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Samsung BD-D8500

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Overall 6
6.0

Samsung BD-D8500M

CNET
19 April 2014
  • Summary: The Samsung BD-D8500M Blu-ray player appears to offer it all -- a 500GB PVR, 3D support and Internet connectivity. But its multitasking issues and unconvincing media-streaming capability rather take the shine off this ambitious package.
  • Cons: Slow disc-loading times; key functionality disabled during recording to hard drive; component output restricted to standard-def images.
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Overall 10
10

Samsung BD-D8500 review

Stuff.tv
16 March 2013
  • Summary: Samsung's much-delayed combination includes both a twin-tuner Freeview HD PVR and a 3D Blu-ray player. Picture quality is great either way, while Samsung's Smart Hub portal provides you with a massive reserve of online entertainment to play with. Read the full review of the Samsung BD-D8500 at whathifi.com .
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung BD-D8500 review

homecinemachoice.com
14 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Why take two hi-def sources into the shower when you can simply watch ‘n’ go with Samsung’s latest Blu-ray player/Freeview HD PVR combi? By forcing these two products into shared accommodation, Samsung is putting an unfeasible amount of content at your disposal, as well as saving you some space in your AV cabinet. The BD-D8500 is so cutting edge you could shave with it.
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Overall 10
10

Samsung BD-D8500

What Hi-Fi?
16 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Convergence is the name of the game for much of the industry, but as any chef worth their salt will tell you, less is often more: it’s about the right combination of ingredients, not just throwing in everything you have. Samsung – a company with just about any AV device you care to think of at its disposal – has chosen to mix one part twin-tuner Freeview HD PVR with one part 3D Blu-ray player, to make the BD-D8500.
  • Pros: Great spec, good pictures from tuner and Blu-ray, decent sound, smart TV features, 500GB hard drive
  • Cons: Smart TV apps are a work in progress
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Overall 6
6.0

Samsung BD-D8500M

CNET
27 June 2011
  • Summary: The Samsung BD-D8500M Blu-ray player appears to offer it all -- a 500GB PVR, 3D support and Internet connectivity. But its multitasking issues and unconvincing media-streaming capability rather take the shine off this ambitious package.
  • Pros: Good 3D Blu-ray playback; spacious hard drive; access to Smart Hub Internet TV and apps portal.
  • Cons: Slow disc-loading times; key functionality disabled during recording to hard drive; component output restricted to standard-def images.
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung BD-D8500 review

Pocket Lint
27 April 2011
  • Excerpt: There’s something decidedly low-rent about the word “combi”, but this two-into-one effort from Samsung is most definitely upmarket. Costing a whopping £380, it darn well should be, but wait until you see what it can do: 3D Blu-ray playback, Freeview HD viewing and recording, and BBC iPlayer. It can even transform 2D into 3D, and stream files across a home network.
  • Pros: Freeview HD, PVR functions, 3D pictures, BBC iPlayer
  • Cons: Single Freeview tuner, 2D-to-3D conversion, no multichannel 7.1 outputs
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Samsung BD-D8500

TechRadar UK
14 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Why take two hi-def sources into the shower when you can simply watch 'n' go with Samsung's latest BD-D8500 Blu-ray player/Freeview HD PVR combi?
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