Category Archives: Blu-ray

Samsung Reveals First 4K UHD Blu-ray Player

Update: Samsung unveils pricing for the UBD-K8500 4K Blu-ray player at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. Retail price will be $399.99 in the US and is due to ship in March 2016. Order now through Amazon.com

The wait for 4K Blu-ray players is almost over… Samsung’s recent announcement at the IFA electronics show in Berlin, showcased the “curved design” UBD-K8500 which will be the world’s first Ultra HD Blu-ray player and is expected to be released early next year (2016), however many industry experts and enthusiast are hoping for a launch date that will be just in time for the holidays.

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Pioneer Elite BDP-88FD and BDP-85FD Blu-ray Players

BDP-88FD

BDP-88FD

Product  Preview:

It has been about five years since Pioneer has released an Elite blu-ray player going back to their reference quality BDP-09FD.

There are now two new flagship models scheduled to be released this month (December) – the BDP-88FD (MSRP:$2000.00) and BDP-85FD (MSRP:$1000.00). Both models are considered to be universal players meaning they will playback most if not all video and audio formats including CD’s, SACD (Super-Audio CD) and DVD-Audio disc.

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Blu-ray Players – What You Still Need to Know

How do you enjoy watching movies and your favorite TV shows while in the comfort of your own home? Is it via video streaming, cable, satellite, video-on-demand services, over-the-air broadcast or blu-ray disc? Many consumers including myself, use a combination of these video avenues for our home viewing. But which of these will give you the best viewing experience (picture quality)?  If you chose blu-ray, then you are (in my opinion) enjoying the best possible picture quality available to you in your home.

However, with the exception of 4K video which is superior to any 1080p produced blu-ray disc and thats only if the 4K content you’re watching has been produced with excellent video quality and doesn’t suffer from video compression artifacts. But when 4K blu-ray disc does arrive in the near future, the blu-ray disc once again should be the king of picture quality in your home.

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