The HDMI 1.4 player Samsung BD C 6900 (400 euros) needed an amplifier with the same standard for good surround sound, if you want to watch 3D. For conventional Blu-rays, it doesn’t matter.
- Blu-ray player Samsung BD-C 6900
- Data sheet
You gotta admire the courage of Korean designers. The first 3D-Player of Samsung presents itself off as high-gloss, black box without features. They brought him to life, a fair scenario on lights addressed formally, about illuminate a huge 3D logo. On the right side draw backlit sensor keys, and the gaze fixed the illuminated, open drive with rotating plate. Thanks to the comparatively discreet colors, cyan is banned the danger of kitsch.
The graphic menu with model Initial installations appears on the screen. The rest of the menu is puzzle-free and clearly structured. Setting up the networking managed via LAN and Wi-FI easily, then the BD C 6900 offered a whole bouquet of “Samsung Apps” messages to games for digital entertainment. As a DLNA network player was easily the 6900: he understands many more formats than the Panasonic competitor. And the Korean engineers used the latest chips here. Still not a player Java instructions processed so quickly like this device, only the NAD M56 and the PlayStation 3 have been similar to afloat in Blu-ray menus and BD-live. On the audio side, probably working a decoder, which comes with more power than usual. Finally, the Samsung belongs to the inner circle of a player that can internally handle DTS-HD Master Audio kHz with unmitigated 192.
Effective as 007-gadget
Speed appears on the to-do list of developers generally far above said, because even when reading the disc is the 6900 on the pole: CDs play after eight, DVDs and even Blu-ray after only twelve seconds. Thus not enough: The editorial staff has never operated subjectively judged, a so quiet Blu-ray player in the listening room. So slowly, the skepticism of the testers compared with this stylishly lit, relatively cheap and extremely compact plastic block in admiration began to turn.
The following practice test demonstrated the 3D engine with crisp sharp images that the de Interlacer reliably and stably works – especially because the scaler works just as perfectly and also from DVDs WINS canvas suitable for images without the hint of a double outline, as well as with fine diagonal interpolation. Also plastic and simply sharper than the Panasonic worked full-HD images from Blu-ray. For the merciless unchecked images revealed too rough, and DVDs you saw compression artifacts, that the Japanese away simply pays – a matter of taste, easier what you’d prefer.
3D with HDMI 1.4 amp
The HDMI 1.4 player needed an amplifier with the same standard for good surround sound, if you want to watch 3D. For conventional Blu-rays, it doesn’t matter. You can be satisfied with the analog sound and provide the TV directly with HDMI – then there are also 3D. So we had to take these outputs scrutinized after the BD are shuttled a C 6900 via HDMI with balanced, but unspectacular play at the level of its predecessor: 63 points.
Against stereoplays workhorse Cambridge Azur 650 BD sounded the Koreans in stereo and multichannel in the Middle somewhat harder, in the heights a touch a set – and especially geographically narrower and flatter. But always, he showed a good sense of rhythm. Interesting: Dual ‘ sounded flatter than about the L + R of the 5.1 output via the stereo output.
Samsung BD C 6900
Technical data and test results
|Video digital HDMI (version)||1.4A|
|Max resolution of HDMI|
|Decoder Dolby True HD / DTS HD Master||/|
|Decoder DD / DTS||/|
|Remote control for TV / Adaptive||/|
|Predefined picture settings / adjustable||/|
|Memory card reader|
|Ethernet for update / interactive content||/|
|Headphone output / adjustable||/|
|BD – time DVD / Blu-ray (in seconds)||9 / 13.0 seconds|
|JPEG / JPEG HD||/|
|Analog output stereo / 5.1 / 7.1||/|
|DVD + R / RW||/|
|CD-R / RW||/|
|BD-R / RE||/|
|optical / HDMI||/|
|Hosiden / 3-comp.||/|
|Signal to noise ratio (A weighted)||110 dB|
|Output resistance||633 ohm|
|Error correction ability info layer CD / DVD||1.3 / 4.5 mm|
|Error correction surface CD / DVD||1,24,5 mm|
|Power consumption standby / operating||0.2 / 11.5 W|
|Short conclusion||3D-BD-Player cool styled with a super fast drive and Java. Is amazingly quiet. Crisp sharp image. Decodes DTS-HD-MA internally with 192 kHz. balanced sound.|
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|Picture Blu ray / DVD||17 / 9|
|Overall rating (max. 120 points)||outstanding 108|
|Price-performance ratio||Very good|
|tested in issue:||7 / 10|