Posted Tue Feb 16, 2010 at 11:30 AM PST by Mike Attebery
Two of Samsung’s new Blu-ray players are now shipping, but the 3D capable BD-6900 is nowhere to be seen.
It looks like the pricing information that Amazon leaked last week was right on the money. The BD-5500 and BD-6500 are now available for the previously revealed prices of $199 and $299 respectively.
The 5500 is a fairly run of the mill player. It plays Blu-rays in 1080p, it’s BD-Live compliant and it’s got a nice slim design. The player stands only 39mm high, which is nice if you’ve got a lot of components. It can connect to Samsung’s Internet@TV via an Ethernet cord or with a WiFi dongle sold separately.
The BD-6500 steps it up a touch with the addition of built-in WiFi. It’s only got one USB port, unlike the 5500 which sports two, but it shares the same 39mm high low-profile design. It’s also got that 15-second boot time Samsung’s been boasting.
If you’re waiting for the BD-6900 it looks like you’ll have to wait a little longer. They’re still not available anywhere and pricing hasn’t yet been confirmed.
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