Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player With Built-in WiFi

Model: UBD-K8500 UPC: 887276134246 Item: 165748


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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

Product Information

Elevate your home entertainment viewing with the new Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player—designed to deliver the ultimate cinematic experience. Enjoy incredible picture quality, a wider color range and dramatic detail with a Blu-ray player capable of upscaling all lower resolution media to a stunning ultra-high definition resolution. Plus, this Ultra HD Blu-ray Player features a sleek, curved design—matching seamlessly with any Samsung Curved SUHD TV.


Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Blu-ray Player Highlights:

  • Enjoy the Ultimate Cinematic Experience with UHD 4K Resolution
  • Outstanding Picture Quality, Color and Brightness for Viewing HDR Content
  • Reveals up to 64X Greater Color Expression than Conventional Blu-ray
  • Fast Action Moves Super Smooth Across the Screen with 60 frames per second


Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Blu-ray Player Features:

True-to-life Images in Incredible Detail

  • With stunning UHD 4K resolution, Samsung’s Ultra HD Blu-ray Player gives you 4 times the picture quality of existing Samsung Blu-ray players. It also boasts incredibly life-like images with 4K UHD playback.

Incredible Cinema Quality at Home

  • With HDR technology, the Ultra HD Blu-ray Player puts the movie set in your living room, delivering dynamic UHD content in exceptional quality. Experience sharp contrasts and brightness with deeper blacks and brighter whites.

Enjoy More Vivid and Breathtaking Color

  • The Ultra HD Blu-ray Player offers twice the color range of existing conventional Blu-ray players and 64 times higher color expressions, surpassing the digital cinema standard. Enjoy realistic picture quality like never before.

Bring Your TV to Life with UHD Upscaling

  • The Ultra HD Blu-ray Player lets you upscale all your content to near UHD, giving you crystal-clear images with 4X the resolution of Full HD. Now you can watch all your favorite movies as if you are in the middle of the scene.

Outstanding 4K Streaming Service

  • Stream the latest 4K movies to your living room on demand at high speeds*. Access a wide range of content from online providers such as Netflix and Amazon, as well as your favorite offline shows.

The Ultimate Universal Disc Player

  • The Ultra HD Blu-ray Player has outstanding compatibility, letting you play all the old music CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs that you have collected over the years. Now you can enjoy all your favorite movies in UHD quality.

Elegant and Modern Curved Design

  • The design now perfectly matches your Samsung SUHD TV. With a unique brushed design, Samsung’s Ultra HD Blu-ray Player gives your living room a modern finishing touch.

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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

Audio Processing

  • Dolby Digital: 7.1 Channel
  • Dolby True HD: Yes
  • DTS-HD: Yes

Video Features

  • 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

Power Consumption

  • Stand-by Power Consumption (Main): 0.3W
  • Operating Power Consumption (Main): 34W

Supported Media

  • 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

4.8 / 5.0
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Awesome Ultra HD Blu-ray player.
I've had this Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray player for about 2 weeks, and I've been watching 2 to 3 movies every day since I bought it. I really can't find anything negative to say about it, other than it would've been nice if the remote was backlit. Picture quality is amazing and when you connect it to a home theater receiver the sound quality is amazing as well. It also does an excellent job of upscaling regular Blu-ray discs, and the rest of the other features are very good as well.
March 8, 2016
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A New Level in 4K Quailty
Videophiles rejoice! Samsung's new Ultra HD Blu-ray player takes 4K viewing to even bigger and better new heights than ever before. My player is connected to a top tier 2015 model Samsung 65 inch 4K UHDTV. Seriously, first time viewing of 4K content via this device is almost like owning a brand new 4K UHDTV all over again.

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.
March 3, 2016
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With this 4K blu Ray player and my 4K TV movies look amazing. Watching a 4K HDR movie can't be compare with 1080p. You can see the details in the picture and with HDR colors look more vivid and blacks are deep. I have a 65 Samsung SUHD
March 5, 2016
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Beyond my wildest expectations
At last, America has the option to own a Ultra HD Blu-ray. Bought it at Best Buy. Plugged the machine up to my 4k TV. Even though my TV is an older model set that isn't HDCP 2.2 compliant, I was still able to enjoy the full UHD picture displayed in 3840x2160 using Netflix & YouTube, which both have considerable 4k programming options.

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!
February 26, 2016
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Samsung UBD-K8500 4K DVD player
Easy to setup and use, with a good web browser and a variety of pre-installed apps. Outstanding video and sound. With razor sharpness and vivid, bright colors, I did not discern any difference in picture quality between the theatrical version of "The Martian" and my Ultra HD edition. Nice touch with an optional separate HDMI audio output. 4K YouTube videos display at their absolute best on my 60 inch 4K monitor. Prepare for sticker shock for the privilege of being the first owner on your block.
February 20, 2016
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Love this player!
I was never a big fan of the blu-ray system and thought that the way DVD handled menus and the fast start/resume of a movie is way more user friendly. I noticed that UHD Bluray shares some of those annoying bluray features but on some discs (Chappie) the menu system reminded me of a DVD menu. So I'm hoping that moving forward the menu systems will become more user friendly.

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.
March 12, 2016
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Great DVD player
Regular blu Ray DVDs looked almost like uhd with HDR ..
March 6, 2016
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Outstanding Picture Quality
Watching movies in UHD HDR is a whole new world of picture quality. It blows away standard 1080P Blu-Ray discs. As long as you have an HDR and WCG TV you are really going to enjoy this product.
March 14, 2016
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This thing is great. Hooked to my 65js9000 with bd wise. Needed a little adjustment but picture quality is the best I've ever seen. Sound is perfect watched 4K ultra chappie looked amazing and Dolby atmos sounded great. I see people saying the disc is dead but until we can stream better audio codecs I'll stick to discs. I'm a fan of good big speakers not much on soundbar gimmick.
March 3, 2016
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Already Bricked
About a week or so ago, I noticed that theres was loud static coming from my TV while discs were loading. Today, I tried to play a disc and couldn't get any picture to display. I can't even get the home screen to appear. When I first start the player, I can see the 4K UHD logo for a couple of seconds but after that nothing. I now seem to have an expensive paperweight. Guess it's time to navigate Samsung's horribly designed site to put in a service request.
March 15, 2016
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