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Samsung BD-F8900

Samsung BD-F8900
alaScore 79

217 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 217 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.

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 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 217 reviews)

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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

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This summary is based on the products: Samsung BD-F8900 1TBSamsung BD-F8900 1TB

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: Gary (

Samsung BD-F8900 1TB


Ease of set up /low noise when running. Easy to record programs and to watch bbc / itv I player but 4od and others are in the apps for some strange reason .

It takes a few button presses to watch a recording ,don't buy this to surf the net,

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: Richard (

Samsung BD-F8900 1TB


HD Image quality is great; even normal definition is good on most channels. Recorded programmes start at the beginning of teh actual programme, i.e. without adverts/trailers beforehand (unlike Sky!). The box itself looks great - very sleek design.

Schedule manager not quite as slick as Sky's, but not bad at all.

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Bob (

Samsung BD-F8900 1TB


works perfect with Samsung television communication between the two is remarkable

none apparent

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Jim (

Samsung BD-F8900 1TB


An awesome piece of equipment!

Virgin media will not connect the wifi? Keeps saying virgin media connection has bee deleted

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Barry (

Samsung BD-F8900 1TB


Fairly easy to set up

acks a quality printed instruction manual,

Mar, 2014

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: Lilian (

Samsung BD-F8900 1TB


Works well after initial problems with activating the Apps. Convenient to have everything in one box. The only media player we could find which offered access to Lovefilm instant.

Not easy or intuitive to navigate. Handset takes some getting used to as the control buttons are not where you'd expect them to be and the biggest buttons aren't necessarily the most used!

Jan, 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: Christopher (

Samsung BD-F8900 1TB


does most things that a sky box offers wihout a monthly subscription

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: J A (

Samsung BD-F8900 1TB


can record 2 programmes at once

Nov, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby TrueHD,DTS,DTS-HD,DTS-HD Master Audio / Dolby Digital,Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby Surround,Dolby TrueHD,DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio output channels:7.1
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio / Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Surround, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio


Energy Star certified: No


Color of product:Black


Built-in display: Yes

Energy Management

AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):33


DVD region code:5
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Smartphone remote support: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, LPCM, MP3, WAV / AAC, LPCM, MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG, MPO
Video compression format:AVCHD, DIVX, MKV, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV
Video formats supported:AVCHD,DIVX,MKV,MPEG2,MPEG4,WMV

Media Types

Disc types supported:BD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW / BD-R, BD-RE, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
Playback disc formats:Blu-Ray video, CD audio


Browsing: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Number of products included:1


Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Playback mode:Normal, Zoom
Playback Modes:Normal, Zoom
Progressive Scan: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Common interface Plus (CI+): Yes
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI out:1
Number of HDMI outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):33


Built-in hard drive: Yes
Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Hard Drive Capacity:1000


3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Full HD:No / Yes
Network streaming: Yes
Supported video modes:1080p
Video recording: Yes
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.1 / 2.17
Height:11.1 / 2.17
Package dimensions (WxDxH):18.9 x 14.8 x 4.33 / 19.8 x 14.8 x 4.33
Package weight:7.94 / 8.82