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This review is from: Samsung BD-E5900 3D WiFi Blu-ray Disc Player (Black) (Electronics)
I recommend this player highly with one reservation/gripe. The default settings were not right for me.
As another (2 star) review mentioned, out of the box, the audio is not producing 5.1 surround. There are 2 settings under the audio menu for the player. One is PCM vs Bitstream. The Samsung online site Says "bitstream" required, but there are 3 choices for bitstream. (Dolby Digital seems to work, though I have no way of knowing if it is optimal.)
There is also a default setting that down-converts all audio to stereo. I suppose this is so that out-of-the-box it will work with any configuration, but it isn't mentioned in the online "debug audio 5.1" faqs.
Anyway. If you set the Audio stream to "bitsteam" and turn the "stereo down-convert" off, it produces 5.1 surround. (Probably 7.1 surround as well. Though who knows)
The rest of the features are great. I haven't played around with all of the WiFi stuff, but it seems sufficient to me. For now. (Roku or Boxee Box may be needed for everything I want to do... but I haven't gottent that far. (Have owned the unit about 1 week, and have spent a lot of time looking into the auido issues.)