Complete Review Samsung BD-F7500 You Must Read

The BD-F7500 is Samsung's flagship Blu-ray gamer for 2013, and also as you would certainly anticipate it boasts a riches of advanced features in addition to a revamped GUI as well as clever brand-new design. Does that make it among the gamers to beat this year? Allow's take a more detailed look as well as find out.
samsung bd-f7500 review

Samsung BD-F7500 Design

The BD-F7500 sporting activities a chic brand-new layout for 2013. The major bulk of the player is a slim black box that looks significantly like in 2014's players, yet is framed in a thick brushed aluminium sleeve that forms a striking contrast with the black as well as provides the bodywork a lovely two-tiered result. It looks as though this sleeve needs to relapse to uncover even more controls or a dock, however that's not the instance-- it's a simply an elegant grow that matches Samsung's brand-new F8000 collection Televisions.

Samsung BD-F7500

The black section at the front sporting activities a row of touch-sensitive controls along the top edge, which is consistently an elegant touch, joined by a disc tray and also nicely-sized LED screen on the fascia. Behind a flap on the right-hand side is a USB port, which enables you to play media from USB memory tools. The very discreet styling and also absence of switches gives the gamer a neat, minimal look that'll being a touch of hi-tech course to your AV cabinet.

Build quality is generally strong, although like several slim Blu-ray decks of this kind it's incredibly light. The bodywork isn't fashioned from the exact same heavy, vibration-suppressing products you 'd get from Denon or Cambridge Sound as an example, but with any luck that won't have a massive bearing on the player's efficiency.

Samsung BD-F7500-- Links

On the hectic back panel you'll locate a generous range of connections proper of a front runner player. There are 2 HDMI results, which is terrific information if your AV receiver does not sustain 3D. You can send 3D Blu-ray photos to your TV from the 'Key' HDMI output, and also water pipes HD sound to your AV receiver independently from the 'Sub' outcome. With many individuals still sticking into their older amps, it's a beneficial feature-- although that will change as increasingly more people upgrade to a 3D-ready receiver.

However there's another reason that paired HDMIs are useful-- the BD-F7500 deals 4K upscaling. Therefore, if you get a 4K display screen in the future however if your AV receiver does not assist it, you can output 4K video and HD sound separately.

An additional great shock-- and also an indication that Samsung still has a place in its heart for old-school audio kit-- is the addition of 7.1-channel analogue sound outcomes. This suggests the deck will decipher Blu-ray (or 5.1 DVD) soundtracks as well as outcome them in analogue type to receivers with matching 7.1-channel inputs. The benefits of this are negligible, but owners of amps without HDMI inputs, or those that like analogue noise will certainly doubtless welcome them.

There's an optical digital audio outcome once and for all action as well as an Ethernet port for making a wired connection to the net, although with a built-in Wi-Fi adapter on board this most likely won't be called into action.

Key Features Samsung BD-F7500

    3D Blu-ray playback
    Smart Hub
    AllShare DLNA media streaming
    4K upscaling
    Screen mirroring
    Manufacturer: Samsung
    Review Price: £249.99

Be they players, systems or soundbars, Samsung's Blu-ray products are consistently loaded with features and it comes as not a surprise to discover this range-topping deck offers much more tricks compared to ever before.

Samsung BD-F7500

Principal amongst them is a fantastic variety of network functions. Making a welcome return this year is Smart Center, which has actually been streamlined (a lot more on that in 'Operation') while keeping the same generous array of internet applications. The selection is again pioneered by cost-free video sites like BBC iPlayer and YouTube, plus on-demand flick sites Netflix, LoveFilm, Blinkbox as well as Knowhow Movies. These are supported by the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, BBC Information, Rightmove, AccuWeather, BFI Player and also vTuner internet radio.

That's merely what's shown on the primary menu-- there's tons much more content hidden away in the Samsung Applications food selection, such as professional video clip, radio as well as way of life material, along with video games as well as instructional applications for the youngsters. It's a top-drawer variety with a nice blend of content for all the family members. ITV Gamer, 4OD and also Need 5 just weren't available on our example as they were still being examined by Samsung HQ, however we're assured they will be there by the time the deck takes place sale. That makes Samsung the very first, otherwise only company to offer all four of the primary catch-up TELEVISION services from a Blu-ray deck, which is not only a feather in Samsung's cap however additionally terrific news for you.

