Samsung Electronics UBD-K8500 3D Wi-Fi 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Review

The new Samsung Electronics UBD-K8500 3D Wi-Fi 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player is what your living room has been waiting for. This 4k Ultra HD player will bring all your movies to life as there is a new level of clarity brought by this device.

Samsung engineers have come up with revolutionizing Ultra HD player that provides a wide colour range, incredible picture quality and gives you a cinematic experience from the comfort of your home. It also improves the quality of older DVDs or movies watched online by upscaling to 4K quality.

The curvy design makes it match your Samsung TV making your living room look elegant. It measures 16 x 9.1 x 1.8 inches, small enough to fit anywhere and also makes it to blend with your furniture.


  • The player provides you with 4K picture quality when watching movies on it
  • It comes with dynamic HDR technology which delivers dynamic UHD content
  • It provides twice the colour range of any other Blu-ray player and 64 times higher colour expressions
  • It can upscale all your current content to near UHD meaning anything played on it will look like UHD
  • It works well with 4K streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and YouTube
  • It has backwards compatibility making it play old DVDs and CDs
  • It has built in Wi-Fi letting you easily connect to the internet


  • The curvy and brushed design matches your TV
  • It comes with 7.1 channel Dolby True HD/DTS-HD Master Audio ensuring perfect audio quality
  • It has one USB port for extended memory and connecting USB devices to it
  • The Two HDMI ports help to easily connect to any receiver and other device that could need to use a HDMI port
  • It can play 3D movies, while at the same time raising the quality
  • With Samsung smart technology you can easily connect may other devices to it and browse the internet seamlessly
  • It plays true 4K video


  • There isn’t much 4K content in the market to truly enjoy this feature
  • Samsung has had issues in the past in rolling up firmware upgrades


Samsung have outdone themselves once again providing us with a great 4K Blu-ray player that can play true 4K videos unlike some devices that claim to do so. One of the best features this device has is the ability to upscale normal content to near UHD in that you can watch old movies again in better quality. There are hardly any negative aspects to the Samsung Electronics UBD-K8500 3D Wi-Fi 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player since it’s a new product.