Internet-ready devices use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content to your television, whether it's streaming video from Netflix, new music from Pandora, or a quick glance at today's weather forecast.
Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.
Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.
Learn more about Internet-ready devices and HDTVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you'll need to get started at our Internet TV 101 customer center.
Samsung's BD-D5700 Blu-ray Disc Player is your portal to the online world, using Samsung Smart TV. Explore connected content, and use your favorite Samsung apps right on your TV. Wi-Fi connectivity is built right in, so no need for cabling--connection to your home network is a breeze. Add multi-format disc support, playback of your multimedia files from both USB devices and networked DLNA devices, and a sleek and stylish form factor, and you've got cutting-edge Blu-ray for your home theater setup.
The BD-D5700 gives you playback of a wide number of formats, starting, of course, with Blu-ray Discs. Enjoy Full HD entertainment with multi-channel, high-definition audio, along with Blu-ray features like Bonus View for extra features, and--thanks to the BD-D5700's Internet connectivity--BD-Live downloadable bonus content. You can also play back recordable BD-RE/R discs. And with all of the above, you'll get an improved graphic user interface and ultra-fast boot/load times.
Still have a large DVD collection? The BD-D5700 will play back all those DVDs, including recordable DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW discs. And you can play back your audio CDs and burnt CD-R/RW discs. Finally, the increasingly popular AVHCD format is covered, for the home movie buffs.
The BD-D5700 gives you access to Samsung's Smart TV service, for a wealth of added entertainment options. Pull up the Smart Hub, a simple menu system for connected features, and you can easily search for movies, shows and videos via online services and across connected devices, plus access a wide variety of apps from Samsung Apps.
Samsung Apps is a growing collection of apps specifically built for your TV, connecting you to your favorite digital content like videos, sports, games, social networking, and much more. With web-connected apps on your BD-D5700, you can stream movies from Netflix or Blockbuster, TV shows from Hulu, videos from YouTube, Next Level sports information from ESPN, music from, Pandora and view updates on your Facebook or Twitter accounts.
Access Samsung's Smart TV services or connect to your DLNA certified network devices sans cables--the BD-D5700 features built-in Wi-Fi for a quick and easy connection to your home network.
Connect compatible thumb drives, digital cameras, MP3 players, or other USB devices quickly and easily via the BD-D5700's USB port. An intuitive, user-friendly interface allows access to videos, music, or pictures via the remote.
You can also play videos, music, and photos saved on your DLNA-compatible devices (such as your PC or network-attached storage) through a network connection.
The BD-D5700 supports AVI, MKV, WMV, MP4, and MPG video, with a wide variety of codecs (including DivX). You can also enjoy your MP3/WMA audio files, or display JPG-format photos.
The BD-D5700 is also ready to take advantage of the high-def audio delivered by Blu-ray Disc, with decoding of Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS Master Audio--enjoy multi-channel theater sound when connected to your receiver via HDMI. Standard two-channel audio outputs are also provided, of course.
|Disc Formats:||BD-ROM, BD-RE/R, DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD, CD-R/RW, CD-DA, AVCHD|
|Video File Formats:||AVI, MKV, WMV, MP4, MPG|
|Audio File Formats:||MP3, WMA|
|Image File Formats:||JPG|
|Ethernet:||1 (plus built-in Wi-Fi)|
|Digital Audio (Optical):||1|
|Weight and Dimensions|
|Dimensions (WxHxD):||19.76 x 3.50 x 11.34 Inches|
BD-D5700 Blu-ray Disc Player, Remote Control With Batteries, A/V Cable, Documentation