Samsung UBD-K8500 HDR UHD Blu-ray Disc Player

Samsung UBD-K8500 HDR UHD Blu-ray Disc Player

Samsung UBD-K8500 HDR UHD Blu-ray Disc Player

B&H # SAUBDK8500 MFR # UBD-K8500/ZA
Samsung UBD-K8500 HDR UHD Blu-ray Disc Player

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Product Highlights

  • UHD 4K Playback via HDMI
  • HDR10 Compatibility
  • Near-4K Resolution Upscaling
  • 3D Playback
  • Wi-Fi and Ethernet Network Connectivity
  • Mobile Device Mirroring
  • USB 3.0 Port
  • Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio
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Samsung UBD-K8500 overview

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Connect the Samsung UBD-K8500 HDR UHD Blu-ray Disc Player to your 4K television and enjoy detailed images at four times the resolution of 1080p. In addition to handling standard and 3D Blu-ray media, the UBD-K8500 supports the playback of Ultra HD Blu-ray discs. Furthermore, integrated UHD upscaling technology allows you to enjoy optimized image quality from DVD and Blu-ray video sources. Built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity enable access to free and subscription-based streaming content via Samsung's Smart Hub. It is even equipped with a web browser, powered by an integrated octa-core chipset.

This model's dual HDMI outputs support high-resolution audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio for a dynamic multi-channel surround sound experience. The front-mounted USB 3.0 port allows you to connect devices such as thumb drives for easy playback of multimedia files. There's also a digital optical audio output for feeding multi-channel sound to audio systems without HDMI. Other notable features include CD ripping, screen mirroring, BD Wise, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Samsung Multiroom Link support.

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Enhanced Image Detail
With UHD 4K resolution, Samsung's Ultra HD Blu-ray player gives you four times the picture quality of non-4K Blu-ray players.
Cinema Quality at Home
With HDR technology, the Ultra HD Blu-ray player puts the movie set in your living room, delivering UHD content in augmented quality. Experience sharp contrasts and brightness with deeper blacks and brighter whites.
Enjoy Vivid Color
The Ultra HD Blu-ray player offers twice the color range of existing conventional Blu-ray players and 64 times higher color expressions, surpassing the digital cinema standard.
Bring Your TV to Life with UHD Upscaling
The Ultra HD Blu-ray player lets you upscale all your content to near-UHD, giving you clear images with four times the resolution of Full HD.
4K Streaming Services
Stream the latest 4K movies to your living room on demand. Access a range of content from online providers such as Netflix and Amazon, as well as your favorite offline shows.
Smart Blu-ray Player
Watch 4K movies and shows from your favorite streaming services. Turn any TV into a home entertainment hub with full access to all your favorite web and TV content, including games, movies, smart apps, and videos. Plus, with the UHD upscaling feature, all your lower- definition content will automatically be refined to near-UHD, giving you a clear picture at four times the resolution of full HD.
Built-In Wi-Fi
Sync and stream all your favorite TV shows, games, apps, and more with built-in Wi-Fi. Access and share your TV and multimedia content from your computer and mobile devices for a connected home media experience.
The HDMI connection transmits digital video and audio over a single cable, delivering an enhanced entertainment experience.
DTS-HD Master Audio
Enjoy augmented digital sound quality on all your favorite movies, TV shows, and streaming content. Dolby Digital Plus optimizes your entertainment experience with enhanced sound richness and clarity.
Dolby TrueHD
Enjoy near studio-quality HD audio with your home entertainment system.
Curved Design
The UBD-K8500 features a curved design to match your curved Samsung SUHD TV.
In the Box
Samsung UBD-K8500 HDR UHD Blu-ray Disc Player
  • Remote Control with Batteries
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Samsung UBD-K8500 specs

    System NTSC
    Region Blu-ray: A
    DVD: 1
    HDR Compatibility HDR10
    Progressive Scan Yes, 1080p, 720p, 480p, 4K
    HD Upconversion Yes, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4K
    Dolby Digital/DTS Compatibility DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD
    Built-in Decoder Yes
    LPCM Yes
    A/V Playback Formats
    Video Ultra HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, BD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-Video
    Audio CD, CD-DA, CD-R, CD-RW
    File Formats Supported AAC, AVCHD, DivX, DivX HD, FLAC, HD JPEG, JPEG, LPCM, MKV, MP3, MPEG-4, MPEG2, MPO, WMA, WMV
    Digital Media Slot No
    Network & Internet Multimedia
    Network Access Yes, Built-in Wi-Fi
    Support for Streaming Services Yes
    DLNA Home Network Sharing Yes
    Input/Output Connectors
    Digital 2x HDMI Audio/Video Output
    1x USB 3.0 Input
    1x Digital Optical Audio Output
    Other 1x Ethernet
    1x AC inlet
    Tray Type Single Disc Horizontal
    Remote Yes
    Power Requirements 110/120 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Power Consumption Standby: 0.3 W
    Operational: 34 W
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
    Humidity: 10 - 75%
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 16.0 x 1.8 x 9.1" / 406.0 x 44.7 x 230.0 mm
    Weight 4.19 lb / 1.90 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.2 x 11.3 x 4.5"

