Disc & USB Compatibility
Network + Internet Functions
Disc & USB Compatibility
Disc Compatibility: The Samsung UBD-M8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray
disc player is compatible with many disc types.
||UHD BD-ROM, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE |
| DVD ||DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R,
|CD ||CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW |
Note: This Ultra-HD Blu-ray disc player does not support 3D
Ultra HD Blu-Ray: Ultra HD Blu-ray
provides these key features and advantages over standard Blu-ray.
Resolution: Ultra HD Blu-ray supports
resolutions of up to 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's 4x as many pixels as Full HD
televisions, and 27x as many pixels as Standard Definition televisions
- Wider Color Gamut: Ultra HD Blu-ray can display over
75% of the visible color spectrum; this is known as "Wider Color Gamut".
That's more than twice the color range of current Ultra-HD TVs.
- HDR (High Dynamic Range):
Ultra HD Blu-ray also supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video. Dynamic range
is the difference between the brightest whites and the darkest blacks on
screen. HDR means that scenes with high contrast can be shown with much
greater clarity and detail.
- Smooth, Realistic Motion:
Ultra HD Blu-ray supports progressive frame rates of 24, 25, 50 and 60
frames a second, enabling smoother, more realistic motion.
- Greater Capacity & Speed: Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs
will be available in a dual layer 66 gigabyte disc and a triple layer 100
Ultra HD Blu-ray can stream video up to a maximum of 108/128
Mbps for 66Gb and 100Gb discs.
- Backward Compatible: Ultra
HD Blu-ray players will play all current Blu-ray Disc & DVD content. When
connected to a current Ultra-HD TV television, the player will output a standard
Ultra-HD TV signal. Ultra HD Blu-ray players will support existing Blu-ray media,
as well as provide down conversion and HDR to SDR conversion functionality
to match the connected television's capabilities.
Note: Like standard BD, Ultra HD Blu-ray discs use region
codes. The region code on your disc must match the region code on your
player, otherwise the disc will not play. This Blu-ray player is region A
and DVD region 1. Blu-ray Disc uses the Advanced Access Content System
(AACS) to prevent unauthorized recording of copyrighted material.
Firmware & Software Updates: As Blu-Ray technology continues
to evolve, new disc types with enhanced functionality will become available. In
order for you to enjoy this new functionality, you will likely be required to
update the firmware in your player. These firmware updates will become available
for downloading from the Internet. The player's Software Upgrade menu allows you
to upgrade the player's software & firmware for these performance improvements &
additional services. You can upgrade via Network or USB.
Note: Visit the
Samsung Download Center for the latest Firmware/Software updates.
USB 3.0 Port: The Samsung UHD Blu-ray disc player features a
side-panel USB 3.0 (type-A) port that allows playback of a variety of audio
files (up to 192kHz), still-image files, and video files (up to 4K) stored on a
USB mass storage class device (formatted in FAT16, FAT32, or NTFS). A USB
device consuming more than 5V/1A requires a separate power supply device for
Media File Formats: The Samsung UBD-M8500 Blu-ray disc
player supports the following video, photo, and music files recorded onto BD-RE,
BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, and DVD-R discs; or downloaded onto a USB
Type || Format |
|Video ||AVI, AVCHD, DivX, MKV,
MOV, MPEG |
|Photo ||JPEG, PNG, BMP |
|Music ||MP3, WMA, AAC, AIFF,
ALAC, FLAC, WAV, OGG |
HDMI 2.0a Output: The Samsung Blu-ray player is equipped
with a HDMI 2.0a output for transmitting digital audio/video to your TV and/or
AV receiver. The HDMI output resolution can be set to 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2160p,
Note: There is no analog video output.
Ultra HD 4K Playback & Upscaling: With stunning UHD 4K, Samsung's UBD-M8500 Ultra
HD Blu-ray Player gives you 4x the resolution of full 1080p HD and boasts
incredibly life-like images with a level of detail and clarity like never
before. You can even upscale your favorite non-4K video content and enjoy it in
4K Ultra-HD (3,840 x 2,160) with this Samsung UHD Blu-ray Player and your Ultra
Note: To enjoy 4K, you must have a compatible 4K television
connected to the UHD Blu-ray player via HDMI.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video: With HDR (High Dynamic Range)
technology, the Ultra HD Blu-ray Player delivers dynamic UHD content in
exceptional quality with a greater range of color contrast and brightness,
enhancing details from the original film format. Experience sharp contrasts and
brightness with deeper blacks and brighter whites.
