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Samsung BD-F8500

Samsung BD-F8500
alaScore 86

136 reviews

Nov, 2015

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 136 reviews of Samsung BD-F8500. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The design also gets good feedback, but opinions are divided on the price.

usability, design, reliability

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Samsung BD-F8500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Reviewers really like the price. The usability is also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability, and many are negative about the design.

usability, price


85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

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

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (

Samsung BD-F8500M review


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

The F8500M is expensive if you already have a

Jul, 2013


Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

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...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: (

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...

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Darren (

Samsung BD-F8500


Stylish box

No "find" in the guide rendering it practically useless ; Difficult to get to recorded content ; Recorded content screen takes over 6 seconds to load each time ; Unit has a mind of it own - pause a program and if a recording is about to start it un-pauses

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: paul (

Samsung BD-F8500


Easy to setup and use

No recording to disc

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Paul (

Samsung BD-F8500


Lots if tech for your buck ; Picture quality really is going

Working out the menu paths isn't as intuitive is would have expected ; I have to have the volume quite high on playback, so when I switch back to tv and forget it's really loud

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Chris (

Samsung BD-F8500


It does everything, very well

No back button on remote, ergonomics of remote could be better, volume control doesn't work. Not supplied with HDMI cable

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Joerg (

Samsung BD-F8500


An ideal product for people with an HD ready TV who want the benefits of HD Freeview channels and Smart TV. Has a good array of apps (including all terrestrial channels' catch-up TV)

The manual gives codes to use the remote on your TV, so you only need one remote control. Unfortunately this does not work for my TV model, so I have to use two remotes ; Some functions on my TV remote were more intuitive - toggle subtitles on/off with...

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Ernie (

Samsung BD-F8500


Quality picture. Easy to record program

Remember cannot record onto DVD ; Voice control is really a gimmick ; Keyboard not that easy to use with remote control

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications


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


CI Plus: Yes
Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
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


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


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