Samsung UBDK8500 - Ultra HD Blu-Ray Player @ Amazon/Tesco (Hughes Direct) £129.00
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Samsung UBDK8500 - Ultra HD Blu-Ray Player @ Amazon/Tesco (Hughes Direct) £129.00

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Found 6th Jan
A decent 4K UHD Player at a good price.

Tesco link

tesco.com/dir…sku

COMPLETE SPEC: General Information: Deck Type: Tray | Front Display: LED | Control Button: Touch Key | Playable Disc Type: Ultra HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray Video, DVD-Video/DVD±R/DVD±RC, CD DA/CD-R/CD-RW | Video Decoding Format: MPEG2/4, DivX, DivX HD, AVCHD, MKV, WMV, JPEG, MPO | Audio Decoding Format: Dolby True HD, Dolby True HD, DTS DTS-HD Master Audio | Audio Decoding Output: Dolby Decoding Channel: 7.1 ch | DTS Decoding Channel 7.1 ch | Feature: BD Wise: Yes | UHD Up-Scale: Yes | Screen Mirroring: Yes | Octa Core Processor: Yes | BD Profile: 6.0 | Video Up-Scale (DVD): Yes | Full Screen: Yes | Smart Hub: Yes | Remote Application: No: | Web Browser: Yes| CD Ripping: Yes | Multiroom Link: Yes | Connectivity: Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): Yes | USB 3.0: 1 | Network: Ethernet: Yes | Wi-Fi: Yes | DLNA: Yes | AV I/OM: HDMI Out: 2 | Digital Audio Output (Optical / Coaxial): Optical | Dimension: Product Dimension(WxHxD) 406 x 44.7 x 230 mm | Power: Stand-by 0.3 W | Operating 34 W | Rating Voltage AC220-240V ~50/60Hz | Accessory: HDMI Cable: No | Battery: Yes | User Manual: Yes
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I think this just upscales
sinxa2 m ago

I think this just upscales


It's a uhd player.
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sinxa8 m ago

I think this just upscales



Disc Type: Ultra HD Blu-ray
deleted6460637th Jan

Disc Type: Ultra HD Blu-ray


Fair play, does it support HDR or Dolby Vision?
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Also this price via Tesco OP if people have vouchers or want to collect CC points

tesco.com/dir…prd
sinxa41 m ago

I think this just upscales


wrong.
sinxa1 h, 3 m ago

Fair play, does it support HDR or Dolby Vision?


HDR yes, Dolby Vision no
Good price but would maybe choose this at same price...

Panasonic DMP-UB300EBK Native 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Player amazon.co.uk/dp/…0G7
It must support HDR as it's part of the ultra blu-ray specifications. It doesn't support Dolby vision..only the player from Oppo does at the moment. The LG player is still waiting for an update. New players with Dolby vision might be announced this week at CES.
The advantage of this over the DMP-UB300 is that it has 2 hdmi ports which will allow you to connect it an older amplifier and obtain lossless audio.

Review
Edited by: "roly" 7th Jan
General comment, but why are all these machines so plasticky nowadays? I've still got a 20 year old Pioneer multi-region DVD that was metal cased, and my Sony QS series DVD player that has weight to it. My Samsung 6500 Bluray looks and feels like a kids toy by comparison

I've like to move up to 4k Bluray, but still not a lot of titles around comparatively, and of course the inevitable mark-ups on the discs themselves.
acabucca5 h, 26 m ago

Good price but would maybe choose this at same price...Panasonic …Good price but would maybe choose this at same price...Panasonic DMP-UB300EBK Native 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Player https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XSJ1BKD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_SDxuAb19K30G7


Yes I saw that as well but personally I need Wi-Fi as not in same room as router and that doesn't have so no good for me.
deleted6460637th Jan

Also this price via Tesco OP if people have vouchers or want to collect CC …Also this price via Tesco OP if people have vouchers or want to collect CC pointshttps://www.tesco.com/direct/samsung-ultra-hd-blu-ray-player-ubd-k8500/614-8036.prd


You can’t use vouchers as it’s not sold by tesco it’s sold by Hughes on tesco site. You can collect points though.
gabesdad3 h, 29 m ago

General comment, but why are all these machines so plasticky nowadays? …General comment, but why are all these machines so plasticky nowadays? I've still got a 20 year old Pioneer multi-region DVD that was metal cased, and my Sony QS series DVD player that has weight to it. My Samsung 6500 Bluray looks and feels like a kids toy by comparison I've like to move up to 4k Bluray, but still not a lot of titles around comparatively, and of course the inevitable mark-ups on the discs themselves.


They're so plasticky because they're too cheap, a UHD player for £130 is stupidly cheap, it's a remarkably low price in my mind and offers amazing value but severe cost cutting is made to achieve such a low cost price. I bet your 20 year old DVD player cost double this or more, back in 1997 DVD players had just come out and the cheapest Samsungs were (if I recall) £250 and a better brand was more.

We're so spoilt with low cost electronics (a few exceptions) but it's the norm so we all tend to forget how expensive things used to be.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 7th Jan
spannerzone12 m ago

They're so plasticky because they're too cheap, a UHD player for £130 is …They're so plasticky because they're too cheap, a UHD player for £130 is stupidly cheap, it's a remarkably low price in my mind and offers amazing value but severe cost cutting is made to achieve such a low cost price. I bet your 20 year old DVD player cost double this or more, back in 1997 DVD players had just come out and the cheapest Samsungs were (if I recall) £250 and a better brand was more.We're so spoilt with low cost electronics (a few exceptions) but it's the norm so we all tend to forget how expensive things used to be.


