Amazon offering discount deal on the Samsung UBD-K8500 4K HDR Blu-ray player
Stephan Jukic – November 24, 2016
4K HDR Blu-ray players have been a contentious but popular product since they first appeared on the consumer electronics scene in early 2016 and while these players offer a digital home entertainment experience far beyond what you’ll get with any DVD player or HD Blu-ray device, they’ve also been contentious due to their steep prices.
Now Amazon has remedied this in a big hurry thanks to their Black Friday midnight deal on one of Samsung’s UBD-K8500 4K Blu-ray machines with HDR playback. This top-shelf 4K BD player was until recently priced at well above the $300 line but now thanks to Amazon’s Black Friday 2016 sales event, which started as of Midnight on the 25th, it’s selling for just $197.99.
The K8500 was one of the first of the several new 4K Blu-ray disc devices to be released earlier this year and it offers a full roster of the key specs needed for the best modern ultra HD home entertainment experience, including support for high dynamic range video content thanks to its HDR10 compatibility, full WiFi and Ethernet connectivity and a solid base of high-speed 60Hz HDMI ports and USB connections.
The UBD-K8500 also delivers integrated access to streaming 4K content from Netflix and other streaming media services and is of course fully compatible with playback of older media like HD Blu-rays, DVDs and other digital video systems. Furthermore, its non-4K content playback capacity also includes a remarkably sharp internal upscaling engine which can work in tandem with the built-in upscaling of your 4K UHD TV.
If you’ve wanted a 4K Blu-ray player with HDR, the UBD-K8500 has suddenly become one of the most affordable offerings around thanks to Amazon’s Black Friday discount and it’s definitely worth a look. Based on our own review of this particular 4K BD machine, we’d consider its current sale price to be a quite a solid deal for fans of 4K HDR BD content.
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