Blu-ray Players

BD-F8500M Smart 3D Blu-ray Player with 500Gb Freeview HD Recorder


Be entertained on your own terms with the Samsung BD-F8500M Smart 3D Blu-ray Player. You can enjoy the entire range of Catch-up TV services*, including ITV Player, BBC iPlayer, 4oD and Demand 5. What’s more, you can record your favourite programmes and watch them whenever you want, thanks to its large 500GB storage capacity. You can view two programmes at the same time or record two simultaneously, and even watch TV while you browse the internet. Samsung’s AllShare also lets you share content from smartphones, tablets and more.

*Apps shown are available or coming soon on all 2013 Samsung Smart AV products
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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
  • Watch all TV Catch-up services*
  • Record two shows at once and watch them later
  • Enjoy 3D Blu-ray entertainment in stunning Full HD
  • Share and enjoy content via AllShare Play

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Catch up on all the latest TV programmes

Catch up on all the latest TV programmes
Now you never have to miss any of your favourite programmes again. You can watch all the must-see TV shows at your convenience with Catch-up TV services* including ITV Player, BBC iPlayer, the 4oD service from Channel 4, and Demand 5 from Channel 5. They give you access to a world of new comedy, drama, news, documentaries and more. With Samsung Smart Content, you set the TV schedule. It’s never been easier to stay up-to-date with the latest entertainment.

*Apps shown are available or coming soon on all 2013 Samsung Smart AV products

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 player. Make sure you don’t miss out on your favourite show by recording two favourite channels at the same time. And with the timer recording feature, you will only get more for your money. Get more entertainment than you asked for.

Great entertainment on demand

Great entertainment on demand
Enjoy the very latest movies and other entertainment at home – on your own terms. It’s all delivered straight to you thanks to Samsung Smart Content. Now you can have easy access to a range of great video on demand services including LOVEFiLM, Netflix and more. From the biggest current blockbusters to indie hidden gems and timeless classics, you will discover a huge library of movies and other content that you can watch at your convenience. 

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, your content will be displayed on the Samsung handset’s screen from a compatible HDTV. It lets you beam photos, videos and you can even play games using your handset as a controller. Take entertainment to the next level with screen mirroring and content sharing. You can quickly and easily share and enjoy content on your TV with as little fuss as possible.

Get connected and be social

Get connected and be social
Now it’s even easier to get closer to friends and family from the comfort of your living room. Samsung’s Smart Content makes it simple to access online social networks like Facebook and Twitter, so now you can connect, chat and share with ease. With the YouTube app, you can also explore and enjoy a world of great video content including the latest worldwide sensations. Thanks to these social networking services, you can discover a smarter way to be social.

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, with powerful features to maximise your enjoyment. Thanks to 3D Auto Contrast, you’ll have a crisper image with sharper and more dramatic contrast. Samsung’s superior 3D technology uses sophisticated algorithms to minimise image layers and maximise response speed, for more fluid and clear viewing. Make sure you immerse your senses in a new reality of 3D HD.
Quick Start Mode

Quick Start Mode

Instead of the usual 10 seconds, you can you start your Blu-ray player in just 0.5 seconds. This is the world’s fastest boot-up, and 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 you’re your experience is simply stunning.
CD Ripping

CD Ripping

Take your favourite tracks with you on your MP3 player. In minutes, you can 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.

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 Application (Smart Phone Control)Yes
  • Web BrowserYes
  • Full BrowserYes
  • Remote AccessYes
  • CD RippingYes


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


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


  • Capacity500G
  • Plate Size3.5"
  • Recording Time (HD, SD)HD: about 124Hr, SD: about: 199Hr


