Samsung BD-D8500 review

We test a combination package of Blu-ray player with Freeview HD PVR and find Samsung has catered for almost every need

By  from TechRadar Issue 194
Product Type
Blu-ray Disc Player/Recorder
Scan Format
1080p
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority
ENERGY STAR, WEEE
Ethernet
Yes
Wireless LAN
Yes
Digital Tuner
DVB-T2, DVB-T (MPEG4), DVB-C (MPEG4)
USB
Yes
HDMI
Yes
DLNA Certified
Yes
Media Formats
BD-RE, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, CD-RW, DVD-RAM
Digital Audio Optical Out
Yes
Sound System
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS HD
Number of Discs
1
Brand Name
Samsung
Audio Formats
CD-DA, AAC, MP3, WMA
Video Formats
BD Video, DVD Video, Video CD, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, XviD, DivX HD, AVCHD, MKV, WMV, WMV9, WMV2, WMV3, WMV7
Scanning Modes
Progressive Scan
Green Compliant
Yes
Hard Drive Capacity
500 GB
Dual-Layer Media Supported
Yes
Ethernet Technology
Fast Ethernet
Operating Power Consumption
33 W
Standby Power Consumption
1 W
Composite Video
Yes
Component Video
Yes
Video Signal Format
PAL
Height
64 mm
Width
430 mm
Depth
299 mm
Colour
Black
Picture Control
Rotate, Zoom
Image Formats
JPEG, GIF, PNG, JPEG HD
Features
2D-3D Conversion, 1080p Upscaling, BD Live
Manufacturer
Samsung
Product Model
BD-D8500M
Product Name
BD-D8500M 3D Blu-ray Disc Player
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Manufacturer Part Number
BD-D8500M/XU
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

For a truly integrated home entertainment experience, the D8500M Blu-ray player is an essential item. The Smart Hub feature brings all your content together onto one screen. Anything from web browsing and social networking to downloading Samsung Apps is at your fingertips. A smarter viewing experience is now possible; Search All finds you your content, AllShare lets you share your content, and the 3D converter transforms your 2D content. It's unlimited entertainment that will change the way you watch and interact with your television.

Package Contents
  • BD-D8500M 3D Blu-ray Disc Player
  • Audio/Video Cable
  • RF Cable for TV
  • Remote Control
  • Batteries for Remote Control (AAA Size)
  • User Manual
  • Quick Guide
Remote Control
Yes
Limited Warranty
1 Year
Weight (Approximate)
3.60 kg
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