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Samsung BD-H8500M

Samsung BD-H8500M
alaScore 90

293 reviews

Jan, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 293 reviews of Samsung BD-H8500M. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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-H8500M is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung BD-H8500M

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Samsung BD-H8500M from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

63% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung BD-H8500M 3D Smart Blu-ray Disc Player with 500GB HDD and Built In Wi-FiSamsung BD-H8500M 3D Smart Blu-ray Disc Player with 500GB HDD and Built In Wi-Fi

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : S21 (s21.com)

Samsung BD-H8500M review

 

Released in 2014, and now available at a very good price, the Samsung BD-H8500M is a Smart 3D Blu-ray player with a 500GB Freeview HD recorder built in. This combined player/recorder is fully featured, with support for 3D disks, Smart TV and catch-up...

The Samsung BD-H8500M cost around £250 when it launched back in 2014, but it's now available for well under £200, and it's now probably the UK's most popular Blu-Ray player and HDD recorder combo. Asked by Chris from UK on 27th Dec 2017 Is it possible...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung BD-H8500M 500GB

 

It is amazing value for money considering all its features.

Its presentation of recorded programmes is clumsy and not user friendly. Some tasks require too many button clicks to complete, deleting a recorded programme for example.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung BD-H8500M 500GB

 

Appearance is non-obtrusive, sets up quickly and easily

The display panel is very dim and difficult to read in daylight

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung BD-H8500M 500GB

 

It works. A Blu-ray player, a twin tuner HD PVR and plays a god range of video files through USB or streaming.

The user interface is a bit cumbersome but it works.

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung BD-H8500M 500GB

 

Easy setup, works well

Slightly noisy but not noticeable when viewing programmes

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung BD-H8500M 500GB

 

All great points nothing negative good all around

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung BD-H8500M 500GB

 

More comprehensive instruction book

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung BD-H8500M 500GB

 

It took some getting used too as it had no printed instructions .

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung BD-H8500M 500GB

 

The product did not work very well with our series 6 Samsung TV plus the instructions were a waste of time.

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Samsung BD-H8500M 500GB

 

Records two things at once, while watching something recorded previously. So far, everything recorded has worked well. There are many feature that I have not explored yet.

If it starts itself to record (rather than beginning to record after being started by the user), it does not communicate with the television, so I can't watch at the same time. Sometimes gives slow response times to the remote controller. The only...

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Certificates

Energy Star certified: No

Design

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

Display

Display:VFD

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):32

Ergonomics

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, LPCM, MP3, WMA
Video compression format:AVCHD, DIVX, DIVX HD, MKV, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV
Video formats supported:AVCHD,DIVX,DIVX HD,MKV,MPEG2,MPEG4,WMV

Media Types

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

Networking

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

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes

Performance

Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-T2
TV tuner integrated: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI: Yes
HDMI out:1
Number of HDMI outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):32

Storage

Built-in hard drive: Yes
Card reader integrated: No
Hard Drive Capacity:500

Video

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Full HD: Yes
Smart TV: Yes
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.1
Height:2.17
Package dimensions (WxDxH):18.9 x 14.8 x 4.33
Width:16.9