Samsung BD-C8000 Portable Blu-ray Player Review

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As a part of its big 3D push, Samsung has announced Samsung BD-C8000, the world’s first 3D-capable portable Blu-ray player.

Samsung BDC8000 Portable PlayerYes, it is 3D capable, but it will not play 3D movies on the go – you have to hook it up to 3D TV to get that functionality.

So we still have to wait till we will be able to watch 3D movies during the long flight across the ocean.

Features and Specifications

  • 1080p playback on the built-in 10.3-inch screen – 1080p on such a small screen gives excellent ppi (pixels per inch) rating of 221 which is almost 3x better than ppi of computer monitors
  • 3D playback when connected to 3DTV (3D glasses needed)
  • 1GB internal memory
  • built-in Wi-Fi for connection to the Internet
  • DLNA function lets play content from other sources, like your PC
  • built-in HDMI output
  • access to Samsung Apps
  • 3 hours battery life
  • Ability to access content of from Blockbuster, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Pandora and more

True Multimedia Player

Another cool thing about BDC8000 is that it is more than just a BluRay player. It is a true multimedia player.

You can plug your 1TB portable hard drive with hundreds of movies in your Samsung player. And it will play every type of multimedia file, from simple DivX to MKV files and more.

You will have to try really hard to find a format Samsung BD C8000 portable BD player will not play.

And Samsung BDC8000 also will play all those files you burned to DVD, BD-R, or BD-RE media!

Customer Reviews

Samsung C8000 is the updated Blu-ray disc player made in 2010. Compared to other similar models of that time, this one triumphed over them, due to a range of new features that caught the eye of many dedicated users.

When using the HDMI output, 1080p is accessible and brings a new style of picture quality perfect for wide screens. Being a multimedia player, it supports a variety of media systems, and is able to play songs, movies and even stream from the Internet.

Amazingly, it can directly plug and play hard-disk drives, which is a major convenience for a number of users. Storage and utilization of data is no problem for this player simply due to its vast compatibility. It is also able to play all common movie formats, for which, a PC would need a specific software to play.

Burning CD options are available like always, with added WiFi support, making the overall experience much grander. The mini screen provides picture-perfect quality and the sophisticated outlook is alluring to behold.

AllShare connectivity is one of the things that make the BD-C8000 truly stand out as a helpful machine, allowing easy sharing of files over multiple devices.

However, it does have one crucial flaw that discourages long usage. This device apparently does not have a considerable lifespan. It has been reported to freeze or stop its wide support after about a year of service, which is a shame, since it has so many different things to offer a user.