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Samsung BD-H8500M

Samsung BD-H8500M
alaScore 89

291 reviews

Aug, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 291 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 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 291 reviews)

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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

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: 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

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


Just a good all round, all in one unit with a good clear 7 day programme guide.

Not really, just a bit on the wide side, only just fitted the shelf on my hi-Fi unit.

May, 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
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