This thread is for owner's and prospective owners of the newly released Samsung UHD Blu-ray Player, and questions about the player. This is not the thread for software discussion, mine has shipped, I'm waiting, where to buy, price talk, etc. All posts along that line will be deleted without warning.
Design Concept: Curved with Touch Control Buttons and Front LED Display
Deck Type: Slide Out Disc Tray
2D & 3D Playback: Yes
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC): Yes
BD Wise: Yes
CD Ripping: Yes
Wireless Multiroom Compatible: Yes
: Smart Blu-ray with Full Web Browser and Samsung Apps Smart Hub
Dolby Digital 7.1 Channel
Dolby True HD: Yes
UHD Up-scale: Yes
OSD Default Language: English
AV Decoding Format
AVCHD 1.0, WMV, JPEG, MVK, MPO, MPEG-2, MPEG-4
HDMI Out: 2
Optical Digital Audio Outputs: 1
Stand-by Power Consumption (Main): 0.3W
Operating Power Consumption (Main): 34W
Ultra HD Blu-ray
CD / CD-R / CD-RW
DVD / DVD±R / DVD±RW
Dimensions & Weight
Product Dimensions (W x H x D): 15.98" x 1.76" x 9.06"
Product Weight (lb.): 4.19 lb.
Shipping Dimensions (W x H x D): 18.11" x 4.45" x 11.30"
Shipping Weight (lb.): 6.17 lb.
FAQ (Questions and Answers from Owners):
Q: Do the player's apps support HDR?
A: Yes. Amazon and Netflix
Q: How do you disable HDR on the player?
A: You don't. Or watch the blu-ray version. (Stanton)
Q: What do you set the Deep Color option on for this player?
A: Leave it OFF, it is not needed.
The UHD Blu-ray movies are mastered in 10-bit color.
The player outputs 10-bit color with it OFF. (12-bit if it's ON) (Stanton)
Setting Up/Connecting the K8500
Method 1: When your AVR supports HDR Passthrough
1. Run a High Speed HDMI cable from HDMI output 1 (Main) of the player to a supported HDMI jack on your receiver. Run a separate High Speed cable from your AVR out jack to a supported input on your TV.
2. Set HDMI audio Output in the player to Auto.
3. Set Digital Output to bitstream.
Method 2: When you are using a receiver that does not support HDR passthrough:
1. Run HDMI 1 directly to an appropriate port on your television. Run HDMI 2 to your receiver. Set HDMI audio output to HDMI 2.
2. Set audio to Bitstream Unprocessed if your receiver decodes lossless audio codecs Dolby TrueHD, DTS Master Audio. Set audio to PCM if your receiver does not decode Lossless audio codecs.
Recommended Player Settings for video:
*** This is for 4K Ultra HD BD viewing in HDR with Wide color Gamut ***
On the K-8500:
Settings > Picture > Tv Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Original
BD Wise: Off (Only applicable to Samsung Displays. Player and display must be directly connected. When on in the player the 8500 will output standard Blu-ray at 1080p.)
Resolution: Auto ( or 2160p for 4K Ultra BD and 1080p for BD. This will make the TV do the upscaling. It upscales better than the player.)
Movie Frame (24Fs): Auto
DVD 24Fs Conversion: Auto
Fit Screen Size: Size 4 ( Your choice ) (Only applies to screen mirroring and Smarthub)
HDMI Color Format: Auto
HDMI Deep Color: Off
Standard Mode, or while a movie is playing hit the Tools button and select user picture mode and set everything to mid point (zeroes).
For display settings, please refer to the thread for your display.