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...
25 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: Dual HD tuner - good, Wireless 2.4Ghz or 5ghz to link to home router good, playback good, Blueray great, price competitive, 500g HD storage brilliant. I went from a basic dvd player to a promise of everything I could possibly need for the integrated home entertainment experience I had dreamt about.
Summary: It records all the things. The interface is easy to use and recordings include subtitles and audio description. The option to record entire series is a bonus. After one week, my HDD had 3Gb of Family Guy and Doctor Who.