Price War After Samsung Announces $599 4K UHD Blu ray Player
Samsung has kicked off what is set to be a brutal war to get consumers to upgrade to a new generation of 4K UHD Blu ray player, however one Melbourne based retailer has already slashed $100 off the $599 recommended retail price.
The Korean Company is the first TV manufacture to roll out a top end UHD player, Panasonic has said that their offering will not be ready until September while LG was waiting to see what the $599 sticker price was set to be for the Samsung UBD-K8500 model before they roll out their offering.
The new player that comes with an Ultra HD Premium certification allows consumers to watch a new generation of 4K movies from the likes of 20th Century Fox. Melbourne based Rio is already offering the new Blu ray player for $495.
According to RIO management the Company will start shipping orders tomorrow for the new player which can be connected to any TV.
The Samsung Blu ray player supports the new High Dynamic Range format, it also packs 100GB of content onto a disc.
The player also supports 4K Netflix streams and it’s fully backwards compatible with regular Blu-rays, DVDs and CDs. It can also display four times the resolution and 64 times the colour detail and gradation of a regular 1080p Full HD Blu-ray disc.
The player also supports HDR, too, which when paired with a compatible TV adjusts backlight brightness and local area dimming to produce much more detail in especially bright and especially dark areas of every single frame in a piece of video.
ChannelNews recently experienced the player while in New York and when combined with the new Samsung Dolby Atmos sound bar, which is coming to Australia shortly, the experience is as good as we have ever experienced from a Blu ray player and a cutting edge sound bar that has been developed by a dedicated team of Samsung sound engineers in the USA.
Later this week Samsung will also announce a new range of Premium Ultra High Definition TV’s