Samsung seems to be giving us every chance to get ready for the 3D trend in Home Entertainment. Along with its recent introduction of 3DTVs, Samsung has given us a great line up of 3D Blu-ray DVD Players. The BD-C5900 Blu-ray DVD Player is the entry level model that is Wireless LAN ‘Ready’, has internal decoding of Dolby and DTS soundtracks and access to Samsung Apps for streaming online content. Providing you with innovative features at a very reasonable and affordable price.
The BD-C5900 Blu-ray Disc Player is only 1.7 inches thick, with a a stylish black high glossy finish. The control buttons, once turned on, will light up; making them easier to use. The buttons are located on the right side of the player. The Blu-ray 3D logo on top of the player also glows once the player is turned on. There is a USB Port just below the power button on the right. On the left side of the player is the disc loading tray.
VIDEO QUALITY: The Samsung BD-C5900 Blu-ray DVD Player will give you with great pictures. Video connections include HDMI (ver 1.4), Component Video Output and Composite Video Outputs. The best possible pictures will be with a HDMI connection which is capable of Full HD 1080p video on Blu-ray Discs and 1080p up-conversion when playing back DVDs. The Ultra Fast Play feature, will allow you to load these discs in less than 15 seconds, according to Samsung. Samsung has also conveniently equipped the player with it’s Screen Fit feature which can automatically convert 21:9 aspect ratio movies to 16:9 aspect. A great feature if you if want to get rid of those annoying black bars on the TV screen.
AUDIO QUALITY: The BD-C5900 Blu-ray Player gives you with the latest 7.1-channel studio-quality surround sound (via. HDMI) with high resolution audio formats. You can connect the audio through one of the following outputs, HDMI (ver.1.4), Optical Digital Output, or Analog Audio Output 2.0-ch. It has internal audio decoding for Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio. The player can also, transmit the audio in bitstream if you want the audio decoding done by your A/V receiver. However, it does not have 7.1 analog outputs, so those with older non-HDMI Audio/Video receivers, the BD-C5900 may not be the best option.
The BD-C5900 Blu-ray Disc Player is one of the rare entry level models that is equipped with the new video processing technology that supports 3D playback. It can provide great high definition 3D images found on 3D Blu-ray discs. Of course you will require a 3DTV and 3D glasses in order to enjoy 3D entertainment at home. While not necessary, it is recommended that you connect the player to one of Samsung’s 3D HDTVs. This will allow you to take advantage of Samsung’s Anynet+ feature, giving you control of all Samsung’s audio and video devices with one remote.
The BD-C5900 Blu-ray DVD Player also gives you with access to Internet@TV and Samsung Apps. Once you are connected to the internet, via the Ethernet Port or through a wireless USB LAN adapter (Sold Separately), you can stream movies, videos, TV shows, music and photos, etc. Some of the online streaming media service you can access from Samsung Apps are: BLOCKBUSTER®, YouTube™, Netflix, Monopoly gaming, interactive card games, Facebook®, Twitter™, Pandora, AccuWeather, Associated Press, USA Today and many more.
With Samsung’s Allshare feature you can sync the BD-C5900 Blu-ray DVD Player up to many of your digital devices. This will allow you to enjoy movies, photos and music from your computer, camera and mobile devices, on your Television screen. Supported files formats include MP3, DivX, Divx HD, JPEG, JPEG HD, MKV, or AVCHD. The BD-C5900 is Profile 2.0, so it has BD-Live support. You can download content from a certain Blu-ray Discs. Content such as deleted scenes, current movie trailers, features, movie trivia, chat rooms, live commentary and much more. There is no internal memory, so an external USB flash drive is needed if you want to download BD-Live data.
THE PROS: The BD-5900 Blu-ray Player from Samsung is very similar to its earlier release, the BD-C5500 Blu-ray Player. The main difference between the two Blu-ray Players is that the BD-C5900 has 3D Blu-ray capability. It also is Wi-Fi ‘Ready’, BD-Live ‘Ready’, and is DLNA certified. Supports online media services: Internet@TV/Samsung Apps(provides content from Netflix, Pandora, Vudu, Blockbuster, Picasa and Twitter). Has internal audio decoding for Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus.
THE CONS: To enjoy 3D at home, you still require a 3D TV and 3D glasses. Only WI-FI ‘Ready’, you have to purchase a wireless LAN Adaptor. No internal memory for Storage and to access BD-Live content. A USB external memory device is needed.
THE FINAL WORD: The Samsung BD-C5900 3D Blu-ray DVD Player provides excellent video and audio quality. It has great features such as Online Streaming and DLNA support. It lacks some of the features of higher end models, but it is one of the cheapest 3D Blu-ray Disc Players on the market. This alone should make the BD-C5900 an appealing option for those wanting to enjoy 3D Movies at home. — Price you should look for when purchasing — Under $230.00