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
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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 4.6 out of 5 by 315.
    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 5 out of 5 by from Very nice product I was one of the lucky ones to get one of these from Best Buy on Feb 10th. Got it home and set it up and wow what a picture. The detail and color were amazing. Very easy to set up and use. I just got the 4K version of The Martian and the picture is as good as it gets. The only issue I have is that I think the remote is too small but don't let that stop you from getting one of these, I know you will love it. It also does a great job of upscaling all DVD's.too. I haven't tried it with any CD's but the sound for movies is awesome. Supports Dolby Atmos and everything else you want to throw at it. I have only had it for a few weeks but absolutely no regrets at all.
    Date published: 2016-02-25
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great while it lasted We had the player for a month and watched 3 titles in 4KUHD. They were great and the picture was outstanding. The remote is a little difficult if you have large hands as the buttons have poor feedback, but we us a universal so it is not important. We went to watch a DVD, turned on the player and had a flashing red light, no picture. We went through the reboot steps and followed the instructions on Samsung's Support area. No luck. They called us back and we shipped the DVD player to them and we are now awaiting a replacement. I will happily adjust the rating upon receipt of a functioning player since it did work well for that short spell.
    Date published: 2016-06-24
    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 Awesome Ultra HD Blu-ray player. I've had this Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray player for about 2 weeks, and I've been watching 2 to 3 movies every day since I bought it. I really can't find anything negative to say about it, other than it would've been nice if the remote was backlit. Picture quality is amazing and when you connect it to a home theater receiver the sound quality is amazing as well. It also does an excellent job of upscaling regular Blu-ray discs, and the rest of the other features are very good as well.
    Date published: 2016-03-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beyond my wildest expectations At last, America has the option to own a Ultra HD Blu-ray. Bought it at Best Buy. Plugged the machine up to my 4k TV. Even though my TV is an older model set that isn't HDCP 2.2 compliant, I was still able to enjoy the full UHD picture displayed in 3840x2160 using Netflix & YouTube, which both have considerable 4k programming options. This machine is easy to use. Biggest feature? The up-conversion of existing blu-ray discs. Put in The Dark Knight and it was like watching the film for the first time. 5 stars all the way!
    Date published: 2016-02-26
    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 Finally, UHD 4K has arrived I've been waiting for years for this Blu-Ray player to hit the market so that I could fully exercise my 4K projector. Watched Martian UHD version and it was spectacular! Watched a Blu-Ray and the Mrs. immediately noticed the upscaling. Love the dual HDMI ports on the back of this unit, should I ever need to pump out audio separately. (This is Samsungat its finest - helping out those that may not have the right configuration to handle HDCP 2.2.). I can do without the curvature and the unit can be a heck of a lot smaller, but it's still fantastic. Just hoping that it doesn't start to fault like my previous Sammy did after 18 months.
    Date published: 2016-04-30
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