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Samsung BD-F8900

Samsung BD-F8900
alaScore 80

198 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 reviews of Samsung BD-F8900. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Blu-ray Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability. There are some negative views about the price and reliability.


reliability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Samsung BD-F8900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Samsung BD-F8900 from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on Reviewers are impressed by the usability, whereas many are less positive about the price and reliability.


reliability, price

44% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung BD-F8900 1TBSamsung BD-F8900 - Blu-ray disc player / digital multimedia receiver / HDD recorder - 1 TB

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Geoff (

appallingly bad and unreliable


Bought in December 2013. Recording is completely unreliable - maybe half the programs actually record, despite it saying at the time that it is recording. The TV guide often does not work, despite my TV and Panasonic TV guide on other HDD working fine...

In theory it has lots of smart features, but they are often slow or don;t work at all.

See above - toally unreliable and incredibly frustrating.

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: Dee (

Not Great


We are also having problems with the Samsung player. The recording feature is pretty hopeless and unreliable. I would guess that only half the programmes I try to record actually do - otherwise they are just blank files on the hard drive with no...

Not many pros to be honest.

All of the above review

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: Gregg (



Over the past 10 years I have had only Samsung TV's and have been very happy with the 4 that I have had. I have always considered Samsung to be one of the better brands and so was disappointed at this HD recorder. It is very impressive with all its...

Hit & Miss with recording TV. Too smart for it's own good and has trouble with the basics

Jun, 2013

Product Specifications


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


CI Plus:No / 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 / Yes


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