Product Comparison: Samsung UBD-K8500 vs Samsung UBD-M8500


General Specifications
Brand
Samsung
Samsung
Model
UBD-K8500
UBD-M8500
About the Product
Elevate your home entertainment viewing with the new Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player—designed to deliver the ultimate cinematic experience. Enjoy incredible picture quality, a wider color range and dramatic detail with a Blu-ray player capable of upscaling all lower resolution media to a stunning ultra-high definition resolution. Plus, this Ultra HD Blu-ray Player features a sleek, curved design—matching seamlessly with any Samsung Curved SUHD TV.
Samsung's UHD Blu-ray player is simply the best way to experience your favorite movies and shows. Scenes burst with vivid color, stunning contrast, and deep detail. 4K UHD resolution delivers four times the detail of HD, and with an expanded color spectrum and High Dynamic Range (HDR), you’ll experience your favorites in a whole new way.
Key Specs
Smart Capable
Yes
Yes
Maximum Video Resolution
2160 p
2160 p
Wi-Fi Built-in
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Samsung UBD-K8500 3D Wi-Fi 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player (2016 Model)
  • It has smart TV capabilities so it your TV doesn't have this feature you can add it with this unit. Very happy with it.
  • The picture quality is great when watching 4K Blu-Rays but also when using the Smart Functions on the Blu-Ray Player.
  • Great player crystal clear images and the smart features come in handy!!
  • Easy remote access, fast response, and great resolution.
  • The upgrade feature is nice and the resolution of 4K is well worth the upgrade!
Samsung UBD-M8500 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player
  • It also has smart TV capabilities so it your TV doesn't have this feature you can add it with this unit. Very happy with it.
  • The picture quality is great when watching 4K Blu-Rays but also when using the Smart Functions on the Blu-Ray Player.
  • Great player crystal clear images and the smart features come in handy!!
  • This player is great. The upgrade feature is nice and the resolution of 4K is well worth the upgrade!
  • Great color and resolution at an affordable price.
Size & Weight
Height
1.8 in.
1.8 in.
Width
16 in.
16 in.
Depth
9.1 in.
9.1 in.
Weight
4.19 lbs.
4.19 lbs.
Features
Disc Loading Type
Tray
Tray
Compatible Disc Formats
BD Video, CD, DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, 3D Blu-ray, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, BD-ROM
BD Video, DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, BD-RE, BD-R, BD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL
Supported Formats
JPEG, PNG, MP3, GIF, FLAC, AAC, WAV, MPEG2 (TS/PS), MPEG-1, MPEG4 AVC (H.264), MPEG2 PS/TS, MP4, WMA, Dolby Digital, AC3
JPEG, PNG, MP3, GIF, FLAC, AAC, WAV, MPEG2 (TS/PS), MPEG-1, MPEG2 PS/TS, MPEG4 AVC (H.264), MKV, MP4, MOV, Xvid, AC3
Built-in Audio Decoders
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
USB Port(s)
1
1
Ethernet Port(s)
Yes
Yes
Wireless Connection
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Controls
Remote control
Remote control
Extras
4K Ultra HD performance for years of worry free enjoyment, True-to-life Images in Incredible Detail, Incredible Cinema Quality at Home, Enjoy More Vivid and Breathtaking Color, The Ultimate Universal Disc Player
The Most Lifelike Spectrum of Colors, True-To-Life Stunning 4K Resolution, Get HDR Resolution, Automatically, HDR - Stunning Brightness, Deeper Contrast, OneRemote Replaces Many
Pre-Installed Services & Apps
Netflix, YouTube, Web Browser
What customers say about "Features"
Samsung UBD-K8500 3D Wi-Fi 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player (2016 Model)
  • Allows access to different formats and the picture quality is excellent.
  • Plays most formats, most popular apps, and fancy easy to follow navigation.
  • Works well with 4k blue ray discs and well with the occasional 4k tv programming.
  • This device delivers really sharp image with good color stabilization. Wifi connectivity is impressive and saves space between my cluttered wires.
  • In addition it will upscale blu ray and dvd formats with amazing clarity. Frankly when it upscales a blu ray, it really looks likes its 4k. Easy to use as well.
  • This player is inexcusably slow. It takes about a second for a button press on the remote to register and take effect. This makes navigating disc menus very difficult and annoying.
  • The user interface is unbeliveably bad. Any time you touch a key on the remote, it puts an overlay on the screen, obscuring part of the picture.
Samsung UBD-M8500 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player
  • Allows access to different formats and the picture quality is excellent.
  • Plays most formats, most popular apps, and fancy easy to follow navigation.
  • I love my new blu-ray player. Excellent wifi services and best movie playback
  • The interface/menu has an update feature, so as new apps and firmware are released you can get them via wireless.
  • This is a good Blu-ray player. We wished it had more streaming services though. Still needed to get a Roku stick.
Outputs
HDMI
2
1
Optical Digital Audio
1
1
What customers say about "Outputs"
Samsung UBD-K8500 3D Wi-Fi 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player (2016 Model)
  • The optical output for sounds work just fine as a HDMI, it just an old stile.
  • There's also an optical port to set up with your home theater system.
  • On the back of the player, you have the HDMI 1 output, next is HDMI2, then the ethernet port, then an optical out, then the power cord connection.
  • It does not come with the 2.0 HDMI cable (which is not right).
  • I had some trouble getting the sound output settings right using optical digital out, and the manual is so thin I had to search the net (not Samsung's site) for answers, eventually figured it out but the confusion was minorly irritating.
Samsung UBD-M8500 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player
  • Using hdmi get the max out of your setup.
  • Audio can be sent to analog outputs while video is sent out via HDMI. This provides compatibility with older A/V receivers.
  • Need extra cables and optical cable, but once hooked up, great player.
  • There's also an optical port to set up with your home theater system.
  • I am giving this 4 stars because there does not seem to be any way to turn off HDMI audio when using the optical connection to a surround system.
Accessories
Included With Unit
Remote control, Battery
Battery, Remote control
What customers say about "Accessories"
Samsung UBD-K8500 3D Wi-Fi 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player (2016 Model)
  • So far, picture quality is good and the remote is synced with the television remote.
  • Easy remote access, fast response, and great resolution.
  • The remote control on this thing is total garbage. The buttons get pushed in and stay in and not all buttons are duplicated on the front of the device. The remote felt good in my hand initially but as soon as you push a button it gets stuck inside the case and won't come out.
  • Excellent TV for the price, I just wish the remote was more user friendly.
  • Two of us struggled to get the battery compartment on the remote open to insert the battery.
  • It also uses a button battery so it will be more difficult to swap it out.
Samsung UBD-M8500 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player
  • It is easy to set up and has a nice remote.
  • The remote is universal, and can replicate most of my tv remotes functions.
  • The player is very fast with starting up movies and the remote is easy to use.
  • I just wish the remote was more user friendly.
  • The batteries that came with this DVD player were dead.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE
CE

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