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    BD-E8500A BD-E8900A BD-HDD Combo user manual imagine the possibilities Thank you for purchasing this Samsung product. To receive more complete service, please register your product at 02230H-BD-E8900A-XY-ENG.indd 1...

  • Page 2: Safety Information


  • Page 3: Precautions

    CAUTION : Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized CLASS 3B VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER plug has two blades with one wider than the RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID EXPOSURE other. A grounding type plug has two blades TO THE BEAM (IEC 60825-1) and a third grounding prong.

  • Page 4: Handling Cautions

    Safety Information Using the 3D function Cleaning Discs - If you get fingerprints or dirt on the disc, clean it with a mild detergent IMPORTANT HEALTH AND SAFETY diluted in water and wipe with a INFORMATION FOR 3D PICTURES. soft cloth. Read and understand the following safety information before using the 3D function.

  • Page 5: Copyright

    Blu-ray Disc Association. Copyright © 2012 Samsung Electronics Co.,Ltd. All rights reserved; No part or whole of this user’s manual may be reproduced or copied without the prior written permission of Samsung Electronics Co.,Ltd. English 02230H-BD-E8900A-XY-ENG.indd 5...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents SAFETY INFORMATION SETTINGS Warning The Setup Procedure Precautions The Home Screen Accessing the Settings Screen Important Safety Instructions Disc Storage & Management Buttons on the Remote Control used for the Handling Cautions Settings menu Settings Menu Functions Using the 3D function Networks and the Internet Copyright Configuring Your Network Connection...

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    Using the Tools Menu Using the Web Browser Repeating Tracks on an Audio CD BD-LIVE™ Shuffling Tracks on an Audio CD Samsung Smart View Creating a Playlist from a CD Dual View Ripping AMG (All Media Guide) function Playing Photo Contents...

  • Page 8: Getting Started

    Getting Started Disc and Format Compatibility Disc types and contents your product can play Contents Media Details Blu-ray Disc BD-ROM or BD-RE/R disc recorded in the BD-RE format. 3D Blu-ray Disc VIDEO DVD-VIDEO DVD-VIDEO, DVD±RW/±R discs that have been recorded and finalized. DVD±RW/±R Media containing DivX, MKV or MP4 contents.

  • Page 9: Region Code

    Recording Time Broadcast Estimated Mexico, South America, Type Bitrate Central America, Australia, BD-E8900A BD-E8500A New Zealand, Pacific Islands, 102 Hours 20Mbps 49 Hours Caribbean 5Mbps DVD-VIDEO 411 Hours Hourss Russia, Eastern Europe, India, (Normal) most of Africa, North Korea, 10Mbps (High) 205 Hours...

  • Page 10: Supported Formats

    Getting Started Supported Formats Video File Support Frame rate File Extension Container Video Codec Resolution Bit rate (Mbps) Audio Codec (fps) *.avi Divx 3.11/4.x/ 5.x/6.x *.mkv MPEG4 SP/ *.asf *.wmv H.264 BP/ *.mp4 MP/HP *.3gp 1920x1080 6~30 LPCM Motion JPEG *.vro ADPCM Window...

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    Music File Support - CODECs except for MVC, VP8, VP6 1) Below 1280 x 720 : 60 frames max. File Extension Type Codec 2) Above 1280 x 720 : 30 frames max. 3) Does not support GMC 2 or higher. MPEG1 Audio *.mp3 MPEG...

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    If playback from a USB HDD is unstable, provide from damage or loss of data. SAMSUNG is additional power by plugging the HDD into a not responsible for any data file damage or wall socket.

  • Page 13: Accessories

    AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) This product can play back AVCHD format discs. These discs are normally recorded and used in camcorders. The AVCHD format is a high definition digital video camera format. The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format compresses images with greater efficiency than the conventional image compressing format.

