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What you need to know about 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

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Ultra HD Blu-ray is a 4K extension of the existing format that has been delivering the best-possible high definition picture and sound for the last decade. This new ultra high definition version was developed by the BDA (Blu-ray Disc Association), which is comprised of all the major studios and consumer electronics companies, and the specifications were finalised in May of 2015.

The new format supports a resolution of 3840 x 2160, as well as high dynamic range (HDR) and higher frame rates (up to 60 frames per second). Video will be encoded under the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard, and use 10-bit colour depth and the Rec. 2020 colour space. Ultra HD Blu-ray will also support the new object-based audio formats which include Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D. Additionally, with an optional digital bridge feature, the specifications allow content purchases to be viewed by consumers across a range of in-home and mobile devices.

To enjoy 4K movies at home you need a:

4K TV (Ultra HD TV)

4K Blu-ray player (Ultra HD Blu-ray player)

4K Blu-ray movies (Ultra HD Blu-ray movies)

4K TV (Ultra HD TV)

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Panasonic TX-50DX700B

Panasonic's entry-level 4K HDR TV delivers a solid, all-round performance for under £1000 and just goes to show 4K and HDR technology doesn't have to break the bank.

Features:

4K HDR;

Freeview / Freeast HD;

4 HDMI inputs...

Full specification

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Samsung UE55KS7000

The HDR-toting UE55KS7000 serves up remarkable picture quality at a reasonable price - what's not to like?

Features:

4K HDR screen;

Quantum Dot display;

4 HDMI inputs...

Full specification

On whathifi.com you will get more Best HDR TVs.

4K Blu-ray player (Ultra HD Blu-ray player)

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Panasonic DMP-UB900: The future of home cinema, on disc. A sight to behold.

Given the hyperbole surrounding UHD Blu-ray, we were almost expecting the device to be a bit Space Age. But the DMP-UB900 wouldn’t look out of place next to a ‘regular’ Blu-ray player.

Maybe it’s a little taller, and but you can expect the same essential design flourishes. It’s a metal box (solid, reassuringly weighty) with glossy plastic panels to add a touch of the high-end. The top and sides have a subtle brushed-metal effect while the front sports a mirror finish.

As is customary for Panasonic, a springy flap neatly hides the features at the front of the device: a disc tray, SD card slot (SDXC compatible) and USB port. The back features a generous number of connections.

Lush colours

Strong contrast

Great definition and clarity

Speedy operation

Sound could be a little more agile

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Samsung UBD-K8500: A capable UHD Blu-ray player, but not the best

No it’s not your imagination, the casework really is curved. Why? It’s something to do with all those curved TVs we’ve been getting over the last couple of years. Assuming you have one of those, Samsung would like your Blu-ray player to match.

There are no performance benefits, it’s just an aesthetic thing. Our experience with oddly-shaped boxes is that they look silly more quickly than ‘classic’ boxes – there was a reason Sony abandoned its geology-chic Blu-ray players inspired by crystals.

Oh and the curve means you might see the UBD-K8500’s undercarriage peeking out.

Speedy loading

Sharp pictures

Most affordable UHD Blu-ray player on the market

Sound and picture need refinement

No display

Fiddly remote

Panasonic vs Samsung: which is the best 4K Blu-ray player?

4K Blu-ray movies (Ultra HD Blu-ray movies)

As for the discs themselves, the spec allows for discs in three sizes: 50GB with 82 Mbit/s, 66GB with 108 Mbit/s, and 100GB with 128 Mbit/s.
New 4K Blu-ray Movies

Mozart Le nozze di Figaro

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro 4K Blu-ray

 2015 |  EUROARTS 
January 06, 2017 (new) 

Music

Underworld

Underworld 4K Blu-ray

 2003 |  Sony Pictures 
December 27, 2016 

ActionFantasyHorrorThriller

Storks


Storks 4K Blu-ray

2016 | Warner Bros. 
December 20, 2016 

AnimationComedyFamily

Suicide Squad


Suicide Squad 4K Blu-ray

2016 | Warner Bros. 
December 13, 2016 

ActionAdventureComedy

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven 4K Blu-ray

 2016 |  Sony Pictures 
December 20, 2016 

ActionWestern

Sully

Sully 4K Blu-ray

2016 |  Warner Bros. 
December 20, 2016 

BiographyDrama

Upcoming 4K Blu-ray Movies
Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon 4K Blu-ray

2016 |  Lionsgate Films 
January 10, 2017 (2 days) 

Drama

The Accountant

The Accountant 4K Blu-ray

2016 |  Warner Bros. 
January 10, 2017 (2 days) 

ActionDramaThriller

The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation 4K Blu-ray

2016 |  20th Century Fox 
January 10, 2017 (2 days) 

DramaPeriod

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train 4K Blu-ray

2016 |  Universal Studios 
January 17, 2017 (1 week) 

MysteryThriller

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Keeping Up with the Joneses 4K Blu-ray

2016 |  20th Century Fox 
January 17, 2017 (1 week) 

Comedy

Battleship

Battleship 4K Blu-ray

2012 |  Universal Studios 
January 17, 2017 (1 week) 

ActionAdventureSci-FiThriller

Resident Evil Afterlife


Resident Evil: Afterlife 4K Blu-ray

2010 | Sony Pictures 
January 17, 2017 (1 week) 

ActionHorrorSci-FiThriller

Inferno


Inferno 4K Blu-ray

2016 | Sony Pictures 
January 24, 2017 (2 weeks) 

MysteryThriller

Note: The article written by brorsoft team Jau 9, 2017 at 8:03 AM, Complete list of upcoming 4K Blu-ray movies perfer to blu-ray.com.

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