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Samsung BD-F8500

Samsung BD-F8500
alaScore 85

205 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 205 reviews of Samsung BD-F8500. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The design also gets good feedback, but some have doubts about the price.

usability, design, reliability

price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung BD-F8500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung BD-F8500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Samsung BD-F8500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good opinions.

usability, design

74% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung BD-F8500M 3D Smart Blu-ray Disc Player with 500GB HDD and Built In Wi-Fi (New for 2013)Samsung BD-F8500M 3D Smart Blu-ray Disc Player with 500GB HDD and Built In Wi-Fi (New for 2013)

Dec, 2018

Recommended!

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung BD-F8500

 

A slick and feature-packed Blu-ray/PVR combination.

Versatile recording and slick operation ; Extensive features ; Excellent Blu-ray and Freeview images

Freeview EPG & catch-up TV could be integrated ; Clunky web browsing with remote ; Takes too long to reach AllShare content

The sockets continue on the rear with HDMI v1.4 and optical digital outputs, Ethernet, another USB port and RF input and loopthrough. There are no Scarts for backing up hard-disk recordings on external disc recorders, which might disappoint those who...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (homecinemachoice.com)

Samsung BD-F8500 review

 

The BD-F8500 is a 3D Blu-ray player and Freeview PVR in a single slim-line box, ideal for those who want to cut down on clutter. Furthermore, it incorporates Samsung's online portal, blessed with the best selection of VOD content on the market – it's...

Generous features; catch-up TV; solid picture quality; flexible recording

Long-winded Allshare menus; awkward web browsing; Smart and Freeview functionality could be better integrated

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung BD-F8500M review

 

Samsung's latest all-in-one could simplify your home cinema setup

Jul, 2013

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Samsung BD-F8500

 

Samsung's BD-F8500 is like a Swiss Army Knife: not only does it pack in a Blu-ray player with 3D skills, but it's also toting a 500GB hard drive for recording Freeview in HD and you can even use your smartphone as a remote. The question is though, is...

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung BD-F8500

 

Stylish box.

No "find" in the guide rendering it practically useless. Difficult to get to recorded content. Recorded content screen takes over 6 seconds to load each time. Unit has a mind of it own - pause a program and if a recording is about to start it un-pauses.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung BD-F8500

 

Easy to setup and use.

No recording to disc

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung BD-F8500

 

Stylish box

No "find" in the guide rendering it practically useless ; Difficult to get to recorded content ; Recorded content screen takes over 6 seconds to load each time ; Unit has a mind of it own - pause a program and if a recording is about to start it un-pauses

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung BD-F8500

 

Easy to setup and use

No recording to disc

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung BD-F8500

 

Lots if tech for your buck. Picture quality really is going.

Working out the menu paths isn't as intuitive is would have expected. I have to have the volume quite high on playback, so when I switch back to tv and forget it's really loud.

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung BD-F8500

 

It does everything, very well!

No back button on remote, ergonomics of remote could be better, volume control doesn't work. Not supplied with HDMI cable

Oct, 2013
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio D/A Converter (DAC):192kHz/24-bit
Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS 2.0, DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio / Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio / Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS Digital Surround, DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio / Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio output channels:7.1

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Energy Star certified:No / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LED / VFD
ID3 Tag display: Yes

Ergonomics

Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Graphical user interface (GUI): Yes
LED indicators: Yes
Parental control: Yes
Smartphone remote support: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, LPCM, MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG / JPG, MPO / JPG, PNG, TIF
Subtitle formats supported:ttxt
Video formats supported:AVCHD, DIVX, MKV, MPEG2, MPEG4, MPO, WMV / AVCHD, DIVX, MKV, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV / DIVX, DIVX HD, MKV, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV / MP4, MPEG2, WMV

Media types

Disc types supported:ASF, AVC, AVI, DIVX, DIVX HD, FLV, H.264, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MPG, RM, RMVB, RV, TS, VC-1, VOB, WMV, XVID / BD, BD-R, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW / BD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW / BD-R, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
Playback disc formats:Blu-Ray audio, Blu-Ray video, CD audio, CD video, VCD / Blu-Ray video, CD audio, VCD
Playback disc types:BD-R, BD-R DL, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, BD-ROM, CD, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD+RW DL, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-RW DL

Networking

Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Package depth:37.500
Package height:11
Package width:48

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
External power adapter: No
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Number of products included:1
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Auto channel search: Yes
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-T2

Ports & interfaces

AV input: Yes
Common interface (CI): Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+):No / Yes
Composite Video In:1
Composite Video Out:1
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI: Yes
RS-232 ports:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power Consumption (Standby):1
Power consumption (typical):33 / 35.8

Storage

Built-In Hard Drive: Yes
Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard Drive Capacity:500

Video

3D: Yes
3D compatibility: Yes
3D-Ready: Yes
Full HD: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
Network streaming: Yes
Smart TV: Yes
Supported 3D technologies:Samsung 3D HyperReal Engine
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 720p / 1080p
Video recording: Yes
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:28.2 / 28.200 / 30 / 5.5
Height :28.2 / 4.400 / 5.5 / 6
Package dimensions (WxDxH):180 x 375 x 110 / 506 x 391 x 118
Package weight:3.6 / 3.600 / 4.2
Weight:2.6 / 2.600 / 3.3
Width:43