Samsung BD-H8500M 500GB reviews

144 customer reviews

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

£139 – £206 at 15 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

8.0 out of 10 based on 144 reviews.
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Robert, Bargain hunter

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to setup and the price was great value for the money
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Sep 2016

Pauleen, Preston Lancs Film lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
So easy to use .
Bad points:
Taped programs have date but no time so if you taped a series it's difficult to watch in order.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Sep 2016

Brian, Kilgetty Bargain hunter

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
All the controls easy to use
Bad points:
None really
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Oct 2016

Derek, enfield Film lover

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
instant ability to record simply br pressing the red button then on to hard disc
Bad points:
when the recorder eventually breaks down for good there is no portable back up system so I will lose all my recorded programmes. crazy poor design
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 5.0
Value for money 5.0
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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 May 2016

Nigel, Home cinema enthusiast

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
wont record tv to usb external hd remote clumsy far too complicated un balanced hard to deal with buttons arranged very badly options andfeatures are going backwards less useful than early vhs machines undoubtably not impressed
Overall rating 3.0
Ease of use 1.0
Image quality 3.0
Sound quality 1.0
Design 3.0
Value for money 3.0
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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 21 Mar 2016

Grahame, Aberbeen Home cinema enthusiast

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good value for money
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Oct 2016

Alan, Long Preston, North Yorkshire Film lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Sound quality is excellent, more catchup station than I expected, I especially liked the fact that couldf get All4, more episodes to watch.
Bad points:
The fact that the internet freezes, and you cannot move the curser.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Sep 2016

Product Features

3D Yes
Playback formats Blu-ray
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview HD
Connections HDMI
Connections Wi-Fi
Connections Optical
Connections USB
Number of HDMI ports 1

Also known as: Samsung BD-H8500M

 

Manufacturer's Description

The Samsung BD-H8500M Smart 3D Blu-ray Player with Freeview+ HD Recorder offers 500 GB to record HD and SD content, plus a wealth of entertainment features and stunning picture quality for consistently brilliant viewing.

This 500 GB version of the Samsung BD-H8900M Smart 3D Blu-ray Player with Freeview+ HD Recorder gives you plenty of room to record all the content you love for more convenient viewing.

High-quality recording
With two Freeview HD tuners, this Samsung Blu-ray recorder allows you to capture up to 124 hours of HD programming or up to 199 hours of SD content to enjoy whenever you like.

Utilise the 500 GB hard drive’s full capacity as you record two shows simultaneously – you can even watch one show whilst recording another, and pause and rewind live TV if you need to leave the room for a moment or attend to something.

Record those can’t-miss movies and even timetable future recordings so you can capture a full series. You’ll really get value for money with this great facility.

The smart way to stay entertained
The Samsung BD-H8500M Smart 3D Blu-ray Recorder offers catch-up TV, movies on demand, social networking and a full web browser to give you loads of great viewing options. From comedy and drama to news, sports and documentaries, you’ll be able to find it.

Fitted with built-in WiFi and an Ethernet port, the player lets you connect to the internet. Samsung Smart Content allows you to enjoy the best in entertainment right at home.

Don’t miss those favourite shows with BBC iPlayer, Channel 4, Channel 5 and ITV Player catch-up services. Films are readily available from Netflix, Lovefilm and Knowhow Movies, and you can keep up to date with friends and others using Facebook and Twitter. Check out all kinds of incredible video content with the YouTube app.

Multi-room magic
The Samsung BD-H8500M can be linked with compatible multi-room speakers so that you can play back CDs throughout your home. Listen to those favourite albums wherever you are in the house and control everything using a clever app for your smartphone.

Feast your eyes
You’ll be blown away by the picture quality output from your Samsung BD-H8500M Smart 3D Blu-ray Player. It can upscale SD content to near Full HD quality, and plays back 3D Blu-rays for a more immersive viewing experience.

Enjoy incredibly realistic image quality that’s sharp, vibrant and colourful enough to rival even cinematic productions. You’ll feel closer to the stars with rich detail and amazing depth that really makes your movies and programmes appear to leap off the screen.

The 3D Auto Contrast technology allows for crisper images with even more dramatic contrast, employing advanced algorithms to reduce the number of image layers and improve response speed so that everything onscreen moves more fluidly and appears even clearer.

Multiple connections
Thanks to its comprehensive range of ports, the Samsung BD-H8500M Smart 3D Blu-ray Recorder allows you to connect various peripheral devices for enhanced entertainment. An HDMI port allows you to attach HD sources like Blu-ray players and games consoles, while the optical connection facilitates the connection of compatible AV devices.

Plug an external hard drive or memory stick straight into the TV’s USB port and look at your photos, watch videos and listen to songs with your big screen TV and home theatre system (sold separately). Wide-ranging codec support lets you enjoy lots of different content, so all you need to do is connect, sync and sit back to enjoy.


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