Note: This Ultra HD Blu-ray player supports HDR 10, but does not support
Dolby Vision HDR.
WCR (Wider Color Range): The Samsung UBD-M8500 supports up to 4:4:4 chroma subsampling for full
color data rendering of ultra high-definition video. This allows the Ultra HD Blu-ray
to offer twice the color
range of existing conventional Blu-ray players and 64x higher color expressions,
surpassing the digital cinema standard. As a result, you'll get to enjoy
realistic picture quality like never before.
Deep Color & x.v. Color: Deep Color allows more accurate
color reproduction with deep color depth. The Samsung UBD-M8500 must be
connected to a Deep Color compatible TV via HDMI for this feature to function.
The UBD-M8500 also supports x.v.Color; meaning it's ready for x.v.Color discs,
such as AVCHD discs (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format).
Movie Frame (24fps): Movies are typically recorded on film with a
frame rate of 24fps (frames-per-second). When a movie is transferred to Ultra HD
Blu-ray or Blu-ray Disc at 24 frames per second, the UBD-M8500 will output that
signal to the TV at a resolution of 1080i, 1080p, or 2160p with no need for
conversion for improved picture quality when watching a movie.
Video Settings: The Samsung Ultra HD Blu-ray disc offers a
variety of video adjustments to fine tune the TV's picture image.
- TV Aspect: You can adjust the video output of the
UBD-M8500 to match the screen-type of your television. You can choose from
16:9 Original, 16:9 Full, 4:3 Letter Box, and 4:3 Pan-Scan.
- Picture Modes: Picture Mode enables you to
adjust video quality when the player is connected to your TV.
Select between Standard, Movie, Dynamic, or User. The User mode lets you adjust the sharpness and noise
reduction function manually.
Bonus View: The Bonus View feature provides
picture-in-picture capability with select Blu-ray Disc titles. You can view
addition content (such as director/actor commentary) in a small display window
while the movie is playing.
Dolby Digital/DTS Surround Decoding: The UBD-M8500 can
decode the following Dolby Digital/DTS surround formats; Dolby Digital, DTS,
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD, DTS HD High Resolution, and DTS-HD Master
Audio. The player must be connected to a Dolby Digital/DTS surround AV receiver
which also supports these same formats via optical or HDMI input.
Surround Mode Chart: You can set the unit's
Digital Output (HDMI or Optical) to match the capabilities of your connected AV
| Disc Type || Audio Stream || PCM || Bitstream (Unprocessed) ||
Bitstream (Re-encode) |
|HDMI ||Optical ||HDMI ||Optical ||HDMI or
| Ultra HD Blu-ray |
|PCM ||up to 7.1ch || 2ch ||up to 7.1ch || 2ch ||Dolby Digital/DTS |
Digital ||up to 7.1ch || 2ch ||Dolby Digital ||Dolby Digital ||Dolby Digital/DTS |
Digital Plus ||up to 7.1ch ||2ch ||Dolby Digital Plus ||Dolby Digital ||Dolby Digital/DTS |
TrueHD ||up to 7.1ch ||2ch ||Dolby TrueHD ||Dolby Digital ||Dolby Digital/DTS |
|DTS || up to 6.1ch || 2ch ||DTS ||DTS ||Dolby Digital/DTS |
HRA ||up to 7.1ch ||2ch ||DTS-HD HRA ||DTS ||Dolby Digital/DTS |
HD MA ||up to 7.1ch ||2ch ||DTS-HD MA ||DTS ||Dolby Digital/DTS |
| DVD ||PCM ||2ch ||2ch ||2ch ||2ch ||2ch |
| Dolby Digital ||up to 5.1ch ||2ch ||Dolby Digital ||Dolby Digital ||Dolby Digital |
|DTS ||up to 6.1ch ||2ch ||DTS ||DTS ||DTS |
Note: If you have an AV receiver which decodes Dolby Atmos
or DTS:X, you will need
to set this UHD Blu-ray player's HDMI output to bitstream.
Optical Digital Output: The UHD Blu-ray disc player features a
digital optical (toslink) output. The player's audio menu allows you to select
the digital audio format that is passed through the optical digital output;
bitstream (Dolby Digital or DTS) or 2-channel PCM.
Note: There is no analog audio output.
Audio Adjustments: The Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player provides
the following audio adjustments.
