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  • Page 1 UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player user manual imagine the possibilities Thank you for purchasing this Samsung product. To receive more complete service, please register your product at
  • Page 2: Safety Information

    Safety Information Warning CAUTION This symbol indicates that high voltage is present inside. It is dangerous to make any kind of contact with any internal part RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK. DO NOT OPEN. of this product. CAUTION : TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC This symbol indicates that important SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER (OR literature concerning operation and...
  • Page 3 • Maintenance of Cabinet. • To clean this apparatus, unplug the power cord from the wall outlet and wipe the product using - Before connecting other components to this a soft, dry cloth. Do not use any chemicals such product, be sure to turn them off. as wax, benzene, alcohol, thinners, insecticide, - If you move your product suddenly from a air fresheners, lubricants, or detergent.
  • Page 4: Precautions

    Safety Information | NOTE | • Reorienting or relocating the receiving antenna. • Increasing the separation between the \ If the Region number of an Ultra HD Blu-ray equipment and receiver. Disc/Blu-ray Disc/DVD does not correspond to • Connecting this equipment to an outlet that is the Region number of this product, the product on a different circuit than the one the receiver is cannot play the disc.
  • Page 5: Using The 3D Function

    12. Use only with the cart, • Do not use the 3D function or 3D Active Glasses stand, tripod, bracket, while walking or moving around. Using the 3D or table specified by the function or 3D Active Glasses while moving manufacturer, or sold with around may cause you to bump into objects, the apparatus.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents SAFETy INFORMATION SETTINGS Warning The Initial Settings Procedure Precautions The Home Screen Important Safety Instructions Accessing the Settings Screen Using the 3D function Buttons on the Remote Control Used for the Settings Menu Settings Menu Functions GETTING STARTED Picture Sound Accessories Network...
  • Page 7 Disc Storage & Management Before Using Samsung Apps Playing Photos, Videos, and Music Using Samsung Apps (Multimedia) The Samsung Apps Screen at a Glance Playing Media Content Saved on a USB Starting an Application Device Screen Mirroring Playing Media Content Saved in a...
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    Getting Started Accessories Check for the supplied accessories shown below. Lithium Battery (4301-001042) DISC TITLE MENU MENU POP-UP INFO TOOLS POWER Power Cable SOURCE (3903-000853) User Manual Remote Control (AK68-02641A) (AK59-00179A) WARNING, DO NOT INGEST BATTERY, CHEMICAL BURN HAZARD, The remote control supplied with this product contains a coin/button cell battery. If the coin/button cell battery is swallowed, it can cause severe internal burns in just 2 hours and can lead to death.
  • Page 9: Front Panel

    Front Panel POWER BUTTON PLAy/PAUSE BUTTON STOP BUTTON OPEN/CLOSE BUTTON LED INDICATOR Red: Power off Green: Power on Blue blinking: Remote control or Front key input, Software update USB HOST REMOTE CONTROL SENSOR DISC TRAy | NOTES | \ To upgrade the product's software through the USB HOST jack, you must use a USB memory stick. \ When the product displays an Ultra HD Blu-ray or standard Blu-ray Disc's menu, you cannot start the movie by pressing the Play button on the product or the remote control.
  • Page 10: Remote Control

    TV. \ Out of the box, the TV volume, source, and on/off buttons only work with Samsung TVs. To use these buttons with another TV brand, enter the appropriate TV Control Code listed on page 11. Installing Batteries Use a coin to turn the remote Insert a 3V lithium battery.
  • Page 11: Tv Control Codes

    PIONEER 58, 59, 73, 74 RADIOLA 06, 56 Brand Codes RADIOMARELLI SAMSUNG 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09 45, 46 AIWA ANAM 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 SABA 57, 72, 73, 74, 75 BANG &...
  • Page 12: Connections

    Connections Connecting to a TV Connect an HDMI cable (not supplied) from the HDMI OUT jack on the back of the product to the HDMI IN jack on your TV. - Do not connect the power cord to the wall outlet until you have made all the other connections. - When you change the connections, turn off all devices before you start.
  • Page 13: Connecting To An Audio System

