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Samsung UBD-M9500

Samsung UBD-M9500
alaScore 97

44 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Samsung UBD-M9500. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability. The design is also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the size and price.

usability, design, reliability

price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung UBD-M9500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung UBD-M9500

 

Samsung's debut Ultra HD Blu-ray player, the UBD-K8500, launched last year to great fanfare but found itself in the shadow of the superior Panasonic DMP-UB900. Now the Korean giant is looking to snatch back the 4K crown with the UBD-M9500, a step-up...

Samsung’s next-gen UHD Blu-ray deck improves on its predecessor with a beefed-up feature list, a slick new operating system and stunning 4K pictures. Build quality could be better, however, and it lacks features found on rival players.

Jul, 2017

Pocket-lint Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung UBD-M9500 review: Ultra HD Blu-ray served from a refined platter

 

The M9500 offers a excellent user experience in a package that could better your smart TV's native services alongside excellent Ultra HD Blu-ray

Great 4K playback ; Excellent user interface ; Quiet and fast playback

Additional services likely superfluous ; No Dolby Vision support ; No 3D Blu-ray support

What all this amounts to is a major "win" in the usability department: if you're after an Ultra HD Blu-ray player that will provide a genuine upgrade to the connected functionality in your living room and offer a better user experience than your older...

Jul, 2017

Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by : John Archer (techradar.com)

Samsung UBD-M9500 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player review

 

Samsung's second-gen UHD Blu-ray deck embraces the curve

Easy to set up ; Good picture quality ; Great multimedia features ; High quality display

No 3D support ; No Dolby Vision support ; No SACD/DVD-Audio support

After a rather cheap and cheerful debut 4K Blu-ray player last year, Samsung has stepped up its game considerably with the M9500. It performs better, it looks better, and it provides some genuinely innovative and useful features. A couple of other...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung UBD-M9500 review: The 4K Blu-ray player you can stream movies from

 

It's rather expensive versus the Xbox One S, but the UBD-M9500 has a few tricks up its sleeve

Good image quality with HDR capabilities ; Blu-ray to mobile streaming ; Excellent selection of built-in apps

Expensive ; Ultra HD upsampling

The Wi-Fi streaming and Bluetooth facilities are useful, but there’s simply no way they’re worth spending all that extra cash over a £200 Xbox One S. If these features don't entice you, the Samsung UBDK8500 offers good value for money at its sub-£200...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Samsung UBD-M9500 review

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Are you a big-time cinephile with money to burn? Then say hello to the Samsung UBD-M9500, the latest top-of-the-range 4K Blu-ray player from the world's biggest electronics brand. With an obscene number of features, and a price tag to match, is this...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by (avforums.com)

Samsung UBD-M9500 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Review

 

Samsung have clearly been listening to feedback when it comes to the UBD-M9500, their new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, but is it too expensive?

Flawless playback ; Superb 4K upscaling ; Auto correct frame rate with streaming ; Twin HDMI outputs ; Excellent features set ; Easy to setup

No Dolby Vision support ; No 3D Blu-ray support ; Pricey

There's no doubt that the M9500 is a very capable 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player that can be setup with the minimum of fuss. If you simply leave it in its default auto settings it will optimise its output to suit your display and deliver a flawless...

Expert review by : Alex Hernandez (techaeris.com)

Samsung UBD-M9500 review: Enjoy 4K UHD content with this Blu-ray player

 

Samsung makes tremendously amazing 4K UHD TVs so you may need an amazing Blu-Ray player like the UBD-M9500 to pair with that TV.

Great picture on 4K UHD TVs ; Samsung software interface is great ; Easy setup ; Decent price

Lacks Dolby Vision support ; Design and build lacks.

This is a solid 4K UHD Blu-ray player. The build quality and remote quality could be better but it does pair well with 4K UHD TVs. If you’re not interested in an Xbox One X and just want 4K UHD Blu-ray playback capbility, then the UBD-M9500 is a great...

Dec, 2017

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : David Vaughn (soundandvision.com)

Samsung UBD-M9500 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Review

 

This second-generation Ultra HD Blu-ray player delivers exceptional performance and value, especially for heavy Netflix or Amazon users.

Plethora of streaming options; Outstanding picture quality; Dual HDMI outputs

No 3D support; Flimsy disc tray; No Dolby Vision support

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Excellent product

 

Samsung UBD-M9500 is very quiet when you play the disc and is also fast to start playing. I found the player of good quality and I recommend it very much. It looks very stylish with its curved shape which makes the player that everyone should have a...

Mar, 2018

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Didn't know what I was missing

 

Paired this to a Samsung KS8000 series TV. Simple set up and instant gratification. Up until now I had only seen streaming 4K content from Amazon and Netflix. 4K Blu Rays are simply gorgeous (the FBI warning looks like a sticker on your screen you...

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Design

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

Ergonomics

Child lock:Y
Smartphone remote support:Y

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, APE, FLAC, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MPA, OGG, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP,JPG,PNG / JPG
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVI,DIVX,FLV,M2TS,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG,MPG,MTS,SVI,TP,TRP,TS,VOB,WMV / MKV,WMV

Media types

Disc types supported:BD,DVD+R,DVD+RW,DVD-R / BD-R,BD-RE,BD-ROM,CD-R,CD-RW,DVD+R,DVD+RW,DVD-R,DVD-RW
Playback disc formats:Blu-Ray audio, Blu-Ray video, DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, Picture CD

Networking

Browsing:Y
Ethernet LAN:Y
Security algorithms:WEP,WPA-PSK,WPA2-PSK
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 75
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Quantity:1

Performance

Auto power off:Y
Auto standby:Y
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):Y

Ports & interfaces

Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI:Y
HDMI ports quantity:2
HDMI Version:2.0b
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110-120 / 110-240 / 5
Power Consumption (Standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):22

Storage

Built-In Hard Drive:N
Card reader integrated:N

Video

3D:N
4K resolution:Y
Deep colour support:Y
Full HD:Y
HD-Ready:Y
Smart TV:Y
Supported video modes:720p,1080p,2160p

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:225.5 / 225.6
Height :45
Package dimensions (WxDxH):462 x 286 x 116
Package weight:2.8 / 3.2
Weight:1.9
Width:405.8 / 406