Samsung BD-H6500 Blu Ray Player User Manual
Samsung BD-H6500 Blu Ray Player Overview
A regular gloss black box except for a heavily curved edge that builds-in a touch-sensitive array of switches. There’s a USB slot on the front together with a disc tray that rotates all sort of discs– consisting of both 2D as well as 3D Blu-ray. On the rear is a HDMI output, an optical digital audio result and also Ethernet LAN, though the 360 x 40 x 196mm (14.17 x 1.5 x 7.7 inch) BD-H6500 likewise consists of Wi-Fi. DLNA networking and standard display matching for Samsung tools is likewise included.
The Films & TELEVISION Reveals panel of offered streaming video clip material is maybe also leading. It’s flanked by a Play Disc home window for whatever disc is inside the BD-H6500’s tray on one side, and also by smaller panels for linked USB/DLNA gadgets, and Samsung Application, on the other.
Listed below runs a few Recommended Applications and My Applications, though strangely no heading applications are included right here– in the UK variation of the BD-H6500 I located only apps like Facebook, Vimeo as well as vTuner.
It’s a little bit underwhelming, as well as though I managed to dive into a separate grid web page of Samsung Application, there I just discovered AccuWeather, Facebook and vTuner in Recommended and also, in My Applications, just a stodgy internet browser alongside Vimeo, Yupp TELEVISION, Dailymotion,
YouTube and– again– AccuWeather. I needed to see the on the internet shop to download and install a couple of more intriguing UK-centric applications, such as the 4OD, ITV Player and also Demand Five, as well as Netflix and Amazon Immediate. But even when I did that, they just queued-up behind all those shoddy apps on the Samsung Application grid. Fetching the application you desire is slow procedure.
I’m a little confused regarding why the BD-H6500 wishes to conceal arguably its piece de resistances. During this testimonial the BBC iPlayer app was missing, though were sure it’s merely going through an update and will certainly quickly return; the BBC Information application did simply that during the evaluation.
Apps load relatively rapidly and browsing the BD-H6500’s user interface is quick. Better still, the BD-H6500 handles to load a disc in concerning 7 secs. The remote is second best, however it’s not overcrowded and also the disc-specific switches do glow at night, which is a great concept.
Image criteria can be tweaked if you place the BD-H6500 right into Customer setting (sharpness, contrast and brightness, and so on), though I found the deck’s default Movie pre-programmed to be superb.
During playback of a disc there are all kinds of options offered within the Blu-ray player itself. A drop-down menu in the top-right edge consists of choices to transform the picture setting (Movie, Standard or Dynamic), select a scene, skip to a phase or play the disc initially.
Sadly the BD-H6500 really did not play any of the native ‘pro-res’ 4K MOV documents or compressed MP4 versions I carried a USB stick, which is a bit of an embarassment for a so-called 4K-capable deck (particularly as Samsung’s 4K Televisions handle to play the MP4 versions).
However, the 4K upscaling of Blu-ray does seem a feature worth purchasing below. Do not expect marvels– the picture still looks a bit soft as compared to indigenous 4K product– yet during our examination conducted with a Samsung Ultra HD telly, Gravity looked plenty detailed as well as really tidy.
Movement scenes, such as when Dr Stone rotates in the direction of and then past the video camera on her way right into deep space, look distinctly DVD-like in their gentleness on a substantial 4K TV. I likewise discovered quite of lot of image sound in an intense locations of the upscaled video footage that aren’t there when checked out on a routine Complete HD TV. That said, Gravity is extremely watchable on a 55-inch Ultra HD display.
On a normal Complete HD or ‘2K’ TELEVISION (as we ought to probably currently call them), Gravity in 2D looks great, as well as in 3D generates contrast-heavy pictures as well as outstanding deepness effects with no trace of crosstalk.
Fast-working as well as loaded with features, the BD-H6500 is a good value as well as future-proof Blu-ray player. Simply don’t obtain carried away with 4K; 4K upscaling ought to be a default function, as well as it will possibly massively raise in high quality in the years to come. Consider its presence, in its first-generation, on the BD-H6500 as an incentive feature, not a need to purchase.
Inside a small design is a concise user interface, good 4K upscaling, exceptional 2D and 3D Blu-ray photos, as well as lots of apps. Digital data support is additionally outstanding; I got the BD-H6500 to play MKV, AVI, MPEG-2, MP4, AVC HD, WMV, WMV HD and also MOV video clip alongside JPEG, PNG and GIF pictures. It is likewise able to play a variety of music data– MP3, M4A, FLAC, WMA, APE, OGG and also AIFF styles.
Blu-ray discs tons and also play in about 7 seconds, which isn’t too shoddy, while the glow-in-the-dark remote is additionally a functional touch. Nonetheless, it’s that double core processor that keeps the BD-H6500 speedy as well as a happiness to browse, which’s really the crucial function.
For all the niceties of 4K upscaling, a large choice of applications and also digital file playback, it’s the double core handling inside this good value 2D as well as 3D Blu-ray deck that most excites. With a respectable– if unusually organised– collection of wise apps and also lots of advanced functions, the BD-H6500 makes a terrific mid-range choice if you seek a does-it-all deck that offers some future-proofing.
The 4K upscaling on the BD-H6500 is better than we have actually seen on the Sony BDP-S6200, but not like on Panasonic Blu-ray gamers like the Panasonic DMP-BDT460; in either case, it’s not one of the many needs to acquire the BD-H6500.
Samsung BD-H6500 Blu Ray Player User Manual