi-Fi, lots of A/V ports, 1GB of internal memory, and a cleverly...

Top-notch HD image quality. Robust selection of Web features including games. Includes 1GB of internal memory. Eight analog outputs for connecting to a 7.1 surround sound system. Supports DLNA

Some SD-upconversion artifacts. Limited front panel controls

Samsung's BD-C6500 offers more interactive and connectivity features than other Blu-ray players in its class, and it delivers stunning high-definition picture quality.


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Samsung BD-C6500


Overall, the Samsung BD-C6500 Blu-Ray Disc Player is a good value and a good device for playing the latest Blu-Ray movies. New and advanced features such as AllShare, BD-Live 2.0, and Internet TV enhance the user's viewing experience to a level of pure...

Mid-range- above entry level Blu-Ray player with advanced featuresValued- a much better successor to poorly-rated players like the C5500Streamlined- new features like BD-Live 2.0, AllShare, and moreWireless- built-in Wireless-LAN feature, plus 1GB...

Features include the highly-praised BD-Live 2.0 capabilities, built-in...

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Review: Samsung BD-C6500 Blu-ray player


A few annoying design quirks can't take the shine out of the otherwise excellent, reasonably priced Samsung BD-C6500.

Great pictures should be accompanied by great sound, of course. Any Blu-ray player can send high-quality audio to a modern, HDMI-equipped surround receiver; it just has to send the bitstream down the wire. But older, pre-HDMI receivers can't decode the...


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Samsung BD-C6500


The excellent features of the Samsung BD-C6500 made it very hard to choose which product would be ranked first in our Blu-ray player reviews. It has all of the latest audio and video technology that techies everywhere drool over, at a fairly reasonable...

It has 1GB of built-in storage and a USB port for saving external content

An SD card slot is the only item missing from this Blu-ray Player

It is slightly more expensive than the Sony BDP-S370 with the same features.

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Samsung BD-C6500


The Samsung BD-C6500 is one of four new blu-ray players in Samsung's line-up for 2010. Compared to the BD-P3600 that it is replacing, Samsung has made significant strides in some areas of performance and added some new features.

Samsung must be lauded for its efforts in advancing player design, performance and speed with improved energy efficiency. In a strong field of contenders the Samsung BD-C6500 stands out with an ample set of features, performance and technological...

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Samsung BD-C6500


The Samsung BD-C6500 is a new Blu-ray player with fantastic image quality and has some great Web-connected features, like Netflix streaming. Samsung also designed the menu system to be very user-friendly with very little flaws.<p

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Plays BluRay disks well; problem with streaming


Plays Blu Ray disk well

There is a firmware problem when streaming video. Even though I have 100 up / 100 down fiber optic internet service, netfiix and Vudu buffer while streaming. I switched to a panasonic and it has worked perfectly

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Great for netflix and DVD, bad for Blue Ray.


Choose a different model. This one seems very flawed. It's just a glorified DVD player.

This Blue Ray player has treated me well for 9 months. It connects to the internet via wifi. It plays all dvds and some blue ray disks. It plays the Netflix videos just fine too

It skips so much. I mean, it is impossible to make it 20 minutes into a Blue Ray movie without a skip or a freeze. I even put it up on coasters to allow for better and more even air flow around the unit and that didn't help. There is just a flaw in this

Product Specifications


BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No


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

General Features

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


Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
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
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No


Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus / True HD