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.