These days you can get a lot of movies in Ultra HD Blu-ray format, but the problem is that there is not a ton of choice when it comes to players that are capable of playing these discs. In the United States customers really only have one option, the Samsung UBD-K8500.
There is another option coming however, the Philips Ultra-HD Blu-ray player will soon hit the market.
Philips will be launching two models of its Ultra HD Blu-ray player, the BDP7501 which comes in brushed aluminum and the BDP7301 which comes in piano black. Both are $400 and are capable of playing Ultra HD Blu-ray discs and also have support for HDR content, which is a new trend, but to get that benefit, users will need to have a TV that supports HDR content.
Dolby TrueHD Audio and DTS-HD Master Audio support is also here, along with an HDMI-out for receivers that aren’t 4K-compatible yet. It will stream 4K content from Netflix and YouTube as well. It will likely be a while before other companies come out with similar products. Panasonic has released a similar product in the United Kingdom and it could bring it over to the United States soon, but for now at least you have another option here in the US.
Source UbergizmoFiled Under: Technology News