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Samsung BD-F8500A

Samsung BD-F8500A
alaScore 64

26 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Samsung BD-F8500A. The average rating for this product is 1.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung BD-F8500A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 64/100 = Good quality.

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As a manufacturer of this type of device (and others)...they make good mobile phones


the player. I contacted samsung as I had bought from 'appliance central', with a 3 year warranty. I had the invoice///and of course this extended warranty was NOT mentioned on it. I returned the device to the closest (not close) samsung service place,...

Jul, 2016

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Switches itself off and stops or doesn't even start recording


I've had this Samsung BD-F8500 for about 3 years and although at times I wanted to scream because it wouldn't show the guide or wouldn't allow me to change channels while recording, at least it did record, until the World Cup Rugby Semi Finals. Then it...

Oct, 2015

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absolute junk and Samsung service is worthless


first by the retailer's service centre, second by Samsung's service centre, each time by replacing the hard disc. However, neither "repair" actually fixed the problem. The third time it happened I asked Samsung for a refund. Their response was that I...

Sep, 2015

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I love my Samsung


I'm pretty loyal to Samsung but I'm just really impressed with this model. It was so affordable - I think it was the lowest price other than the really dodgy brands. I can record heaps of TV and was easy to use - I'm not that tech savvy. Easy to set up...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (

Frustrated with my Samsung BD-F8500A/BD-F8900A BD-HDD Combo


This device is connected to an LG LED TV and is the most frustrating piece of electronic equipment I've ever used. About 7 out of 10 programs I've recorded don't go the full length of the show and terminate with the last 5 minutes or so missing. The...

Apr, 2015

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Awful. Wish I'd read reviews before buying.


ully slow to load – if it loads at all ("No information" seems to be the most popular programme on every channel!). Recordings constantly cut out 3-4 minutes before the end of the show. But if you manually change the end time, you'll lose the show...

Apr, 2015

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Don't recommend


I have Samsung everything at home and it is all flawless. Not this PVR. Freezes all the time, misses recordings, even when it says it is recording. It is good though with my Samsung Galaxy s5 I can watch a movie on my phone press a button on the phone...

Feb, 2015

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Great device


Haven't really used the blu-ray side of things or even the TV (we watch everything through Foxtel and internet). The smart player side of things are excellent although not so much for my partner. It does a lot of things but in doing so can be...

Jan, 2015

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Useless piece of equipment


useless piece of equipment. not user friendly at all, cumbersome to navigate, showing 'no information'. does not change schedule when TV channels do it (very bad when recording at night!!), this piece of junk has to belong to the garbage bins. how do I...

Dec, 2014

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the worst bit of technology ever!


I don't think I have ever bought any electronic device as bad as this. It looses series recording schedules, it has a terrible user interface and all I can think of is how could this happen to me as a thought Samsung products are good and worked for me...

Dec, 2014

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