I don't believe that either unit will clash with each other. Naturally, our hopes is that you'd outfit your Samsung television with our peripherals, so without knowing for sure this very second, I would imagine that you'd have no problem with one remote enabling the wrong device. I can check further if you'd like.
I do know that you should ideally be able to control both of those units from the TV using the television remote via Anynet+ which is our HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) mechanism. I know some people have posted some frustration with the on/off feature, but I believe the functionality otherwise should give you access to all of your perhiperals from the television.
The 2500/50 can be hooked up relatively easily. I would recommend getting an optical audio cable to run from the 2500/50 to the X710.
The difference between the 2500 and 2550 Blu-Ray players is that the 2550 has Pandora Internet Radio. I don't know what the prices are going for on each othe units, but if it's the same price, you might want to opt for the unit that has that extra feature.
Thanks for your continued support of Samsung products!
You've been very helpful with my IR problem on my 52A850 - here's another subject...
I have ordered a HT-X710T for our system. I don't really want 5.1 sound, but I want something better than the built in sound. This system will look like it "came with the TV" as well.
I didn't feel like I needed a "real" home theater as with all the HDMI inputs on the TV it seems like it can act as the switch.
I was thinking about waiting for the blu ray version, but I really would want a better player anyway, such as the 2500. So the player in the X710 won't see much use. I got the system for about $260 delivered, so who cares about the player :^)
As I said, I plan to get a 2500/2550 soon. My concerns are remote control issues. I will try the Anynet+ system, and maybe that will resolve all my concerns. If not, then all the devices will need to be handled by my cable remote, which is quite flexible. Can you tell me whether the X710 and the 2500 use different IR codes for the DVD player? This will tell me whether I can use the 2500/2550 easily with my system...