Entries Tagged as 'Disc Reviews'

Ultra HD Blu-ray Heads Up: Handshakes Can Cause Headaches

May 11th, 2016 · No Comments · 2160p, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Blu-ray Titles, Connected TVs, HDMI, HDR, News, UHDTV

  Chalk this up to new tech growing pains, and take it as a heads-up to early Ultra HD Blu-ray  and 4K TV adopters: Recently, HD Guru received a letter from a distressed reader who had purchased Samsung’s UHD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player to go with a new Philips (U.K. version 49PUS7809/12) 4K Ultra HD […]

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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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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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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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Ultra HD Blu-ray Ghostbusters I & II To Street June 7th With HDR

April 4th, 2016 · 1 Comment · 2160p, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Blu-ray Titles, HDR, News, Surround Sound, UHDTV

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment set the table for the upcoming studio release of the new Ghostbusters movie by giving fans the chance to buy the first two titles in the paranormal comedy franchise on new Ultra HD Blu-ray disc. Sony said Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II will debut in time for Father’s Day on Ultra HD […]

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4K Blu-ray Of`The Revenant’ On Its Way

March 4th, 2016 · No Comments · 2160p, Amazon, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Players, Blu-ray Titles, Digital Media Receivers, Full HD 1080p, HDR, News, Streaming Services, Surround Sound, UHDTV

Fans of Leonardo DiCaprio can rejoice after word this week that his Academy Award winning performance in The Revenant will soon be available to see in full Ultra HD Blu-ray glory, providing you were among the early purchasers of one of Samsung’s new $399.99 UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray players, that is. Unfortunately, 4K Star Wars […]

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