    Samsung UBD-K8500 reviews

    UBD-K8500 HDR UHD Blu-ray Disc Player is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 39.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast loading Ultra HDBR Player that Gets the job done. As the title says this player loads movies and boots fast(maybe due to the 8 core CPU?) and does what a UHDBR player should do.UHDBR's offer rich vibrate colors and great details.I wouldn't say I see a night and day difference over a good mastered 1080p BR but a noticeable improvement for sure and the bigger the screen/or the closer you sit this becomes more apparent. The remote is cute and takes time getting used to if you experienced better ones but nowhere near as bad as some are saying.It has 4K apps but needs more and at the time of this review Vudu is only supporting 1080p....I am sure this will be updated but needs to be noted.Finally standard 1080p BR's look more colorful and better as well.
    Date published: 2016-02-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product, but you need to know how to use it. First: you have to go into the set-up menu of your 4K TV and enable one of the HDMI connections to accept 4K / DVI / HDMI. This is OFF by default and you must turn it ON. If you don't do this you cannot get a 4K from the player into the TV. Second: Enable CEC (Computer Electronics Control) on all your High Tech home entertainment components so they can communicate and work together. There is no advantage to getting this high-tech player unless your TV is capable of 4K and you set it up properly.
    Date published: 2016-09-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great UHD Blu-Ray player considering it was the first. I have several UHD movie titles as well as many regular 1080P Blu Rays and the UBD-K8500 plays them all well with no hiccups typical of first generation electronics. One big noticeable improvement over the older Blu Ray players is how fast it takes to load the movie. Unless you had an OPPO player, you were used to slow startups. I just wish that there was a switch to eliminate all the movie commercials that are up front of the Blu Rays nowadays. I feel that if you pay for the disk, you shouldn't have to put up with commercials. I also feel that the picture also has more punch than previous Blu Rays when comparing just the 1080P Blu Ray players that I have had, not as soft of a picture considering it's the same video source.
    Date published: 2016-07-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 4k Disc Player Great packaging and works great with DVD, Blu-rays, 3D Blu-rays and UHD discs. The 4k and Netflix are beautiful in full 4k resolution and HDR - if you have a HDR compatible television.
    Date published: 2016-03-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Great upscaling quality, and excellent streaming, no problems and no bugs. This is hooked up to a Sharp Aquos 4k. I have tried a couple 4k ultra HD blurays and will say there is a better display of details and dark levels but to really see great 4k just stream some 4k YouTube videos until the movies are up to par. Great device, even if format doesn't catch on, upscaling and streaming quality make it worth the price.
    Date published: 2016-07-20
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Compatiility issue I have a Sony XBR 900 65 TV and used the HDMI 4 input which is activated for 4K (HDMI 2.0). Strange that Sony only provides one 4K input on a 4K TV. Also used the Hi-speed HDMI cable. I played the Blu-ray version of The Martian on my hi-end OPPO blu-ray Player and the 4K version on the Samsung 4K Player. Switching back and forth, the OPPO video was brighter and had better color. On newer TVs it might work better, but sadly, I must return the Samsung. I have read that new Panasonic 4K player, considerably more expensive, provides better output. Doesn't appear that B&H carries it, though.
    Date published: 2017-01-03
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Excellent player but... I wanted a Blu-ray player that will play old dvds and the new 4K discs. This player does an excellent job of this but, according to Samsung, Thank you for contacting Samsung. I understand that you would like to know whether your Blu-ray player supports Dolby Atmos feature on either HDMI or optical outputs. I can understand your requirement of this feature on player, but this player doesn't support this feature at all. So if you need Dolby Atmos this player falls short.
    Date published: 2016-12-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from On my second one already. seems good. My first UBD 8500 was defective right out of the box. it would buzz like a small tattoo gun when reading discs. it was very annoying since the buzz was loud and would last into the movie a ways before fading off slowly. sent it back. tried again. better luck second time. no buzz. If you get one and hear it buzz at all when reading discs SEND IT BACK because for some reason it is much worse with certain discs than others so you might not think it to be too bad but then you get a disc that you really wanna watch, of course it buzzes more than ever! so be sure it reads all content quietly. After the trade ALL IS WELL SO FAR. its very quick to load and process and snappy response all around. Great picture and all my usual apps work great! the multimedia hub is a bid different but works well. looking forward to getting a keyboard and mouse for using the browser to view LIVE STREAMING events like Harmonies Of Light very cool!!
    Date published: 2016-05-18
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