Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Player + 5 UHDs Blu-rays £166.49 @ Zoom.co.uk
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Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Player + 5 UHDs Blu-rays £166.49 @ Zoom.co.uk

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Found 31st Dec 2017
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The bundle comes with five 4K UHD titles for you to enjoy in the best picture quality possible:
- Jason Bourne
- The Shallows
- Split
- The Great Wall
- Chappie

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Could buy an Xbox for this much and have the best of both worlds
superfreddy7 m ago

Could buy an Xbox for this much and have the best of both worlds


4k Playback on the XBox ain't great, the Samsung is a lot better (I have both)
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Hasn't this already been posted?
AJ922 m ago

Hasn't this already been posted?


Not at the £184.99 price and then using a code. Has been posted at £199 with a 10% code and £199.99 with a 20% code (which has expired)
MIDURIX13 m ago

Not at the £184.99 price and then using a code. Has been posted at £199 w …Not at the £184.99 price and then using a code. Has been posted at £199 with a 10% code and £199.99 with a 20% code (which has expired)


Although it was £148 when eBay had the 20%voucher. I did manage to buy it some weeks back for £148 direct at zoom.co.uk when there was a 25% code so hopefully another will become available soon.
Could buy an Xbox for this much and have the best of both worlds
Available from Reliant Direct for £134 on Amazon.co.uk at the moment. Without those discs, but the one I bought from them before Christmas had The Amazing Spider-Man 2 thrown in (not advertised). It’s a cracking player.
superfreddy7 m ago

Could buy an Xbox for this much and have the best of both worlds


4k Playback on the XBox ain't great, the Samsung is a lot better (I have both)
AndrewFoxley18 m ago

Available from Reliant Direct for £134 on Amazon.co.uk at the moment. …Available from Reliant Direct for £134 on Amazon.co.uk at the moment. Without those discs, but the one I bought from them before Christmas had The Amazing Spider-Man 2 thrown in (not advertised). It’s a cracking player.


The 4K Blu-ray go for about £15-20 each so if you want these one I guess it's worth about £200 all things considered.
Or just buy a standard Xbox One
lakesh86023 m ago

Or just buy a standard Xbox One


Look at comments above.
Heat for the deal..... But the films.... Mehhh
eSeM53 m ago

4k Playback on the XBox ain't great, the Samsung is a lot better (I have …4k Playback on the XBox ain't great, the Samsung is a lot better (I have both)


Why?
superfreddy1 h, 3 m ago

Could buy an Xbox for this much and have the best of both worlds


The Xbox doesn’t upscale blu rays, this does..
superfreddy11 m ago

Why?


Blayback is via an app, it updates, it hangs, it won't play some DVDs ... and the surround sound support was an afterthought, a pain in the ass to set up.
No dolby vision as far as I can see. Would only replace the Xbox with a blu ray player if it could give me dolby vision
packard15 m ago

The Xbox doesn’t upscale blu rays, this does..


The Xbox doesn’t need to as all 4K TVs already upscale the picture and unless it’s a dirt cheap 4K tv it’ll likely do it better than an Xbox or the player in this deal.
only draw back to using the the Xbox is the noise I find my one s a bit too noisy for night time viewing (picture and sound wise it’ll be identical to any other player out there regardless of price)
AndrewFoxley1 h, 18 m ago

Available from Reliant Direct for £134 on Amazon.co.uk at the moment. …Available from Reliant Direct for £134 on Amazon.co.uk at the moment. Without those discs, but the one I bought from them before Christmas had The Amazing Spider-Man 2 thrown in (not advertised). It’s a cracking player.


..or £129 on their website.
MrFizzy5 m ago

..or £129 on their website.


Well spotted! Didn’t even know they had a website.
This format is highly likely to fail due to lack of support from the studios, and sky high greed driven prices for the media.

Take a read of this and you'll see what tricks they're getting up to, depriving buyers of content and making them pay extra to download it, or selling it complete to streaming companies. If they can't get the dollar signs out of their eyes they will kill the golden goose like they did with 3D and nearly managed with blu ray.

