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Samsung BD-D6500 3D Blu-ray Disc Player (Black) [2011 MODEL] (2011 Model)

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Technical Details

  • 3D Compatiblity

Product Description

Product Description

Immersive 3D Blu-ray movie thrills meets advanced wireless connectivity. With its advanced set of features, the Samsung BD-D6500 changes your perception of what a Blu-ray Disc Player can do. Enjoy 3D Blu-ray titles and all their immersive glory upconvert2D Blu-ray titles to 3D and watch all of your favorite 2D titles with an added dimension of enjoyment. Web-enabled Samsung Smart TV goes above and beyond Blu-ray entertainment, with the ability to browse the entire internet, use Samsung apps right on your TV, and search online and on your TV for content. And built-in Wi-Fi lets you connect online without the hassle of wires, so you can put this stylish Blu-ray Disc Player exactly where you want it in your living room.


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

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.

February 2011
Samsung's BD-D6500 Blu-ray Disc Player may change your idea of what a Blu-ray Disc player can do. 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. And all without the hassle of cables--the BD-D6500 features built-in Wi-Fi to get you connected right out of the box.

Samsung BD-D6500
A slot-loading, Internet-enhanced 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. Click here for a larger image

Immersive 3D and Wireless Connectivity

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 BD-D6500 3D
Samsung's 3D products offer a truly immersive viewing experience, with the power to fill your room with images you can almost touch.
Samsung BD-D6500 Smart TV
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-D6500'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-D6500 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-D6500 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-D6500, 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.

Built-in Wi-Fi

Access Samsung's Smart TV services or connect to your DLNA certified network devices sans cables--the BD-D5700 features built-in Wi-Fi for a quick and easy connection to your home network.

USB and Networked Entertainment

Connect compatible thumb drives, digital cameras, MP3 players, or other USB devices quickly and easily via the BD-D6500'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-D6500 supports AVI, MKV, WMV, MP4, and MPG video, with a wide variety of codecs (including DivX HD). You can also enjoy your MP3/WMA audio files, or display JPG-format photos.

High-Definition Audio

The BD-D6500 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 or the optical audio output. Standard two-channel audio outputs are also provided, of course.

BD-D6500 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: 1
Ethernet: 1
Digital Audio (Optical): 1
Weight and Dimensions
Dimensions (WxHxD): 19.88 x 2.56 x 10.94 Inches
Weight: 6.17 lbs.

What's in the Box

BD-D6500 Blu-ray Disc Player, Remote Control With Batteries, A/V Cable, Documentation

Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name Samsung
Item Weight 5.8 pounds
Product Dimensions 16.9 x 8.2 x 1.3 inches
Item model number BDD6500
Color Name Black
Number of Component Outputs HDMI
Special Features 3D Compatiblity

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 258 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #37,448 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#143 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Blu-ray Players & Recorders > Blu-ray Players
Shipping Weight 5.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available February 13, 2011

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By C. Luckenbach on March 17, 2011
I needed to replace an aging Panasonic DMP-BD35K, which had decided to become selective as to which BD's it would play( typically newer titles wouldn't load, I'm not sure if it's a question of a lack in newer firmware, of which Panasonic hasn't released an update in about two years, or if it just isn't working any longer.).
I had researched extensively on the purchase of the Panasonic reading many reviews from several websites, but on this purchase I just decided to take a chance with Samsung. I do own a Samsung television which I really like and the reviews of Samsung's 2010 Blu-ray player were also good. Nearly as good as the 'King of the hill' Oppo( according to cnet video test scores. ). I was also aware of the many negative reviews of the 2010 BD-C6500 and I also noticed that they were mostly in regards to the web enabled apps, and not in regards to video playback. I have an Apple TV which I use for Netflix streaming( it does an excellent job of that, 720p only, but no biggy for me ), and I don't really have any use for the other apps.

