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6.3 out of 10

Samsung BD-D8500

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Overall 6
6.0

Samsung BD-D8500M

CNET
15 December 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 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
Features 10
10

Samsung BD-D8500 review

Home Cinema Choice
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 8
8.0

Samsung BD-D8500

Pocket Lint
27 April 2011
  • Conclusion: The high price and heavyweight size will put many off, but this 3D Blu-ray player-cum-HDD recorder’s combination of unusual features make it a niche product extraordinaire. Top quality 3D is the icing on an enticing high-end package that marries BBC iPlayer and comprehensive digital file playback via USB or DLNA to Freeview HD and a huge hard disk. Aside from a few onscreen menu niggles, our main criticism is that only one channel can be recorded.
  • 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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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung BD-D8500 review

TechRadar UK
14 April 2011
  • Summary: We test a combination package of Blu-ray player with Freeview HD PVR and find Samsung has catered for almost every need
  • Pros: Abundant features, Attractive new GUI, Picture performance, Smart Hub and slick networking features
  • Cons: Slightly sluggish operation, Can't record two channels
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