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Samsung Black 4K 3D Blu-ray Disc Player - UBD-K8500/ZA

Abt Model: UBDK8500 | UPC Code: 887276134246
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4K Ultra HD Resolution/ High Dynamic Range (HDR)/ Wider Color Range/ Smart Blu-ray Player/ UHD Upscaling/ Universal Disc Player/ Built-In Wi-Fi/ DTS HD Master Audio/ Dolby TrueHD/ Supports 2D-3D Playback/ Black Finish
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Samsung Black 4K 3D Blu-ray Disc Player - UBD-K8500/ZA

Features:

  • 4K Ultra HD
    Play 4K Ultra HD movies at 4x the resolution of full 1080p HD, letting you watch your favorite scenes with a level of detail and clarity like never before
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR)
    HDR allows for a greater range of color contrast and brightness, enhancing details from the original film format
  • Wider Color Range
    Capable of producing 2x the color range of a conventional Blu-ray player. The Ultra HD Blu-ray reveals more colors than you've ever seen before
  • Smart Blu-ray Player
    Watch 4K movies and shows from your favorite streaming services. Turn any TV into the ultimate home entertainment hub with full access to all your favorite web and TV content, including games, movies, smart apps, and videos. Plus, with the UHD Upscaling feature, all your low definition content will automatically refine to near UHD, giving you a crystal clear picture at 4x the resolution of full HD. Watch all your TV shows and movies in near 4K quality*
  • Universal Disc Player
    Play all your music CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs on one device. Enjoy all your movies and shows in near UHD quality
  • Built-In Wi-Fi
    Sync and stream all your favorite TV shows, games, apps, and more with built-in wireless. Access and share your TV and multimedia content from your PC and mobile devices for a truly connected home media experience*
  • HDMI®
    Enjoy your favorite movies, shows, and sports with higher quality audio. The HDMI® connection transmits digital video and audio over a single cable, delivering a superior entertainment experience
  • DTS HD Master Audio
    Enjoy the ultimate in digital sound quality on all your favorite movies, TV shows, and streaming content. Dolby® Digital Plus optimizes your entertainment experience with enhanced sound richness and clarity
  • Dolby® TrueHD
    Enjoy near studio-quality HD audio with your home entertainment system

Specifications:

Playback Formats

  • MPEG-2
  • MPEG-4
  • JPEG
  • HD-JPEG
  • AVCHD 4.1
  • MVK
  • WMV
  • MPO
  • MP3
  • LPCM
  • AAC
  • WMA
  • FLAC

Playback Media

  • 3D Blu-ray
  • Blue-ray Video
  • DVD-Video
  • DVD±R
  • DVD±RW

Power Consumption

  • Standby: 0.3 W
  • Operating: 34 W
  • Rating Voltage: AC110-120V ~50/60Hz

Accessories Included In Box

  • Remote Control: TM1241
  • Battery: Yes

Approximate Dimensios:

  • Height: 1.76"
  • Width: 15.98"
  • Depth: 9.06"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 4.19 lbs
  • Shipping: 6.17 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor

Footnotes:

  1. *4K UHD TV Required
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Player TypeBlu-ray
4K CapableYes
4K UpscalingYes
DVD Video UpscalingYes
3D CapableYes
Number of Discs1
Player or RecorderPlayer
CompatibilityMPEG-2, MPEG-4, JPEG, HD-JPEG, AVCHD 4.1, MVK, WMV, MPO, MP3, LPCM, AAC, WMA, FLAC
Surround Sound DecodingDolby TrueHD, DTS Master Audio
THX CertifiedNo
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes
1080p Video OutputYes
Component Video OutputsNo
HDMI OutputsYes
RS-232C PortNo
Digital Optical OutputsNo
Digital Coaxial OutputsNo
Analog Audio OutputsNo
Ethernet PortsYes
Height (inches)1.76
Width (inches)15.98
Depth (inches)9.06
Weight (pounds)4.19
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
 
4.6

(based on 234 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (178)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Realistic color (132)
  • Lightweight (86)
  • Bright display (80)
  • Inexpensive (45)
  • Durable (34)