So in comes the BD-D6500, I unpack it and connect it in about five minute. The set up is basic with many of the menu selections being 'Auto'. I'm still playing with the set up to see if anything looks better/more accurate. I pop in a disc( Avatar ) and wow, it just looked better. I start going through several BD's and they all look great. The blacks are darker without an over zealous increase in contrast. I run it at 24Hz and it appears to do that better as well( it was always so-so on the Panasonic. ). The Imax shots in The Dark Knight look awesome. And all the while as I am going through several BD's I notice how fast this player loads the discs. Really fast compared to the much older Panasonic.
I'm really impressed by this player.
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I been using the Samsung BD-D6500 unit for a month now and found the picture and color rendition to be great. 3D viewing through my Samsung 3D ready HDTV and optional 3D glasses works well. The wired and wireless connection work but I found myself resetting the unit's network interface on occasion in order to get the unit to function. I strongly recommend using the wired connection for speed and reliability. The standard remote control works fine but the "EXIT", "RETURN", "INFO i" and "TOOLS" buttons are crammed too tightly around the navigation buttons causing inadvertent button depressions. Also, I would have preferred if the "EXIT" and "RETURN" buttons where interchanged. The "Smart Hub" Internet applications are fine when they work. I have found that the "Netflix" application interface is limited compared to the "Netflix" PC interface. If you plan to use the "Smart Hub" applications extensively you may want to consider purchasing the optional "QWERTY" remote control. The BD-Live feature was a challenge to setup and I have yet to get it to work reliably without hanging up the unit. Instructions on how to get the BD-Live feature to work are spares and unclear. However, it is a feature I can live without and of questionable use and value. You will need a thumb drive or external hard drive to get the BD-Live feature to work. Also, you need to let the unit know that you are using the external drive for this purpose. Try the "Digital Data Management" function on the on-screen menu for this.

Overall, if you own a Samsung 3D ready HDTV and 3D viewing is important to you consider this unit. The picture and color quality is great. Otherwise, if 3D viewing is not important consider other Blu-ray (BD) units that may do a better job of network applications.
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Samsung has consistently ignored broken software upgrades, abandoning its customers who have no option but to buy a new player, all the while touting their corporate "leadership" in Blu-ray technology.

I've been a loyal Samsung consumer for many years, buying three TV's and four video disk players. Two of those players are now all but unusable. One Blu-ray player stopped being able to read DVD disks, forcing me to connect two players to that set - one for DVD's and one for Blu-ray disks. This latest Blu-ray player purchase, the BD-D6500, stopped being able to effectively stream Netflix after the last software upgrade. Since Netflix streaming is what I use the player for 95% of the time, this means I'll have to get yet another player. I guarantee you it will not be a Samsung product.

If you search on-line, you'll find others with the same problem. Samsung itself has no response to this issue, continuing to claim their leadership in the field, but saying and doing absolutely nothing about the problem. CNET even did an editorial highlighting the significant discrepancy in their own review ratings versus customer reviews of Samsung products. Obviously, Samsung only cares about pleasing reviewers and couldn't care less about the people actually buying their junk. As for me, I'm done. I'll never buy another Samsung product. It's too bad - they used to be good.
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I bought this after returning a sony google tv blu ray player. After opening the box, I had the basic set up finished within about 5 minutes. The set-up of the blu ray player took a little bit longer because I had to create new accounts for samsung smart tv, not a big deal just takes some time to finish. Once set-up, I loved it!

1. GREAT content offered: Hulu plus, netflix, blockbuster, vudu, MLB network, local event listings, tv listings, and much more!
2. Easy to navigate user interface. Lots of graphic content, large print, items are grouped in a logical order so you can find them easily.
3. Good basic search feature
4. Picture quality on netflix and hulu plus is excellent
5. Price...compared to the sony google-tv, which has less content and a higher price, I was VERY happy with this price tag.
6. Sleek design, front-loading dvd player without a tray. Also, it is lightweight and does not take up much space in my entertainment center.

1. No QWERTY keyboard - slows down your typing a little, not a big deal though
2. Response time in the user interface and for loading features like apps and netflix is a little slow, but again this is not a big deal.
3. The unit did freeze a couple of times on me, but a simple shutdown and reboot seems to solve this
4. The remote included can function as a basic universal remote, but the codes did not include my tv model so I had to go through all of them until one worked. Cumbersome to accomplish, but ultimately I found a working code...again, not a big deal.
5. Does not come with an HDMI cable.
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