The Samsung BD-E5300 and the Samsung BD-ES5000 are new Blu-ray players from the Korean brand. They complete the manufacturer's catalog in the basic part of the table. However, the look is quite different. The Samsung BD-E5300 features a very flat and elongated design, while the Samsung BD-ES5000 is much more compact and tall. In both, the controls are dimly lit to facilitate their location even in the dim living room.
Neither can handle Blu-ray 3D movies . However, the user can count on video in three dimensions; You just have to activate the 2D to 3D converter and connect either of these two players using an HDMI cable to a 3D TV. Otherwise the optical drive can read Blu-ray discs, BD-R, BD-RE, DVD, DVD-R / RW, DVD + R / RW, CD, CD-R and CD-RW . When the movie is on DVD, these teams rescale the image to 1080p.
Both models have a USB 2.0 port ; an external hard drive can be connected to it . They are trained to play videos from a memory key or a camcorder, but also photos from a camera or music from an MP3 player with the corresponding port. Another advantage of the USB of these Samsung is the possibility of recording programs and television series on an external hard drive or a USB memory key.
They can decode multi-channel sound formats such as Dolby True HD, DTS-Master Audio , Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, DTS-HD HRA, and DTS. Likewise, they are compatible with audio formats such as MP3, LPCM, WMA and AAC. Regarding formats video , support most circulating on file sharing networks: H.264, DivX HD, DivX, AVCHD, MKV , WMV and VC1.
Luckily both come standard with Wi-Fi wireless connectivity . This will allow you to see that the equipment can play any movie, video, photo or song that is stored on a computer or on a network storage device ( NAS ). In the case of the computer, it is only necessary to install on that system a free software provided by the manufacturer called AllShare. That operation is unnecessary with a NAS. Likewise, with both it is possible to watch YouTube videos on the living room screen without the need for a computer. In addition, they can access social networks such as Facebook or Twitter and other applications within the Smart TV online platform manufacturer.
If we take a look at the rest of the connectivity, we can see that these Blu-ray players do not bring anything superfluous. In addition, they are clearly designed to work with Full HD televisions. They have an HDMI digital video output and a coaxial digital audio output . Why do you need anything else? The retail prices of both products are around one hundred euros. Specifically, the Samsung BD-E5300 costs 85 euros, while it is possible to buy a Samsung BD-ES5000 for 110 euros.