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Samsung BD-C8500M

Samsung BD-C8500M
alaScore 81

12 reviews

Aug, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design. The usability also gets good opinions.

usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Samsung BD-C8500M is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung BD-C8500M review

 

Spotted selling online for around the £400 mark, this bulky deck from Samsung seeks to kit-out a home with two of the most sought-after AV products of our time - Blu-ray and Freeview HD recording - but ultimately proves not to be the must-have product...

Freeview HD tuner, WiFi networking, GUI design, Blu-ray pictures

Very restrictive Freeview recording

Limited Freeview HD recording options take the gloss of this otherwise exemplary combi, but if you're after a Blu-ray player, multi-skilled media hub, simple Freeview HD tuner and, crucially, like the prospect of access to Lovefilm and the BBC iPlayer,...

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Samsung BD-C8500M

 

Although it's not ready for 3D Blu-ray, this deck has just about every other base covered

Excellent HD & SD pictures ; Versatility with digital media ; User interface

Single Freeview HD tuner ; No Freeview+HD functionality ; Over-complicated remote

Despite its ability to record from Freeview HD, this box's huge HDD will likely be used just as much as a hub for your digital media, though its excellent Wi-Fi connection to both PC and Mac computers – along with its song indexing of CDs it rips to...

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Product Specifications

Configuration

BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: No
DVB-C: No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4)
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No

Connectivity

Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: No
3D Ready: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table

Playback

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

Recording

Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: Yes
MPEG4 Recording: No

Sound

DTS Decoder:DTS Decoder
Real Dolby:Dolby Digital Plus / True HD
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