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Samsung BD-D5500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 588 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design. The value for money is also appreciated, whereas the size and reliability get negative views.

usability, value for money, design

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Samsung BD-D5500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung BD-D5500

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 34 user reviews of Samsung BD-D5500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, design, value for money

reliability

74% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung BD-D5500 Blu-ray 3D Smart Hub Player with Built in Wi-Fi (Centre Tray)Samsung BD-D 5500/EN

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung BD-D5500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 353 user reviews of Samsung BD-D5500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, design

reliability, size

59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung BD-D5500 3D Blu-ray Disc Player (Black)Samsung BD-D5500 3D Blu-ray Disc Player (Black) [2011 MODEL] (2011 Model)Samsung BD-D5500 3D Blu-ray Disc Player (Black) - Manufacturer Refurbished

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Samsung BD-D5500 Blu-ray Player

 

At the CEDIA Expo last fall, the big push for everyone was 3D and online connectivity. We all knew that 3D was going to be everywhere, but also, everyone seemed to have an iPhone or Android Application, and was trying to offer as much online content to...

Overall the Samsung BD-D5500 is a nice Blu-ray player. It performed well on our bench tests and the colorspace data over HDMI was either excellent or very good, though the lack of 4:2:2 support was disappointing. The App system from Samsung was another...

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Samsung BD-D5500 3D Blu-ray Player

 

Samsung's BD-D5500 proves that you don't need to spend a lot on a 3D Blu-ray player to get great results. Its video and audio performance are top-notch, and it provides 3D capability and access to lots of online and locally networked media content....

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Samsung BD-D5500 3D Blu-ray Player

 

Samsung's BD-D5500 proves that you don't need to spend a lot on a 3D Blu-ray player to get great results. Its video and audio performance are top-notch, and it provides 3D capability and access to lots of online and locally networked media content....

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Samsung BD-D5500

 

Blu-ray players nowadays do more than play a disc. They are as much about streaming media services as they are about disc playback. Even entry level players like the Samsung BD-D5500 comes networking options and a bevy of features not usually available...

For its asking price the Samsung BD-D5500 packs an awful lot of features and delivers a more than credible performance on 2D and 3D. Furthermore, the wide range of streaming services offered by Samsung’s SmartHub will give you hours of non stop...

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Samsung BD-D5500 review

 

The no-frills Samsung BD-D5500 Blu-ray player fuses snazzy features with a strong performance and comes with an affordable price tag that won't break the bank

Lots of features ; Terrific pictures ; Smart Hub web content

No built-in Wi-Fi ; Underwhelming build quality ; Lacklustre design

Those shopping for a Blu-ray player on a tight budget would do well to investigate the Samsung BD-D5500. Its feature list is excellent for the money, offering media streaming, Smart Hub and 3D compatibility, and pictures are solid, although the lack of...

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Samsung BD-D5500

 

Get top-notch Blu-ray playback, 3D, web content and DLNA streaming for peanuts with Samsung's great-value player

Picture quality ; Smart Hub, DLNA and 3D support ; Two USB ports

Not as well-built or attractive as other Samsung players ; No built-in Wi-Fi ; No 2D-to-3D conversion

The key apps are BBC iPlayer, BBC News, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Box Office 365, Google Maps and LoveFilm. The beauty of it is that you can add new apps as and when they’re added by visiting the app store at the top of the Smart Hub interface, and...

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Samsung BD-D5500

 

The Samsung BD-D5500 is one of the many entry-level Blu-ray levels you'll find in stores offering an easy route into 3D blu-ray playback. The BD-D5500 will play those 3D movies and a healthy range of files formats including DivX HD, MKV, MP3, WMA and...

The Samsung BD-D5500 is more than decent. For a low price you’d be getting a perfectly capable Blu-ray player. The lack of built-in Wi-Fi however is a real kicker. Shop around before committing. Samsung BD-D5500 is tagged with Samsung, BD-D5500,...

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Samsung BD-D5500

 

The Samsung BD-D5500 is one of the many entry-level Blu-ray levels you'll find in stores offering an easy route into 3D blu-ray playback. The BD-D5500 will play those 3D movies and a healthy range of files formats including DivX HD, MKV, MP3, WMA and...

At a cost of around £100 the Samsung BD-D5500 is an attractively-priced Blu-ray player that offers all the basic features one would need. Those being top quality playback and Smart TV access. Blu-ray films look great

Unfortunately there’s no Wi-fi. To access those Smart TV services you’ll need to use the ethernet port - a real bother if you aren’t close to a socket. The BD-D5500 does support Wi-Fi, but you’ll need to purchase a dongle sold separately

The Samsung BD-D5500 is more than decent. For a low price you’d be getting a perfectly capable Blu-ray player. The lack of built-in Wi-Fi however is a real kicker. Shop around before committing.

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Forget this if you want to use NetFlix

 

Good for playing blue ray movies but I could not get Netflix to work. I called Samsung and Netflix. Did everything everyone said to do but to no avail. Samsung said it was Netflix issue and Netflix said it was the player. Funny how this works with all...

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Nice Value, Excellent Features

 

I cannot believe the value I got. This unit,for a used (refurbished) item, is pretty much indistinguishable from a new item. The minor external wear and un-fancy packaging are immaterial to the operation, which is exactly as good as you would expect...

Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HDTV: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No

Connectivity

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

General Features

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

Playback

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: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No
UPnP: Yes

Recording

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

Sound

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