SAMSUNG BD-H8500M Smart 3D Blu-ray Player with Freeview+ HD Recorder - 500 GB HDD

Product code: 105799

£219.99
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Product features

  • Records on hard drive
  • Up to 199 hours of SD & 124 hours HD recording
  • Advanced Smart: App store with Catch up TV & Movies
  • WiFi built-in
  • Multi-room via optional accessory

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Product information
The Samsung BD-H8500M Smart 3D Blu-ray Player with Freeview+ HD Recorder offers 500 GB to record HD and SD content, plus a wealth of entertainment features and stunning picture quality for consistently brilliant viewing.

This 500 GB version of the Samsung BD-H8900M Smart 3D Blu-ray Player with Freeview+ HD Recorder gives you plenty of room to record all the content you love for more convenient viewing.

High-quality recording

With two Freeview HD tuners, this Samsung Blu-ray recorder allows you to capture up to 124 hours of HD programming or up to 199 hours of SD content to enjoy whenever you like.

Utilise the 500 GB hard drive's full capacity as you record two shows simultaneously – you can even watch one show whilst recording another, and pause and rewind live TV if you need to leave the room for a moment or attend to something.

Record those can't-miss movies and even timetable future recordings so you can capture a full series. You'll really get value for money with this great facility.

The smart way to stay entertained

The Samsung BD-H8500M Smart 3D Blu-ray Recorder offers catch-up TV, movies on demand, social networking and a full web browser to give you loads of great viewing options. From comedy and drama to news, sports and documentaries, you'll be able to find it.

Fitted with built-in WiFi and an Ethernet port, the player lets you connect to the internet. Samsung Smart Content allows you to enjoy the best in entertainment right at home.

Don't miss those favourite shows with BBC iPlayer, Channel 4, Channel 5 and ITV Player catch-up services. Films are readily available from Netflix, Lovefilm and Knowhow Movies, and you can keep up to date with friends and others using Facebook and Twitter. Check out all kinds of incredible video content with the YouTube app.

Multi-room magic


The Samsung BD-H8500M can be linked with compatible multi-room speakers so that you can play back CDs throughout your home. Listen to those favourite albums wherever you are in the house and control everything using a clever app for your smartphone.

Feast your eyes

You'll be blown away by the picture quality output from your Samsung BD-H8500M Smart 3D Blu-ray Player. It can upscale SD content to near HD quality, and plays back 3D Blu-rays for a more immersive viewing experience.

Enjoy incredibly realistic image quality that's sharp, vibrant and colourful enough to rival even cinematic productions. You'll feel closer to the stars with rich detail and amazing depth that really makes your movies and programmes appear to leap off the screen.

The 3D Auto Contrast technology allows for crisper images with even more dramatic contrast, employing advanced algorithms to reduce the number of image layers and improve response speed so that everything onscreen moves more fluidly and appears even clearer.

Multiple connections

Thanks to its comprehensive range of ports, the Samsung BD-H8500M Smart 3D Blu-ray Recorder allows you to connect various peripheral devices for enhanced entertainment. An HDMI port allows you to attach HD sources like Blu-ray players and games consoles, while the optical connection facilitates the connection of compatible AV devices.

Plug an external hard drive or memory stick straight into the TV's USB port and look at your photos, watch videos and listen to songs with your big screen TV and home theatre system (sold separately). Wide-ranging codec support lets you enjoy lots of different content, so all you need to do is connect, sync and sit back to enjoy.

Don't forget your HDMI cables

Check out our range of HDMI cables to connect your input devices and to make sure your new TV has a perfect picture with improved transfer speeds. Look out for the Sandstrom Silver Series HDMI cables, which have a lifetime warranty.

Make sure you're ready for real home entertainment with the Samsung BD-H8500M Smart 3D Blu-ray Player with Freeview+ HD Recorder.