    \ This product supports the HDR function. (HDR: High Dynamic Range is a technique used in imaging to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity than is possible with conventional imaging devices.) - To take advantage of the HDR function, you need HDR content, a TV supporting HDR, and a high- speed HDMI cable.
  • Page 14: Method 2 Connecting To An Hdmi Compatible Av Receiver That Does Not Support Pass Through

    Connections Method 2 Connecting to an HDMI compatible AV receiver that does not support pass through • Connect an HDMI cable (not supplied) from the HDMI OUT 1 jack on the back of the product to the HDMI IN jack on your your TV. Connect another HDMI cable from the HDMI OUT 2 jack on the product to the HDMI IN jack on your receiver.
  • Page 15: Method 3 Connecting To An Av Receiver With A Digital Optical Cable

    Method 3 Connecting to an AV receiver with a Digital Optical Cable • Using a digital Optical cable (not supplied), connect the OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack on the product to the DIGITAL OPTICAL IN jack of the receiver. • You will hear sound only through the front two speakers with Digital Output set to PCM. OPTICAL MAIN POWER...
  • Page 16: Connecting To A Network Router

    Wi-Fi certification specifications. accessing Samsung's software update server. \ Wireless LAN, by its nature, may cause If this occurs, contact your Internet Service interference, depending on the operating Provider (ISP) for more information.
  • Page 17: Settings

    PCs. When the initial setup is completed, a tutorial Sign In : Lets you log into your Samsung screen explaining how to use the Home menu will appear. To exit this screen, press the (RETURN) account.
  • Page 18: Accessing The Settings Screen

    Settings Buttons on the Remote Control Used | NOTE | for the Settings Menu \ If you leave the product in the stop mode for more than 5 minutes without using it, a screen saver will appear on your TV. If the product is left in the screen saver mode for more than 20 minutes, the power will automatically turn off.
  • Page 19: Settings Menu Functions

    Blu-ray Disc with 3D content in 3D Mode. only on a TV supporting this frame rate.  If you move to the Home or SAMSUNG APPS • Movie Frame is only available when the product screen while in 3D mode, the product will switch is in the HDMI 1080i, 1080p or 2160p output to 2D mode automatically.
  • Page 20: Sound

    DTS Neo:6 Mode ; You can enjoy multichannel sound via HDMI Search for Product name: UBD-K8500 ; output from a 2 channel audio source. Manuals ; Multiroom Link ; Download PDF \ The audio from each connected device may...
  • Page 21: Network

    | NOTE |  High Contrast : Set up the background and \ To use this function, connect the USB storage font in high contrast color in Samsung Apps device first and select it from the BD Data (Smart Hub) and Multimedia.
  • Page 22 \ Wired USB keyboards are not supported. To operate this function, you must connect this \ Some applications may not be supported. product to an Anynet+ Samsung TV using an HDMI cable. \ If a wireless HID Keyboard does not operate because of interference, move the keyboard closer to the product.
  • Page 23: Support

    Configuring your Network Connection \ To use Remote Management: 1) Call the Samsung Contact Center and ask Before you begin, determine if your IP address for remote support. is static or dynamic. (Most are dynamic.) If it...
  • Page 24 Settings Wireless Network Wired - Manual Ğ If you have a static IP address or the Automatic You can set up a wireless network connection in procedure does not work, you'll need to set the four ways: Network Settings values manually. - Wireless Automatic Follow Steps 1 and 2 in Wired - Automatic, and - Wireless Manual...
  • Page 25 | NOTE | 7. Press the button to move to another parameter, and then enter the numbers for \ To view the password as you enter it, use the that parameter following the instructions in arrow buttons to select Show Password on Step 6.
  • Page 26: Upgrading Software

    6. Select the WPS PIN, and then press the turns off, and then turns on again by itself. OK button. The PIN pop-up appears. \ Samsung Electronics takes no legal 7. Enter the PIN into the WPS PIN entry field in responsibility for any product malfunction...
  • Page 27: Update Now

