Samsung BD-C5500

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UPnP client attributes

The Samsung BD-C5500 Blu Ray player. The following is based on a short usage of the device in December 2010.

The video quality is good. The device works as a Myth front end "out of the box".

Hardware Support

Characteristic Example Values
Standard Def Yes
High Def Yes
Digital Audio Yes
Composite Out Yes
S-Video No
Component Yes
Wireless Ethernet Speed Requires adapter
Wired Ethernet Speed <N/A, 10, 100, 1000>

Video Playback Features

Characteristic Example Values
Video Playback Quality Playback is smooth, although startup,stopping and general menu switching is slow.
FF/RW Support Yes? Function was unavailable on some recordings
FF/RW at Differing Speeds <Unknown>
30 Second Skip No. Can skip but only by 10 seconds, only worked on some recordings.
Bookmarking No


Characteristic Example Values
Support MythTV MPEG2 Recordings SD, HD
Support MythTV NUV Recordings <SD, HD, None>
Support MythTV DivX/Xvid Videos <Yes, No>
Support H.264 Video <SD, HD, None>
Support MythTV Music (since 0.21+) Yes
Support MythTV Photo Galleries (since 0.21+) <Yes, No>

MythTV Interaction

Characteristic Example Values
Customizable Menus (and in what way) No
Menu Responsiveness Slightly sluggish (3-5 second response for most things).
Menu Hierarchy Recordings can be viewed by date, title, genre, etc. Display by date only shows recordings for that particular date (rather than having all titles listed but sorted by date).

Non-MythTV Features

Characteristic Example Values
Support DVD/VOB streaming <Yes, No>
iPhoto/Photoshop Album Support <No, Yes both, Only iPhoto, etc.>
iTunes/Windows Media Support <No, Yes both, Only iTunes, etc.>

Screenshots/Screencasts of Client Working with MythTV

Main Menu <Pic of main menu>
OSD <Pic of OSD>
Others <Pics of Others>

Software / Hardware

OS <Linux, uCLinux, VXWorks>
Software <Syabas>
Processor <ARM, PowerPC, x86>
Chip Set <Sigma Designs>
Inside <pic(s) of board>