Samsung BD-C7900 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

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samsung_bd-c7900_bluray_review.gifHigh Points
• The BD-C7900 supports 3D playback, when mated with other 3D-capable components. It includes dual HDMI outputs to send separate signals to your 3D HDTV and A/V receiver.• The BD-C7900 supports 1080p/24 playback of Blu-ray discs.

• The player has internal decoding and bitstream output of high-resolution audio sources.

• It supports BD-Live and BonusView.

• You can wirelessly connect the BD-C7900 to your network, and it has internal memory for BD-Live storage.

• The BD-C7900 supports DLNA media streaming and Samsung Apps, for video-on-demand and other Web services.

 

Low Points
• The BD-C7900 lacks multichannel analog audio outputs, so it's not the best choice for someone who owns an older, non-HDMI A/V receiver.
• This player lacks an advanced control port like RS-232.

Conclusion

If your 3D Blu-ray player is going to be part of a complete home
theater system, with all of the audio signals running through a preamp
or A/V receiver, then don't underestimate the convenience of dual HDMI
outputs on the player. You've already paid to upgrade to a 3D-capable
TV and Blu-ray player, and you've probably had to purchase several
pairs of 3D glasses. Do you really want to upgrade to a 3D-capable
receiver, too? If not, then the BD-C7900 is definitely worth a look.
For those of you who have already upgraded your receiver or just don't
need the dual HDMI outputs, you might want to consider the new BD-C6800
instead. It offers the same features as the BD-C7900 - like built-in
WiFi, onboard memory, DLNA media streaming, and Samsung Apps - for an
MSRP of $279.99.

Additional Resources
• Find more Blu-ray player reviews on HomeTheaterReview.com's resource page.
• Learn more about Samsung and its products.
• Read about Samsung's amazing 3D innovation.
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HTR Product Rating for Samsung BD-C7900 Blu-ray Player

Criteria Rating

Performance

4

Value

4

Overall

4

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