Samsung’s UBD-M9700 Ultra HD Blu-ray player (above) with Control4 SDDP protocol support is available now at a $599 MSRP.

Samsung used the recent custom-electronic-centric CEDIA 2017 show in San Diego last week to unveil its latest Ultra HD Blu-ray player, which will feature built-in support for Control4 system integration control.

Samsung said the new Ultra HD Blu-ray player is available now at a $599 suggested retail price through authorized  installers and systems integrators around the country. It will allow operation by Control4 control systems for home automation and IP-based systems via SDDP protocol.

The Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP) is a network protocol based on the Internet Protocol Suite and is the basis of the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) discovery protocol. It is intended for use in residential or small office environments.

With the embedded SDDP protocol code, the Samsung UBD-M9700 will be instantly and automatically discoverable on a Control4 network.

Samsung also recently announced that it soon will be issuing a firmware update bringing the same Control4 integration to Samsung Ultra HDTVs in its Q series QLED line and MU LED-LCD TV series, as well as in “The Frame” TV, which was showcased in Samsung CEDIA 2017 booth.

Read more about the Samsung UBD-9700 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player after the jump:

Like Samsung’s previously announced flagship UHD Blu-ray player, the UBD-9500, the UBD-9700 offers playback of Ultra HD Blu-ray discs with 3840×2160 resolution and HDR10 high dynamic range. This presents a wider range of more brilliant and lifelike colors, in addition to a wider range of contrast from dark blacks to brilliant whites without losing fine picture detail in highlighted areas of the picture. The result is an image that looks more natural.

The player will support a wide color gamut of up to the BT.2020 standard, although most discs and televisions so far only support up to the pro-cinema level DCI-P3 color space recommendation. Samsung said it offers 64 times the color expression of the previous Full HD Blu-ray standard.

The player also incorporates smart connectivity enabling content streaming to mobile devices, and Bluetooth wireless streaming.

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Other features include the ability to view 360-degree pictures and videos on a 4K TV screen using the player’s remote to navigate the angles.

The player will also act as a system entertainment hub to access favorite apps, content, and sports through Samsung SmartHub. A simple User Interface offers quick access to key menu features without having to go back to the home screen while playing a disc.

In addition, users can listen privately to audio from the player using Bluetooth headphones so others in the house or the room won’t be disturbed.


By Greg Tarr


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