BD-F8500 Smart 3D with 500GB HD Recorder & Blu-ray player


You can now get double the fun from one unit thanks to the great multitasking ability of the Samsung Blu-ray HDD player. 0 5 0 reviews

Recycling Batteries Responsibly

  • The European Directive on Batteries and Accumulators aims to minimise the impact of batteries on the environment and encourage the recovery of the materials they contain. In the UK, regulations on the recycling of batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) were Introduced in 2009. The Waste Batteries Regulations aim to significantly increase UK collection and recycling of used portable batteries from 3% in 2007 to 25% by 2012, rising to at least 45% in 2016.

  • The battery symbol on a product or on its packaging indicates that the product must not be disposed of with general household waste. Instead, it is the consumer’s responsibility to dispose of their waste batteries at a designated collection point so that they can be recycled. The separate collection and recycling of batteries at the time of dispo sal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that they are recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. A comprehensive list of battery recycling centres can be obtained from:

  • All Samsung products that are subject to the Batteries Directive are compliant with the UK battery and accumulator Requirements. In accordance with national law, SAMSUNG Electronics (UK) Ltd is a member of an approved batteries producer compliance scheme. This scheme collects, treats and disposes of batteries on Samsung’s behalf.

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At a Glance
  • Blue-ray HDD Player.
  • BD-F8500A.
  • You can now get double the fun from one unit thanks to the great multitasking ability of the Samsung Blu-ray HDD player.

Record more, watch more and enjoy more

Record more, watch more and enjoy more
You can now get double the fun from one unit thanks to the great multitasking ability of the Samsung Blu-ray HDD player. Make sure you don’t miss out on your favourite shows by recording two favourite channels at the same time. The timer recording feature also allows you to set future recordings so you can watch them on your own time.

Outstanding web browsing speed with Dual Core

Outstanding web browsing speed with Dual Core
Leave your PC aside and browse the web on your Smart Blu-ray Player. The Dual Core processing speed allows you to perform multiple tasks at the same time, such as using an app while downloading another one. It also enables fast web browsing while playing Apps.

Make your TV Smart

Make your TV Smart
Make your TV "Smart" with the Samsung Blu-ray Player BD-F8500 which gives you access to Smart Hub. Smart Hub has 3 easy-to-use panels which allows you to navigate through your TV, Social and Application content.

Share pictures and videos with compatible devices

Share pictures and videos with compatible devices
Enjoy wireless access and share your digital content with AllShare . Using screen sharing technology, content from your Blu-ray Player can be displayed on a compatible Smart phone device, using a compatible HDTV. It lets you beam photos, videos and you can even play games using your Smart Phone as a controller. Take entertainment to the next level with screen mirroring and content sharing.

Enjoy content from USB memory drive or external HDD

Enjoy content from USB memory drive or external HDD
Access all your multimedia with great connectivity. Sync and enjoy movies, photos and music on from your USB memory drive or external hard drive. External HDD Connectivity allows you to connect your external storage directly to your Blu-ray player via USB and quickly access video, audio or images. It’s designed to handle a wide range of content, so you can enjoy all your home movies, downloaded music and holiday photographs all in the comfort of your living room. Just connect, sync and enjoy.

Experience the pinnacle of picture quality

Experience the pinnacle of picture quality
A television with 1080p Full HD technology is more than just entertainment, it’s an experience. Providing nearly twice the resolution of conventional HDTVs, the 1080p picture engulfs you with spectacular detail – rich, eye-popping colours and super-sharp, ultra-realistic images that enhance everything on your screen, from movies to videogames. Why watch TV when you can experience it?

Experience the next level of Full HD 3D entertainment

Experience the next level of Full HD 3D entertainment
Bring home a more immersive and spectacular 3D experience. With Full HD 3D, your 3D home entertainment will be more exciting and vivid than you had imagined. Its powerful features maximise your enjoyment. Thanks to 3D Auto Contrast, you’ll have a crisper image with sharper and more dramatic contrast. Samsung’s outstanding 3D technology uses sophisticated algorithms to minimise image layers and maximise response speed, for a more fluid and clear viewing experience. Immerse your senses in a new reality of 3D HD.
Quick Start Mode

Quick Start Mode

With Quick Start Mode your Blu-ray player is ready to go when you want it. Quick Start Mode translates to less waiting and more enjoying.
BD Wise

BD Wise

Save time and hassle by optimising your picture quality with BD Wise. It automatically syncs your HDMI-connected Samsung devices, ensuring your experience is simply stunning.
CD Ripping

CD Ripping

Convert your CDs to MP3s with the CD ripping feature. Extract audio tracks from your CDs simply by inserting your CD and pressing the ripping button, converting music onto your USB memory drive or HDD. *Only copy material that you have copyright to.
Anynet +

Anynet +

Anynet+ is an AV network system to automatically control Samsung audio-video (AV) device. There is no need to use different remote controls for different devices. With Anynet+ feature, all you need is one remote control for simple and convenient experience.

