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Old 03-03-2017, 06:18 PM   #1
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Default Samsung 4K UHD Blu-ray players UBD-M8500 and UBD-M9500

According to 4kfilme.de in Germany, Samsung will come with 2 new models of 4K Ultra HD blu-ray players this year. UBD-M8500 and UBD-M9500. Release date for Europe is in May. Only the UBD-M9500 will have Bluetooth headphone support, and the UBD-M8500 will also not have the second HDMI out for audio.

http://www.4kfilme.de/samsung-zwei-4...500-ubd-m8500/


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Old 03-03-2017, 07:02 PM   #2
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I take it that we wont see either models in the states for a couple of months after international get there's first.
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Old 03-03-2017, 07:20 PM   #3
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I'm tired of Samesong with their curves. Why can they not go with the universal program like anyone else?

And those are Dolby Vision ready right?
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:40 PM   #4
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I'm tired of Samesong with their curves. Why can they not go with the universal program like anyone else?

And those are Dolby Vision ready right?
Samsung is not a current Dolby Vision supporter. You'll have to go with the LG or Oppo if the two Sony's are not upgradeable.
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Old 03-03-2017, 11:00 PM   #5
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Thx, I don't support curves on 4K BR players, and neither on TV designs.
Curves are the domain of nice demoiselles.

This is March, we shall know some more this month on Dolby Vision.
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Old 03-04-2017, 03:07 AM   #6
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I'm looking forward to the M9500. I have been for awhile, with over 30 4K titles now.

I have no idea how curves would affect the functionality or features -- I assume it wouldn't in the least bit. It doesn't with my Samsung BD player.

I totally applaud their decision to put in auto HDR sensing / adjustments.

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Old 03-04-2017, 04:20 PM   #7
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How is the M8500 different form the current K8500?

Mine has been solid but lack of DV support and no info screen has me wanting the Oppo when I buy a new display later this year.

Also not a fan of the curved shape but that's just cosmetic so whatever
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Old 03-06-2017, 05:29 PM   #8
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How is the M8500 different form the current K8500?
At the very least, it's second generation, so problems with the first gen are likely to be fixed. No guarantees of course, but I've had better luck in the past not being an early adaptor.

I already have a few 4K titles that were reported to not play well on the M8500, which is why I decided to wait for the next gen.

It's nice that all/most 4K disc releases come with a Blu-ray copy as well so I can enjoy the film until I get a 4K player. No need to rush.

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Old 03-06-2017, 05:32 PM   #9
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How is the M8500 different form the current K8500?
Also, this article claims that there is now a display on the M8500:

http://www.startlr.com/samsung-will-...d-m9500-m8500/
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At the very least, it's second generation, so problems with the first gen are likely to be fixed. No guarantees of course, but I've had better luck in the past not being an early adaptor.

I already have a few 4K titles that were reported to not play well on the M8500, which is why I decided to wait for the next gen.

It's nice that all/most 4K disc releases come with a Blu-ray copy as well so I can enjoy the film until I get a 4K player. No need to rush.

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You mean the K8500, right?
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Old 03-06-2017, 06:14 PM   #11
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Also, this article claims that there is now a display on the M8500:

http://www.startlr.com/samsung-will-...d-m9500-m8500/
I think the display is on the M9500, not the M8500.

Seems like the article you linked to was automatically (and not so well) translated from Italian. Correct translation should be "UBD-M8500 is aesthetically more similar to K8500. Infact, the front USB reappears and there is no display." On the M9500 the USB is on the side. Another difference between the K8500 and the M8500 is that the second HDMI output is gone.

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Old 03-06-2017, 08:48 PM   #12
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I think the display is on the M9500, not the M8500.
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Another difference between the K8500 and the M8500 is that the second HDMI output is gone.
Seems to me that the new M8500 is a even more stripped down budget UHD player than the K8500. M9500 again is a small step forward K8500 with its display but not enough to warrant a update of Samsung UHD player.
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Old 03-17-2017, 03:22 PM   #13
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This came across my Twitter feed this morning:

Samsung Announces April Launch for UBD-M9500 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player, Price Set for $399

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The M9500 will feature Ultra HD Blu-ray disc playback along with HDR (high dynamic range) support. Likewise, the player will include Bluetooth wireless streaming connectivity and Samsung Smart Remote integration across the UHD ecosystem. In addition, the device can automatically optimize a customer's TV screen and audio levels by analyzing the content source being played -- such as HDR, Atmos or DTS-X -- enabling users to enjoy the content they want without changing their TV or audio settings.
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$400 seams kinda $100 too much with the Sony and LG coming in at $300. The m8500 should be $200 and the m9500 $300. Unless it's significantly better than the k8500 I had and comes ready for HDR10 Plus I can't see it selling that well to anyone other than those that buy it to go with their 2017 TV's simply for HDR10 Plus support.
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Old 03-17-2017, 05:26 PM   #15
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Yep, $400 price point is not a good spot with LG and Sony at $299.
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So here it's 11 days into April and I can't even find a preorder. Has anyone seen any hints of this thing being in the market?

[FilmFreakosaurus: yes, I did mean the K8500 above -- thanks for the correction.]
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So here it's 11 days into April and I can't even find a preorder. Has anyone seen any hints of this thing being in the market?
Expected availability: Sun Apr 16

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...ay_player.html
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Unboxing video by SuperChange of the UBD-M9500.


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Old 04-13-2017, 07:37 AM   #19
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You can select 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 - on the K8500 you can only select 4:4:4.

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Three options for HDR to SDR conversion. K8500: No options.

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Infobar shows the same info as the K8500 plus the colorspace. No bitrates.

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Not a real display?
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I wouldn't put too much into what B&H says at all. They originally had the LG UP970 listed as being released on I believe 3/28 or so. When that time came and went , the site changed to "Coming Soon" and still REMAINS that way today, even though the LG has been out for a week now.
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