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Samsung BD-C8500

Samsung BD-C8500
alaScore 75

84 reviews

Dec, 2015

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of Samsung BD-C8500. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good feedback.

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 75/100 = 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 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players on People are impressed by the design. The usability is also appreciated.

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

Dec, 2015

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


Clear interface

Does not have many apps - eg. for BBC Iplayer

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications


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


CI Plus: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
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


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


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


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