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Samsung BD-H8500M

Samsung BD-H8500M
alaScore 89

293 reviews

Apr, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 293 reviews of Samsung BD-H8500M. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.6/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung BD-H8500M is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung BD-H8500M review


Released in 2014, and now available at a very good price, the Samsung BD-H8500M is a Smart 3D Blu-ray player with a 500GB Freeview HD recorder built in. This combined player/recorder is fully featured, with support for 3D disks, Smart TV and catch-up...

The Samsung BD-H8500M cost around £250 when it launched back in 2014, but it's now available for well under £200, and it's now probably the UK's most popular Blu-Ray player and HDD recorder combo. Asked by Chris from UK on 27th Dec 2017 Is it possible...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (

Samsung BD-H8500M 500GB


It is amazing value for money considering all its features.

Its presentation of recorded programmes is clumsy and not user friendly. Some tasks require too many button clicks to complete, deleting a recorded programme for example.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (

Samsung BD-H8500M 500GB


Appearance is non-obtrusive, sets up quickly and easily

The display panel is very dim and difficult to read in daylight

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (

Samsung BD-H8500M 500GB


It works. A Blu-ray player, a twin tuner HD PVR and plays a god range of video files through USB or streaming.

The user interface is a bit cumbersome but it works.

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (

Samsung BD-H8500M 500GB


Easy setup, works well

Slightly noisy but not noticeable when viewing programmes

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (

Samsung BD-H8500M 500GB


All great points nothing negative good all around

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (

Samsung BD-H8500M 500GB


More comprehensive instruction book

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (

Samsung BD-H8500M 500GB


It took some getting used too as it had no printed instructions .

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (

Samsung BD-H8500M 500GB


The product did not work very well with our series 6 Samsung TV plus the instructions were a waste of time.

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (

Samsung BD-H8500M 500GB


Records two things at once, while watching something recorded previously. So far, everything recorded has worked well. There are many feature that I have not explored yet.

If it starts itself to record (rather than beginning to record after being started by the user), it does not communicate with the television, so I can't watch at the same time. Sometimes gives slow response times to the remote controller. The only...

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS Digital Surround, DTS-HD HR, DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio output channels:7.1


Energy Star certified:N


Colour of product:Black
Device Type:Blu-Ray recorder




Electronic Programme Guide (EPG):Y

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, LPCM, MP3, WMA
Video formats supported:AVCHD, DIVX, DIVX HD, MKV, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV

Media types

Disc types supported:BD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW


Ethernet LAN:Y

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y


Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-T2
TV tuner integrated:Y

Ports & interfaces

Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI Out:1
Number of HDMI Outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Input frequency:50
Input Voltage:220 - 240
Power Consumption (Standby):1
Power consumption (typical):32


Built-In Hard Drive:Y
Card reader integrated:N
Hard Drive Capacity:500


3D: Yes
3D compatibility:Y
Full HD:Y
Smart TV:Y
Video upscaling:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Height :55
Package dimensions (WxDxH):480 x 375 x 110