Now that Wi-Fi and extensive support for streaming media services such as Netflix has become commonplace on midrange Blu-ray players, manufacturers have struggled to find ways to stand out from the pack. Samsung's differentiating feature on the BD-C6500's is Samsung Apps, the company's expandable platform for streaming media and other Internet services like Twitter. While it may not achieve the same popularity as Apple's App Store, the platform is already well-stocked with names like Netflix, Vudu, Pandora, and YouTube.
Aside from Samsung Apps, the BD-C6500 is also one of the few players to also keep 7.… Read more
LAS VEGAS--Samsung's flashy CES 2010 Blu-ray news may be the BD-C6900 3D Blu-ray player and ultraslim BD-C7500, but the company also rolled out two mainstream models, the BD-C5500 and BD-C6500. Like most of Samsung's CES 2010 home theater announcements, details are scarce, but here's what we know so far.
Key features of the Samsung BD-C5500:Low power consumption (13 watts during playback; .1 watts in standby) Wi-Fi ready (requires USB dongle, sold separately) Supports Internet@TV/Samsung Apps, which will provide content from Netflix, Pandora, Vudu, Blockbuster, Picasa, and Twitter Meets Energy Star 4.0 guidelines No … Read more