Samsung BD-C5300 Blu-ray Player

The Samsung BD-C5300 is the entry level Blu-ray player from Samsung which offers an almost identical specification to the C5500.

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Samsung BD-C5300 Blu-ray Player

by on March 24th, 2010 | Comment | Share

The Samsung BD-C5300 is another one of those models from an electronics brand that are so similar in terms of specification to other models in their range, that you wonder what the difference actually is. The model in this case is the Samsung BD-C5500 which offers a slightly sleeker look over the C5300 but there is no other discernable difference in terms of features and specification. Choosing between the two models therefore is completely a personal choice.

Samsung BD-C5300 Blu-ray PlayerFor an entry level player, the Samsung BD-C5300 has a very respectable specification with a host of online enabled features such as the Samsung Internet@TV service which gives you access to Facebook, Twitter, movie streaming from LoveFilm, Muzu and very soon, the almost vital BBC iPlayer. The BDC5300 also has the DNLA powered Samsung Allshare service which allows you to view photos, listen to music and watch movies from your PC or Samsung mobile phone. You will need purchase the optional wireless dongle to be able to use these services, which simply plugs into the USB sockets on the rear. The rest of the connection options are fairly standard with HDMI, component and optical.

The Samsung BD-C5300 is also a very flexible 1080p Blu-ray player, with support for the high definition audio formats DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD, as well as being able to play MP3, DivX, Divx HD, JPEG, JPEG HD, MKV, and AVCHD files.

What to consider before you buy the Samsung BD-C5300 Blu-ray Player

Don’t forget that to take full advantage of the capabilities of the player you will really need the Samsung WIS09ABGN wireless dongle.

Why you should buy the Samsung BD-C5300 Blu-ray Player

If you are looking for your next Blu-ray player, the online services and quick start up times makes the Samsung BD-C5300 a worthy upgrade, and if you are looking for your first player, it is a great start. For a limited time, this player also comes with six free Blu-ray discs (300, Bruno, Mamma Mia, Sweeny Todd, Toy Store Special Edition and Up) that make it an even better deal. Rating: 4.5/5

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