  • Page 14: Front Panel

    Getting Started Front Panel PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON ENTER BUTTON STOP BUTTON EJECT BUTTON POWER BUTTON DISC SLOT USB HOST DISPLAY REMOTE CONTROL SENSOR | NOTE | \ To upgrade the product's software through the USB Host jack, you must use a USB memory stick. \ When the product displays the Blu-ray Disc menu, you cannot start the movie by pressing the Play button on the product or the remote.

  • Page 15: Remote Control

    Remote Control Tour of the Remote Control FUNCTION POWER TV SOURCE Turn the product on and off. Turn the TV on and off. Press to eject a disc. Press this to operate a TV. RECEIVER TTX/MIX SUBTITLE INPUT Alternately selects Teletext, Double or Mix. Press this to operate BD-HDD Combo.

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    Code Brand Code To determine whether your television is NOBLEX TV POWER+66 compatible, follow the instructions below. TV POWER+01, +02, SAMSUNG +03, +04, +05, +06, NOKIA TV POWER+74 +07, +08, +09 Turn your television on. TV POWER+72, NORDMENDE +73, +75...

  • Page 17: Connections

    Connections Connecting to a TV with an Audio/Video cables and RF cable Connect the RF cable as shown. Using video/audio cables, connect the VIDEO OUT (yellow) / AUDIO OUT (white and red) terminals on the rear of the product to the VIDEO IN (yellow) / AUDIO IN (white and red) terminals of your TV.

  • Page 18: Connecting To A Tv

    Connections Connecting to a TV Connect the product to your TV using one of the methods illustrated below. Turn on the product and TV. - Do not connect the power cord until you have made all the other connections. - When you change the connections, turn off all devices before you start. Press the input selector on your TV remote control until the signal from the product appears on the TV screen.

  • Page 19: Connecting To An Audio System

    Connecting to an Audio System You can connect the product to an audio system using one of the three methods illustrated below. Turn on the product, audio system and TV. - Do not connect the power cord until you have made all the other connections. - When you change the connections, turn off all devices before you start.

  • Page 20: Connecting To A Network Router

    \ If you select the Pure High-throughput (Greenfield) \ Internet access to Samsung’s software update server 802.11n mode and set the Encryption type on your router may not be allowed, depending on the router you use or or router to WEP, TKIP or TKIP-AES (WPS2Mixed), the your ISP’s policy.

  • Page 21: Settings

    Settings The Setup Procedure Channel : Lets you configure your TV channels with features such as country and auto tune. The Home screen will not appear if you do not Schedule Manager : Lets you set or edit recording configure the initial settings. schedules.

  • Page 22: Buttons On The Remote Control Used For The Settings Menu

    Settings Buttons on the Remote Control used for the Settings menu CH LIST HOME GUIDE HOME Button : Press to move to the Home screen. RETURN Button : Return to the previous menu. E (Enter) / DIRECTION Buttons : Press ▲▼◄► to move the cursor or select an item.

  • Page 23: Settings Menu Functions

    Smart Hub Screen Size Screen. BD Wise is Samsung’s latest inter-connectivity feature. When you connect a Samsung product and a Samsung TV with BD Wise to each other via HDMI, and BD Wise BD Wise is on in both the product and TV, the product outputs video at the video resolution and frame rate of the Blu- ray/DVD.

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    Settings Lets you set the colour space format for HDMI output Display HDMI Colour Format to match the capabilities of the connected device (TV, monitor, etc). Lets you output video from the HDMI OUT jack with HDMI Deep Colour Deep colour. Deep colour provides more accurate colour reproduction with greater colour depth.

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    Choose an equipment that you have connected to this Audio product to hear the sound in addition to your TV. Loudness of DTV Program will be adjusted according to your equipment. AV Receiver : Select this If you use a general AV Receiver / Home Theatre Equipment or a Television to hear sound.

