Samsung UBD-M8500/ZA 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player
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- Play 4K Ultra HD movies at 4x the resolution of full 1080p HD, letting you watch your favorite scenes with a level of detail and clarity like never before.1
- HDR allows for a greater range of color contrast and brightness, enhancing details. The player recognizes HDR content and automatically optimizes settings.2
- Rating voltage is AC110-120V ~50/60Hz with a operating voltage of 22W and stand-by power consumption of 0.3W
- Sync and stream all your favorite TV shows, games, apps, and more with built-in wireless.3
- Wi-Fi: 2x2 Dual
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Four Times the Detail of HD
Samsung's UHD Blu-ray player is simply the best way to experience your favorite movies and shows. Scenes burst with vivid color, stunning contrast, and deep detail. 4K UHD resolution delivers four times the detail of HD, and with an expanded color spectrum and High Dynamic Range (HDR), you’ll experience your favorites in a whole new way.
Lifelike Images and Color
True-To-Life Stunning 4K Resolution
Enjoy the incredibly lifelike images with true 4K UHD playback. Plus, with the UHD Upscaling feature, all your lower definition content will automatically refine to near UHD quality.
The Most Lifelike Spectrum of Colors
The Ultra HD Blu-ray Player offers twice the color range of existing conventional Blu-ray players and 64 times higher color expression, surpassing the digital cinema standard. Enjoy realistic picture quality like never before.
High Dynamic Range
HDR - Stunning Brightness, Deeper Contrast
HDR allows for a greater range of color contrast and brightness, enhancing details from the original film format.*
* HDR quality may vary depending on the content source, TV model and size.
Get HDR Resolution, Automatically
Forget the hassle of changing your TV settings. The UBD-M8500 recognizes HDR content and automatically optimizes your Samsung TV settings, so you see content at its best – every time.
Easy Entertainment with A Seamless UI
Turn your TV into the ultimate home entertainment hub. Access your favorite apps, content, and sports with Samsung SmartHub.* Simple UI gives you quick access to key menu features without having to go back to the home screen while playing a disc**.
* Internet Connection required.
** New 2017 Samsung SmartHub UI. 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc/Blu-ray Disc/DVD/CD playback available.
Enjoy Studio-Quality Sound
Experience professional studio quality sound at home. It preserves the quality and richness of the original sound through 192 kHz/24bit without down sampling.
- Support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio formats Bitstream output.
OneRemote Replaces Many
Control most functions of the Blu-ray player using your 2017 Samsung TV’s remote, so there’s one less remote to get lost.
What differences can I expect when using a UHD Blu-ray player?
This UHD Blu-ray player delivers true 4K UHD playback. You’ll enjoy exceptionally lifelike images with 64x the color expression of a conventional Blu-ray player. This player will also upscale all lower-definition content to reach near UHD quality.
What types of disc media does this Blu-ray player support?
This Blu-ray player is compatible with a nearly comprehensive range of disc media, including DVD, DVD-R/RW, audio CD and CD-R/RW, and all Blu-ray formats--including Ultra HD Blu-ray, 4K Blu-ray, and standard Blu-ray.
Can this Blu-ray player connect to a Wi-Fi network?
Yes. This Blu-ray player features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing you to connect to it a wireless network and stream.
How does HDR improve the image?
This Blu-ray player recognizes HDR, a technology that allows for very bright and very dark objects to be shown on the same screen with no loss in resolution. In other words, HDR delivers a deeper, more vivid image while enhancing detail.
What inputs and outputs does this Blu-ray player feature?
This Blu-ray player comes equipped with an HDMI out, a USB port, an Ethernet port, and optical digital audio outputs.
Samsung's UHD Blu-ray player is simply the best way to experience your favorite movies and shows. With Samsung’s UHD Blu-ray player, scenes burst with vivid color, stunning contrast, and deep detail. 4K UHD resolution delivers four times the detail of HD, and with an expanded color spectrum and High Dynamic Range (HDR), you’ll experience your favorites in a whole new way.2 1 4K UHD TV required. 2 HDR capable TV needed to view HDR content. 3 Internet connection is required.
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After trying to use the player without the remote and trying to fix the remote, I have come to the conclusion the remote is not only problem. Every command issued from the remote is picked up as ok/play. Home, tools, arrow keys, nothing else registers as anything but play/ok. The player itself randomly powers on if I even pick the remote up without pressing any buttons. Initially the player seemed to work without the remote, but that means most of the options aren't available. As of today, I cannot even play movies without the remote, in essence the player no longer works at all.
*my initial review is posted below*
The player itself seems to work well and the quality is pretty good. The the significant downside to the player itself is that it is slow and unresponsive, trying to change menu options often ends up skipping right over what you wanted to select unless you are super patient.
The larger problem is the remote, not only does it not work well it seems to actually break the player. About an hour into my first movie I started having random/weird problems. When I went to check the menu settings, the remote wasn't working right and when I turned the player off it immediately turned backed on and had a blinking red/green light. After brief troubleshooting, I realized there is something wrong with the remote, it is constantly sending some sort of command to the player even when no buttons are pushed. When I took the batteries out of the remote, my problems seemed to go away. If they come back, I will update the review to reflect the fact the player doesn't work.
- Easy set up
- Picture is unbelievable!
- Features integrate with my Samsung S8
- No digital display on player. There is no way to see where I am in the movie time-wise. One can only discern this using an on-screen pop-up. Of course, the same goes with CD playback but worse because I don't always have the TV on when I play a CD. Since I have this unit in a theater room, I really don't want to turn on the projector just to have CD track information.
- The remote may just be a tad too small. It gets lost in seat cushions easily.
- The remote has no back-lighting. In my dark theater room, I need to have a small flashlight handy just to see the buttons. I have memorized the positions of the commonly used buttons, but I still need to break out the flashlight to FF/RW or |> & <|
First, there is no indicator on the front to know if the unit is powered on or off. The only Power light is on top, which you can only see standing above the player. Not smart. Maybe I'll mount a mirror up there!
Next, I looked in vain for an on screen display of play time on a DVD, like minutes into the movie and minutes remaining. None to be found. My previous players all had that feature.
Also, there are apparently some feature that can only be used with a Samsung TV. There is a "123" button on the remote, for example, that seems to have no function in my setup. Too bad other TV's can't take advantage of whatever those special features are.
Finally: As I said, it's my first UHD player. HDMI2 cable is not just recommended...its mandatory for a UHD TV. Hooking it up with my old HDMI cable resulted in a "no input detected" message on my TV. GIven that, including an HDMI2 cable would have been nice for those wanting to unpack it and immediatley hook it up.
Still, it worked out of the box, was easy to set up and delivers UHD resolution so I can't ding it more than one star. If I find other issue I'll revisit this review.
Update 1: To see the time into or remaining on a DVD, hit the Pause/Resume button. That calls up a banner that takes up about 1/4 of the top of the screen, but eventually times out.
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EDIT After two hours on the phone with first level service I convinced the tech to escalate. After one week I received the email confirming the problem was with the software. After a couple of weeks an update was issued and the problem was solved. +1 star
Item was supposed to be shipped inside an Amazon box, but was not.
Could have easily been stolen.
All in all, a great Blu-Ray player that's feature rich.
We were so impressed we bought a second one for our upstairs Tv.
Nothing would work. Power light would flash. That's it. I couldn't reset it. Unresponsive. Returned it.
the product is also great