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I have a ps4 pro..wouldnt be pointless me getting this? Ie what would I gain?
spenspuma1 m ago

I have a ps4 pro..wouldnt be pointless me getting this? Ie what would I …I have a ps4 pro..wouldnt be pointless me getting this? Ie what would I gain?


This is an Ultra HD bluray player, PS4 pro doesn't have that.
Thoughtful35 m ago

This format is highly likely to fail due to lack of support from the …This format is highly likely to fail due to lack of support from the studios, and sky high greed driven prices for the media.Take a read of this and you'll see what tricks they're getting up to, depriving buyers of content and making them pay extra to download it, or selling it complete to streaming companies. If they can't get the dollar signs out of their eyes they will kill the golden goose like they did with 3D and nearly managed with blu ray.http://www.denofgeek.com/uk/dvd-bluray/blu-ray/48151/falling-dvd-blu-ray-sales-and-an-era-passing


That article mentions Ultra bluray about once and it's more of a whole bluray sales slowing down, which is as you would expect with more downloadable and streaming services. Doesn't mean 4k ones will fail, it's a natural progression to make things higher quality. I think the higher the quality the more chance of success because broadband/fibre connections are going to struggle to keep up with high bit rates.
caf57 m ago

The Xbox doesn’t need to as all 4K TVs already upscale the picture and u …The Xbox doesn’t need to as all 4K TVs already upscale the picture and unless it’s a dirt cheap 4K tv it’ll likely do it better than an Xbox or the player in this deal.only draw back to using the the Xbox is the noise I find my one s a bit too noisy for night time viewing (picture and sound wise it’ll be identical to any other player out there regardless of price)


I previously had an xbs white then sold it and bought a used grey s and I have to say I don't even know its on as I have a 5.1 avr and a projector which the fan is louder then an xbs but I use my avr with a good amount of volume so kinda don't notice the fans on the systems.
Thoughtful45 m ago

This format is highly likely to fail due to lack of support from the …This format is highly likely to fail due to lack of support from the studios, and sky high greed driven prices for the media.Take a read of this and you'll see what tricks they're getting up to, depriving buyers of content and making them pay extra to download it, or selling it complete to streaming companies. If they can't get the dollar signs out of their eyes they will kill the golden goose like they did with 3D and nearly managed with blu ray.http://www.denofgeek.com/uk/dvd-bluray/blu-ray/48151/falling-dvd-blu-ray-sales-and-an-era-passing


I'll be sat here waiting to snap up the 4k blu-rays for a song if that does happen

I got this player with my TV but sold it on for £270. Waiting for it to drop below £100 before I buy it again. 4K and HDR is incredible now we're finally getting some good content..
packard1 h, 20 m ago

The Xbox doesn’t upscale blu rays, this does..


Well if you have a 4k TV the TV will upscale it for you. So that point is moot.
TALON197323 m ago

Well if you have a 4k TV the TV will upscale it for you. So that point is …Well if you have a 4k TV the TV will upscale it for you. So that point is moot.


The Xbox S & X encode the colours before the signal goes to the tv but there's a problem with it's colour matrix before the signal is sent so the colours are wrong, all stand-alone UHD players don't encode the colours but push the signal to the tv and the tv encodes the colours correctly which is why a standalone player is better than a games consoles uhd player.
eSeM2 h, 44 m ago

4k Playback on the XBox ain't great, the Samsung is a lot better (I have …4k Playback on the XBox ain't great, the Samsung is a lot better (I have both)


Need to make sure have a decent TV or a waste of time, the gains will be marginal. Probably worth it if you have a decent big oled & are a bit of a film buff. Even then there are far better options than this for a dedicated 4k player.

Also, the 4k player in Xbox X is pretty good after some recent updates, to an untrained eye would be very difficult to differentiate between Xbox and expensive player through a decent calibrated TV. Lots of comparisons knocking about on YouTube......for most folks Xbox will do just fine.

I'm presuming you have the Xbox S not Xbox X if you're saying you see a big difference.
DookieWookie9 m ago

The Xbox S & X encode the colours before the signal goes to the tv but …The Xbox S & X encode the colours before the signal goes to the tv but there's a problem with it's colour matrix before the signal is sent so the colours are wrong, all stand-alone UHD players don't encode the colours but push the signal to the tv and the tv encodes the colours correctly which is why a standalone player is better than a games consoles uhd player.


