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Samsung BD-C8500

Samsung BD-C8500
alaScore 73

91 reviews

Nov, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good opinions.

price, usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Samsung BD-C8500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 91 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung BD-C8500

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 10 user reviews of Samsung BD-C8500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.co.uk.

price, usability, design

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung BD-C8500 500GB HDD Blu-Ray Home AV Centre with Wi-Fi

Expert review by:

Samsung BD-C8500

 

It has its limitations, but Samsung's deck is a fantastic fusion of Blu-ray and Freeview HD.

There are plenty of other features to discover, including CD ripping onto the hard disk, the AMG Metadata music database, 21:9 to 16:9 aspect ratio conversion and 1080p DVD upscaling, but one notable absentee from the feature list is 3D compatibility –...

Consumer review by:

Samsung BD-C8500

 

Clear interface

Does not have many apps - eg. for BBC Iplayer

Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4)
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HDTV: Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes

Connectivity

CI Plus: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
UPnP:UPnP
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: No
3D Ready: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No
UPnP: Yes

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: Yes
MPEG4 Recording: No

Sound

DTS Decoder:DTS HD Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus / True HD
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