There's likewise a section of the main food selection called 'Films and also TELEVISION Shows', which changes the Your Video service discovered on previous gamers. It gives a quicker and also more convenient means of buying or leasing flicks than checking out the individual on-demand websites. The material comes from Samsung's Video Hub service as well as Acetrax Movies.

Nonetheless, there were teething troubles. When we selected an Acetrax flick to rent or purchase, it took us to the installation page for Sony's Crackle app. At the time of composing, the application web server was 'still in development' as well as Acetrax hadn't been added, so we expect this to be ironed out by the time these brand-new players hit the market.

Remarkably, Samsung has actually abandoned its Family members Story photo-sharing solution yet maintains the committed Health and fitness as well as Kids websites, which flaunt beautiful hi-def graphics. Health and fitness supplies an array of workout video clips as well as training programmes, alongside a collection of devices to monitor your progression, while Kids supplies videos as well as educational devices targeted at young people. While residence cinema fanatics will not be fussed by features such as this, it's nice to see a gamer with more strings to its bow compared to just flick playback.

There's additionally an internet browser, which is a little simpler to use than last year's gamers and lots pages swiftly. That said, it's still difficult to navigate with the remote, and getting in text is time consuming-- although Samsung has actually enhanced this with an awesome predictive function that recommends which letter to press next.

When web surfing, you can switch over in between reminder surfing (the arrow creeps around the display) or web link browsing (which is equally aggravating with great deals of links on the web page). Luckily you could also use a USB keyboard as well as third-party cordless computer mouse with the F7500, that makes life a whole lot simpler.

The BD-F7500 could likewise stream films, songs and pictures from Computers and media servers on your house network making use of Samsung's proprietary AllShare innovation. Samsung suggests that you install its AllShare software program on your PC, which permits you to develop a common folder with the BD-F7500 (and also any other Samsung items in your home) and also stream the data within it. The gamer is additionally designed to collaborate with PCs running Windows 7 or 8 without having to install AllShare, however we located it functioned more efficiently and also sustained a larger array of data when making use of AllShare.

For instance, prior to setting up AllShare we tried streaming an MKV report (1080p video, DTS audio) on a Windows 7 COMPUTER and also it refused to play (Windows Media Gamer 12 doesn't natively sustain MKV). It likewise played AVCHD, hi-def AVI and WMV documents however downgraded them to a fuzzy SD resolution. Nonetheless after mounting AllShare it played the above documents without any problems, in their right resolution.

The rest of the BD-F7500's style support is impressive. We were additionally able to stream DivX HD, MP4, 3GP, XviD, WMV, MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, OGG, WAV and also APE. Sustained image data consist of JPEG, PNG, BMP as well as MPO. Every one of the above layouts additionally played readily from a USB drive.

If you don't wish to increase the problem on your over-worked wireless router, you can likewise stream reports from mobile phones using Wi-Fi Direct-- although this eliminates the connection to your network. You can additionally manage playback of material stored on a web server making use of a Samsung smartphone running the AllShare software program.

In other places, there are a number of other big additions to the spec sheet. We have actually mentioned 4K upscaling-- included with one eye on the future-- which is currently discovered on in 2014's BDP-S790 from Sony, in addition to the brand-new Panasonic DMP-BDT330. Not having a 4K display to hand indicated we could not check it out on this occasion, but it excels to recognize it exists.

The various other brand-new feature this year is AllShare Cast, which mirrors your Smartphone's screen on your TV. It's particularly helpful for playing video games, which typically aren't consistently the easiest to follow on a poky screen, and when you rotate the tool the player likewise turns the photo on the TV. Samsung's system is not the same as Miracast (likewise located on Panasonic's DMP-BDT330), yet the F7500 will certainly support that as well.

Spec Samsung BD-F7500 

Quick Glance
BD Player Profile 2.0
On-Board Decoders
Dolby TrueHD Yes
DTS Master Audio Yes
Dolby Digital 5.1 Yes
Bitstream Audio Out Yes
A/V Ports
Component No
Composite No
S-Video No
Digital Audio Out Yes
Charging/Computer Connection No
Ethernet yes
WiFi Yes
Analogue Audio Out Yes
SD Memory Card Slot No
USB Playback
MP3 Yes
DivX / DivX HD Yes
Physical Specifications
Height 45.9
Width 430
Depth 201
Weight 1700
3D Ready Yes
BD Player Profile 2.0
1080/24p Playback Yes

Rview Price: £249.99

Complete Review Samsung BD-F7500 You Must Read Rating: 4.5 Written By: Bieb Alfie

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