Date: November 27th, 2008
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Samsung Canada
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BLU-RAY PLAYER USER MENU SUBSYSTEM (cont'd)
The language sub-menu is where the user and setup the overall system menu language, the subtitle language along with some additional audio language functionality. As I am an English speaking person, nothing here had to be changed from the stock defaults.
The audio sub-menu allows the users to change and configure their particular digital audio signal to match what is needed by their home theater amplifier. Seeing I was personally using a optical digital connection, nothing needed to be adjusted to get things working. Optical digital functionality is working right out of the box doesn't need to be turned on.
Display setup allows you to change your aspect ratio, your 24fps refresh rate capability on or off along with the output HD resolution. Stock defaults have it set to 1080P seeing most TV's being sold today do support 1080P TrueHD and most consumers are future-proofing their purchase by buying this feature so it will support Blu-Ray's TrueHD capabilities.
The HDMI sub-menu allows access to Samsung's Anynet+ setup which allows for seamless operation between Samsung products such as one touch play etc. In addition you can setup the HDMI output for sure on a TV or if you are connecting it to an HDMI capable monitor.
The Network sub-menu is for setting up this player to update itself over an ethernet connection if you don't want to upgrade the firmware through a USB thumbdrive. Most people will not use this functionality.
And last you have the parental setup which allows you to lock out the playback of certain movies that are not appropriate for your children. This comes in handy when you don't want Mikey to take out his sesame street DVD so he can watch some Die Hard. You get the point.