The future of movie watching is officially here with the Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player. Now with an even furthered dedication to displaying the highest-quality image possible, this Blu-ray player allows you to play Ultra HD Blu-ray discs in their native formats, and upgrades any lower resolution recording into a breathtakingly-clear reproduction. It also features built-in WiFi to access other 4K services, like Netflix and Amazon Prime, for when you want to branch out a little more.
Samsung UBD-K8500 Blu-ray Player Features:
- Watch all of your content in stunning 4K Ultra HD resolution
- Play all of your old DVDs, CDs, and other discs from years past
- Connect via WiFi and stream high-quality content from Netflix, Amazon Prime and more
- Upscale your older films into a higher resolution
Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Blu-ray Player Specifications:
- Color: Black
- Design Concept: Curved with Touch Control Buttons and Front LED Display
- Deck Type: Slide Out Disc Tray
- 2D & 3D Playback: Yes
- Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): Yes
- BD Wise: Yes
- CD Ripping: Yes
- Wireless Multiroom Compatible: Yes
- Apps Platform: Smart Blu-ray with Full Web Browser and Samsung Apps Smart Hub
- Dolby Digital: 7.1 Channel
- Dolby True HD: Yes
- DTS-HD: Yes
- UHD Up-Scale: Yes
- OSD Default Language: English
AV Decoding Format
- AVCHD 1.0: Yes
- WMV: Yes
- JPEG: Yes
- MVK: Yes
- MPO: Yes
- MPEG-2: Yes
- MPEG-4: Yes
- Color System: NTSC
- HDMI Out: 2
- AllShare (DLNA): Yes
- Built-in WiFi: Yes
- Ethernet: Yes
- Screen Mirroring: Yes
- Optical Digital Audio Outputs: 1
- Stand-by Power Consumption (Main): 0.3W
- Operating Power Consumption (Main): 34W
- Ultra HD Blu-ray: Yes
- Blu-ray: Yes
- CD/CD-R/CD-RW: Yes
- DVD/DVD+-R/DVD+-RW: Yes
- 3D Blu-ray: Yes
- Product Dimensions (W x H x D): 15.98” x 1.76” x 9.06”
- Product Weight (LB): 4.19 lbs
- User Manual: Yes
- Battery: Yes
Customer Reviews for Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player With Built-in WiFi
The new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc format is one of a kind in both video and audio quality. So far, I've viewed two 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs - The Martian and San Andreas. The picture quality is unrivaled. Yes, it certainly does top any type of online 4K streaming option. I own a Dolby Atmos home theater system. In addition to superior picture quality, the true Dolby Atmos audio is unsurpassed. Also, 4K up-conversion of 1080p Blu-ray discs is superior to any previous up-converting Blu-ray player. When I viewed the movie Straight Outta Compton, it looked as close to 4K as any non-4K source I've ever seen.
Viewing 4K content via the player's built-in Smart Hub apps produces visually better quality than directly via the TV's built-in apps, primarily due to the player's excellent processor and the ability to utilize the extra rich UHD Color function on the Samsung TV. YouTube 4K, Netflix 4K and Amazon 4K content looks incredible!
The only strike against this new player is its undersized, limited function remote control, which has no backlighting feature and only has chapter skip buttons. To fast forward or rewind, the buttons must be held down for two seconds. Personally, I prefer using an "old school" full function Samsung remote with real backlit buttons.
All in all, if you're an enthusiast of top notch 4K picture quality, this player will impress in almost every category.
This machine is easy to use. Biggest feature? The up-conversion of existing blu-ray discs. Put in The Dark Knight and it was like watching the film for the first time.
5 stars all the way!
As far as image quality goes it's a bit all over the place. Depending on how the film is mastered the end results vary. I thought The Martian looked good but not great. Chappie looks AMAZING and I believe this is because this is a true 4k master and The Martian is an upressed 2k master. Either way this player handles all the discs perfectly and overall I'm just really happy with the player. I've had Samsung DVD and Bluray players in the past and they've always felt cheaply made. This one is a bit more elegant however the curved design bugs me because I don't have nor do I like the curved TV trend. Overall I really like the player and the 4k apps.