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Samsung BD-F8500

Samsung BD-F8500
alaScore 92

143 reviews

Sep, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design. The value for money also gets good comments, but opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, value for money, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Samsung BD-F8500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 143 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung BD-F8500

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 19 user reviews of Samsung BD-F8500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money

design, reliability

68% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung BD-F8500M 3D Smart Blu-ray Disc Player with 500GB HDD and Built In Wi-Fi (New for 2013)Samsung BD-F8900 1TB

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Samsung BD-F8500 review

 

The BD-F8500 is a 3D Blu-ray player and Freeview PVR in a single slim-line box, ideal for those who want to cut down on clutter. Furthermore, it incorporates Samsung's online portal, blessed with the best selection of VOD content on the market – it's...

Generous features; catch-up TV; solid picture quality; flexible recording

Long-winded Allshare menus; awkward web browsing; Smart and Freeview functionality could be better integrated

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Samsung BD-F8500M review

 

Samsung's latest all-in-one could simplify your home cinema setup

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Samsung BD-F8500

 

A slick and feature-packed Blu-ray/PVR combination.

Versatile recording and slick operation ; Extensive features ; Excellent Blu-ray and Freeview images

Freeview EPG & catch-up TV could be integrated ; Clunky web browsing with remote ; Takes too long to reach AllShare content

The sockets continue on the rear with HDMI v1.4 and optical digital outputs, Ethernet, another USB port and RF input and loopthrough. There are no Scarts for backing up hard-disk recordings on external disc recorders, which might disappoint those who...

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Samsung BD-F8500

 

Samsung's BD-F8500 is like a Swiss Army Knife: not only does it pack in a Blu-ray player with 3D skills, but it's also toting a 500GB hard drive for recording Freeview in HD and you can even use your smartphone as a remote. The question is though, is...

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): Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Show View: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No

Connectivity

CI Plus: Yes
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
UPnP: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: Yes
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
4K Upscaling: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: Yes
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No
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