Samsung BD-E8500M/XU reviews

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+ This blu-Ray player has no outstanding positive points. - It scores very poorly on ease of use.

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5.7 out of 10 based on 15 reviews.
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Andrew, Scunthorpe Film lover

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to set up and use.
Recording from free view is as simple as one click.
Great picture quality.
Bad points:
Using the on screen keyboard is very slow
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Mar 2013

Paul, London

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
I have three Samsung BD-E8500M/XU recorders, four times I've needed to have them replaced/repaired as they lose TV signal, all now out of warranty. Already one has again lost TV signal,Samsung simply state that yet another "repair will chargeable as the unit is out of manufacturer warranty". Absolutely awful product and service
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 1.0
Image quality 1.0
Sound quality 1.0
Design 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Nov 2012

David, brighton Film lover

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
great product but the tv receiver on mine broke within 6 weeks now i have to go throu the hassle of getting it repaired
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 5.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Oct 2012

Helen, Film lover

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Our previous panasonic machine was so much easier to use!
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 2.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 5.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 Nov 2012

Paul, London

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up
Bad points:
Three units purchased, four times they've lost TV Channels and will not retune, requiring repair. All out of warranty and one has already same fault. Samsung simply state out of warranty and will charge for yet another repair; which will no doubt be just as temporary as the others. I have three recorded, the Samsung TV's and this has completely put me off the brand.
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 1.0
Image quality 1.0
Sound quality 1.0
Design 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Nov 2012

Antony,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very well designed unit, relatively easy to set up and navigate. Great image and sound quality. Very stylish design. Bought this unit for my 74 year old father who sussed out how to use it in minutes and loves it.
Bad points:
None that have materialized so far.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 02 Jan 2013

Paul, London

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Apologies for the below; rant coming up!

Extremely disappointed to advise that we three BD-E8500M DVD hard drives (all set up with Samsung TV's). Over the last 18 months every one of the BD-E8500M units has developed the same fault, each losing the stored channels and will not re tune, yet when we plug in one of the others in the brief period they have worked they instantly find the channels.

Sure enough the warranty has expired and one has failed yet again; it will not be long before all three fail, while I realise to an extent it' hard luck on us as the consumer, the fact that all three have lasted such a short period of time and that Samsung really don't seem to care, is, extremely poor.

Including the TV's these six units were, in reality, a massive investment, Samsung have simply come back with the standard they offer a 1 year warranty; in effect hard luck for buying our extremely poor and unrealiable sub standard BD-E8500M DVD hard drives and bye bye. So in reality, it's one down, two to go.

Yours now very fed up

Paul in the UK
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 1.0
Image quality 1.0
Sound quality 1.0
Design 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Nov 2012

This Samsung BD-E8500M/XU is reviewed on Expert Reviews

Product Features

3D Yes
Playback formats DVD Plus RW
Playback formats DVD-RW
Playback formats Blu-ray
Playback formats DivX
Playback formats DVD Plus R
Playback formats DVD-R
Upscaling Yes
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview
Connections USB
Connections Wireless
Connections HDMI
Release date 2012-04-12
 

Manufacturer's Description

The multi-function Samsung BD-E8500M/XU 3D Blu-ray & DVD Player will amaze you with all it can do.

Is your TV not SMART enough?

Increase the impressiveness of your home entertainment by connecting the Samsung E8500M/XU to your HD TV. With built in WiFi, as well as an Ethernet connection, it has full web browsing capabilities, giving you access to the wonders of the internet – BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and movie streaming.

If that’s not enough for you, you also have access to hundreds of apps.

With built in Freeview HD, you get instant access to dozens of free digital TV and Radio channels, and HD broadcast from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

Is your social life conflicting with your favourite programme schedule?

With a twin tuner, you can record two channels simultaneously, so you have no reason to miss any of your favourite shows.

The Samsung BD-E8500M/XU 3D Blu-ray & DVD Player has an internal hard drive with a capacity of 500GB, on which you can store up to 120 hours of HD or 240 hours of SD content. That’s many days of non-stop entertainment!

2D to 3D

The Samsung BD-E8500M/XU plays 3D Blu-rays, and can also convert 2D content to 3D, so you can watch all your choices in 3D on a compatible 3D TV if you so wish.

Be astounded by the quality of the sights and sounds you will experience. It will appear as if the characters are actually with you in your living room.

View everything in HD

You can upscale standard definition material to high definition. Watch your favourite old movies, with a vibrant new lease of life, in full HD and with surround sound. It will be like watching them again for the first time.

The Samsung BD-E8500M/XU 3D Blu-ray & DVD Player provides you with all encompassing entertainment in an extremely compact and stylish package.

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