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    Settings Select this to change the country. Channel Enter the desired 4-digit password using the number buttons. Default password is set to 0000. Country | NOTE | \ Password : Enter the desired 4-digit password using the number buttons. - Default password is set to 0000. Scans for all channels with active broadcast stations and stores them.

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    Configure the network connection so you can enjoy Network Network Settings various features such as Internet services or AllShare Wi-Fi functionality, and perform Software Updates. Network Status Lets you check the current network and Internet status. Lets you connect a Wi-Fi Direct device to the product using a peer-to-pear network, without a wireless router.

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    Samsung products that have the Anynet+(HDMI-CEC) Anynet+ feature. To operate this function, connect this product to an Anynet+ Samsung TV using an HDMI cable. Manage storage devices such as internal HDD or an external HDD connected via USB port for recording.

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    System To use a mouse with the product's menu: Connect the USB mouse to the product. Click the primary button you selected in Mouse Settings. The Simple Menu appears. Click the menu options you want. | NOTE | Device Manager \ Depending on the model of the USB HID keyboard and mouse may not be compatible with your product.

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    Provides contact information for assistance with your Contact Samsung product. Remote management lets our Call Centre access your samsung product remotely to troubleshoot a problem. To use this program, please accept the Terms of Service Agreement. Remote Management | NOTE | \ To connect to remote management, please contact our call centre first.

  • Page 31: Networks And The Internet

    Networks and the Internet Wired - Manual If you have a static IP address or the Automatic When you connect this product to a network, procedure does not work, you'll need to set the you can use network based applications and Network Settings values manually.

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    Settings < Getting the Network Settings Values > Wireless (General) - Automatic After following Steps 1 to 3 in "Configuring Your You can view your Network Settings values on Network Connection" on page 31. most Windows computers. To view the Network Settings values, follow these steps: Select Start in the Network Settings screen, and then press the E button.

  • Page 33: Wi-fi Direct

    Wireless (General) - Manual WPS(PBC) If you have a static IP address or the Automatic After following Steps 1 to 3 in "Configuring Your procedure does not work, you'll need to set the Network Connection" on page 31. Network Settings values manually. Select Start in the Network Settings screen, After following Steps 1 to 3 in "Configuring Your and then press the E button.

  • Page 34: Soft Ap

    Settings You have three ways to complete the Wi-Fi Note the PIN code in the pop-up, and then connection: enter it into the appropriate field in the Wi-Fi Direct device you want to connect. Through the Wi-Fi device. The Connecting pop-up appears, followed Through the product using PBC.

  • Page 35: Allshare Settings

    AllShare devices. For more information about then turns on again by itself. AllShare networked devices, see page 41. \ Samsung Electronics shall takes no legal responsibility | NOTE | for product malfunction caused by an unstable Internet \ The "Share hard drive" option should be set to On to connection or consumer negligence during a Software share the contents through AllShare function.

  • Page 36: By Channel

    Write the folder onto a disc. We recommend By USB a CD-R or DVD-R. Finalize the disc before you remove it from Visit your computer. Click SUPPORT on the top right of the page. Insert the disc into the product.

  • Page 37: By Downloaded

    By Downloaded The By Downloaded option lets you upgrade using a file the product downloaded earlier but you decided not to install immediately or a file downloaded by the product in Standby Mode. If upgrade software has been downloaded, you will see the software version number to the right of By Downloaded.

  • Page 38: Media Play

    Media Play Insert a Disc to the Disc tray Select Videos, Photos, or Music, and then press the E button. Depending how the contents are arranged, Place a disc gently into the disc slot with the you will see either folders, individual files, or disc’s label facing up.

  • Page 39: Using The Allshare Play Function

    Using the AllShare Play Function My List : Lets you check a recently played or updated files. AllShare Play lets you play Videos, Photos, Recently Played or Music located in your PC or your DLNA Shows the list of contents viewed recently. compatible devices, Facebook, SugarSync and - If selected file is deleted or the storage device Family Story on the BD-HDD Combo with network...

