How to Set Up a Samsung BD-J5900 BluRay Player

Introduction

Blu-ray player
This guide will show you how to perform a basic setup for your Samsung Blu-ray player.

In the box you should find the following items:

  • The player itself
  • The remote control with batteries
  • The user manual

1 Identify Components

Front panel of Blu-ray player

Rear panel of Blu-ray player

2 Setup Prep

Before performing the setup follow these preparatory steps:
  • Place the Blu-ray player close to your TV set so that it is within the length of the HDMI cable and of the power cable.
  • Only connect the power cable into a power outlet once all the other cables have been plugged into the player and the TV set.
  • Insert the batteries in the remote control with their terminals corresponding to the polarity indicators.

3 Connect Device to TV Via HDMI

HDMI Type A connector and cable
  1. Acquire an HDMI cable.
  2. Take one end of the cable and plug it into your TV's HDMI port.
  3. Plug the other end of the cable into your device's HDMI out port, or the appropriate adapter.
    1. If you are using an adapter, connect the adapter to your device.
  4. Turn on both the TV and connected device.
  5. Ensure that your TV is set to use HDMI as the input source.

4 Menu Navigation

The menu navigation controls on the remote are as follows:

Navigation buttons on remote control

  1. Home - Press to move to the Home menu
  2. Return - Return to the previous menu
  3. Arrows▲/▼/►/◄ - Move the cursor or select an item
    Enter - Activate the currently selected item or confirm a setting
  4. Exit - Press to exit the current menu

5 Initial Setup

The first time you turn the Blu-ray player on it will show the Initial Setup. To perform the setup and navigate the menu afterward you'll need to use the remote control.

  1. Connect the Blu-ray players power cable into a power outlet and press the power button on it or on the remote to turn it on.
    Front panel of Blu-ray player with highlighted button
  2. On the TV screen you will be taken to the initial setup. Select your preferred language first.
    Language selection screen in initial setup
  3. The select Start.
    Additional settings setup initialization screen
  4. Choose your desired aspect ratio. You can highlight each option to get a description for it before you make your selection.
    TV aspet ration selection screen in initial setup
  5. To be able to stream online content with the Blu-ray player, it has to be connected to the internet. If you already connected an Ethernet cable between the player and router it will be detected automatically. Select Auto and wait for the connection to be established then select OK to continue. If you don't have a network or don't want to configure it at this time you can select Skip.
    Wired network setup completion screen
  6. You'll get a confirmation message that the initial setup is completed.
    Initial setup completion screen
  7. If you haven't connected an Ethernet cable, then the setup will take you to the Wi-Fi configuration screen. If you don't have a network or don't want to configure it at this time you can select Skip. Wait for the network list to populate then select your preferred Wi-Fi network. You will only get this screen if your device supports Wi-Fi connectivity.
    Wi-Fi network selection screen
  8. Type in the Wi-Fi password if required.
    Wi-Fi key entry screen
  9. Once connected to the Wi-Fi and internet, you will see a confirmation message on the screen. Select OK to continue.
    Wireless network setup completion screen
  10. You'll get a confirmation message that the initial setup is completed.
    Initial setup completion screen
  11. Once your player is connected to the internet you can choose which streaming apps you want to show on the main screen. To do this, select More from the bottom middle of the screen.
    Blu-ray menu with option highlighted
  12. Then select Edit.
    Blu-ray apps selection screen
  13. And toggle the checkmarks for which apps you want to use or not the select OK. You can only have up to 3 apps selected.
    Blu-ray apps editting screen

At this point your Samsung Blu-ray player is set up and ready to use.

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Blu-ray player
This guide will show you how to perform a basic setup for your Samsung Blu-ray player.

In the box you should find the following items:

  • The player itself
  • The remote control with batteries
  • The user manual

Front panel of Blu-ray player

Rear panel of Blu-ray player

Before performing the setup follow these preparatory steps:
  • Place the Blu-ray player close to your TV set so that it is within the length of the HDMI cable and of the power cable.
  • Only connect the power cable into a power outlet once all the other cables have been plugged into the player and the TV set.
  • Insert the batteries in the remote control with their terminals corresponding to the polarity indicators.
HDMI Type A connector and cable
  1. Acquire an HDMI cable.
  2. Take one end of the cable and plug it into your TV's HDMI port.
  3. Plug the other end of the cable into your device's HDMI out port, or the appropriate adapter.
    1. If you are using an adapter, connect the adapter to your device.
  4. Turn on both the TV and connected device.
  5. Ensure that your TV is set to use HDMI as the input source.

The menu navigation controls on the remote are as follows:

Navigation buttons on remote control

  1. Home - Press to move to the Home menu
  2. Return - Return to the previous menu
  3. Arrows▲/▼/►/◄ - Move the cursor or select an item
    Enter - Activate the currently selected item or confirm a setting
  4. Exit - Press to exit the current menu

The first time you turn the Blu-ray player on it will show the Initial Setup. To perform the setup and navigate the menu afterward you'll need to use the remote control.

  1. Connect the Blu-ray players power cable into a power outlet and press the power button on it or on the remote to turn it on.
    Front panel of Blu-ray player with highlighted button
  2. On the TV screen you will be taken to the initial setup. Select your preferred language first.
    Language selection screen in initial setup
  3. The select Start.
    Additional settings setup initialization screen
  4. Choose your desired aspect ratio. You can highlight each option to get a description for it before you make your selection.
    TV aspet ration selection screen in initial setup
  5. To be able to stream online content with the Blu-ray player, it has to be connected to the internet. If you already connected an Ethernet cable between the player and router it will be detected automatically. Select Auto and wait for the connection to be established then select OK to continue. If you don't have a network or don't want to configure it at this time you can select Skip.
    Wired network setup completion screen
  6. You'll get a confirmation message that the initial setup is completed.
    Initial setup completion screen
  7. If you haven't connected an Ethernet cable, then the setup will take you to the Wi-Fi configuration screen. If you don't have a network or don't want to configure it at this time you can select Skip. Wait for the network list to populate then select your preferred Wi-Fi network. You will only get this screen if your device supports Wi-Fi connectivity.
    Wi-Fi network selection screen
  8. Type in the Wi-Fi password if required.
    Wi-Fi key entry screen
  9. Once connected to the Wi-Fi and internet, you will see a confirmation message on the screen. Select OK to continue.
    Wireless network setup completion screen
  10. You'll get a confirmation message that the initial setup is completed.
    Initial setup completion screen
  11. Once your player is connected to the internet you can choose which streaming apps you want to show on the main screen. To do this, select More from the bottom middle of the screen.
    Blu-ray menu with option highlighted
  12. Then select Edit.
    Blu-ray apps selection screen
  13. And toggle the checkmarks for which apps you want to use or not the select OK. You can only have up to 3 apps selected.
    Blu-ray apps editting screen

At this point your Samsung Blu-ray player is set up and ready to use.

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