Cons

  • Did not meet expectations (12)
  • Expensive (5)
  • Poor quality (3)
  • Too big (3)

Best Uses

  • Home theater (4)
  • Movies (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works great with my Samsung SUHD TV

Purchased the UBD-K8500 at the end of 2016. Easy setup right out of the box using the default settings for viewers that do not like to mess with all of the detail settings. l...Read complete review

Purchased the UBD-K8500 at the end of 2016. Easy setup right out of the box using the default settings for viewers that do not like to mess with all of the detail settings. l like to get the best possible picture quality so I wanted to calibrate the picture settings between my new UBD-K8500 HDR 4K with my Samsung JS9000 SUHD TV. There is no UHD configuration disk that I know of at this time so I did the following steps below if you are interested. First I connected the main HDMI output directly to the TV HDMI 1 and the 2nd Audio HDMI directly to my AV receiver. All my other devices go through my A/V receiver first and one HDMI output to the TV HDMI 4 input. I started out with the Disney WOW Blu-Ray as the starting point for the calibration between the Samsung UBD-K8500 and Samsung JS9000 SUHD. Once I was happly with those settings I then did a few fine tune adjustments when watching sections of UHD movies (The Revenant & Suicide Squad) The biggest change was setting Smart LED "On-Standard" to reduce LED light clouding on dark scenes. I ended up with these settings and used the default setting if not listed below. All settings were done in a pitch dark room for movie watching. Samsung UBD-K8500 Settings: TV Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Original BD Wise: On Resolution: BD Wise HDMI Color Format: Auto HDMI Deep Color: Auto Samdung JS9000 Settings : First thing - change the "HDMI UHD Color" to ON for the HDMI input you are using. The TV will power off and on. Also make sure BD Wise is turned "ON" in the General settings. Picture Mode: Movie Blacklight: 18 Contrast: 100 Brightness: 45 - 47 Sharpness: 0 Dynamic Contrast: Off Black Tone: Off Color Space: Auto White Balance: 2 Point Auto Motion Plus: Standard Smart LED: Standard Cinema Black; On (I liked this setting because the black bars at top and bottom were nice and black)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fantastic 4K BluRay Player but...

The UBD-K8500 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player offered an immaculate picture on the LG 4K TV that I have. Unfortunately it played perfectly through only 4.5 movies before it began to lock up and...Read complete review

The UBD-K8500 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player offered an immaculate picture on the LG 4K TV that I have. Unfortunately it played perfectly through only 4.5 movies before it began to lock up and become unresponsive. I contacted a very professional customer service rep via live chat and was walked through several diagnostics that indicated the player needed to be repaired. The repair techs determined that the main PCB ('printed circuit board') assembly needed to be replaced. Based on experience I've had with my laptop's Blu-ray player, which always ran hot and would automatically shutdown the laptop unless I used an external cooling fan, I believe this Blu-ray player overheated. The outer case doesn't seem to have much in the line of cooling vents or fans built into it, and it does seem to run hot. Samsung needs to address this matter ASAP, as my player is not the only one to have this issue. I haven't yet received the player back from repair yet. When it arrives, I'll be placing it on an external laptop cooling platform before using it again. Hopefully that will prevent future mishaps from occurring.

Reviewed by 234 customers

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5.0

Awesome addition to my Samsung 4K Smart TV

By 

from Las Vegas, NV, USA

Pros

  • 4k picture
  • Bright display
  • Realistic color

Cons

  • apps could be easier to work with
  • tiny remote control

Best Uses

    The player displays an awesome 4K picture with Netflix and Amazon and the 4K BluRay was also crystal clear and lived up to my expectations. The remote is a little difficult for a person with big fingers like myself. The apps could have been made easier to move around but I can overlook both for the picture.

     
    4.0

    Defective Model

    By 

    from Mid Atlantic

    Pros

    • Bright display
    • Lightweight
    • Realistic color

    Cons

    • Poor quality

    Best Uses

      I got a defective model that was exchanged for a working one. Once bitten twice shy. My confidence level with it's quality is lacking. For the high price of the player plus the 1st not working, I should have bought extended warranty.

