Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player User Manual
Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Overview
It’s been bound to happen yet Ultra HD Blu-beam is at long last here, and as ever Samsung is driving the charge. The UBD-K8500 is the Korean organization’s initial 4K player and ends up in a two-manner tussle with the Panasonic DMP-UB900 – a return to 2006 when Samsung’s BD-P1000 struggled it out with the Panasonic DMP-BD10 at the introduction of Blu-beam.
Ultra HD Blu-beam offers a determination of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels – four circumstances that of Blu-beam’s 1,920 x 1,080 – which possibly conveys clearer, more keen pictures. Be that as it may, expanded determination is not the configuration’s just offering point. High Dynamic Range (HDR) conceivably biggerly affects picture quality, offering brighter whites and more profound blacks, while the arrangement’s more extensive shading array conveys more precise hues.
The main clump of Ultra HD Blu-beam plates has as of now hit UK racks, including titles like Kingsman: The Secret Service, Life of Pi and X-Men: Days of Future Past – all of which offer HDR and offer for £19.99 each.
On close examination, the UBD-K8500 isn’t exactly the top notch suggestion I expected for the cash, yet it’s a snazzy and well-made machine. Samsung stays with the bended plan of its current Blu-beam decks to match its bended TVs, yet the extending points and tasteful brushed dark complete take the deck in a significantly sleeker bearing.
A line of four touch-touchy controls keeps running along the front edge however there’s no show board, only a little power LED that sparkles red or green. Drop down the front board is a USB port secured by an awkward plastic fold, close by the plate.
The back board is inadequate yet that is barely shockingly when HDMI does a large portion of the jackass work. Be that as it may, the incorporation of two HDMI yields is extremely welcome. It implies that you can sustain 4K pictures to your TV from the primary yield while channeling sound to your AV recipient independently – fundamental if your beneficiary doesn’t bolster 4K signals.
The principle HDMI 2.0a yield bolsters HDR and utilizations HDCP 2.2 duplicate insurance. Joining the HDMIs are optical computerized yield and an Ethernet port, which you can use rather than the implicit Wi-Fi to get to the deck’s online treats (more on that later). Furthermore, Samsung has a message for those expecting simple sound associations: get with the circumstances, granddad.
Ultra HD Blu-beam playback is the star fascination, however the UBD-K8500 is packed loaded with different elements. For one thing you can play the greater part of your current Blu-beam circles and DVDs (with 4K upscaling) and in spite of the fact that 3D isn’t a piece of the UHD Blu-beam spec you can play 3D Blu-beams as well. It turns CDs, however not SACD or DVD-Audio.
The deck additionally plays content from USB drives associated with the front port, including any 4K video documents you have in your accumulation. MKV, DivX, AVCHD, WMV and JPEG are altogether bolstered.
The deck offers an extensive variety of online applications including Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, both of which offer 4K spilling (yet not HDR bolster). Their incorporation is welcome, yet they may wind up being repetitive on the off chance that they’re incorporated with your 4K TV as of now.
Likewise on board are Spotify, Deezer, All4 and stacks more in the Samsung Apps segment, yet strangely there’s no BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub – these will be included with a product overhaul.
You can stream music, video and photograph documents from PCs and NAS drives on your home system and utilize screen reflecting to see a cell phone on your TV. The deck likewise offers 7.1-channel Dolby True HD and DTS HD Master Audio interpreting and bitstream yield by means of HDMI.
The UBD-K8500 stays with an indistinguishable splendid and blustery menu framework from its general Blu-beam players, which is something to be thankful for. The Home screen utilizes three expansive boards – Play Disk, Multimedia and Samsung Apps – with chose applications and different alternatives running along the base.
It’s all exceptionally brilliant and inviting, perfect for AV virgins and veterans alike. The deck digs into NAS drives with no messing about and explores through twisted organizer structures rapidly and easily. Recordings and tunes stack quickly, while the utilization of cover workmanship and brilliant design make it a satisfying procedure.
The setup menu highlights an exhaustive scope of settings – including a HDMI Color Format choice – while the matrix style Samsung Apps screen makes it simple to discover and introduce the product you need.
I whipped out the stopwatch and planned to what extent the deck took to stack UHD Blu-beam platters – nineteen seconds by and large. Not the week-long hold up of the principal Blu-beam decks, then. Concerning Blu-beam, it began playing the resolute Terminator Salvation plate in a negligible 20 seconds.
The UBD-K8500’s remote is conservative and slim with pared-down buttonry. It would seem that the Smart Control remote that accompanies Samsung’s most recent TVs. The critic sits pleasantly in the hand and the design is by and large natural, yet there’s one major blemish – to look over a circle you need to hold down the section skip keys. The more you hold it, the speedier it goes.
With the UBD-K8500 associated with Samsung’s HDR-skilled UE55KS9000T TV, I tore the cellophane from Life of Pi and The Martian and settled in for somewhere in the range of 4K activity.
What’s more, sufficiently certain, the UBD-K8500 conveys eye-popping pictures, with extreme detail and a general feeling of three-dimensionality that normal or-garden Blu-beam essentially can’t convey – gave your TV’s adequate to capitalize on it, that is.
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