Samsung BD-J7500 Review

Samsung's Top-of-the-Range Blu-ray Player

Samsung BD-J7500 Review

The market is flooded with cheap Blu-ray players, and although the Samsung BD-J7500 is filled with more features than you can shake a stick at, is it worth the extra cash?

Samsung has filled its top-of-the-line blu-ray player, the BD-J7500, with more features than you´d normally find in this price range, including Web Apps, extensive connectivity and supported media formats. When it comes to Web Apps you will find multiple pages filled with internet applications and in this regard it´s on par with many Smart TV's. If you´re into movies and TV shows you´ll be pleased to know that streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc. are available. If you´re more into music you have Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, and more. Add to this a bunch of media center apps and a web browser - and you have all bases covered.

Samsung BD-J7500 3D Blu-ray Player

The BD-J7500 can handle up to 48 kHz high-resolution audio via HDMI, as well as all the major audio and video formats; MPEG-2, MPEG-4, JPEG, HD-JPEG, AVCHD 4.1, MVK, WMV, MPO, MP3, LPCM, AAC, WMA and FLAC. The USB (2.0) port on the front allows you to play multimedia files from any USB device, smartphone, camera or computer.

One thing we noticed when playing around with the Samsung was the fast start up and loading time – reading and loading a blu-ray disc took less than 10 seconds. The BD-J7500 have a Quick Start Mode that allows it to be up and running in a few seconds, but it is worth noting that the Quick Start Mode increases the power consumption in standby mode and should be turned off if you want to keep your electricity bills to a minimum.

Being Samsung's top blu-ray player, the 7500 also handles upscaling to 4K Ultra HD. It does an amazing job at improving both edges and details compared to regular Full HD, and is on par with - and in some cases even better than - more expensive players.

Samsung BD-J7500 inputs

If you own an AV receiver that is not compatible with the Ultra HD format - meaning it can´t handle 3840 x 2160 pixels at 24 frames per second (HDMI 1.4) - don´t worry. The BD-J7500 has dual HDMI outputs - one for use with an AV receiver that supports UHD pass through, and one for AV receivers that does not support UHD pass through. In practice this means that you connect the first HDMI output to you TV or projector for the image, and the second HDMI output to your AV receiver, just for the audio. The other option is to use the optical digital output or the 7.1 analog outputs for the sound, but we recommend using the HDMI output if possible as it provides the best sound quality.

When it comes to playing Blu-ray and DVD discs, the BD-J7500 delivers a great performance. The image is very sharp with amazing contrast and details. If you own a UHD 4K TV you will love the upscaling feature. The only negative we can find is that it´s not the most stable when it comes to moving high contrast images, like fast action scenes and the end credits of a movie, for example. However, it is only really noticable when comparing directly to a more expensive player, like the Oppo BDP-103, but it also cost twice as much as the Samsung.


If you´re looking for Smart TV features in combination with spectacular image and sound, the Samsung BD-J7500 is the best place to start looking. In addition you also get 7.1 analog sound outputs and two HDMI outputs - something you rarely find for this amount of money. Because of this, the BD-J7500 has very few rivals in this price range.



Upscales your videos, TV shows, and movies to nearly four times 1080p HD, letting you watch your favorite scenes with a level of detail and clarity like never before.

Turn any TV into the ultimate home entertainment hub with full access to all your favorite web and TV content, including games, movies, smart apps, and videos. Upscale your favorite movies to near-4K Ultra HD.*

Your Smart Blu-ray™ player is ready when you are with a start-up time of 0.5 seconds – compared to nearly 10 seconds for most Blu-ray™ players.

View all your favorite websites and online content on your TV. Stream movies and TV shows, download apps, shop online, or update your social media feeds.*

Dive into the action in jaw-dropping Full HD, 2D, and 3D. Watch as your favorite characters practically leap off the screen when you pair your 3D Blu-ray™ player with Samsung 3D TV and Active 3D glasses.

Sync and stream all your favorite TV shows, games, apps, and more with built-in wireless. Access and share your TV and multimedia content from your PC and mobile devices for a truly connected home media experience.*

The Samsung Blu-ray™ Player easily integrates into your Multiroom Link. Pop in a CD and hear its incredible sound on any Multiroom Link enabled speaker in your home.

Enjoy your favorite movies, shows, and sports with higher quality audio. The HDMI® connection transmits digital video and audio over a single cable, delivering a superior entertainment experience.

Enjoy the ultimate in digital sound quality on all your favorite movies, TV shows, and streaming content. Dolby® Digital Plus optimizes your entertainment experience with enhanced sound richness and clarity.

Enjoy near studio-quality HD audio with your home entertainment system.


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