Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reasonSamsung to release UHD Blu-ray player this year - FlatpanelsHD

Samsung to release UHD Blu-ray player this year

18 May 2015 | Rasmus Larsen |

Ultra HD Blu-ray has been called "the last disc format" but the manufacturers still believe there is a market for it. Panasonic was first to announce support, and the world’s largest electronics manufacturer, Samsung, will also put its weight behind it.

First player coming in 2015

HD Blu-ray has never reached the same heights as DVD for several reasons, and this time around the new disc format has to compete with streaming.

Back when HD Blu-ray was introduced, most observers expected every major manufacturer to support the initiative, but this time around there has been a fair amount of uncertainty. In 2013, Sony said that it believes more in internet distribution for 4K content than a new disc format, even though the company was one of the strongest proponents of HD Blu-ray. Sony has yet to confirm support for Ultra HD Blu-ray. LG and Philips have not commented either.

Ultra HD Blu-ray logo


Panasonic, on the other hand, has not had a moment of doubt and was quick to announce its support for the new format that it believes will set new standard for picture quality. The company has already demonstrated a prototype player.

And now Samsung has made it official, too. The Korean manufacturer has confirmed to local media that it will release its first Ultra HD Blu-ray player this year. The launch is currently scheduled for the “end of the year”, so we expect to hear more at IFA 2015 in September.

The new Blu-ray standard has more to offer than just 4K resolution. It will also deliver better colors through a wider color space, better motion through HFR (high frame rate), better sound through Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, and better contrast through HDR (high dynamic range). Hollywood is currently preparing the first titles for release.

- Source: The Korea Observer



Latest news

4K HDR movies

'Indiana Jones', 300, Hitchcock, 'V for Vendetta', more coming to UHD Blu-ray

02 Jul 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Samsung Blu-ray bootloop

Samsung Blu-ray 'bootloop' issue more widespread than first thought

02 Jul 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Vizio OLED TV

Vizio's OLED TVs with HDMI 2.1 to launch this fall, starting at $1300

01 Jul 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Vizio 2020 LCD

Vizio launches 2020/2021 4K LCD TVs with FALD, HDMI 2.1

01 Jul 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Samsung VR dead

When Samsung axes its VR store, your content vanishes into cyberspace

30 Jun 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Apple TV app LG TV

Apple TV app now supports Dolby Atmos on LG TVs

30 Jun 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Peacock streaming service

Peacock launches July 15 on Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox, LG, Vizio, more

29 Jun 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Tomb Raider

Apple sets the framework for "high-end games" with tvOS & iOS 14

26 Jun 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |