The SamsungBD-C5500 Blu-ray Disc Player (Black) is further proof of the company's pre-eminence in the field of HD home theater entertainment. BD-Live transforms traditional passive viewing into the ultimate interactive movie experience by accessing bonus features related to the movie via the Internet. With Blu-ray video playback at native HD resolutions of 720p/1080i/1080p, 60p and 24p cinema output, 1080p HD video upscaling, and x.v.Color technology, this player provides some of the most startling imagery available. WiFi readiness (optional adapter) and the ability to instantly stream movies and music from various Internet services like Netflix and Pandora create a new benchmark in home viewing. Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD 7.1-channel processing provides a wider, more enveloping surround sound experience while DTS-HD Master Audio decoding realizes the high-quality theater experience previously exclusive to studio master soundtracks.
Besides extensive connectivity which includes HDMI, an Ethernet port, (2) USB 2.0 ports and 1GB built-in memory, the BD-5500 incorporates technology aimed at facilitating interfacing with multiple A/V components. BD Wise automatically optimizes resolution on compatible TVs while AllShare allows you to stream content to your TV from DNLA equipped devices like a PC or even a phone. Compatibility with a huge array of video and audio formats ensures that your entertainment choices are virtually endless.
Lastly, the BD-5500's super slim chassis and stylish glossy black finish is sure to complement any room's decor.
BD-Live technology will enable you to connect this player to the Internet to download such data as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, and to join in multi-player interactive games that are linked to BD bonus content contained in Blu-ray discs. This player offers an Ethernet port, 1GB built-in memory, and (2) USB 2.0 ports for easy access to BD-Live content.
Blu-ray Disc Features
Blu-ray discs offers picture quality beyond anything available with full 1080p HD resolution, yielding 5-10 times the capacity of standard DVDs. Additional features include theater-quality uncompressed audio (supporting 8 channels of Liner PCM), up to 32 streams of audio, interactive capability, seamless menus, integrated games, and hi-def bonus and educational features.
HDMI Output with 1080p HD Video Upconversion
HDMI Version 1.3 is capable of upconverting video signals to 720p, 1080i, or 1080p by utilizing an ultra-high-bandwidth digital-to-analog conversion and processing to detect image changes at the pixel level. The BD-C5500 supports the following video signals: 480i/60Hz, 480p/60Hz, 720p/60Hz, 1080i/60Hz, and 1080p/60Hz/24Hz.
Choose from thousands of movies and TV episodes from Netflix (with optional subscription), and for instant disc-less viewing, listen to Internet Radio via Pandora's personalized digital music service. Broadcast your own movies on YouTube, or stream videos from millions of YouTube users to your TV.
Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD Decoding
If you have a 7.1-channel home theater receiver, you're in luck because this player is capable of decoding Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD audio. Dolby Digital Plus uses less compression than regular Dolby Digital to reproduce fuller and more dynamic sound effects with up to eight discrete channels of surround sound.
DTS-HD Master Audio and High-Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio supports bitrates up to 24.5Mbps, 7.1 discrete channels of 96KHz/24-bit audio, and is ideal for HDMI Version 1.3 cables. This technology reproduces true-to-life audio the way the director intended.
Supports BD-ROM, BD-RE, BD-R, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-R/W, CD, CD-R/W, WMA, MP3 and JPEG. Also, the player is backward-compatible, enabling playback of all your favorite DVDs in HD resolution.
Enables content to be seamlessly streamed between DLNA devices, allowing you to play files stored on your PC or even to use your telephone through your TV.
Bonus View with Picture-in-Picture (PIP)
The Bonus View feature allows you to view additional content (such as commentaries) in a small screen window while the movie is playing.
Top-Notch Video Processing
This player utilizes a 216MHz/12-bit video D/A converter that provides high quality 4x over-sampling for 1080i/720p output. Noise-shaping video processing, shifts the noise component to an unused area to further enhance the signal-to-noise ratio. By incorporating these technologies, it realizes super-fine, high-definition images with over 4400 billion colors.
DivX is video compression software which enables high quality video to be compressed into very small files then downloaded onto CD-R or CD-RW and played back with very little loss of quality.
Automatically sets the optimal resolution when connected via HDMI to a TV
with the BD Wise feature.
24-Bit Audio Processing
The built-in 192KHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converter offers exceptional multi-channel audio conversion. By executing an accurate sound-field reproduction and reducing analog noise in the signal path, this unit is capable of reproducing an enveloping audio signal that is unsurpassed.
User-Friendly Graphic Interface
Includes various menus and subtitle functions offering the ability to search for detailed content of the video. The full-color, HD animated menu enables full control, and the ability to incorporate your own personal creative touch. When you highlight a menu option on a disc, sound effects can be heard such as button clicks or a voice-over explaining the highlighted menu choice.
This player features Anynet+ technology through the HDMI cable, enabling linked operation of the player through Samsung TVs that carry the same feature.
Built-in Ethernet and USB Host connections enable this player to be updated with future Firmware upgrades, applications and services.
Home Theater Friendly
Use the optical digital audio output to connect the player to your home theater receiver and enjoy your favorite DVDs in surround sound.
Glossy Black Finish
With its elegant glossy black finish, the BD-C5500 complements office or home decor.