Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Samsung Canada
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So what do you get with Samsung's BD-C6900 Blu-Ray player.
As with most technology, the longer it is on the market, the cheaper it gets. What was once close to $1000 is now US$99 in some cases. For the BD-C6900, it is definitely not a budget bare-bones model and at the time of this review in early 2011 it is going for around US$250 if you do your research and shop around online. The one thing I noted is that the packaging is a lot smaller than three years ago. Will the product inside follow the same trend?
Once opened, the paperwork is comprised of a full user's manual, and a quick setup guide. Both are very useful for your initial setup and for quick reference when you want more information on a current feature. If you have not set up a Blu-ray player before, the guide will hand feed you through it in a matter of minutes.
Also included is a composite audio/video cable, a full universal remote control and a package of AAA remote batteries.
I can see that the included cables seems to have not been updated in the past three years as well. Come on, only a low-def composite cable set? Is this a joke? I can go right now and buy a 3 foot cable off of ebay for US$1 plus another dollar for shipping. Are you saying that Samsung charges almost US$300 for this product and they can't throw in an HDMI cable? This is not how Samsung should be treating a customer that is buying their premium product. I am always for a company treating their customers properly and in this case, paying US$250 and then having to go out to some brick and mortar store to get screwed over by having to buy some over-priced HDMI just to use this product is nothing less than being completely cheap. In fact, it would be best to not include any cables at all seeing the included composite set is in my mind a little insulting.
And last out of the box is Samsung's BD-C6900 3D Blu-Ray player. At first glance, this unit is a LOT lighter than the BD-P1500 I have currently installed in my home theater at this time. With a lot more plastic than previous models, the player's aesthetics are very simple, classy, light, but still structurally sound. In fact, there isn't one button on the whole unit. You will see where they are hiding later on in the review.