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Specification

Technical specifications for SAMSUNG BD-H8500M Smart 3D Blu-ray Player with Freeview+ HD Recorder - 500 GB HDD

OVERVIEW
Type 3D Blu-ray Player with Freeview+ HD Recorder
SMART
Smart TV services - BBC iPlayer
- ITV Player
- 4oD
- Demand 5
- YouTube
- Netflix
- Lovefilm
- Knowhow Movies
- Facebook
- Twitter
Full web browser Yes
App store Samsung app store
PLAYER
Region/Zone - DVD: Region 2
- Blu-ray: Region B
Blu-ray profile Profile 5.0
3D compatible Yes. Though this player is 3D compatible, to experience 3D playback you will need other 3D equipment such as a 3D TV, 3D glasses, a 3D-capable HDMI cable, and of course a 3D Blu-ray Disc.
Readable discs - Blu-ray: BD-ROM (Movie), BD-RE, BD-R
- DVD: DVD-ROM (Movie), DVD-R (V mode only), DVD-RW (V mode only), DVD+R, DVD+RW
- CD: Audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW
Supported audio file formats MP3, AAC, LPCM, WMA
Supported video file formats Divx, DivX HD, MPEG2/4, AVCHD, MKV
Supported image file formats JPEG, MPO
Additional features Record, pause and rewind Live TV
RECORDING
Built-in hard drive 500 GB
Maximum recording time - High Definition: 124 hours
- Standard Definition: 199 hours
TUNER
TV tuner Twin Freeview+ HD Tuners
Electronic programme guide Yes
AV FUNCTIONS
Advanced video features - Upscales DVDs to High Definition
- Hyper Real Engine
Audio processing - Dolby Digital
- Dolby Digital Plus/TrueHD
- DTS Surround
- DTS-HD Master Audio Decoding
- DTS-HD High Resolution Audio Decoding
- DTS-HD Bitstream Output
- Dolby Decoding Channel (7.1ch)
- DTS Decoding Channel (7.1ch)
Upscaling capabilities Upscales to HD
Additional features - Play one & record one
- Stream live TV from device: dual stream decryption (Main+PIP)
- Remote application
- Remote access
CONNECTIVITY
Multi-room - Compatible with Samsung multi-room products
- Requires Samsung multi-room app for operation
AV outputs - HDMI x 1
- Optical x 1
Ethernet Yes
WiFi Built-in WiFi
USB USB x 2 (1 front, 1 rear)
Screen mirroring Yes
DLNA Yes
GENERAL
Box contents - Remote control
- Batteries x 2
- RF cable
- User manual
- Warranty card (combined in user manual)
Power consumption - On mode: 35 W
- Standby: 1 W
Dimensions 55 x 430 x 282 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 3.6 kg
Colour Black
Manufacturer’s guarantee 1 year
Customer reviews

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24 reviews

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(8.0 out of 10)
Ease of use
7.6
Image quality
9.0
Sound quality
8.4
Design
8.3
Value for money
8.3
Overall rating
8.0
Scores 8.0 out of 10 based on 24 reviews
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(1 out of 10)

Audrey

ripon GB
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Reviewer left no comment
cannot get it to work yet. codes do not match my tv. have to pay for someone to set it up. it is all too complicated.
Confirmed purchase: 06 April 2015
Published on: 10 May 2015
(10 out of 10)

Nik

Penzance GB Home cinema enthusiast
+
Apps quick and easy to load i.e. iPlayer 4od etc. Improved picture quality on TV.
When recording, especially dual recording, the recorded programme ends before scheduled finish, very frustrating thank goodness there is catch up tv
Confirmed purchase: 12 March 2015
Published on: 13 April 2015
(7 out of 10)

Gerry

GB Just using it to
+
Easy to set up and use
Integrating the remote control with the television could have been easier. The balance between the supplied quick start guide and the online manual is wrong, there should be more information in the quick start.
Confirmed purchase: 29 January 2015
Published on: 09 March 2015
(8 out of 10)

Antony

Holt GB Bargain hunter
+
The fact that iPlayer is included, and you can use the programme guide to schedule recording. There are many other advanced benefits that I haven't had time to figure out yet.
Yes. The 'BD' product button takes ages to get the product working properly. I also have a Samsung TV, but the recorder doesn't respond very well to it. Also there is NO proper manual (have to go online) and I still haven't worked out how to delete programmes I've recorded and watched, and want to get rid of.
Confirmed purchase: 16 December 2014
Published on: 16 February 2015
(3 out of 10)

Janice

Ayr GB Youtube &RTP player
+
Liked the selection of apps
Did`nt like the fact it "froze" and had to be returned after four days.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Confirmed purchase: 08 November 2014
Published on: 30 November 2014
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SAMSUNG BD-H8500M Smart 3D Blu-ray Player with Freeview+ HD Recorder - 500 GB HDD
£219.99