2016 Curved SAMSUNG UBD-K8500 4K Region Free DVD & BD ZONE ABC Blu-Ray Disc Player 3D WIFI CD DVD BD & TRUE 4K UHD - 100/240V AUTO - HDR - HEVC
NEW 2016 SAMSUNG UBD-K8500 TRUE 4K Region Free DVD & BD ZONE ABC Blu-Ray Disc Player 3D WIFI CD DVD BD & TRUE 4K UHD - 100/240V AUTO - HDR - HEVC
- DVD Region: 012345678 PAL/NTSC
- BD ZONE: A/B/C DVD REGION: 01234569 PAL/NTSC
- 4K UHD
- Dual HDMI Output
- BD Discs 2D AND 3D
- 4K/UHD Blu-ray Playback via HDMI
- Video & UHD Upscaling Technology
- Wi-Fi & Ethernet Network Connectivity
- Access Streaming Content
- High Dynamic Range (HDR) Support
- Dual HDMI Ouputs
- Front-Panel USB 3.0 Port
- Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio
- 100~240V World Wide Voltage
- Built-in LAN
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- Plays Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, 3D and standard Blu-ray discs, DVDs, CDs and rewriteable discs
- full 4K resolution video for use with Ultra HD TVs
- 4K video upscaling for standard Blu-ray and DVDs
- Supports lower resolutions when used with non-4K TVs
- Built-in Wi-Fi for streaming video and music from dedicated apps, including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, Spotify, and Pandora (subscriptions required for some services)
- HEVC for watching streamed 4K content from sources like Netflix and Amazon Instant Video (requires Internet speed of at least 20Mbps)
- HDR (High Dynamic Range)-ready for extended picture contrast and brightness on compatible TVs
- supports HDR10 format
- AllShare lets you stream content and mirror screens from compatible Samsung smartphones and tablets
- BD-Live and BonusView support for added bonus features with compatible discs (requires external USB storage device)
- Multiroom Link for syncing wirelessly with Samsung Shape wireless speakers
- Rips CD to MP3 files with a USB storage device
- On-board web browser
- Built-in audio decoding for Dolby® Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS®, and DTS-HD Master Audio
- Front-panel USB port for use with external storage devices or wireless keyboard
- 2 HDMI outputs for separating audio and video signals:
- "MAIN" HDMI output is HDMI 2.0a (connected 4K TV and/or receiver must have an HDCP 2.2-compatible HDMI input, and must have HDMI 2.0a to support HDR)
- "SUB" HDMI output is audio-only; does not output video signal
- Anynet+ simplifies control of compatible Samsung components via "MAIN" HDMI connection (HDMI-CEC)
- Optical digital audio output
- Ethernet port for wired network connection
Premium Content Providers
- Amazon Instant Video
- Hulu Plus
- 250+ Apps
At first glancetop surface is actually flat; only the front face curves slightly outward, producing the optical illusion that the whole device gently arcs. The front consists of two curved surfaces that angle outward and meet at a prominent front edge. The top surface holds Eject, Play/Pause, Power, and Stop buttons, along with two indicator lights. The bottom surface holds the disc drive tray and a USB 3.0 port. The back of the player offers a single HDMI output for video, along with a second HDMI output dedicated to audio, an optical audio output, and an Ethernet port.
The remote is a small, simple 5.4-inch black candy bar. The center of the remote holds a prominent square navigation pad flanked by menu buttons. Playback controls sit above the pad, while four color buttons and simple television controls (Power, Source, Volume Up/Down) are below. It lacks the precise air mouse/touchpad controls of Samsung's high-end HDTVs, but it's perfectly usable.
The player offers plenty of streaming services and apps through the Samsung Apps platform. You can access Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, Vudu, and YouTube for video and Pandora, SiriusXM, and Spotify for music, as well as dozens of other apps for news, social networks, sports, and weather. The K8500 has 1.66GB of onboard storage, which should be more than enough for your streaming and information needs.
Besides Samsung Apps, the player features a Web browser. Since the remote doesn't offer mouse-like abilities, navigation can be awkward. If you have a recent Samsung smartphone or tablet, you can also mirror your screen to the K8500.
Ultra HD Blu-ray Performance
Unlike when the first Blu-ray players hit the market, the K8500 loads discs very quickly. The K8500 got to the opening menus of the Ultra HD Blu-ray versions of Mad Max: Fury Roadand X-Men: Days of Future Past in less than 20 seconds each. While we don't have other Ultra HD Blu-ray players to compare it with, this is fast when measured against the first Blu-ray players and 1080p Blu-ray Discs, which easily took a full minute to start playing. Other current players regularly take around 10 to 20 seconds to load discs, putting the K8500 in line with the most recent technology used for standard Blu-ray discs.
Ultra HD Blu-ray discs can be encoded with high dynamic range (HDR) video, which sends a wider range of brightness, darkness, and color levels to the connected television than standard HD video signals. When connected to an HDR-compatible television, the K8500 played HDR video from both Mad Max: Fury Road and X-Men: Days of Future Past without a problem. If the connected television doesn't support HDR, the player accounts for that and sends a standard signal.
For audio, the K8500 supports Dolby True HD and DTS-HD surround sound formats, along with 7.1-channel Dolby Digital. This is powerful for conventional Blu-ray players, but Ultra HD Blu-ray discs can be also encoded with the more advanced Dolby Atmos and DTS-X audio. Those formats incorporate much more positional sound information than conventional 5.1- and 7.1-channel surround sound to produce a more immersive experience. The K8500 doesn't officially support Dolby Atmos or DTS-X, but readers have reported that the player can send these formats to a compatible receiver. We've been unable to test this.
In addition to Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, the K8500 is backward compatible with both standard Blu-ray and DVD media. Since Ultra HD Blu-ray is such a new format, it's good to see that the first player we've tested works so well. It's fast, plays HDR 4K with ease, and upconverts 1080p Blu-ray discs quite well.
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
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
- AVCHD 4.1
- 3D Blu-ray
- Blue-ray Video
- Standby: 0.3 W
- Operating: 34 W
- Rating Voltage: AC100-240V ~50/60Hz Automatic Switching
Accessories Included In Box
- Remote Control: TM1241
- Battery: Yes
- Height: 1.76"
- Width: 15.98"
- Depth: 9.06"
- Unit: 4.19 lbs
- Shipping: 6.17 lbs
In the box:
- SAMSUNG UBD-K8500 Region Free Blu-Ray Disc Player
- 6ft 4k High Speed HDMI Cable
- Papers / Instructions / Manual
- Due to the nature of this player - This unit will NOT convert PAL to NTSC for playback of PAL DVDs - make sure your TV can display 50Hz signal before you buy. Blu Ray Discs and UHD Discs are not affected - only PAL DVDs (50Hz) will require a 50Hz compatible TV - if you are not sure please email us the make and model of your TV and we will verify this information for you.
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We will match the lowest price plus give you an additional 10% off the difference, simply send us a link to the same player and we will make an adjustment to your order – please be sure it is a region free player. Our Region Free Blu-ray & DVD players allow you to play DVDs and Blu-ray Discs from any region in the world. We use the best of the best ICOS-HD. All of our players use state of the art FPGA hardware technology that allows for future firmware updates. As well as they all include the built in NTSC⇔PAL Conversion this means that you do not need a special TV or an external video converter Our HD-ICOS hardware players use the best 1:1 digital PAL/NTSC conversion.
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