This is actually recommended, to have both the TV and the player from the same brand, this will save you a lot of trouble with the proprietary content and special features.
Samsung is famous for producing high quality 3D TVs and players at a very good price, and their technology and software is very compatible, especially when you want to connect all the Samsung devices together. Samsung has a very interesting technology called AllShare DLNA Networking, this allows you to connect to your home network and stream music, videos, and photos from other DLNA Certified devices (your network storage drive, computer, mobile).
Like any other Samsung devices, the Samsung BD-D6500 3D Blu-ray Player has built-in Wi-Fi, and that is very handy when you don't want to have a cable salad in your home.
Another cool feature is the Samsung Smart TV - it's a bunch of cool entertainment
apps from Samsung, that can make your life much easier. With web-connected apps on your Samsung Smart TV, you can stream movies from Netflix , TV shows, videos from YouTube, Next Level sports information from ESPN, music from, Pandora and view updates on your Facebook or Twitter accounts.
With the included USB port, the BD-D6500 supports AVI, MKV, WMV, MP4, and MPG video, with a wide variety of codecs (including DivX HD). You can also enjoy your MP3/WMA audio files, or display JPG-format photos.
This player is 2D compatible and also plays your entire DVD collection. Here are the supported media:
Samsung BD-D6500 3D Blu-ray Disc Player
- Disc Formats: 3D Blu-ray, BD-ROM, BD-RE/R, DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD, CD-R/RW, CD-DA, AVCHD
- Video File Formats: AVI, MKV, WMV, MP4, MPG
- Audio File Formats: MP3, WMA
- Image File Formats: JPG
What you can connect to it:
- HDMI Connections: 1
- USB Ports: 1
- Ethernet: 1
- Digital Audio (Optical): 1
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 19.88 x 2.56 x 10.94 Inches
- Weight: 6.17 lbs.
The price is very competitive: at around 114 bucks - you get a lot of 3D