Samsung BD-D5500 3D Blu-ray Player Video Test Bench

Video Test Bench

BD-D5500 3:2 HD 2:2 HD MA HD 3:2 SD 2:2 SD MA SD VIDEO CLIPPING LUMA RESOLUTION CHROMA RESOLUTION SCALING
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jnemesh's picture

Yes, the BDD5500 is cheap. Yes, it has apps, including the favorites, Netflix and Pandora. Yes, it plays Blu-Ray discs, DVDs and CDs. It also has a 90 day warranty, is built in line with its price, and will most likely fail after a year or two of normal use. The reviewer raves about its picture quality, but compare it to an Oppo or Marantz and THEN tell me how it stacks up. The BDD5500 is not a bad player, but it should most definitely NOT be a "top pick".

aopu.mohsin@gmail.com's picture

I might have to agree with "jnemesh" in this case. This bluray player might be a good player given its price, but in my opinion, there is no way it could garner a "Top Pick" status, especially when it cannot decode DTS-HD audio - one of the main features of today's bluray players.

Scott Wilkinson's picture
After discussing this with HT editor Rob Sabin, I've decided that you are right, and the BD-D5500 should not be designated among our Top Picks, primarily because of the lack of DTS-HD decoding, which you can get in the BD-D6500 for $40 more, the Sony BDP-S480 for $20 more, or the Panasonic DMP-BDT110 for $10 less. Thanks to both of you for your comments!
iggypop70's picture

Is the ps3 still the fastest loading blu ray player (for blu ray discs)?

David Vaughn's picture
Yes, but other player's have equaled its speed and responsiveness so it isn't the only kid on the block that can boast about its speed!
iggypop70's picture

Cool, thanks!

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