Thank you. You can put your teeth back in now
Perfect. Bought this from Amazon warehouse in December for £136 but it came with a euro power cable only. Rather than complaining I will just return and get myself a new one for £7 less. Hot.
gabesdad3 h, 49 m ago

General comment, but why are all these machines so plasticky nowadays? …General comment, but why are all these machines so plasticky nowadays? I've still got a 20 year old Pioneer multi-region DVD that was metal cased, and my Sony QS series DVD player that has weight to it. My Samsung 6500 Bluray looks and feels like a kids toy by comparison I've like to move up to 4k Bluray, but still not a lot of titles around comparatively, and of course the inevitable mark-ups on the discs themselves.


Sony UX800, or whatever the model number is has pretty good build quality. Good weight, mostly metal, although definitely not getting Dolby Vision
BARKMAN20 m ago

Thank you. You can put your teeth back in now


Steady!! I'm in my 40's I'll have you know young man!
The zoom dealers the nod for me with 5 films at £166.50
zoom.co.uk/pro…uhd
What noticeable picture difference will there be between a true UHD player like this as opposed to one that only upscales to UHD?
donaldduck21 h, 25 m ago

What noticeable picture difference will there be between a true UHD player …What noticeable picture difference will there be between a true UHD player like this as opposed to one that only upscales to UHD?


You'd expect much more detail on true UHD titles and players - upscaling cannot create any extra picture information from the source, it just doubles or quadrouples the same pixel data. You'll read statements about how it's nearly UHD but there is no way upscaling does anything other than fill in the extra pixels with repeated info.

However, more detail on a screen is not necessarily that noticeable, it all depends on screen size, viewing distance, actual original detail on the film/content.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 7th Jan
donaldduck21 h, 29 m ago

What noticeable picture difference will there be between a true UHD player …What noticeable picture difference will there be between a true UHD player like this as opposed to one that only upscales to UHD?


...and you won’t get HDR from an upscaled Blu-Ray.
Edited by: "pjaylondon" 7th Jan
roly10 h, 33 m ago

It must support HDR as it's part of the ultra blu-ray specifications. It …It must support HDR as it's part of the ultra blu-ray specifications. It doesn't support Dolby vision..only the player from Oppo does at the moment. The LG player is still waiting for an update. New players with Dolby vision might be announced this week at CES.The advantage of this over the DMP-UB300 is that it has 2 hdmi ports which will allow you to connect it an older amplifier and obtain lossless audio.Review



ebay.co.uk/itm…z6e
Has 2 HDMI ports
To rent UHD discs go to Cinema Paradiso
spannerzone42 m ago

You'd expect much more detail on true UHD titles and players - upscaling …You'd expect much more detail on true UHD titles and players - upscaling cannot create any extra picture information from the source, it just doubles or quadrouples the same pixel data. You'll read statements about how it's nearly UHD but there is no way upscaling does anything other than fill in the extra pixels with repeated info.However, more detail on a screen is not necessarily that noticeable, it all depends on screen size, viewing distance, actual original detail on the film/content.


Thank you for the reply.

It sounds like we are getting to the best TV pictures we will have.

If you play a Blu ray on a true UHD player will it look better than played on an up scaling player?

Does a 4k television over a 1080p television make any difference to watching Blu rays?
furber30 m ago

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Panasonic-DMP-UB390EB-SMART-4K-Ultra-HD-Blu-ray-Player-4K-Upscaling-Black/322979543634?epid=925003143&hash=item4b3314ba52:g:jdQAAOSwHYpaLz6eHas 2 HDMI portsTo rent UHD discs go to Cinema Paradiso


I notice that's a refurb, but same model was the same price brand new couple of months ago: hotukdeals.com/dea…464 - I thought these were meant to decrease in price over time
donaldduck220 m ago

Thank you for the reply.It sounds like we are getting to the best TV …Thank you for the reply.It sounds like we are getting to the best TV pictures we will have.If you play a Blu ray on a true UHD player will it look better than played on an up scaling player?Does a 4k television over a 1080p television make any difference to watching Blu rays?


I can't speak from personal experience of owning one but despite what any manufacturer claims, no device can upscale something and make more detail appear, however different devices may upscale better/worse than others.

If you have a 1080P TV and a blu ray player, I doubt you'd notice much difference if you replaced just the TV to 4K, unless your TV was not a good performer and the 4K was a very good performer.

All TV's can (and do) upscale, so a 4K TV upscales everything that isn't 4K. If you play a standard Blu Ray disc on a standard Blu Ray player into a 4K TV the TV does the upscaling.

If you have an UHD Blu Ray player, it will do the upscaling and deliver a 1920x1080 upscaled image in a 4K format image to your 4K TV. Simply put, for every 1 pixel of picture on your 1920x1080 blu ray disc, the player (or TV) will display that detail in 4 pixels on the 4K screen (4K screens have 4 times the pixels as a 1920x1080 screen, approximately)

Now whether the UHD player does a better job at upscaling compared to the UHD TV is open to debate.

If it were me, I will not yet be buying any 4K Blu Ray discs and will stick to my standard Blu Ray player but if that situation changes then I'd buy a 4K player.

None of this takes into account other potential benefits that could come with a UHD player such as HDR or Dolbyvision or other improvements that may come along
Edited by: "spannerzone" 7th Jan
so, currently I have a standard 4k tv with no hdr, (think its a basic hitatchi 4k tv) I've been using blurays for it at the moment. Been pondering upgrading to a 4k UHD player, ultimately is it worth it? or is it a better idea to upgrade to a better TV , with HDR first? will i notice much difference without HDR? Thanks
Decent player, picked one up for £80 a few months ago. Quite quiet, fast navigation and no problems
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