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Samsung BD-D8500

Samsung BD-D8500
alaScore 81

154 reviews

Apr, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 reviews of Samsung BD-D8500. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews. Views about the reliability and design are overall positive, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the price.

usability, design, reliability

price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Samsung BD-D8500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung BD-D8500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Samsung BD-D8500 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the reliability. The design also gets good comments. Some have doubts about the price.

usability, design, reliability

price

61% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung BD-D8500 Blu-ray 3D Player with Freeview HD and PVR Upto 500GBSAMSUNG BDD8500 Original Remote Control

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: (homecinemachoice.com)

Samsung BD-D8500 review

 

Why take two hi-def sources into the shower when you can simply watch ‘n' go with Samsung's latest Blu-ray player/Freeview HD PVR combi? By forcing these two products into shared accommodation, Samsung is putting an unfeasible amount of content at your...

Abundant features; attractive new GUI; picture performance; Smart Hub and slick networking features

Slightly sluggish operation; can’t record two channels

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung BD-D8500 - Pocket-lint

 

There's something decidedly low-rent about the word “combi”, but this two-into-one effort from Samsung is most definitely upmarket. Costing a whopping

Freeview HD, PVR functions, 3D pictures, BBC iPlayer

Single Freeview tuner, 2D-to-3D conversion, no multichannel 7.1 outputs

The high price and heavyweight size will put many off, but this 3D Blu-ray player-cum-HDD recorder’s combination of unusual features make it a niche product extraordinaire. Top quality 3D is the icing on an enticing high-end package that marries BBC...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (techradar.com)

Samsung BD-D8500 review

 

We test a combination package of Blu-ray player with Freeview HD PVR and find Samsung has catered for almost every need

Abundant features ; Attractive new GUI ; Picture performance ; Smart Hub and slick networking features

Slightly sluggish operation ; Can't record two channels

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Samsung BD-D8500 review

 

Samsung's much-delayed combination includes both a twin-tuner Freeview HD PVR and a 3D Blu-ray player. Picture quality is great either way, while Samsung's Smart Hub portal provides you with a massive reserve of online entertainment to play with. Read...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung BD-D8500M review

 

Combination set-top boxes make a lot of sense; they take up less room under a TV than separates, need fewer cables and consume less power. Samsung's BD-D8500M combines a Blu-ray player, Freeview HD decoder and 500GB hard disk recorder into a single...

An amazingly extensive feature set and excellent user interface make the BD-D8500M a fantastic all-in-one set-top box, but the single-channel recording is disappointing.

May, 2011

Recommended!

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung BD-D8500

 

We take an exclusive look at Samsung's new Blu-ray player/Freeview HD recorder, and marvel at its mind-blowing feature list.

Lengthy feature list ; Excellent Internet and DLNA functionality ; Blu-ray & HD channel picture quality

Sluggish in operation ; Smart Hub needs more catch-up TV content ; Can?t record two channels simultaneously

All things considered, the BD-D8500 is a mind-blowing product. Few Blu-ray players can match its staggeringly generous range of features, which includes Freeview HD recording, built-in Wi-Fi, 3D playback and easy-to-use networking tools. Most...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Kirsty (reevoo.com)

Samsung BD-D8500

 

Looks nice, picture qaulity is good

Says in the tech discription has a hard drive to record but cannot find anything about this in the manual on how to use or on the remote control. Manual is very basic and not in enough depth

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Helen (reevoo.com)

Samsung BD-D8500

 

easy to set up and use, stylish looking, so far it's done everything I want it to

can't seem to get 4OD, when I try and use the internet search function it doesn't help. Better instructions on this function would be beneficial however there is a helpline phone number which I plan to try

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Jim (reevoo.com)

Samsung BD-D8500

 

HDMI cable not included in the price

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Stephen (reevoo.com)

Samsung BD-D8500

 

quality excellent

Very complicated menu system makes using it a real pain. I think Samsung completely forgot about ease of use when they designed this system

Dec, 2011
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Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG2)
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG2)
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HDTV: No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: No
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
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:NO UPNP
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
3D: Yes
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Recorder
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: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No
UPnP:NO UPNP

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording: No
DVD-R Recording: Yes
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No

Sound

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