    You should have a software details in the Product Information single folder with the same name as the zip section of the Contact Samsung screen. file. \ Do not turn off the product during the Software 10.
  • Page 28: Media Play

    (HOME) button, select PLAy DISC on product. the upper left of the Home screen, and then \ Backup important files before connecting a press the OK button on the remote. USB device. Samsung is not responsible for damaged or lost files. English...
  • Page 29: Playing Media Content Saved On A Usb Device

    | NOTES | \ Only available with Samsung phones supporting DLNA functionality. \ You may experience compatibility issues when attempting to play media files via a third-party DLNA server.
  • Page 30: Playing A Disc With User Recorded Content

    Media Play Playing a Disc with User Recorded Allowing a Connection with a Mobile Device Content (HOME  Settings  Network  Multimedia Device Settings) You can play multimedia files you have recorded To play the media content stored on a mobile on Blu-ray, DVD, or CD discs.
  • Page 31: Controlling Video Playback

    Controlling Video Playback You can control the playback of video content located on a Disc, USB, mobile device, or PC. Depending on the disc or contents, some of the functions described in this manual may not be available. Buttons on the Remote Control used for Video Playback Using the disc menu, title menu, popup „...
  • Page 32: Using The Settings Menu During Playback

    Media Play Using the Settings Menu During 2. Use the buttons to Playback select a chapter, and then press the OK button. During playback or in pause mode, press the - Search Time Bar : Select TOOLS button. to play the movie from a Use the buttons to select the selected time point.
  • Page 33 Lets you repeat a title, chapter, Lets you view a scene from Repeat Mode or specific section. another angle. The Angle option displays the number of angles Lets you set the size of the video Full Screen available to view. When an Ultra Angle image.
  • Page 34: Using The Sort By & Options Menus

    Media Play Using the Sort by & Options Menus Controlling Music Playback Using the Sort by Menu You can control the playback of music content located on a Disc, USB, mobile device, or PC. On a file screen containing video files, select Depending on the disc or contents, some of the and then press the OK button.
  • Page 35: Using The Options Menu During Playback

    Using the Options Menu During Displays all the music on the Playback Genre media or storage device by genre. On the music file playback screen, use the Displays all the folders on the buttons to select the and then press Folder media or storage device.
  • Page 36: Repeating Tracks On An Audio Cd

    Media Play Repeating Tracks on an Audio CD 4. Repeat Step 3 to select and check additional tracks. You can set the product to repeat tracks on an 5. To remove a track from the list, move to the audio CD (CD-DA/MP3). track, and then press the OK button again.
  • Page 37: Ripping

    Ripping | NOTES | \ This function does not work with DTS Audio 1. Insert a USB device into the USB jack on the CDs. front of the product. \ This function may not be supported by some 2. With the Playback screen displayed, select discs.
  • Page 38: Using The Sort By & Options Menus

    Media Play | NOTES | Select to set the picture mode. - Dynamic : Choose this \ Depending on the disc or storage device, the menu may differ. setting to increase sharpness. - Standard : Choose this \ To enable the Background Music function, the setting for most viewing photo file must be on the same storage media as the music file.
  • Page 39: Send Files

    Using the Send Function Using the Options Menu On a file screen containing photo files, select the You can upload files to a device connected to your and then press the OK button. network or an on-line site. 1. With the Videos, Music or Photos file screen Starts the slide show.
  • Page 40: Network Services

    Create a Samsung account so you can take address you entered. You must open the e-mail advantage of all Samsung has to offer on line. and respond as requested to finalize your Set up accounts for each household member so account.
  • Page 41: Using Samsung Apps

    Most Popular, What’s New and Categories : Select to view and download additional apps. The first time you open the SAMSUNG APPS screen, the Ultra HD Blu-ray Player automatically downloads a group of free apps. Once these apps have been downloaded, they appear on the SAMSUNG APPS screen.
  • Page 42: Starting An Application

