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Samsung BD-C8500

Samsung BD-C8500
alaScore 77

79 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of Samsung BD-C8500. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews. 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 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Samsung BD-C8500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Reviewers really like the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, design

57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

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 –...

Feb, 2012

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Samsung BD-C8500


Easy to set up and operate

only one tuner

Jun, 2011

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Samsung BD-C8500


can play dvd/blueray and record tv

There is only one freeview tuner built in so i have to switch to the tuner in the tv when we are recording

Jan, 2011

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Samsung BD-C8500


Clear interface

Does not have many apps - eg. for BBC Iplayer.

Jan, 2011

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Samsung BD-C8500


Clear interface

Does not have many apps - eg. for BBC Iplayer

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):40

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Playback formats:MPEG2, H.264, VC-1, AVCHD, DivX HD, MKV, MP4, WMV9, 3GPP
Video compression format:3GP, AVCHD, H.264, MKV, MP4, MPEG2, VC-1, WMV9
Video formats supported:3GP,AVCHD,H.264,MKV,MP4,MPEG2,VC-1,WMV9

Media Types

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


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD, DTS HD High Resolution Audio
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 11.8 x 2.42


Progressive Scan: Yes
TV tuner type:DVB-C, DVB-T, DVB-T2

Ports & interfaces

Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.3
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):40


Hard Drive Capacity:500


3D compatibility: No
Full HD: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
x.v.Color support: No

Weight & Dimensions

Package dimensions (WxDxH):20 x 4.72 x 15
Package weight:11.2