Samsung unveils first UHD Blu-ray player

Samsung UBD-K8500Samsung has unveiled its first Ultra HD Blu-ray player, promising a March 2016 US launch for the device.

Showcasing the player at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Samsung said that the UBD-K8500 is High Dynamic Range (HDR)-compatible and offers four times the resolution and 64 times more detailed colour expression than a conventional Blu-ray player.

Samsung also announced that all of its 2016 smart UHD TVs will be capable of providing a “premium High Dynamic Range experience”.

This year, 20th Century Fox is due to release more than 100 4K Ultra HD discs with HDR, while Warner Bros Home Entertainment announced last week that by the end of 2016 it will have more than 35 titles available to buy on Ultra HD Blu-ray.

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