Blu Ray Player Review: Samsung BD C7900

Samsung’s BD-C7900 is the high end 3D Blu ray player. Out of the four 3D Blu ray player models offered, the BD-C7900 demands the premium price over the other models. Built on same foundation, the BD-C7900 provides similar performances across the board. It is not surprising that the BD-C7900 mirrors the BD-C6800 in performance and feature sets.

Features

The BD-C7900 is fully compliant with the Profile 2.0 specification. It is compatible with BD-LIVE contents as well as Bonus View features on the Blu ray discs. The BD-C7900 can natively decode Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD, DTS, and DTS HD audio formats. Like the previous models, Samsung App delivers variety of internet streaming contents you via Samsung App store. For movies and television shows, you can access Vudu, Netflix, and Hulu plus. Hulu plus lets you stream some of the shows from ABC, Fox, and NBC. Also, Pandora and YouTube are available for video and music streams. You can also download many games like Monopoly or Texas Hold-em poker from the app store. You can get your weather and news feed from the USA Today and AccuWeather. There are many more apps you can download and customize for your needs. With the included WiFi functionality, connecting to the internet should be breeze if you have wireless networking available.

Design

The BD-C7900 has the same overall design as the BD-C6900. The dimensions are slightly bigger to accommodate the extra HDMI output. The LCD is located in the middle of the player with the disc tray on the left side. The top side of the left has the see through feature that displays the disc. The top right side includes all the playback functions available should you lose the remote. The back of the player houses all the connectivity. It includes 2chhanel audio output, component video, optical and digital audio outputs, USB 2, and 2 HDMI outputs. The extra HDMI output is there to accommodate the older receivers not capable of passing HDMI 1.4 signals. The 3D contents require HDMI 1.4 specification. Most of the older receivers cannot accommodate the HDMI 1.4 specification. You can essentially output the video directly to the television while outputting the audio via the extra HDMI port to the receiver. This solves a lot the headache faced by the people with older receivers. The included remote is adequate at best. The button outplays were pretty good and most buttons were placed in the logical spots.

Performance

The BD-C7900 has similar performance as the other 3D Blu ray player models from Samsung. The overall loading time is fantastic. The BD-C7900 takes less than 15 seconds to boot up and load a Blu ray disc. Like the other Samsung players, there is nothing to complain about the picture quality. Tested with two Blu ray movies, the BD-C7900 showed no video processing defects. The movie did not display any moiré, jaggieness, or motion blur defects. The DVD upscaling was spot on as well. While it is nowhere near as good as the Blu ray contents, it was definitely step up from the regular DVD player.

Audio

There was nothing noticeable with audio decoding. All of the audio formats decoded properly. The high definition audio formats had no problem being decoded natively. The output of audio source via one HMDI and video via another worked flawlessly. The inclusion of extra HDMI does deprive it of an analog multichannel output. But, that is to be expected. If you need the 7.1 channel output, go with the BD-C6900. The BD-C6900 is an identical player except the 7.1 channel output instead of extra HDMI port.

Final Thoughts

Samsung has another outstanding player on its hand. I’m especially impressed by the inclusion of extra HDMI port for the people who might have older receivers. This solves the big problem faced by the people who have the HDMI 1.3 receiver. The 3D contents cannot be carried via the HDMI 1.3 specification. The inclusion of internal memory as well as the built in WiFi was excellent inclusion. Overall, this is a highly recommended top of the line Blu ray player.

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Description

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Features

  • Built-in 3D
  • Internet@TV
  • Wireless LAN built-in
  • BD-Live? (Profile 2.0), BONUSVIEW
  • AllShare?

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