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436 reviews | 4.3 out of 5
I bought this BD because I have bad luck with the vizio, the LG, many others. I have two Samsungs that I bought over 2 years ago a they are working fine. This one has Netflix, and other apps that you can used. Remember that this one needs and special adapter (USB) from SAMSUNG if you wanted to be wireless, the regular USB wireless do not work, it has to be the SAMSUNG that you can get on line from diferent vendors.
I've only owned the D5500 for a couple of weeks now, and I have not yet played a 3-D movie on it, but so far I'm loving it. Understand, too, that it's my first Blu-Ray player, so I've only just made the upgrade from standard DVDs to Blu-Ray. But the up-convert on this player is so good that I won't have to pay extra for Blu-Ray disks. My old DVDs look just as sharp as the Blu-Rays I've rented, so I will save the cost of the player the first year I own it by only buying Blu-Rays if they have extra features I want bad enough to pay the surcharge for! I didn't upgrade my surround sound, but the sound quality also seems better with the D5500. I'm hearing things on my movies (background sounds, etc.) that I didn't hear on my old DVD player that make the movie sound tracks more robust.
The only drawback I've found so far is that the touch-screen buttons are a little sensitive and close together for my fat fingers, so the first few times I used it I shut it off when trying to open the tray. But I've figured out how to avoid that, so now it's near perfect.
I purchased this to replace a Samsung C5500C that would not load Blu-Rays. Samsung support said it (C5500C) was out of warranty and must have a defect as they couldn't figure out why the unit would play even after firmware update.
I have been unable to operate this new unit (refurb D5500) without the remote which is frustrating when all you want is to insert or remove a disc. Also, the unit does NOT include an HDMI cable as advertised.
I'd look closely at at a different model before purchasing.
P.S. for $3 you will receive the unit in 3 days. Free Site-to-Store took 9 days!
This unit has been functioning so nicely that it's driving me crazy not knowing what could have possibly been wrong. I saved money buying it b/c it was refurbished.
I have only had this Blu-ray player for a little over a week but I really think its great. It was refurbished on sale for under $100 and also would play 3D if I had a 3D TV. The only thing is the add said it was with HDMI cable which it did not come with. Perhaps because it was refurbished? Otherwise this was a great purchase.
This player would have received five stars, except it did not come with an HDMI cable as advertised. I had one, so it was not a huge deal, but someone buying their first HDMI device would have to go buy a cable (which can run from under $10 online, up to $80 retail). As for the player itself, it is excellent. We have played many Blu-Ray, 3D, and regular DVDs, and they all played flawlessly. I haven't tried the Internet Apps, as my new TV has all that built-in. I would definitely recommend this to someone else.
I purchased this Blu-Ray 3D player so that I could watch 3D movies on my new 3D TV. I purchased it in "refurbished" condition, to save a few bucks. Problem is, it would not play 3D discs. I was told that its firmware needed to be updated, and was given very complicated instructions on how to do that. But since I didn't buy it to repair it, or update it, I returned it. I then purchased a Phillips Model BDP5406 Blu-Ray 3D Wireless player at Walmart. The Phillips unit is wonderful, easy to operate, and works perfectly. I strongly recommend it if you are going to watch 3D content.
When I bought mine the ad said it included an HDMI cable. That was an advertising mistake they seem to have corrected. It only comes with a standard four foot RCA style audio/video cable. I would suggest getting your HDMI cable from this WalMart site. The cheapest one (less than $5 when I bought mine) was an excellent cable for a fraction of what they charge at almost every retail store. This model has Smart Hub which is a very good internet streaming program. I have not been able to look thru all the free and pay per view music and video options yet... there are many and tons of content. If you want the full story on internet streaming services, see the cnet.com review of Smart Hub compared to others. I found delivery is fastest to a Fedx site or your home. Shipping to the store has to go through a distribution center which can add days to the delivery time.
Other than a tiny mark and the refurbished stamp I would have never guessed this was a refurbished unit - I do believe the remote is brand new - if not then they did one heck of a job. So thank you for a job well done.
I have a Samsung 50-inch, and had a Sony DVD player, and could not get the wireless to work, so I had to buy this Player, and using my wireless dongle, was able to get to the internet with it. Just can stand these proprietary systems, but what are you going to do.
I got this all hooked up and 1st time I played it , it played great. Two days later turned it on to watch a movie and the pic. was all screwed up but after it was on for awhile it played great again. Next day got up turned it on and theres nothing as far as a pic. Took it back to walmart and they refunded my money without a problem. I just ordered another one and we will see hows that one works out. Then maybe I can recommend it to a friend and maybe they will let me write a good review!
I ordered 2 Blu-Ray players. Both came seperately with cables, NOT the HDMI plug as described.
Also a LAN connector is required if you want to have wifi access. The cost for the LAN connector is greater than the player.
DO NOT BUY THIS!
Wouldn't play blue-rays out of the box. Contacted Samsung and was told the firmware was out of date. Followed the update instructions online with no success. Called Samsung back and they sent out a CD with the update. This worked fine. But still wouldn't play blue-rays. Returned to store and bought a Vizio.
This refurbished bluray is amazing with the ability to watch 3D movies!
Quality, quality, quality, even a refurbished Samsung. Great picture.
Nicely reconditioned. It's been functioning at optimum level.
The refurnished unit I received was great and looked almost brand new. Great value for the price.
I bought this because I just bought a 42inch Plasma LG 3D TV and needed a 3d device. I didn't even realize that it could let me connect to my Netflix. That is so cool.
Item is as advertised and is working just great. Merry Christmas.
Plays real nice. Works well reg. dvd & bluray. Thanx.....