Samsung BD-H8900 Freeview HD PVR and 3D Blu-ray Player Review

Loopthrough

Well-known Member
Nice design with good looking menus as usual from Samsung, but they've never made one of these devices that can do everything at once. Panasonic's version, although a bit more boring in the menus department, is still a better core machine.
 

Magic Man

Standard Member
"...but there are better PVRs out there..." - what would you recommend and why?

"Panasonic's version, although a bit more boring in the menus department, is still a better core machine." - which model, the 735?
 

Dubliner1

Well-known Member
I went to check out another Samsung product at the store yesterday and saw this on display. It's a large, horrendous looking lump of ugly black plastic. Possibly the ugliest bluray player I have ever seen. Be prepared to hide this from sight if you buy it!
 

johncros

Novice Member
Can I offer a correction:-
"Where Samsung has got an advantage of almost all of the other manufacturers is their having rights to all the public broadcaster’s catch-up services so you can download apps for BBC iPlayer, 40D, ITV Player as well as Demand 5."

In fact the BD-H8900 astonishingly does not offer a BBC iPlayer app at present. I couldn't believe it myself but had this confirmed by Samsung support.

I sincerely hope that this situation is rectified on a firmware update very shortly.
 

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