    1. Select SAMSUNG APPS on the Home screen, and then press the OK button. | NOTE | 2. On the SAMSUNG APPS screen, use the \ You can also select Cancel, Select All, or Deselect All at the bottom of the screen.
  • Page 43: Screen Mirroring

    1. On the My APPS screen, select an app, and button. then press the OK button for 3 seconds. 3. The Update Samsung Apps screens lists all 2. Select Change View, and then press the OK the apps that have updates available. Select button.
  • Page 44: Using The Web Browser

    TV's resolution is set to the optimal resolution on the far left of the screen. automatically. \ The Web Browser is not compatible with Java 100% applications. New Tab \ If you attempt to download a file, and the file cannot be saved, an error message will appear.
  • Page 45 You can also To use the keyboard pop-up with your remote, view your browsing history and select a follow these steps: New Tab page to revisit. • : Moves to the Home screen of the
  • Page 46: Using The Setting Menu

    You can turn this function On or Off. Turns the Grabber function on and off. When the Grabber Enable Reset erases the Samsung function is on, you can move a Grabbing / Keyboard's memory. Select web page up and down without...
  • Page 47 Set as homepage : You can set You can change the PIN using the Reset password for the the Browser's home page. Approved Sites function. See Pop-up Block : Turns the below. Popup Block on and off. Approved Sites feature : Turns Page Block : You can determine the Approved Sites function on whether to block advertisements...
  • Page 48: Linking Your Internet Service Accounts To The Product

    Network Services | NOTE | 8. Insert an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc or Blu-ray Disc that supports BD-LIVE. \ Depending on the web site, some of the 9. Select an item from the list of BD-LIVE service Web Browser Setting functions may not be contents provided by the disc manufacturer.
  • Page 49: Appendix

    • If you select the 16:9 Original, your TV may display 4:3 Pillarbox (black bars on the sides of the picture). BD Wise (Samsung Products only) • When BD Wise is On, the Resolution setting automatically defaults to BD Wise Settings and BD Wise appears in the Resolution menu.
  • Page 50 • Depending on your TV, certain HDMI output resolutions may not work. Please refer to the user manual of your TV. • This function is not available if the HDMI cable does not support CEC. • If your Samsung TV has an Anynet+ logo, then it supports the Anynet+ function. English...
  • Page 51 Selecting the Audio Language • The indicator will not appear on the screen if the BONUSVIEW section does not contain any BONUSVIEW audio settings. • The languages available through the Audio Language function depend on the languages that are encoded on the disc. This function or certain languages may not be available.
  • Page 52: Resolution According To The Contents Type

    Appendix Resolution according to the contents type Contents Type Ultra HD Blu-ray E-contents/ DVD Disc Disc/Blu-ray Disc Digital contents Setup BD Wise Resolution of Disc 2160p@60/24 480p@60 Movie Frame : Auto 2160p(1080p)@24 2160p(1080p)@24 2160p(1080p)@24 Auto Max. Resolution of Max. Resolution of Max.
  • Page 53: Digital Output Selection

    Digital Output Selection Bitstream Bitstream Bitstream Setup (Re-encoded (Re-encoded (Unprocessed) DTS) Dolby D) HDMI HDMI HDMI supported HDMI supported Connection supported Optical supported Optical AV receiver or AV receiver or AV receiver AV receiver Optical Optical Up to PCM Re-encoded PCM 2ch PCM 2ch DTS re-encoded...
  • Page 54: Troubleshooting

    Refer to the table below if this product does not function properly. If the problem you are experiencing is not listed below or if the instructions below do not help, turn off the product, disconnect the power cord, and contact Samsung Electronics at 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864). PROBLEM...
  • Page 55 • If you still cannot resolve the problem, please contact your nearest Samsung authorized service center. Play Multimedia on network devices You can see folders shared on • The multimedia list only shows Video, Photo, and Music files.
  • Page 56 Appendix PROBLEM SOLUTION BD-LIVE This product cannot connect • Test whether the network connection is working using the Network Status function. (See page 21) to the BD-LIVE server. • Check whether a USB memory device is connected to the product. • The memory device must have at least 1GB of free space to accommodate the BD-LIVE service.
  • Page 57: Disc And Format Compatibility

