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Samsung BD-D5500

Samsung BD-D5500
alaScore 83

498 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 498 reviews of Samsung BD-D5500. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The price also gets good reviews, but many are critical 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 83/100 = 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. Opinions about the size and price are overall positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts 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-D 5500/EN, BDD5500/ENSamsung BD-D 5500/EN

May, 2016

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 are impressed by the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably. The size and reliability get negative views.

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)Samsung BD-D5500 3D Blu-ray Disc Player (Black) [2011 MODEL] (2011 Model)

May, 2016

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Samsung BD-D5500

 

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.

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.

Feb, 2012

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: (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: Danny Phillips (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

Feb, 2012

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: (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

Consumer review by: (tigerdirect.com)

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...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: JimP (tigerdirect.com)

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...

Dec, 2012

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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