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No Amazon Instant Video & No Optical Digital Out
, April 1, 2014
This review is from: Samsung BD-H5900 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player (2014 Model) (Electronics)
Let me start off by saying that if Amazon Instant Video or an Optical digital out aren't important to you, then this is otherwise a solid player.
NOTE: At the time I purchased this product (3/17) and the time if this review (4/1) product photographs at Amazon and Samsung showed that this product had optical digital out. The actual product DOES NOT have optical digital out. BEWARE.
For me, the lack of those two features was a disappointment. It seams, as is increasingly typical of Sammy, they feel their proprietary features (screen sharing, device mirroring, blah, blah, blah and so on) take precedent over other more widely used, and generally accepted as standard, features. Additionally, the Opera TV Apps Store is pretty weak. Also, there is no way to dim or turn off the blazingly bright blue readout. In a dark room it screams "LOOK AT ME!" Very distracting. I cover mine with a glasses cleaning cloth. Finally. Who uses coaxial for digital output anymore? If you are planning to pipe the audio out to an external surround sound processor, and you're heart-set on this player, make sure your processor has the ability to accept a coaxial digital input cable.
On the upside... The player will push bit stream digital output. This is a good thing if your receiver has a quality chip-set. You'll enjoy a superior surround sound experience.
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