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by: black069 June 3, 2010 4:56 PM PDT

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3D BluRay Player & Non-3D TV Compatibility

by black069 - 6/3/10 4:56 PM

Hi. I need help quickly. A relative made the kind gesture of purchasing my wife a Blu Ray player for her birthday, but I'm not sure about the compatability between our Blu Ray player (the first one we will have ever had) and our TV.

We bought a Samsung LED 55" TV (model# UN55B-8000) last year. This is obviously NOT A 3D TV.

The Blu Ray player that my wife got (in the mail today) IS A 3D Blu Ray player. Specifically, it's a Samsung BD C6900.

I know that it's a total waste of money (since the TV doesn't support 3D Blu Ray disks). In addition, we have no intention of buying a 3D TV (or another type of TV) anytime in the next several years.

So obviously the Blu Ray Player has this feature (the 3D feature) that is completely incompatible with our non-HD TV. However, if we were to take the price out of the equation (and assume they were the same price), will the 3D Blu Ray Player we just got be at least as good as the latest non-3D Blu Ray player (given the fact that our TV is non-3D), or will the fact that it has 3D capability actually hinder the performance of our TV?

In other words, should I return the 3D Blu Ray player and get a non-3D Blu Ray player, such as the Samsung BD-C6500 (again not taking the difference in cost into consideration).

I just don't want a Blu Ray player that has this added feature that not only is incompatibile with our TV, but also (b/c of possible firmware revision upgrade problems, the potential to be an energy hog, and other tech-related issues about which I have no knowledge) doesn't perform as well as a Blu Ray player without this added feature.

The reason I said to please reply quickly is because it's likely that as soon as my wife gets home from work--unless I have some user experience or expert opinion from one of you folks), then she will unpack it, set it up, and say, "Don't worry...it will be just fine." (Which it may, but if it's not, I would greatly prefer to keep it in the box as it was shipped so I can easily return for a different player).

THANKS SO MUCH, EVERYONE! And please, please HELP!

Scott

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