The blue ray players have been doing a great job these days. They can not only play the videos at 1080p resolution contained in a disc that can store data 5 times than the normal CDs/DVDs can hold, but can also play 3D movies and videos. The proof for this is the many blue ray players that are coming recently and one among the countable few is the Samsung BDC6900. This player has a very attractive outlook combined with good features. Samsung has placed this player in the market with an aim for targeting those users who crave for 3D players and also for those who want the 3D to be available at a slightly expensive price, but it is definitely worth the money. To see what the BDC6900 has and what it does not, read our review on the Samsung BD-C6900 blue ray player.
Neatly packed in a rectangular box, this black coloured player sits along with other accessories like the remote control, patch chords, Instructions and manual book and few others. The player elegantly stands out in a glossy black colour with a transparent area on the top portion of the player for the users to view the disc rotating when it is in use. The control buttons are also placed on the top area of the player. This is quite unusual because most of the players go in for the front panel for their controls, but fortunately this change is welcome. The spinning of the disc can be seen as said earlier through the transparent portion and blue ray of light keeps glowing constantly. There is the “Bluray 3D” logo that glows too. If you get irritated with this light while you are interestingly watching movies, then you can turn it off at any instant. The controls present in the player are, the play/pause, stop button and the like.
The Samsung BDC6900 Blue Ray Player is well built with professional looks and attractive glossiness. The front panel has the LED display at the centre and a portion of the front panel flips down to reveal the disc loading tray. The right corner of the front panel holds the USB port. The BD-C6900 is nearly 430 x 205 x 43mm in width, depth and height respectively of this rectangular player. The weight of this blue ray player is about 1.8 Kg. The C6900 has not admirable aesthetics that would surely attract all the users. With
The remote control of this blue ray player is one of the standard types of Samsung with almost the same design and similar layout of the buttons. The volume and the channel control buttons are present at the bottom while the numbers and other menu options are laid out above it. The remote is quite comfy to operate and though the control buttons are little close to each other there are no problems while using the remote of the Samsung BDC6900.
The ports of the Samsung BDC6900 are distributed on the front and the back side of the player. The front panel contains only the USB port apart from the display while the rear port contains all the audio, video and connectivity ports. Starting from the Optical audio output plug, the RJ45 LAN, HDMI, AV Out and the most important of all, the 7.1 Channel outputs. Not many of the players at present support the 7.1 surround system, only a handful sport it. This Samsung player includes it and this means that the player’s audio quality is amazing the HD contents can be viewed with content since the audio is crystal clear with this surround system.
The Samsung BDC6900 is a “3D special blue ray player”. But this machine also has many other interesting features and services that definitely blow your mind off! Here is a list of some of the super cool features and services offered by this innovative player.
Interface and Firmware Updating:
The BDC6900 is a profile 2.0 player with Bonusview. This means that the player supports BD Live contents which includes accessing the internet for “movie stores” that provide the users with the latest movies at a best quality and also for picture-in-picture facility, that is, bonusview. The special feature of this bonusview is that the users can watch the commentaries or the videos related to the sequence in a small window within the movie. This is simply great! Firmware update is one of the most important features for a blue ray player since most of the players basically come only with the basic or few extra features. Once the firmware is upgraded the extra features can be used. This firmware update is possible only with a profile 2.0 player and this player has onboard memory of 1GB too. So the firmware updates would be an easy task and the users can upgrade their player to a further higher level.
The choice between Wi-Fi and Ethernet:
Profile 2.0 blue ray players without comfortable Internet connection are of no use. So the BDC6900 comes with both the wired and wireless connectivity. As said earlier, the LAN port is available at the rear end of the player and the users can just hook their player to the RJ45 port and access the BD Live contents. For wireless connectivity there is the Wi-Fi. The wireless connection can be very useful since problems can occur often in the wired connection due to some problems. Thus both the wired and wireless connection to the internet ensures that the users enjoy the services offered to the maximum extent possible.
Anynet+ and Alshare:
With the “anynet+” feature, the users need not toggle between the two remote controls for handling their television set and the player. The single remote control of the blue ray player would be well sufficient for managing both. The remote control of the player has the buttons for the television too, the channel control for instance. A more utile feature is the Alshare capability. There is no necessity for using hard drives to transfer the data from one electronic device to the other, for instance it would be really nice if we could see the photos taken in our digital camera at 1080p resolution in the HD TV. In such a case, the users can easily access the data from their PC, mobile phones or any other device with this Samsung Alshare application. This apps connects all the devices on a particular home network.
The Internet@TV provides a number of services to the users, of which the notable few are, Youtube, Vudu, Pandora and Netflix. These services are truly promising and the users would definitely have a great time. All the internet services providers lend the movies to the users at a particular cost and they can enjoy watching the movies at HD quality from the comfort of their home sweet home with the entire family. This Internet@TV menu is available in a horizontal row of menus on a wooden background. Further upgrades in the services provided would be available from the firmware updates.
Remarkable Audio, Video and Blue-ray speed:
The audio and video ports present in the blue ray player are truly excellent. The player has 7.1 Channel surround system for its audio which delivers high quality audio with neat clarity and this system is truly essential for any blue ray players, particularly the 3D players. This player has the ability to decode most of the audio formats and hence there could be no trouble. Dolby True HD and DTS HD audio decoding also is supported by this player. The player is connected to the HD TV through the HDMI cable. One of the most common but essential feature supported by the blue ray players in general is the “DVD Upscaling”. Even normal CDs or DVDs can be upscaled to 1080p resolution thereby delivering high quality video or pictures with very good color accuracy.
The BDC6900 is notable for its “Speed”. The speed of loading the disc is pretty high. The player takes very few seconds to load the disc and to start playing them. So, big cheers for the player for its amazing speed.
The Samsung BDC6900 has a warranty period of one year and the services are provided by the company within this time period.
The Samsung BDC6900 Blu Ray Player is thus a blue ray player with smart design, good ports and above all, it is a 3D player. The increase in the cost of the player accounts to its capability to support 3D movies while hardly a handful of other players support it. It has the 7.1 Channel audio surround system. The player is very similar to many of its predecessors, particularly the BDC6500 except for the additional functionality of 3D. So for those who really crave for 3D blue ray players that can perform really well with good loading speed and do not mind spending few extra pounds for it, then go for this C6900. For others, cross out this beautiful and excellent piece from your list.