3D Technology Checklist
This product is 3D-related. To help you get a great 3D experience, use the checklist below to ensure you have everything you need. 3D viewing requires:
| ||A Display |
First, you'll need a 3D-ready display--whether it's a 3D HDTV, 3D projector, or 3D computer monitor. These displays have more processing power than standard 2D models for displaying 3D images in rapid succession.
| ||A Source |
Your display may be ready for 3D playback, but you'll still need a device to read 3D content. This can be a cable box with a subscription to a 3D channel, a 3D Blu-ray Disc player, or a PlayStation 3 system.
| ||3D Content |
3D content--the actual entertainment, in other words--will be played back using the source mentioned above, whether it's a 3D broadcast from your cable provider, a 3D Blu-ray Disc, or a 3D video game.
| ||3D Glasses |
For now, the vast majority of 3D HDTVs require glasses for 3D viewing. Many use powered "active shutter" glasses, others polarized "passive" glasses. You'll need one pair per viewer, and they'll have to be compatible with your display, whether they're the same brand, or a pair of "universal" glasses designed to work across brands.
| ||HDMI Cable |
To connect your source (such as a 3D Blu-ray Disc player) to your display, you'll need a high-speed HDMI cable. Cables with this designation feature bandwidth speeds up to 10.2 Gbps (gigabits per second), for carrying the 3D signal without any loss of quality.
If you want to get more information about 3D, shop our 3D products, watch videos, or interact with other customers, we invite you to visit 3D 101, our customer center about everything 3D.
Internet-ready devices use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content to your television, whether it's streaming video from Netflix, new music from Pandora, or a quick glance at today's weather forecast.
Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.
Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.
Learn more about Internet-ready devices and HDTVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you'll need to get started at our Internet TV 101 customer center.
Add another dimension to your viewing experience with the Samsung BD-D5500 Blu-ray Disc Player. 3D technology lets you enjoy cinema-quality 3D Blu-ray titles--or upconvert 2D Blu-ray Disc titles into 3D, for new levels of enjoyment from your existing 2D library. Then, explore new dimensions of connectivity with built-in Samsung Smart TV. Browse the Internet, access Samsung apps, and search content on your TV or online. Or connect USB or DLNA certified network devices for further entertainment options. The BD-D5500 features a sleek, stylish design, to fit into nearly any modern living room.
3D Blu-ray playback, Internet connectivity, wide format support, and more.
Add Another Dimension to Your Viewing Experience
Blu-ray 3D Playback
Enter a new dimension in home entertainment with 3D video. Samsung's 3D products offer a truly immersive viewing experience, with the power to fill your room with images you can almost touch. Connect to a 3D TV to enjoy the latest 3D titles, or upconvert regular 2D content to near-3D image quality.
Samsung's 3D products offer a truly immersive viewing experience, with the power to fill your room with images you can almost touch.
Access digital content like videos, sports, games, social networking, and much more with Samsung Smart TV.
Enjoy media from connected USB devices such as thumb drives or digital cameras.
On the 2D front, you'll enjoy full HD entertainment with multi-channel, high-definition audio, along with Blu-ray features like Bonus View for extra features, and--thanks to the BD-D5500's Internet connectivity--BD-Live downloadable bonus content. You can also play back recordable BD-RE/R discs. And with all of the above, you'll get an improved graphic user interface and ultra-fast boot/load times.
Still have a large DVD collection? The BD-D5500 will play back all those DVDs, including recordable DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW discs. And you can play back your audio CDs and burnt CD-R/RW discs. Finally, the increasingly popular AVHCD format is covered, for the home movie buffs.
Smart TV with Samsung Apps
The BD-D5500 gives you access to Samsung's Smart TV service, for a wealth of added entertainment options. Pull up the Smart Hub, a simple menu system for connected features, and you can easily search for movies, shows and videos via online services and across connected devices, plus access a wide variety of apps from Samsung Apps.
Samsung Apps is a growing collection of apps specifically built for your TV, connecting you to your favorite digital content like videos, sports, games, social networking, and much more. With web-connected apps on your BD-D5500, you can stream movies from Netflix or Blockbuster, TV shows from Hulu, videos from YouTube, Next Level sports information from ESPN, music from, Pandora and view updates on your Facebook or Twitter accounts.
The BD-D5500 features an Ethernet port for a wired connection to your home broadband network, but if you'd like to go wireless you can add a Samsung wireless adapter and enjoy connectivity free of cables--great for those whose Blu-ray will not be close to their router.
USB and Networked Entertainment
Connect compatible thumb drives, digital cameras, MP3 players, or other USB devices quickly and easily via the BD-D5500's USB port. An intuitive, user-friendly interface allows access to videos, music, or pictures via the remote.
You can also play videos, music, and photos saved on your DLNA-compatible devices (such as your PC or network-attached storage) through a network connection.
The BD-D5500 supports AVI, MKV, WMV, MP4, and MPG video, with a wide variety of codecs (including DivX). You can also enjoy your MP3/WMA audio files, or display JPG-format photos.
The BD-D5500 is also ready to take advantage of the high-def audio delivered by Blu-ray Disc, with decoding of Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS Master Audio--enjoy multi-channel theater sound when connected to your receiver via HDMI. Standard two-channel audio outputs are also provided, of course.
BD-D5500 Select Specifications
|Supported Media |
|Disc Formats: ||3D Blu-ray, BD-ROM, BD-RE/R, DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD, CD-R/RW, CD-DA, AVCHD |
|Video File Formats: ||AVI, MKV, WMV, MP4, MPG |
|Audio File Formats: ||MP3, WMA |
|Image File Formats: ||JPG |
|HDMI Connections: ||1 |
|USB Ports: ||2 |
|Ethernet: ||1 |
|Digital Audio (Optical): ||1 |
|Weight and Dimensions |
|Dimensions (WxHxD): ||16.93 x 1.54 x 8.27 Inches |
|Weight: ||3.75 lbs. |
What's in the Box
BD-D5500 Blu-ray Disc Player, Remote Control With Batteries, A/V Cable, Documentation