    Disc and Format Compatibility Disc types and contents your product can play Media Disc Type Details Ultra HD Ultra HD BD-ROM format. Blu-ray Disc Blu-ray Disc 3D Blu-ray BD-ROM or BD-RE/-R recorded in the BD-RE format. Disc VIDEO DVD-VIDEO DVD-RW DVD-VIDEO, recorded DVD+RW/DVD-RW(V)/DVD-R/+R that have been DVD-R recorded and finalized, or a USB storage media containing MKV, MP4...
  • Page 58: Region Code

    Appendix Region Code Logos of Discs the product can play Both products and discs are coded by region. These regional codes must match for a disc to play. If the codes do not match, the disc will not play. The region number for this product is displayed on Blu-ray Disc 3D Blu-ray Disc the rear panel of the product.
  • Page 59: Supported Formats

    Supported Formats Supported Video File Formats File Frame rate Bit rate Container Video Codec Resolution Audio Codec Extension (fps) (Mbps) 4096X2160: H.264 BP/MP/HP 3840X2160: *.avi HEVC 4096x2160 *.mkv (H.265 - *.asf Main, Main10, *.wmv Main4:2:2 10) Dolby Digital *.mp4 LPCM Motion JPEG *.mov ADPCM...
  • Page 60 Appendix ` Limitations - Supports DD+ (Up to 7.1ch) - The DTS LBR codec is supported only for - Even when a file is encoded by a supported MKV / MP4 / TS containers. codec listed in the Video File Support table, the file might not play if its content has a problem.
  • Page 61 Supported Music File Formats Supported Picture File Formats File File Type Codec Support Range Type Resolution Extension Extension *.jpg MPEG1 15360x8640 JPEG *.mp3 Audio *.jpeg MPEG Layer 3 *.png 4096x4096 *.m4a *.bmp 4096x4096 *.mpa MPEG4 *.mpo 15360x8640 *.aac Notes on the USB connection Supports up to *.flac FLAC...
  • Page 62 HDD into a wall socket. If the problem continues, contact the USB HDD manufacturer. • SAMSUNG is not responsible for any data file damage or data loss. • Your player does not support NTFS compressed, sparse, or encrypted files.
  • Page 63: Compliance And Compatibility Notice

    • Samsung cannot assure that this player will play every disc bearing the Ultra HD BD-ROM, BD-ROM, BD-RE/-R, DVD-VIDEO, DVD-RW/-R, DVD+RW/+R and CD-RW/-R logos, and this player may not respond to all operating commands or operate all features of every disc.
  • Page 64: Copy Protection

    BD-ROM Mark and/or BD+ protected contents. To obtain additional information on AACS, BD-ROM Mark, BD+, or this product, please contact the SAMSUNG customer care center. • Many Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs/Blu-ray Discs/DVDs are encoded with copy protection. Because of this, you should only connect your Player directly to your TV, not to a VCR.
  • Page 65: Licenses

    CONTENT OR SERVICE BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Third party services may be terminated or interrupted at any time, and Samsung makes no representation or warranty that any content or service will remain available for any period of time. Content and services are transmitted by third parties by means of networks and transmission facilities over which Samsung has no control.
  • Page 66: Specifications

    • For information about the power supply and power consumption, refer to the label attached to the product. • Weight and dimensions are approximate. • Dispose unwanted electronics through an approved recycler. To find the nearest recycling location, go to our website: or call, (877) 278 - 0799. English...
  • Page 67 SAMSUNG will repair or replace this product, at our option and at no charge as stipulated herein, with new or reconditioned parts or products if found to be defective during the limited warranty period specified above. All replaced parts and products become the property of SAMSUNG and must be returned to SAMSUNG.
  • Page 68 Pine Brook New Jersey 07058 QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? Country CALL OR VISIT US ONLINE AT WRITE Samsung Electronics America, Inc. 1-800-SAMSUNG IN THE US 85 Challenger Road (726-7864) Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660 © 2015 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.