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Samsung UBD-K8500 Blu-Ray Player
UBD-K8500
A 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player from Samsung with 4K upconversion for Blu-ray and DVD discs. It has built-in WiFi capability for connecting wirelessly to a home network and is 3D-capable.
Description
A 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player from Samsung with 4K upconversion for Blu-ray and DVD discs. It has built-in WiFi capability for connecting wirelessly to a home network and is 3D-capable.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

UHD picture quality

UHD picture quality

The Ultra HD performance rating represents a composite observation of native 4K with and without high dynamic range settings from UHD Blu-ray disc sources.

 /  5
HD picture quality

HD picture quality

HD picture quality indicates trained panelists' evaluation of clarity and color accuracy of a high-definition progessive-scan (1080p) signal. All signals were routed through an HDMI connection.

 /  5
Ease of use

Ease of use

Ease of use indicates how easy it is to use the controls on front panel and remote, and navigate through player's menu.

 /  5
Useful features

Useful features

Useful features include audio/video outputs, Internet connectivity and services, and 3D capability.

 /  5

About

The Samsung UBD-K8500 is part of the Blu-Ray Players test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Blu-Ray Players models like the UBD-K8500 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

UHD picture quality The Ultra HD performance rating represents a composite observation of native 4K with and without high dynamic range settings from UHD Blu-ray disc sources.

HD picture quality HD picture quality indicates trained panelists' evaluation of clarity and color accuracy of a high-definition progessive-scan (1080p) signal. All signals were routed through an HDMI connection.

Ease of use Ease of use indicates how easy it is to use the controls on front panel and remote, and navigate through player's menu.

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