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Samsung BD-D5500

Samsung BD-D5500
alaScore 84

519 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 519 reviews of Samsung BD-D5500. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews. People really like the design. The price also gets good comments, whereas some have doubts about the size and reliability.

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-D5500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Samsung BD-D5500 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, design, price, size

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-D5500 Blu-ray 3D Smart Hub Player with Built in Wi-Fi (Centre Tray)

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung BD-D5500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 234 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 3.8/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.com. People really like the design. The usability also gets good feedback. The size and reliability get critical comments.

usability, design

price, 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)

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Samsung BD-D5500

 

The Samsung BD-D5500 is a capable, full-featured Blu-ray player, but its slow startup time and only-so-so DVD upconversion skills hold it back.

Solid Blu-ray playback. A wide selection of Web apps and streaming services.

Slow to start up and load discs. Mediocre DVD-upconversion performance. No integrated Wi-Fi.

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Expert review by: Chris Heinonen (hometheaterhifi.com)

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...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Scott Wilkinson (hometheatermag.com)

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....

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Scott Wilkinson (hometheater.com)

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....

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Scott Wilkinson (soundandvision.com)

Samsung BD-D5500 3D Blu-ray Player

 

For such a low price, the BD-D5500 offers a surprising number of features aside from the ability to play 2D and 3D Blu-rays as well as DVDs and CDs. Its implementation of Samsung's Smart TV online app engine is excellent, with access to content from...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: (bluray-players.net)

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...

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Samsung BD-D5500 review

 

The Samsung BD-D5500 is another great-value Blu-ray player from Samsung

Lots of features ; Terrific pictures ; Smart Hub web content

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

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

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

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Samsung BD-D5500 review

 

The affordable BD-D5500 is impressive with HD content, but sounds wearing

Ample features and functionality ; can be profoundly impressive with high-def content

Can sound wearing ; not a great upscaler ; streamed content can look iffy

Far from disgraced – it’s four stars, after all – but the competition is unforgiving

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

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,...

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio output channels:2.0 / 7.1
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD

Design

Color of product:Black
Device type:Blu-ray Player

Display

Display:VFD

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.8
Power consumption (typical):19

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, PNG
Video compression format:DIVX, MKV, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV / DIVX, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV, WMV / WMV
Video formats supported:WMV

Media Types

Disc types supported:BD, BD-R, BD-RE, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW / BD-R, BD-RE, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW / BD-R, BD-ROM, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW / CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW / CD-R, CD-RW / CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
WLAN-ready: Yes

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital TrueHD, DTS / Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD, DTS / Dolby Digitalm Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD, DTS, DTS-HD HRA, DTS-HD Master Audio
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 8.27 x 1.54 / 16.9 x 8.3 x 1.5
Networking features:Ethernet
Portable: No

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1 / 2
Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Video

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Full HD: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.27
Height:1.54
Package dimensions (WxDxH):19.8 x 11.3 x 3.5
Package weight:5.64 / 90.5
Weight:3.75 / 3.77 / 60.3
Width:16.9