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Samsung BD D5300

Samsung BD D5300
alaScore 74

147 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the value for money. The design also gets good feedback.

usability, design, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Samsung BD D5300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 147 reviews)

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Samsung BD-D5300 Blu-ray Player Reviewed


Part of the give and take with electronics and economy is the sacrificing of features for a lower price. In the case of the Samsung BD-D5300 Blu-ray player, this give and take may be a bit of a struggle....

The BD-D5300 supports BD-Live and BonusView Blu-ray features ; The player includes Samsung's Smart Hub, with extensive Web offerings, DLNA streaming, and an intuitive search function ; The BD-D5300 offers Dolby TrueHD decoding and bitstream output of...

The BD-D5300 does not support 3D playback ; The player lacks DTS-HD MA decoding and multichannel analog audio outputs, so it's not the best choice for someone who owns an older A/V receiver ; It does not have integrated WiFi; the optional USB WiFi...

As the most economical option in Samsung's 2011 Blu-ray line, the BD-D5300 sacrifices some desirable features, such as 3D support, integrated WiFi, and DTS-HD decoding. However, it's still a good choice for someone who wants Blu-ray playback and an...

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Smart TV capable, I guess


Not terribly expensive

Difficult to set up Smart TV, remote slow to respond sometimes

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Samsung BD-D5300 Blu-ray Disc Player - 1080p - Black


I like the subhub business, unable to login to facebook is frustrating, but i manage.


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junk - stay far away


I have replaced with LG players and no issues yet... Stay far away from Samsung, of course I bought them when they were priced $250+

worked out of the box

don't work much longer than just past the warranty. I have three of these, picked up third just before first one died. All are past warranty they just boot to the Samsung screen and stay there, nothing you do can fix, except pay Samsung $80+shipping...

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Suprisingly glitchy


I purchased this player for the whole package. I wanted a good Blu Ray player and also wanted to stream netflix and pandora radio. The player locked while attempting to do all three. I first watched Tron on blu ray. This ran well and I thought...

Easy Set-Up","Excellent Image Quality","Many apps

Locks up at every menu","Poor Netflix streaming","Slow menu response

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not too sure about it


I don\'t have much patience with products that lock up or endlessly give \'please wait\' messages. Maybe I am short on patience but I can\'t tell if it is not working or really really slow. I am pretty sure it is going back. I bought it to use with...

Great picture quality","Looks nice easy to use

Endlessly says starting","No S-video connection","Slow Load Time

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Awesome Bluray player!


An awesome bluray player that really enhances regular DVD movies. Plus, the benefit of having wifi on this unit is nice as well. I purchased this player along with a Samsung HDTV to replace an older standard DVD player and analog picture tube TV for...

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Slow for Internet Setup


The DVD Player did well with DVDs however, the selling point was supposed to be its ability to do both DVDs and access internet HULU, Netflix, etc.. In trying to set up the internet connection, the process was extremely slow and because the response on...

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Samsung BD-D5300


Streamline your entertainment options with the Samsung BDD5300 Blu-ray disc player. Wi-Fi readiness and Samsung's Smart TV apps mean you can connect to your favorite online video sites like Netflix or Blockbuster and stream movies and TV shows...

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Great Blue Ray DVD Wireless Ready


Just Fantastic!!

Backwards Compatible ; DVD Upconversion ; Easy Set-Up ; Excellent Image Quality ; Good Connections ; Good Soundtrack Support ; Upgradeable


Product Specifications


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


DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready

General Features

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


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


DTS Decoder:DTS HD Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus / True HD