Summary: The first two that Superfi delivered had no HDMI output so after over a months wait a replacement finally arrived. There are many problems with the design, mainly there is no volume control on the unit, just a parasitic system that works with some TVs. This means hunting for the TV remote when the adverts because they are considerably louder than the programs. Avoid this model and avoid Superfi, their customer service is appalling.
Summary: Received within 48 hours after placing order and upon taking out of the box it appeared as an impressive item. Two sets of installion instructions are provided - a quick set up and a full comprehensive manual. Having installed a previous Samsung TV /DVD recorder set up, plus a Sony and three previous Panasonics using quick set up guides thought I would do the same here.
Summary: Bought this device and After 10 months the one USB socket became faulty Contacted Samsung, device sent to repair centre. Device returned, none of the front panel buttons worked any more, returned device to repair centre, device returned smashed up by the courier. Device sent back to repair centre, new device agreed..... This process has taken nearly 3 months and I am still awaiting a replacement!!!!
Summary: There is an issue with the Internet@TV function (which allows you to access Samsung apps) on some of these devices. There seems to be an issue with various firmware updates that cause an error and whenever you select either YouTube, Picasa, Twitter or Facebook in Internet@TV it shows the message "New update found. Please turn TV off and then back on to perform the update." However nothing happens when you turn it off.
Summary: This device was far less than I hoped it would be. It is a decent (if expensive) Blu-ray player. The PVR / Hard disk recording functionality is passable. It's unable to multi-task, so at any given moment you can only record a program, watch something previously recorded or a watch disk. This could well be down to hardware limitations, so I'll give Samsung the benefit of the doubt. Where the BD-C8200 really falls down is the quality of its software.
Summary: On paper this is an exceptional unit. A blue ray player, a media streamer, a HD Freeview receiver and an internet enabled device all wrapped up in a great looking box. Indeed no one can fault the specs. However, in reality this unit suffers from poor build quality that is surprising for a unit costing £380 (at time of purchase). Upon receipt of my first unit I loved the design, it's a fantastic looking bit of kit, all blue lights and cool glowing buttons.