Through a decent 4k OLED only certain colours are off, and it would be hard for an untrained eye to spot unless you actually line up V each other.

There is a comparison on YouTube on Planet Earth 2 and it was virtually apples for apples Xbox V dedicated player. Some of the colours had a red push on eagle feathers but it was splitting hairs.....your average user is just not going to notice anything apart from a pretty stunning picture

It's the same old boring arguments camera folks have about lenses, at some point they forget the point is just to enjoy taking nice pictures instead of fawning over the pictures looking for flaws. The enjoyment gets lost in the pursuit of perfection.....

Same can be said about home cinema
zoso131319 m ago

Through a decent 4k OLED only certain colours are off, and it would be …Through a decent 4k OLED only certain colours are off, and it would be hard for an untrained eye to spot unless you actually line up V each other.There is a comparison on YouTube on Planet Earth 2 and it was virtually apples for apples Xbox V dedicated player. Some of the colours had a red push on eagle feathers but it was splitting hairs.....your average user is just not going to notice anything apart from a pretty stunning picture It's the same old boring arguments camera folks have about lenses, at some point they forget the point is just to enjoy taking nice pictures instead of fawning over the pictures looking for flaws. The enjoyment gets lost in the pursuit of perfection.....Same can be said about home cinema


It's a known problem that the Xbox S & X encodes the colours incorrectly sure it still looks good but it will never be correct, a cheap standalone player even with a cheap 4ktv will always produce a better picture than an Xbox S or X even on the same cheap 4ktv display. Maybe the average person won't notice but at least they have all the info.
spenspuma1 h, 22 m ago

I have a ps4 pro..wouldnt be pointless me getting this? Ie what would I …I have a ps4 pro..wouldnt be pointless me getting this? Ie what would I gain?


A 4K Blu Ray Player..
DookieWookie25 m ago

It's a known problem that the Xbox S & X encodes the colours incorrectly …It's a known problem that the Xbox S & X encodes the colours incorrectly sure it still looks good but it will never be correct, a cheap standalone player even with a cheap 4ktv will always produce a better picture than an Xbox S or X even on the same cheap 4ktv display. Maybe the average person won't notice but at least they have all the info.


Not all colours, just certain colours are marginally off.

A cheap 4k TV will not produce a better picture.....

For example, my old Pioneer KURO is 1080P and it blows any cheap 4k TV out of the water. 4k is just a number, there are dozens of other variables which affect picture quality. That's the reason I waited until OLED was an affordable tech, it was the only 4k tech which looks better than my old KURO 1080P (which still using as secondary TV as picture is incredible)

The facts you're laying out are correct re the Xbox X & S colours being off but your assertion that a standalone player would look better through a cheap 4k Vs an Xbox on a top end OLED - I just don't agree. A cheap 4k TV wouldn't even have the colours correct in first place, it wouldn't be able to be calibrated too!
Edited by: "zoso1313" 31st Dec 2017
zoso131323 m ago

Not all colours, just certain colours are marginally off. A cheap 4k TV …Not all colours, just certain colours are marginally off. A cheap 4k TV will not produce a better picture..... For example, my old Pioneer KURO is 1080P and it blows any cheap 4k TV out of the water. 4k is just a number, there are dozens of other variables which affect picture quality. That's the reason I waited until OLED was an affordable tech, it was the only 4k tech which looks better than my old KURO 1080P (which still using as secondary TV as picture is incredible)The facts you're laying out are correct re the Xbox X & S colours being off but your assertion that a standalone player would look better through a cheap 4k Vs an Xbox on a top end OLED - I just don't agree. A cheap 4k TV wouldn't even have the colours correct in first place, it wouldn't be able to be calibrated too!


Friend has a Kuro as his second TV, it has 85 nits brightness when calibrated, his newer Samsung KS9500 has a peak of 1500 nits. Kuro was good for its time, but to say on certain tvs beat it now isn't true as a whole. Kuro had great black and great colours, but it's not very impressive compared to modern qled and OLED TVs.
I want a tv which looks impressive, don't get why so many people are so hung up about black level, it's not the first thing which comes to mind when you see a picture or a view.
DookieWookie1 h, 21 m ago

The Xbox S & X encode the colours before the signal goes to the tv but …The Xbox S & X encode the colours before the signal goes to the tv but there's a problem with it's colour matrix before the signal is sent so the colours are wrong, all stand-alone UHD players don't encode the colours but push the signal to the tv and the tv encodes the colours correctly which is why a standalone player is better than a games consoles uhd player.


