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Samsung UBD-K8500

Samsung UBD-K8500
alaScore 93

128 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 reviews of Samsung UBD-K8500. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and design are overall positive. The size and price also get good opinions.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung UBD-K8500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Samsung UBD-K8500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the usability.


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This summary is based on the products: Samsung UBD-K8500/ENSamsung UBD-K8500/EN

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Samsung UBD-K8500


It's taken years, but ultra high-definition (UHD, or 4K) video finally has a standardized physical media. Ultra HD Blu-ray is a new disc format that supports not only 4K, but high dynamic range (HDR) video and advanced surround sound formats as well....

Fast. Ultra HD Blu-ray titles look sharp, especially with HDR. Solid upconversion. Good connected features

Expensive. Lacks Dolby Atmos and DTS-X support. Screen mirroring was inconsistent in testing

The Samsung UBD-K8500 is quite quick and feature-rich for one of the first consumer 4K Blu-ray players available, but it will cost you.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

Samsung UBD-K8500 review


The first Blu-ray player, Samsung's BD-P1000 , launched in 2006 for the price of $1,000.

The Samsung UBD-K8500 has a reasonable price for being the first of its kind. It can play back 4K Blu-ray discs with HDR, delivering the best video quality available today. The player offers quick loading times and has plenty of streaming apps...

Unless you have an HDR-capable TV, the improvement in video quality over standard Blu-ray and streaming is minimal. Only a handful of 4K titles are available today, and some showed minor video quality issues themselves. The remote control can sometimes...

The Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Blu-ray player delivers the best in-home video quality ever, but only owners of the latest, most expensive TVs need apply.

Feb, 2016

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player


It's been a long time coming but Ultra HD Blu-ray is finally here, and as ever Samsung is leading the charge. The UBD-K8500 is the Korean company's first 4K player and finds itself in a two-way tussle with the Panasonic DMP-UB900 – a throwback to 2006...

Samsung’s debut UHD Blu-ray deck is an impressive machine, offering dazzling 4K pictures and loads of features for a lower price than you might expect – although Panasonic’s pricier rival offers a better performance.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

Samsung announces price for its 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player


Samsung has unveiled pricing in Las Vegas on one of the first Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray players, the Samsung UBD-K8500.

Panasonic announced its own Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray player at CES 2015 but will wait until later in 2016 to release it.

Jan, 2016

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Shocker that Samsung actually sells this. Sorry Sony - please forgive me! I'll come back!


I bought the K8500 to go with my Samsung 60" 8000 series TV. Been a Sony loyalist for 40 years, thought I'd try Samsung, on a whim. I figured Samsung would naturally pair the K8500 nicely with the 8000 TV - nope. My regrets at having "strayed" from the...

When disk plays, picture is faithful

Impossible controls, hardly any features, infuriatingly crap remote

Mar, 2017

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Awesome Ultra BD Player!!


This is an amazing Ultra Blu-Ray player for the money, just find it on sale, got mine for $199 at Best Buy. Loads of features for any setup and steams nicely. And yes Works fine for any 4K TV or standard HD if you plan in the future to get a 4K. The...

Fast load times, dedicated audio hdmi, loads of settings

No screen

Dec, 2016

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See the difference


See the difference. I uploaded 2 images, one side is a blu ray screen shot, the other half is 4K UHD .. You can see the difference. Also this blu ray player upscale blu rays very well. It is very spicy in price right now but i am glad to get it.

Mar, 2016

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Not happy with Black Bars


No problems with playing UHD Blu Ray Discs, nice picture on my 4k tv. However, Every movie weather it be UHD Blu Ray or regular Blu ray, shows on my 50" TV with black border Bars on top and bottom, and there is NO WAY in picture settings to change...

Mar, 2016

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Fast loading 4k bluray player.


Loads fast. Includes samsung screen mirroring from samsung phone and tablet to bluray player. loads 3d , and 4k disc fast.those not using samsung 4k tv to connect your samsung phone or tablet. 4k works for netflix and amazon. Hdr for amazon not yet...

Mar, 2016

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Best blu Ray


Thanks Samsung for making a great product if this came with the last witch hunter this format would be a big hit it comes down to the movies and how there made the picture and sound will blow u away I have hdmi set to auto HDMI color to auto and up...

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,Dolby TrueHD
Audio output channels:7.1
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Energy Star certified: No


Color of product:Black
Device type:Blu-ray Player


Built-in display: Yes

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):34


Remote Control Type:TM1241

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, LPCM, MP3, WMA / WMV
Image formats supported:GIF, JPEG XR, MPO, PNG
Video compression format:AVCHD, DIVX, DIVX HD, MKV, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV / AVCHD, MPEG2, MPEG4, MPO
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MPEG2,MPEG4,MPO

Media Types

Disc types supported:BD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW


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


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):Y

Ports & interfaces

Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:2


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (standby):0.3
Power consumption (typical):34


3D compatibility: Yes
4K resolution:Y
Full HD: No
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package dimensions (WxDxH):18.1 x 11.3 x 4.53
Package weight:6.17