dealssamsung blu-ray player with wi-fi (refurbished…

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I purchased a Samsung HTIB blu-ray player a couple of years ago that supported Netflix and Pandora streaming. They released a firmware update that bricked it (not just me, they had to pull the firmware because of this). That was almost 3 years ago, they never attempted a firmware update after that. I can play most Blu-ray discs but occasionally have to get creative (combinations of loading the disc and turning the player on and off). Some of the newer Netflix discs just won't play, the menu options are beyond what the player can handle.

Buyer beware, Samsung will leave you high and dry with no firmware updates and limited Blu-ray disc support in the future. But hey, at least it's not a Sony, we all know how they treat their customers...

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I bought a BD-E5700 just recently that was pre-owned from Cowboom (saw it through deal.woot). Anyways, it works well. The "apps" (Netflix, Youtube, etc) work okay, sometimes it can feel sluggish (even during blu-ray playback) BUT it was very cheap and it works. The WiFi was not all that dependable but it didn't matter as I plugged in with an ethernet. If you ultimately relying on WiFi as your only option for internet access you may want to think again or read recent reviews (firmware updates, at least for my model, were many).

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Here's the support page

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/BD-D5700/ZA

Looks like firmware update released last Wednesday (October 31)

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I was having issues getting the remote to work with this unit, A support tech had me update the firmware on the unit and it did fix the issue.

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@foyman: It's at the very bottom of the Specs page

Samsung BD-D5700 Blu-ray Player with Wi-Fi & Samsung Apps

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I have a high-end Sony Blu-Ray player. Movies are great but the apps - netflix - amazon video - the "sony channel", crackle, etc., are horribly slow. And once in an app, navigating from one page to another is mind numbing. This has to be better!

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Got one of these (or at least something very similar) in a deal a while back. It worked well when it worked, but it had a horrible time maintaining an internet connection when everything else worked fine. A few months in it started locking up, and seemed like it wanted to update once a week.

Ended up returning it for a refund through Woot. (which worked really well, so there's a good thing)

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I have one of these and it does work great. However, there is not to my knowledge a working region-free hack for it.

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I bought one of these last Christmas (on sale at double this price).

It meets all my functional needs -- as others have noted navigating around the Apps page is clunky and there are a ton of junk apps cluttering things up. However the only app I use regularly is Netflix and there is a dedicated remote key that goes right to it.

I have had a problem with the optical digital audio output -- it started cutting out after a few minutes into any given disc and eventually stopped working altogether; I made a warranty claim and they replaced the main board, works now. HDMI audio always worked fine. The wireless networking has been flawless.

This might be one of those cases where the refurb is preferable to new. At this price it's an easy buy if you need a player and don't fiddle with a million different apps.

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I have the BD5500 and got it so we could watch discs or Netflix without having to switch devices. After about a month Netflix wouldn't start any shows on it and neither Samsung or Netflix could get it working again. Good thing we had a Wii and no BluRay discs. The Wii doesn't read discs anymore, but it still does Netflix like a champ (and without the {alleged} horrible privacy invasion of a Roku).

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I picked this up during the last woot-off, and after manually updating the firmware, it works ok.

I've had problems with a Samsung bluray player in the past. One of their firmware updates completely broke it so it can no longer play any new blurays produced after November 2011. Samsung refused to fix it because it was out of warranty. I got this simply because of the price.

I have problems streaming anything, as well as connecting to download firmware. I had the same problem with my previous player as well. I'm currently connected, via ethernet, to a Cox Communications Business Internet connection running at 20+mbps, yet the Samsung continually times out. My Roku never has a problem.

I do think it could be an issue with Cox, as they are notorious about port blocking, but I have no idea what port this is trying to use, or I'd open it.

Anyway, buyer beware. Streaming, the Roku does everything this does except YouTube, and I can connect a laptop for that.

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What model is this? The specs don't say.

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Just give it to me straight, is this Blu-ray player going to suck or not? I do not want to be getting in on in the bedroom and this blu-ray player fail mid-music...

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That's a very strong don't buy. What are you basing it on?

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One thing I hate about Woot is when I get a great product like this and regret not having ordered more than one, and can't get another at this price. Hopefully they didn't actually sell out and another one shows up before Christmas comes.

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DO NOT BUY!!! Google CINAVIA .