Originally Posted by John Webb
Have a 940D to be delivered week from Friday. Week before last weekend BB had the K8500 on sale so we purchased one. As the 15 day return policy will expire before we take delivery on the 940D, is there any issue or problem in hooking it up to our current tv that will do 1080, to make sure it 's functioning correctly. Didn't know if there is a set up issue or not when using a non 4k monitor.
No problem. It will output at 1080p.
And if you play an UHD-disc, it will tell you that your display doesn't support 4k HDR, and it will show the disc in 1080p settings.
I've previously had 2 K8500 failing on me, now on my third. And knock on wood, this seems to be working.
And the others failed me watching UHD-discs. My theory is, the UHD-discs stresses the player more. My first player froze ocasionally and required a restart.
My second player froze more often, ending up as a brick only starting up with lots of colors and a harsh buzzing noise.
AND......my third player seems ok. And my theory expands.
The two first players, I could not hear the fan-noise. My third player, and I can hear it.
Did my previous 2 player have faulty fans, not cooling enough, and toasting the players?.
Or has Samsung upped the fan speed on some players?
I've read somewhere that the first K8500 players were bundled with The Martian UHD-disc for early adopters. My two first players were from this bundle. (Here in Norway).
They both failed on me. My third player was a production outside this bundle offer.
So maybe it is a newer player with another fan, more fan-speed or whatever. It works and has never frozen once on me.