Playable Disc Type

  • 3D Blu-rayYes
  • Blu-ray VideoYes
  • DVD-Video/DVD±R/DVD±RWYes
  • VCD 1.1No

Video Decoding Format

  • MPEG 2/4Yes
  • DIVXYes
  • DIVX HDYes
  • AVCHDYes
  • MKVYes
  • WMVYes
  • JPEGYes
  • MPOYes
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General Information

  • Deck TypeTray
  • Front displayVFD
  • Control buttonTouch Key

Audio Decoding Format

  • Dolby DigitalYes
  • Dolby Digital Plus / TrueHDYes
  • DTS SurroundYes
  • DTS-HD Master Audio DecodingYes
  • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio DecodingYes
  • DTS-HD Bitstream OutputYes
  • LPCMYes
  • AACYes
  • MP3Yes
  • WMAYes

Audio Decoding Output

  • Dolby Decoding Channel7.1Ch
  • DTS Decoding Channel7.1Ch


  • BD WiseYes
  • BD Wise WebYes
  • BD Profile5.0
  • Video Up-Scale (DVD)Yes
  • Hyper Real EngineYes
  • Full ScreenYes
  • Smart HubYes
  • Remote ApplicationYes
  • Remote Application (Smart Phone Control)Yes
  • Web BrowserYes
  • Full BrowserYes
  • Smart View (Dual/Clone view)No
  • Remote SchedulerYes
  • Remote AccessYes
  • CD RippingYes


  • Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)Yes
  • EthernetYes
  • Wireless LAN Built-inYes
  • AllShareYes
  • Wi-Fi DirectYes
  • USB Host 2.02EA


  • HDMI Out1EA
  • Composite OutputNo
  • Component OutputNo
  • Optical Digital Audio OutputYes
  • Coaxial Digital Audio OutputNo
  • SCART JackNo


  • Capacity500GB
  • Plate Size3.5"
  • Recording Time (HD, SD)HD: 49 hours, SD: 199 hours


  • Dual TunerYes
  • Loop ThroughYes


  • Auto channel scanYes
  • Manual channel scanYes
  • EPG (Digital)Yes (MHEG EPG)
  • TTX (OSD)Yes
  • TTX (VBI)Yes
  • Subtitle (DVB)Yes
  • Subtitle (TTX)Yes
  • LCN (Logical Channel Number)Yes
  • Favourite ChannelYes
  • Parental GuideYes
  • Channel ListYes
  • Auto Clock SettingYes
  • Time ShiftYes
  • RadioYes
  • OTAYes
  • Common Interface (CI+)No
  • Channel TransferYes

Timer Recording

  • Number of Events (Programming )50 Events
  • Dual RecordingYes
  • EPG (Digital)Yes
  • Instant Recording Timer10 minutes ~ 360 minutes


  • Product Dimension (WxHxD)430 x 55 x 282 (mm)
  • Package Dimension (WxHxD)480 x 110 x 375 (mm)


  • Product Weight2.6kg
  • Package Weight3.6kg

Power Consumption

  • Stand-by1 watts
  • Operating33 watts
  • Energy Star 2.0No

Power Specification

  • Rating Voltage220 - 240V
  • Power Cord TypeAP-2


  • HDMI CableNo
  • RCA CableNo
  • BatteryYes
  • DC AdapterNo
  • User ManualYes

Ratings and Reviews (1)

Overall Ratings

0 out of 1 (0%) customers recommend this product





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Avoid this product

This product will NOT work on a Bridge Wifi Network, only on a direct Wifi Network, which is useless for anyone with a non-standard Wifi Network setup.

I wish I had know this before purchasing this nice black box. Also Series Link Recording is very hit and miss. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't?

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Other Manuals (3)

  • CE DoC

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  • CE DoC

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  • User Manual

    5.78 MB, pdf, ENGLISH


Firmware (2)

  • Upgrade File(USB type)

    All OS, 246.87 MB, zip, ENGLISH

    2014.04.24 tooltipbox

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    < Firmware update>

    This Firmware update provides the following benefits:

    Ver.1009.1 Apr. 24. 2014

    Ver.1008.1 Jan. 28. 2014
    - Improved System stability

    Ver.1007.1 Nov. 20. 2013
    - Improved System stability and disc playability

    Ver.1006.2 Aug. 14. 2013
    - Improved System stability

    Ver.1004.1 May. 28. 2013
    - Improved System stability & App issue

    Ver.1003.2 Apr. 18. 2013
    - Improved System stability
  • Upgrade guide

    All OS, 0.04 MB, pdf, ENGLISH


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