  • Page 40: To Download The Allshare Software

    Once you have logged in to Smart Hub with a registered Samsung account, you can add an account with that particular service by selecting Account Manager. \ Application may require to be installed through Samsung Apps for services not appearing on the factory default.

  • Page 41: Playing Content Located In Your Pc On The Bd-hdd Combo

    Use your mobile device to view files stored in your computer, played by BD-HDD Combo. (Only You can view shared files of your computer on available with Samsung mobile devices supporting your BD-HDD Combo. AllShare functionality.) You can get detailed instructions for using AllShare You can get detailed instructions for using AllShare from the website.

  • Page 42: Controlling Video Playback

    Media Play 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 menu, and title list...

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    Select to play the movie from a Select to set the picture mode. selected time point. - Dynamic : Increases sharpness and brightness. 1. Select Time Search, and then - Standard : Choose this setting for press the E button. most viewing applications.

  • Page 44: Controlling Music Playback

    Media Play Controlling Music Playback Genre See pages 46~48. Play selection See pages 46~48. You can control the playback of music content located on a Disc, USB, mobile device or PC. Go to Playlist See pages 46~48. Buttons on the Remote Control used The Ripping function converts CD for Music Playback audio to the mp3 format and saves...

  • Page 45: Creating A Playlist From A Cd

    Creating a Playlist from a CD Ripping With the Playback screen displayed, press Insert a USB device into the USB jack on the the TOOLS button. The Tools menu appears. rear of the product. Use the ▲▼ buttons to select Play selection, With the Playback screen displayed, press the TOOLS button.

  • Page 46: Playing Photo Contents

    Media Play Playing Photo Contents | NOTE | \ Depending on the disc or storage device, the Tools menu You can play photo contents located on a Disc, may differ. All options may not be displayed. USB, mobile device or PC. \ To enable the background music function, the photo file Using the Tools Menu must be in the same storage media as the music file.

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    The Log In/Out function lets you log in 2. Repeat Step 1 for each photo you Login / Out to your online Samsung account. want to view. Select to create a playlist or add files 3. To de-select a photo, highlight it, or tracks to a playlist.

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    Media Play Select the Playlist to which you want Select to go to the Playlist section of Go to Playlist to add the tracks or files and then the Main AllShare screen. press E button. Encoding - which changes by language Select Create New, and then press or by geographical area - modifies the E button.

  • Page 49: Dtv Functions

    DTV Functions Watching TV Channels Select this to set the picture mode. - Dynamic : Choose this setting to After Tuning is completed, you can watch TV increase Sharpness. channel. - Standard : Choose this setting for SUBTITLE INPUT most viewing applications. - Movie : This is the best setting for watching movies.

  • Page 50: Using The Pip (picture-in-picture) Function

    DTV Functions Using the PIP (Picture-In-Picture) Select desired channel, then press the E function button. The selected channel will be displayed. You can see another TV channel together with the | NOTE | TV Channel you were already watching. \ When the channel list displayed, press the INFO button. While you are watching a TV channel, press You can watch or record the selected channel.

  • Page 51: Using The Tools Menu

    Using the Tools Menu Guide Screen When the channel displayed, press the TOOLS Guide 9:20 Fri 11 Jun buttons. Des jours et des vies No Information Select this to add the desired favourite 9:05 - 9:35 Edit Favourites No Information channel.

  • Page 52: Schedule Manager

    DTV Functions Schedule Manager 8 : Stores the Teletext pages. 4 : Displays the teletext on the upper half of the You can reserve the desired TV programmes using screen in double-size. To move the text to the lower this menu. half of the screen, press it again.

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    Typical Teletext page Part Contents Selected page number. Broadcasting channel identity. Current page number or search indications. Date and time. Text. Status information. FASTEXT information. | NOTE | \ Teletext TTX/MIX control is available only when the DTV programme support teletext signal. English 02230H-BD-E8900A-XY-ENG.indd 53...