The X has an RGB pipeline all the way through.
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Please could some who owns this player give their thoughts on the user experience when playing UHD Blu-rays? As in is it noisey or slow.... on any occasion, would you recommend a friend to buy one?
MIDURIX34 m ago

Friend has a Kuro as his second TV, it has 85 nits brightness when …Friend has a Kuro as his second TV, it has 85 nits brightness when calibrated, his newer Samsung KS9500 has a peak of 1500 nits. Kuro was good for its time, but to say on certain tvs beat it now isn't true as a whole. Kuro had great black and great colours, but it's not very impressive compared to modern qled and OLED TVs. I want a tv which looks impressive, don't get why so many people are so hung up about black level, it's not the first thing which comes to mind when you see a picture or a view.


Agree completely, that's why I hung out for OLED it does blow away when you pump high quality stuff through it.

At a basic picture level the KURO is still outstanding. The black level is important because it is the foundation of colours, if the black tip top the overall picture quality will be better and easier to calibrate to the levels which are standard ie what the director intended you to see.

Also black level important for detail, LEDs you lose a lot of detail because of poor black levels especially on darker films eh Batman.

That's my point re KURO - it has immense black levels so it's basic picture is lovely, and superior to a lot of cheap 4k sets, my friend was scratching his head when he bought a cheap 4k and couldn't understand why the KURO looked far superior, especially in Sports (better motion). But no way can it hold a candle to a decent calibrated OLED with a 4k HDR disc being pumped through it.
zoso131317 m ago

Agree completely, that's why I hung out for OLED it does blow away when …Agree completely, that's why I hung out for OLED it does blow away when you pump high quality stuff through it.At a basic picture level the KURO is still outstanding. The black level is important because it is the foundation of colours, if the black tip top the overall picture quality will be better and easier to calibrate to the levels which are standard ie what the director intended you to see.Also black level important for detail, LEDs you lose a lot of detail because of poor black levels especially on darker films eh Batman.That's my point re KURO - it has immense black levels so it's basic picture is lovely, and superior to a lot of cheap 4k sets, my friend was scratching his head when he bought a cheap 4k and couldn't understand why the KURO looked far superior, especially in Sports (better motion). But no way can it hold a candle to a decent calibrated OLED with a 4k HDR disc being pumped through it.


I have the newer Panasonic TX55VT50B Plasma. Panasonic bought the Kuro design from Pioneer and developed it. I was told by the Panasonic technical people that the OLED sets are not worth upgrading to at the present as the quality although now more or less equal was not sufficiently better to make a switch a worthwhile investment.
deleted18782231st Dec 2017

Please could some who owns this player give their thoughts on the user …Please could some who owns this player give their thoughts on the user experience when playing UHD Blu-rays? As in is it noisey or slow.... on any occasion, would you recommend a friend to buy one?


It’s very quiet, and was quick to load UHD and regular Blu Rays. I’ve had great performance out of it so far, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to be honest.
Thoughtful7 m ago

I have the newer Panasonic TX55VT50B Plasma. Panasonic bought the Kuro …I have the newer Panasonic TX55VT50B Plasma. Panasonic bought the Kuro design from Pioneer and developed it. I was told by the Panasonic technical people that the OLED sets are not worth upgrading to at the present as the quality although now more or less equal was not sufficiently better to make a switch a worthwhile investment.


I think that a top end 4k.oled does look incredible with 4k material being displayed with HDR. But that doesn't change fact the last generation Plasmas are incredible you're right.
No 12 month warranty?
bigtastyburger9 h, 44 m ago

The X has an RGB pipeline all the way through.


And that's it's problem, it conversion to rbg has an incorrect colour matrix, standalone players let the TV convert to RGB
Edited by: "DookieWookie" 1st Jan
You get the Spider-Man movie on 4K also
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