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-D6500 3D Blu-Ray player.
Seeing this is not a budget model and has the additional functionality, don't be expecting this to be in a bargain bin at your local thrift store any time soon. At around US$199 on the market today, it is priced above most Blu-ray player that most people are buying currently. But remember, this is not your average player. Taking all the additional features into account, you will easily see where the additional cost over the life of the product will seem like mere pennies per month.
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. Some other promotional paper work was included as well for Netflix and Canada's Zip.ca. Your region will more than likely not have this paperwork. Remember, register for your warranty!
Also included is a composite audio/video cable, a full universal remote control and a package of AAA remote batteries.
Again as I have mentioned in previous Samsung Blu-ray reviews, the hardware package has not been updated and adding in a composite cable is just a waste of time. An HDMI cable costs no more than 50 cents when purchased in bulk today and should be included. It would have been better not to have included nothing at all. No one will use this cable.
And last out of the box is Samsung's BD-D6500 3D Blu-Ray player. The one thing I would like to point out is that with every model year, Blu-ray players are getting more and more additional functionality, but surprisingly, the overall size keeps on diminishing. This particular unit has to be less than half of the size and weight of the BD-P1500 I reviewed three years ago. With the lack of a disc tray, Samsung is really able to keep the dimensions to a minimum.
My first impressions are that the BD-D6500 is a very understated, sleek and stylish package that
will easily integrate into anyone's home theater system.