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Samsung BD-H8500M

Samsung BD-H8500M
alaScore 88

292 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 292 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 Blu-ray Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Samsung BD-H8500M is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Samsung BD-H8500M from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Blu-ray Players on

63% of the reviews on 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

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: Esther (

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 by: John (

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 by: Joss (

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 by: cliff (

Samsung BD-H8500M 500GB


Easy setup, works well

Slightly noisy but not noticeable when viewing programmes

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Maria (

Samsung BD-H8500M 500GB


All great points nothing negative good all around

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Cecil (

Samsung BD-H8500M 500GB


More comprehensive instruction book

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Philips (

Samsung BD-H8500M 500GB


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

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Mike (

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 by: George (

Samsung BD-H8500M 500GB


Good quality reproduction

I I prefer the recorded programmes to be shown in written format

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: David (

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 Decoders:Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS Digital Surround, DTS-HD HR, DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio output channels:7.1


Energy Star certified:N


Colour of product:Black
Device Type:Blu-Ray recorder




Electronic Programme Guide (EPG):Y

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, LPCM, MP3, WMA
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


Ethernet LAN:Y

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y


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

Ports & interfaces

Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI Out:1
Number of HDMI Outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Input frequency:50
Input Voltage:220 - 240
Power Consumption (Standby):1
Power consumption (typical):32


Built-In Hard Drive:Y
Card reader integrated:N
Hard Drive Capacity:500


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

Weight & Dimensions

Height :55
Package dimensions (WxDxH):480 x 375 x 110