  • Page 54: Advanced Function

    Specification Playback control during recording BD-E8900A 904GB During recording a TV channel, you can search BD-E8500A 500GB 438GB scene or move to the beginning point of recording without influence on the recording through Timeshift function. For more information about Timeshift function, please refer to the Timeshift function.(See pages...

  • Page 55: Simultaneous Recording

    Watching different TV channels that is not 34 buttons : Search the desired scene. under recording Each time this button is pressed, playback speed will change. You can watch yet another channel while recording two TV channels at the same time. Press the CH LIST button to check which TV channel is possible to watch.

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    Advanced Function Start Timeshift with PLAY button - Timeshift automatically stops when selected another menu in the Home menu. (Stops Timeshift and history When you are watching a TV channel, press functions that were operating.) the 6 button. - Returning to a Digital TV channel will automatically The Timeshift function starts and the resumes Timeshift, if not accessed any other menu Timeshift bar will appear.

  • Page 57: Playing The Recorded Title

    Editing the Recorded Title ◄ button : Jump to - 10 sec from current position. In the Recorded TV screen, select the ► button : Jump to + 10 sec from current position. desired title you want to edit. Press the TOOLS button. 7 button : Pause the scene while keeping Timeshift operation.

  • Page 58: Splitting A Section Of A Title (partial Delete)

    Advanced Function Splitting a Section of a Title (Partial Disc (CD-DA/CD-R/CD-RW, DVD±R(Finalise)/ Delete) DVD+RW/DVD-RW(Finalise)) HDD or USB PTP USB is not available when you copy to Follow Steps 1 through 3 in the ‘Edit the Recorded USB. Title’. The broadcast signal can be recorded on HDD Select the Partial Delete, then press the E but copy feature is not supported.

  • Page 59: Adjusting The 3d Depth

    Viewing DTV with the 3D effect | NOTE | \ You can’t convert 2D contents into 3D or use the 2D 3D You can experience 3D effect with all live TV button In the following cases: programme and recorded TV programme. - When the product is not connected with an HDMI cable During watching the TV programme or - When the connected TV does not support 3D...

  • Page 60: Network Services

    For instructions that explain how to use Smart Recommended : Displays recommended contents Hub, follow these steps: managed by Samsung. If the home page is updated or revised, the Commercial : Displays the Smart Hub Guide, an content mentioned in the user manual may differ from the actual menus.

  • Page 61: Using The Web Browser

    Web Browser at a Glance My Applications : Displays your personal gallery of applications which you can add to, modify, and delete. Samsung Apps : Open Samsung Apps to download various for pay or free-of-charge application services. Using the Web Browser...

  • Page 62: Bd-live

    Select Select Device, and then press the you can download Smart View from Android Market E button. or Samsung Apps and install it on your device. (The compatibility of mobile devices or mobile platform is Select USB, and then press the E button.

  • Page 63: Appendix

    Samsung cannot assure that this product will play every disc bearing the BD-ROM, BD-RE/R, DVD- VIDEO, DVD-RW/-R, DVD+RW/+R and CD-RW/R logos, and this product may not respond to all operating commands or operate all features of every disc.

  • Page 64: Copy Protection

    Blu-ray Disc format, which imposes certain restrictions including playback restrictions for BD-ROM Mark and/or BD+ protected contents. To obtain additional information on AACS, BD-ROM Mark, BD+, or this product, please contact SAMSUNG customer care centre. Many Blu-ray Disc/DVDs are encoded with copy protection. Because of this, you should only connect your Product directly to your TV, not to a VCR.

  • Page 65: Licence

    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

    Appendix - DivX Certified to play DivX video up to HD 1080p, including premium content. ® ® DivX , DivX Certified and associated logos are trademarks of Rovi Corporation or its subsidiaries ® ® and are used under license. Covered by one or more of the following U.S. patents : 7,295,673; 7,460,668; 7,515,710; 7,519,274 The terms HDMI and HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.

