Background and Identification
The BD-E4500 is a Blu-ray player released by Samsung in 2012. Externally, it is made from a glossy black plastic. It is shaped like a wide box with a single rounded corner nestling a circular disc containing the play/eject/stop controls. The tray for inserting discs is located on the front face of the box and has a Blu-ray logo on it. You can identify this Blu-ray player by looking for the model number “BD-E4500” printed on an informational sticker on the back of the device.
The back face of the player also includes the HDMI video port and a USB port which allows you to play movies from a flash drive or external hard drive. Although the BD-E4500 is a fully-fledged Blu-ray player, you can also use it to play older movies on DVD or listen to music on a CD. It supports writable media (BD-R, DVD-R, CD-R, etc.) for each standard, so you can play other media that you made yourself. You can connect the BD-E4500 to the internet using a Wi-Fi connection; once this is setup, you can access video services like Netflix and YouTube directly from the Blu-ray player.
- Blu-ray discs including BD-R and BD-RE media
- DVDs including DVD+-R and DVD+-RW discs
- CDs including CD-R and CD-RW
- Wi-Fi support
- WEP, WPA, or WPA2 security
- DHCP support
- HDMI video output port
- USB port