  • Dual TunerYes
  • Loop ThroughYes


  • Auto Channel ScanYes
  • Manual Channel ScanYes
  • EPG (Digital)Yes
  • TTX (OSD)Yes
  • TTX (VBI)Yes
  • Subtitle (DVB)Yes
  • Subtitle (TTX)Yes
  • LCN (Logical Channel Number)Yes
  • Favorite ChannelYes
  • Parental GuideYes
  • Channel ListYes
  • Auto Clock SettingYes
  • Time ShiftYes
  • RadioYes
  • OTAYes
  • Common Interface (CI+)Yes
  • Channel TransferYes

Timer Recording

  • Number of Events (Programming )50 Events
  • Dual RecordingYes
  • EPG (Digital)Yes
  • Instant Recording TimerTimer Option (10 min - 6 hours)


  • Product Dimension (WxHxD)430 x 55 x 282mm
  • Package Dimension (WxHxD)180 x 110 x 375mm


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

Power Consumption

  • Stand-by1W
  • Operating33W
  • Energy Star 2.0No

Power Specification

  • Rating Voltage220 - 240V
  • Power Cord TypeEU CP-2


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

Ratings and Reviews (5)

Overall Ratings

2 out of 5 (40%) customers recommend this product





- Gender: - Age:
Awesome machine, childs play to use.

Does everything I wanted and more, easy to setup and easy to use. Love it!

Yorkshire, UK - Gender: - Age:
Smart looking and powerful hardware but a baffling UI

Bought this for my parents with a Samsung F5500 TV to bring them up to date. It looks very smart and well designed, has a large hard disk and seems to be well made.

However, the UI lets it down a lot. It's confusing and fiddly and frequently needed functions seem to have been buried deeply in menus. I had to leave my parents four pages of written notes on how to watch and delete recordings.

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Oxford, UK - Gender: - Age:
VERY good Smart-BluRay-PVR Combo

I purchased this to replace my YouView box, and was amazingly surprised when it arrived. The BD-F8500 has a very good, and easy to use UI (user interface) and setup was a breeze.

The feature set of the BD-F8500 is very long, and considering that I got a 500GB PVR WITH SmartHub WITH a 3D BluRay player, it came at a very good price. I'm glad to say that the BD-F8500 worked well with my wireless keyboard (with touchpad), which made using the built in web browser much easier. Unfortunately, not all of the Apps in SmartHub support the external keyboard, but this really has to do with the apps themselves, and not SmartHub. Picture and audio is very clear, and HD FreeView channels are bright, crystal clear and very sharp. I have not had a cance to see 3D playback (as I do not have a 3D TV), but a review I read said that 3D playback was very good as well. Once again, I'd like to mention how pleasant I found the UI. It's simple to navigate, clear, not too cluttered and also not too small (or too big). The SmartHub you get on the BD-F8500 is not the full SmartHub you get on Samsung Smart TVs, but it's still better most of the other Smart device I have used. Samsung also makes regular updates to Smarthub, so I would not be surprised to see th BD-F8500 get even better over time. The EPG is very quick to respond and simple to browse, set reminders (schedule viewing) and set recordings (schedule recording), with the series record available (as on most PVRs nowadays). The section where your Apps are listed is a little basic, with not much option to customize the layour, but once again, I would not be surprised to see this improve over time, and this does not affect the usability. The only complaint I have is that you cannot (as far as I can see) search the EPG (though I may be wrong). The Search option on the device only seems to search the online content.

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Copenhagen - Gender: - Age:
Very bad user interface

I too have many years as IT specialist with lots of experience in complicated systems - but this device is so strange that I'm still struggling to find a usefull way to use it.

Fx I can't find a way to rearrange apps so that the ones I use is in front. Apps I don't want is locked so you cant remove them. I did by accident find an easier way to find recorded programs - go to Guide then press "c" and then press left arrow and there you can delete or view recorded programs - but despite lots of space they have put the information of the program at the bottom so you can't read anything but the first few words !!!!. I like the possibility of recording 2 programs at the same time. I Thrashed my PS3 with Play-TV for this recorder - I fail to think af any reason not to go back, except the PS3 is quite big, noisier and use more power. If this is the general way to do it in Samsung, this is my last product from them.

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