  • Page 67

    - To the extent that you, the End User, provide any information or original works of authorship to be added to Rovi Databases, you represent and warrant that you are the sole author of such work(s) and further hereby assign to Rovi all rights of copyright therein, including the right to register the copyright in such work(s) as part of the Rovi Database.

  • Page 68: Additional Information

    If you select the 16:9 Original, your TV may display 4:3 Pillarbox (black bars on sides of picture). BD Wise (Samsung Products only) When BD Wise is on, the Resolution setting automatically defaults to BD Wise and BD Wise appears in the Resolution menu.

  • Page 69

    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. Selecting the Audio Language The ◄► indicator will not appear on the screen if the BONUSVIEW section does not contain any BONUSVIEW audio settings.

  • Page 70

    Appendix Resolution according to the output mode Blu-ray Disc/E-contents/Digital Contents playback HDMI / not HDMI / connected connected Contents Type HDMI Mode Setup VIDEO Mode VIDEO Mode E-contents/ Blu-ray Disc Digital contents Resolution of Blu-ray BD Wise 1080p 576i/480i Disc Max.

  • Page 71

    DTV View HDMI / connected HDMI / not connected Output Resolution HDMI Mode VIDEO Mode VIDEO Mode BD Wise 1080p 576i/480i DTV Smart Resolution of Resolution "Auto" Broadcast stream Auto 576i/480i Max Resolution of DTV Smart Resolution "Off" TV input 1080p 1080p 576i/480i...

  • Page 72

    Appendix Digital Output Selection Bitstream Bitstream Bitstream Setup (Re-encoded (Re-encoded (Unprocessed) DTS) Dolby D) HDMI HDMI HDMI HDMI supported supported supported AV Connection Optical supported Optical AV receiver or receiver or AV receiver Optical receiver Optical Up to PCM Re-encoded PCM 2ch PCM 2ch Re-encoded DTS...

  • Page 73

    Bitstream Bitstream Bitstream Setup (Re-encoded (Re-encoded (Unprocessed) DTS) Dolby D) HDMI HDMI HDMI HDMI supported supported supported AV Connection Optical supported Optical AV receiver or receiver or AV receiver Optical receiver Optical Decodes the main Decodes the main feature audio and feature audio and Outputs only the main BONUSVIEW audio...

  • Page 74: Troubleshooting

    Appendix Troubleshooting Before requesting service, please try the following solutions. PROBLEM SOLUTION No operation can be performed with the Check the batteries in the remote control. They may need replacing. remote control. Operate the remote control at a distance of no more than 6.1m. Remove the batteries and hold down one or more buttons for several minutes to drain the microprocessor inside the remote control to reset it.

  • Page 75

    Go to the contents and find the section of the user manual that contains the explanations regarding the current problem, and follow the procedure once again. If the problem still cannot be solved, please contact your nearest Samsung authorized service centre. The picture is noisy or distorted Make sure that the disc is not dirty or scratched.

  • Page 76: Repairs

    We will provide you with the amount of the administration fee before we make a home visit or begin any work on your product. We recommend you read this manually thoroughly, search for a solution on line at, or contact Samsung Customer Care before seeking to repair your product.

  • Page 77: Specifications

    Network Security WPA-PSK(TKIP/AES) WPA2-PSK(TKIP/AES) WPS(PBC) Supported BD-E8500A 500GB HDD Capacity BD-E8900A - Network speeds equal to or below 10Mbps are not supported. - Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice. - For the power supply and power consumption, refer to the label attached to the product.

  • Page 78

    Contact SAMSUNG WORLD WIDE If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung products, please contact the SAMSUNG customer care center. Area Contact Centre Web Site ` Asia Pacific AUSTRALIA 1300 362 603 NEW ZEALAND 0800 SAMSUNG (0800 726 786)

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