- PCM Downsampling: This
feature lets you choose to have 96kHz PCM signals downsampled to 48kHz
before they are output to your AV receiver.
- Downmixing Mode: This
feature lets you select the multichannel downmix method that is compatible
with your stereo receiver. You can choose to have the player downmix to
normal stereo or to surround compatible stereo.
- DTS Neo:6 Mode: You can enjoy multichannel sound via
the HDMI output from a 2 channel audio source.
- Dynamic Range Control: When movie soundtracks are
played at low volume or from smaller speakers, the system can apply
appropriate compression to make low-level content more intelligible and
prevent dramatic passages from getting too loud. This is only active when a
Dolby Digital signal is detected.
- Audio Sync: In some cases when the player is connected
to a TV, the audio signal may not synchronize with the video signal. If this
occurs, adjust the audio delay time to match the video signal. You can set
the audio delay time between 0 msec and 250 msec.
Multiroom Link Compatible: The UHD Blu-ray Player easily
integrates into Samsung's
Multiroom Link System (sold separately) over WiFi. Enjoy your movies, TV and
music wirelessly with rich, multi-room sound and no cluttering cords. Pop in a
disc and hear its incredible sound on any compatible speaker in your home.
Network + Internet Functions
Wired & Wireless Network Connection: You can set up the
Samsung Ultra HD Blu-ray player so that it can access your home network and
online Samsung Apps through your local area network (LAN) using a wired
connection (RJ-45 Ethernet) or wireless connection (built-in Dual Band WiFi).
You can setup a wired network connection automatically or manually. You can
setup the wireless network connection using these four methods; Wireless
Automatic, Wireless Manual, WPS (PBC), and WPS (PIN)
- Supported WiFi networks include IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless LAN networks
(2.4GHz or 5.0GHz).
- Security setup types include WEP (open/shared), WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), and
Note: A dual-band Gigabit wireless-N router or better is
recommended For 4K streaming. Samsung recommends a home network connection
speed of at least 2.5 Mbps for standard definition, 10 Mbps for high
definition, and 20 Mbps for ultra-high definition.
Online Entertainment Apps: Once you have connected the
Samsung Ultra-HD Blu-ray player to your home network, you gain access to a wide
variety of movie, music, news, & weather apps (fees may apply).
- 4K/HDR Video Content: This UHD Blu-ray player offers "HEVC/H.265
& VP9" decoding, which means it'll be able to display 4K & 4K HDR content
from online movie & TV show providers (like
Amazon Video, Netflix,
Play Movies & TV,
- HD Video Apps: Watch high definition movies and TV
CinemaNow, & more.
- Music & Radio: Listen to online music and internet
radio from Pandora,
- Sports & Fitness: Enjoy
UFC.TV highlights, plus get workouts from DailyTrainer.
- News & Weather: Get updated with news stock quotes from
Check your local weather and other area weather at
- 4K & HDR network streaming requires a network speed of 20Mbps or
greater. A wired Ethernet connection is recommended over a wireless WiFi
connection for better performance. If you desire a WiFi connection, then
use a dual-band Gigabit wireless-N router (or better) for 4K & HDR
- For some 4K streaming service Apps (Netflix, Amazon, etc.), the use
of the 4K service is enabled if your TV and/or AV receiver supports HDCP
2.2. If the TV (or the connected HDMI terminal) does not support HDCP
2.2, the 4K category will not be displayed.
Web Browser You can access the internet using the player's
Web Brower application. You can search web pages by entering a URL address or
entering a keyword search. The player will archive your web browser history. You
can also Bookmark web pages and create a Home page. The playback of Flash videos
is also supported. The Web Browser is optimized to fill your connected TV's
Note: The Web Browser is not compatible with Java
applications. E-commerce, for purchasing products online is not supported.
ActiveX is not supported.
Wireless Mobile Device Connectivity: The Samsung Ultra-HD
Blu-ray player allows wireless integration with select Android mobile devices,
Windows PC, & DLNA servers over a WiFi network connection.
- Blu-ray to Mobile: With Blu-ray to Mobile, you can
wirelessly stream content from the Samsung UHD Blu-Ray Player to a
compatible Samsung smartphone or tablet on your WiFi network, so you can
watch a Blu-ray on your mobile device while watching content from another
source on your TV. You can even watch on your Samsung mobile device with the
TV turned off. Supporting devices include S8, S7, S6, Note5, and Tab S3
running Nougat OS (7.0+).
