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Samsung BD-UP5000

Samsung BD-UP5000
alaScore 78

86 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of Samsung BD-UP5000. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The design also gets good reviews. The usability and price get mixed reviews, while there are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

design, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Samsung BD-UP5000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung BD-UP5000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Samsung BD-UP5000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability is also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed views about the price.

usability, design

reliability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2017

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Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Samsung BD-UP5000

 

With the most recent firmware update, the Samsung BD-UP5000 Duo HD Player is a solid dual-format HD disc player as well as an impressive upscaling DVD player.

Plays Blu-ray and HD DVD discs. Quick start-up. Immediate resume from stopped playback with Blu-ray and DVD movies. Excellent upscaling DVD player. Top-notch HD video-processing quality.

HD DVD PiP displayed with incorrect aspect ratio. No 24-Hz output with DVD video. No raw bitstream output with Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD lossless audio formats.

The Samsung BD-UP5000 is the best combo HD disc player currently available.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: David Birch-Jones (avguide.com)

Samsung BD-UP5000 Duo HD DVD and Blu-ray Player

 

As any good arbitrator might tell you, one of the best ways to resolve conflicts is to move from an “either/or” mindset to a “do both and more” approach, which is exactly what Samsung does with its BD-UP5000 Duo HD player—a unit that handles Blu-ray...

At $799, the BD-UP5000 isn’t that much more expensive than a pair of dedicated BD and HD DVD standalone players, and with the onboard HQV Reon processor, the player will breathe new life into your DVD collection as well. Samsung does have another Duo...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (hometheater.com)

Samsung BD-UP5000 Duo HD Blu-ray / HD DVD HD Player

 

Months ago, when Samsung announced its BD-UP5000 dual format player, there appeared to be no end in sight to an ugly format war that threatened the future of high definition on a disc.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Ian Morris (cnet.com.au)

Samsung BD-UP5000

 

The Samsung BD-UP5000 is only the second HD multi-player to be announced but includes full support for both HD DVD and Blu-ray.

Early indications are that the player will cost around £600 in the UK and -- which should mean about AU$1500 here -- and it will be on sale in most parts of the world by Christmas. Local availability from Samsung is still unknown, but we believe it's...

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: Raptor007 (newegg.com)

The perfect do-it-all player! (with the latest firmare)

 

There were some audio problems prior to the latest firmware. Make sure you have version 1.3. Some people have had problems reading certain discs (especially Fox Blu-rays). I've never had any such problem, but if you do, you can send the player in for...

The Samsung BD-UP5000 is a wonderful player for HD-DVD, Blu-ray, and DVD! I've had zero problems with any discs ; The video quality is excellent, supporting 1080p at 24Hz from HD-DVD and Blu-ray. SD sources can be upscaled to 1080p with the awesome HQV...

Other users have reported that this player can't read BD-R/BD-RE burned discs. I haven't tried, but I still consider it a con. It does read burned DVDs with no problems though ; Can't output SD-DVD movies at 24Hz

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: Raptor007 (newegg.com)

The perfect do-it-all player! (with the latest firmare)

 

There were some audio problems prior to the latest firmware. Make sure you have version 1.3.

The Samsung BD-UP5000 is a wonderful player for HD-DVD, Blu-ray, and DVD! I've had zero problems with any discs.

Other users have reported that this player can't read BD-R/BD-RE burned discs. I haven't tried, but I still consider it a con. It does read burned DVDs with no problems though.

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: TFC (newegg.com)

Followup Review

 

Now none

Update on this total fiasco. Samsung's total incompetence and inefficiency is surpassed by none.

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: TFC (newegg.com)

Unrepairable

 

If considering this unit be prepared that if it fails it probably cannot be repaired and they have no replacement units. This will make me return to Sony or Toshiba.

Excellent picture when functioning.

Very slow loading times. Video freezes and audio continues.

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: graveborn (newegg.com)

great player

 

great newegg service as always, with fast shipping.

plays both HD formats well. HDMI connection, the remote happens to work with my TV too

none

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: Wrick (newegg.com)

HD goodness

 

If you want a dual format player that can bitstream the newer HD audio formats this is the player you want. If you can find one.

Following firmware 1.3 update bitstreams Dolby ThrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio to my Onkyo 605. Dual format player so I can keep my HD DVDs while starting a BluRay collection. Capable of 1080p/24fps. Player setup menu looks like it is appropriate for...

I have noticed some disc menus are sluggish. Although I have not observed it because my TV is not capable of 24 fps playback, I have read there are some problems with this feature. Runs very hot. Production has been discontinued, so I hope firmware...

Jun, 2008

Product Specifications

Samsung introduces its first dual-format High-Definition (HD) optical disc player, the BD-UP5000 Duo HD Player. This player is positioned as the flagship in the company's growing line of high definition players. Offering the same playback capabilities of the BD-P2400 including HQV (Hollywood Quality Video) processing, the BD-UP5000 supports both Blu-ray and HD-DVD formats as well as their interactive technologies, HDi and BD-Java. Consumers can now enjoy additional studio content such as trailers, director's comments, more elaborate interactive menus and behind the scene footage. With the launch of the Duo HD, Samsung stays true to its commitment to develop products that make life simpler through its breadth of innovative technologies. The Duo HD player blends the benefits of each format in a single player, offering access to hi-definition movie titles regardless of the authoring format.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.8in
Height:3.1in
Weight:9.3lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

Built-in Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby TrueHD / DTS decoder / DTS-HD decoder/DTS-HD decoder / Dolby Digital Plus / DTS decoder / Dolby TrueHD
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:BD-R / BD-ROM / CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / HD DVD/BD-ROM / HD DVD / CD / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / CD-RW
Type:Blu-Ray disc and HD DVD player

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:BD-UP5000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Video Output

Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / S-Video/Component video / Composite video / S-Video