Samsung BD-D5700 Blu-ray DVD surpasses all our expectations!!
<p>I wanted a Blu-ray player that 1) was wireless, and 2) would play movies from Netflix (and play them well). There are a LOT of conflicting reviews regarding wifi streaming movies movies from Netflix by all brands and models of DVE players; very conflicting, and frankly, discouraging. But, having read mostly positive reviews about this Blu-ray player I took a deep breath and ordered it from Sears, at a great price I might add. When it arrived (the very NEXT day, no less!!!) by UPS, I hooked it up (with hopeful anticipation). Very simple, consisting of plugging it into an electrical outlet and connecting the HDMI cable from our Sony Bravura HDTV--that's it! We have a cheapie Belkin wireless router, situated right next to the DVD player, that the kids use for their laptops.</p>
<p>I'm no electronical techno-whiz, quite the opposite. But I did not even need to refer to the user manual to get it all up and running. Just follow the prompts on the TV; they pop up as soon as the player is powered up. So simple! We first played a DVD, and as expected, was excellent (don't have a Blu-ray disc yet). But on to the good stuff. The BD-D5700 virtually connected itself to the internet when the "internet" icon on the TV screen is selected. When that's done, push the "Netflix" button on the remote--that's right, a red button right on the remote! Up it comes on the TV, with an activation code. Bottom line, it all went quickly and smoothly. We selected a TV series episode from "The Office" to view first. I didn't know what to expect, having read all sorts of horror stories on other web sites about the quality, or lack thereof, regarding streaming movies from Netflix. But the series came up and WOW! the picture, sound, everything is simply AWESOME!! Crisp, crystal-clear picture and sound; smooth, seamless streaming. It blew me away! </p>
<p>I know we picked the right DVD player; it suits our needs and far surpasses all our expectations. There are lots of apps included in the player (such as Hulu), and I can't wait to experiment with them. Thanks, Bob G.</p>
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