Summary: There are too many flaws and Samsung are not interested in helping at all. When I got mine (not from Amazon) the remote would not even operate my 2 year old Panasonic TV! Buy something by another manufacturer.
The Samsung BD-D8500 is of the worst products I've purchased...
26 August 2012
Excerpt: I was really excited to get this player...it has a lot of features I wanted, and others that weren't on my "must have" list, but seemed like great perks. The biggest problem I have with the unit, making it almost unusable, is the lag..
Summary: I have had this for two months now. At first it was great. It does everything it says it does. Connects to wi-fi. Plays Blurays etc... BUT.... the software is pants and getting worse... 1. Unit seems to reboot at random times. 2. No search on the EPG 3.
Summary: Shocking product for the price and terrible technical support from Samsung. Having purchased this seemingly ideal box as a present for my husband it has been nothing but troublesome. The first one we had packed up after 3months, no video output to the TV!
Summary: Generally pleased, however this unit does not record two channels at the same time. My old Sony did. Shame because you can normally record two channels and watch a third using the TV tuner. The menu system is not the best.. a lot of button pressing before you get to where you need to be.
Summary: This is a review of the Nordic model which (BD-D8500N) seems to be for the Norwegian; Swedish; Danish and (mine) Finnish market. Otherwise it's the same. This is an HD tuner so it needs a CI+ CAM module around your old (or new) "credit card" with sim.