Entries Tagged as 'Blu-ray Discs'

Review: UHD Blu-ray `The Revenant’ Paints Harrowing Tale With Light

May 6th, 2016 · No Comments · 2160p, Amazon, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Blu-ray Titles, Disc Reviews, HDR, Product Reviews, Review, Surround Sound, UHDTV

The Ultra HD Blu-ray format is only a couple of months old, and already we have an impressive body of about 30 discs carrying 3840×2160 resolution images supported by strikingly realistic contrast, detail and color through the use of the new tool (for the home at least) of high dynamic range (HDR). The Revenant, which […]

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Will HDR Lead To Another New HDMI Connector?

May 4th, 2016 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, HDMI, HDR, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OLED, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

High dynamic range (HDR) televisions are now in their second year, and most 2016 higher-end displays and supporting 4K Ultra HD source devices are equipped with at least one of the latest HDR-metadata-supporting HDMI 2.0a connectors Meanwhile, 4K content mastered with HDR metadata is ramping up through streaming services and Ultra HD Blu-ray discs. So […]

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Samsung UBD-K8500 Earns 1st `Premium’ Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Status

May 3rd, 2016 · No Comments · 2160p, Amazon, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Blu-ray Titles, HDR, News, UHDTV

Updated! Samsung Electronics said Tuesday that its Ultra HD Blu-ray player, model UBD-K8500, has officially earned the UHD Premium Certification from the UHD Alliance (UHDA). The new certification, introduced in April 2016, is granted to Ultra HD Blu-ray players that comply with performance standards for resolution, high dynamic range (HDR), peak luminance, black levels and […]

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Sony Reveals Pricing, Availability For 2016 A/V Sound Products

May 3rd, 2016 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 3D Blu-ray player, Amazon, Audio, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, HDMI, HDR, News, Sound Bars, Sound Systems, Streaming Services, Surround Sound, Surround Sound Systems, UHDTV

Sony Electronics revealed Tuesday pricing and availability of its 2016 lineup of audio and video products that support immersive surround sound, Hi-Res Audio and build upon Sony’s wireless multi-room audio products of wireless speakers, TV sound bars, A/V receivers, and premium audio & video players. Among the offerings was a new “reference-quality” turntable, which Sony […]

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DEG: 4K Ultra HD Products Saw Strong Q1 Sales

April 29th, 2016 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Connected TVs, Full HD 1080p, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, UHDTV

Sales of 4K Ultra HDTVs, UHD players and supporting 4K media saw strong sales over the first three months of 2016, according to preliminary data supplied Friday by the DEG: Digital Entertainment Group, a multi-industry home entertainment promotional association. Ultra HDTV sets continued to show “dramatic” growth in the quarter, with unit sales shipments surpassing […]

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Horror Classic To See Ultra HD Blu-ray Release With Auro-3D

April 20th, 2016 · No Comments · 2160p, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Blu-ray Titles, News, Sound Systems, Surround Sound Systems, UHDTV

  Gore fanatics will soon be able to have their macabre fantasies splattered across their 4K Ultra HD big screens while listening on up to 13.1-channel surround sound systems with the pending release of horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on Ultra HD Blu-ray disc. The title will be one of the first Ultra HD […]

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Universal Reveals 4K Ultra HD Movie Release Plans

April 19th, 2016 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Blu-ray Titles, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, HDR, News, Streaming Services, Surround Sound, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHDTV

  Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) said Tuesday that it will release for home use globally a slate of films in 4K Ultra HD resolution with high dynamic range (HDR) both in Ultra HD Blu-ray format and as digital streaming and downloads, beginning this summer. The studio said it plans to release a mix of […]

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Review: Samsung’s UBD-K8500 Sets Bar High For Ultra HD Blu-ray

April 18th, 2016 · 2 Comments · 2160p, 3D HDTV, 4K LED LCD, Amazon, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Blu-ray Titles, Connected TVs, HDMI, HDR, Product Reviews, Review, Surround Sound, UHDTV

Samsung’s UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player (above) has a curved design but no readout. Since the introduction of the first DVD player, Samsung has sought to be first-to-market with all of the latest optical disc technologies to come along. The company’s track record includes the introduction of the first DVD player, the first Blu-ray player […]

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