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Samsung BD-E8500A

Samsung BD-E8500A
alaAverage 2.9

3 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Samsung BD-E8500A. The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews. People really like the design, but opinions are divided on the usability. The price and reliability get critical opinions.


reliability, price

On average, users rate this product 35/100 and experts rate this product 81/100.

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Expert review by : Stephen Dawson (

Samsung BD-E8500A Blu-ray/PVR


The Samsung BD-E8500A offers smooth TV and disc video performance with perhaps the best set of "smart" features available

Good DVD/Blu-ray picture performance ; Excellent twin tuner PVR ; WiFi for convenient connectivity ; Excellent range of smart functions

Progressive scan conversion only adequate on DVD ; A bit expensive ; Access to TV recordings burying deep in menu

The best thing about this unit is that it did all it was supposed to do quite quickly and smoothly, with no sense of gears grinding away beneath the surface. Our only real reservation is that it's a couple of hundred dollars more expensive than some...

Dec, 2012

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Samsung BD-E8500A Blu-ray/PVR


I had the BD-E8500A for a week. The whole dam thing freezes up in the middle of playing a disc. I mean the whole thing freezes up. It doesn't even respond to the remote. I have to pull the plug on the unit. Then it powers up again, but a short time...

good when it works

unit completely freezes during playing of a disc

Jan, 2013

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Samsung BD-E8500A Blu-ray/PVR


i went with the 1Gb unit...i found the simple style appealing & since i also have a samsung 3d tv the remote will work with both. i did buy during a sale so gladly did not pay rrp, which is absurd.

Great storage, sleek unit, decent 3d

nonsensical menu's, occasional disc boot drama, resetting clock with power outs

Dec, 2012