       
      4.0

      Purchase Date

      By 

      from Lincoln, AL, USA

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Realistic color

      Cons

        Best Uses

          The player is great so far. The only problem I had was registering. I had to look up model number for it to accept the serial number then it would not allow me to put correct purchase date of January 10, 2017 because it only went up to 2016. So in order to be able to register I put December 31, 2016. Registration site needs improvement.

           
          4.0

          First 4k player

          By 

          from Phoenix, AZ

          Pros

          • Bright display
          • picture quality
          • Realistic color

          Cons

          • price $$$

          Best Uses

            This is my first 4k blu-ray player and I'm happy with the results of the performance. 4k makes the whole movie great, I can watch one movie all day and not be disappointed because of the picture quality. Just to wrap things up I'm satisfied with my purchase.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works great with my Samsung SUHD TV

            By 

            from Overland Park, KS, USA

            Pros

            • dual hdmi outputs
            • huge selection of on-line apps
            • Realistic color

            Cons

            • lack of remote buttons
            • no sacd or dvd-audio support

            Best Uses

              Purchased the UBD-K8500 at the end of 2016. Easy setup right out of the box using the default settings for viewers that do not like to mess with all of the detail settings. l like to get the best possible picture quality so I wanted to calibrate the picture settings between my new UBD-K8500 HDR 4K with my Samsung JS9000 SUHD TV. There is no UHD configuration disk that I know of at this time so I did the following steps below if you are interested. First I connected the main HDMI output directly to the TV HDMI 1 and the 2nd Audio HDMI directly to my AV receiver. All my other devices go through my A/V receiver first and one HDMI output to the TV HDMI 4 input. I started out with the Disney WOW Blu-Ray as the starting point for the calibration between the Samsung UBD-K8500 and Samsung JS9000 SUHD. Once I was happly with those settings I then did a few fine tune adjustments when watching sections of UHD movies (The Revenant & Suicide Squad) The biggest change was setting Smart LED "On-Standard" to reduce LED light clouding on dark scenes. I ended up with these settings and used the default setting if not listed below. All settings were done in a pitch dark room for movie watching. Samsung UBD-K8500 Settings: TV Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Original BD Wise: On Resolution: BD Wise HDMI Color Format: Auto HDMI Deep Color: Auto Samdung JS9000 Settings : First thing - change the "HDMI UHD Color" to ON for the HDMI input you are using. The TV will power off and on. Also make sure BD Wise is turned "ON" in the General settings. Picture Mode: Movie Blacklight: 18 Contrast: 100 Brightness: 45 - 47 Sharpness: 0 Dynamic Contrast: Off Black Tone: Off Color Space: Auto White Balance: 2 Point Auto Motion Plus: Standard Smart LED: Standard Cinema Black; On (I liked this setting because the black bars at top and bottom were nice and black)

               
              5.0

              So far, So GOOD

              By 

              from SC

              I have only played one 4K movie so far. I have yet to try a cd or regular dvd. The picture was amazing!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              It's Great

              By 

              from Undisclosed

              This Blu-ray is very easy to use. I have all the apps in it that I use right there in front of me. The Sony Blu-ray I had before wouldn't even let me watch Netfix. The viewing quality is great. I was surprised the remote is so small, but it has everything I need. Samsung is a business I can trust.

               
              2.0

              Not sure about this yet...

              By 

              from Southern California, CA, USA

              Pros

              • one of the few 4k units out there

              Cons

              • klunky remote
              • poor gui
              • wired (ethernet) connectivity issues

              Best Uses

                Wired (ethernet) connectivity issues. Poor user interface. Remote is clunky.

                 
                4.0

                My First

                By 

                from Undisclosed

                Pros

                • Realistic color

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    This is my first 4k UHD player but it is very nice. SAMSUNG GUI is ok but performance is great. Colors and contrast are awesome. 4k BD are so much better than Regular R BD. I have had to rewatch many of My Blu Ray movies because they just look so much better. Set up was easy and quick. Load time was also fast. Nice player you can't go wrong.

                     
                    4.0

                    Very good performance

                    By 

                    from Ohio, USA

                    Pros

                    • Inexpensive
                    • Lightweight
                    • Realistic color

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Great addition to my ultra hd tv watching movies is fantastic. Very easy to use.

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