- SmartView (Mirroring): The SmartView function lets you view
the screen of your Samsung smartphone or tablet on a TV that you have
connected to the Ultra-HD Blu-ray player over a wireless WiFi network connection.
Compatible Samsung devices include smartphones & tablets running Android OS
- DLNA Certified: The Samsung UHD Blu-ray disc player meets
DLNA Certification which
allow you to watch videos (MPEG), photos (JPEG), and listen to music
(MP3/WMA/AAC/FLAC) saved on your Windows PC (or other DLNA Certified media
server) through the player and your connected over a wired or wireless network
BD-Live: BD-Live technology allows you to download and
stream bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, movie-based
games, and more from a broadband internet and home network connections (fees may
apply). The UBD-M8500 features an Ethernet port and built-in WiFi to connect to
the internet via your home network, and features USB (type-A) port for
Note: You must have a minimum 1GB USB memory device
inserted in the unit's USB slot in order to download content from BD-Live.
Modern Curved Design: The modern, curved design of the Samsung
UBD-M8500 perfectly matches Samsung's 2017 UHD, SUHD, and QLED televisions. With a brushed finish
look, Samsung's Ultra HD Blu-ray Player gives your living room a modern, elegant
Smart Hub: The Ultra-HD Blu-ray player's Smart Hub on-screen
menu offers easy navigation with quick access. The Smart Hub features easy
access to content by displaying your favorite and most used applications, as
well as recommendations for even more entertainment options. Smart Hub offers
unique ways to search and access your favorite and new content from the built-in
- Universal & Keyword Search: You can type in a keyword
to search for TV shows & movies across a variety of online applications.
- App Categories: You are able to easily view, navigate
and select between the following App categories - Editor's Choice, Most
Popular, Downloaded Apps, Group Content, and Genre.
- Recommendations & Popular Episodes: You'll also receive
personalized recommendations based on your viewing habits, plus what's
popular and trending.
Start Up/Play Back Times: The Samsung UHD Blu-ray player has
a start-up time of approximately 9.1 seconds. It takes
approximately 19.7 seconds for a UHD Blu-ray disc to begin playback.
Note: The Start Up/Play Back Time tests were started with
the UHD Blu-ray player initially turned off & in standby mode. The Start Up Time
test was stopped when the player's Home Menu screen appeared. The Play Back
Time test was stopped when the UHD Blu-ray disc began playback.
Linking Internet Service Accounts: The Link Service Accounts
function lets you link the Samsung UHD Blu-ray player to your accounts with
Internet services such as Pandora so that the player can log you in to the
service automatically when you start the app for that service.
Parental Lock: The Parental Lock function works in
conjunction with Blu-ray Disc/DVDs that have been assigned a rating which helps
you control the types of Blu-ray Discs/DVDs that your family watches. There are
up to 8 ratings levels on a disc. The rating levels are protected by a customer
user 4-digit password. You can also restrict access to inappropriate web pages
by allowing access only to the web sites you have registered.
Visually & Hearing Impairment Assistance: The Samsung UHD Blu-ray
players offers Close Captions and a Voice Guide for the hearing and visually
impaired. The player provides Closed Captions for the hearing impaired. You can
also activate Voice Guides that describe the menu options aloud to aid the
Screen Saver & Auto Power Off: If you leave the player in the stop mode for
more than 5 minutes without using it, a screen saver will appear on your TV. If
the player is left in the screen saver mode for more than 15 minutes, the power
will automatically turn off.
Remote Support: The Samsung Remote Support service offers
you one-on-one support with a Samsung Technician who can remotely diagnose the
UHD Blu-ray player, adjust its settings, perform a factory reset, and install
recommended firmware updates; the player must be connected to your home network
and the Internet.
Wireless Remote: The included IR remote offers wireless
operation of the Samsung UHD Blu-ray player and a number of function on Samsung
TVs. The remote can also be programmed to operate basic functions (like Power
On/Off, Input Select, & Volume Up/Down) of other brands of televisions.
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): Anynet+ is a convenient feature that
offers linked operation with other Samsung components that have the Anynet+
feature, and lets you control those products with one Samsung remote control. To
operate this function, you must connect this player's "Main" HDMI output to an
Anynet+ Samsung TV using an HDMI cable.
Keyboard & Mouse Compatible: The Samsung Blu-ray player will
also support a USB-enabled keyboard and mouse (both sold separately) through its
side-panel USB port. This make web browsing much simpler.