Originally Posted by DistractedJohn
Funny how its bieng released next month yet seems Philips not talking about it much...
I too was wondering why no further info on the upcoming Philips BDP7501 release. I found this interesting bit about the
SoC chip provider for UHD(HDR) 4K Bluray players.
Of interest is the statement about Mass Production in the second half of 2016.
I'm hoping Philips has the batch they need to meet the annoucement of June 2016 release. We'll see.
"...The MediaTek MT8581 can support Blu-ray, DVD and CD
playback, including the latest BD-ROM format, such as BD-
Live and BonusView. It will allow consumers to both scale up
to 4K from DVD and scale down to a non-4K screen to
accommodate both legacy and cutting-edge screens and
discs. It features HEVC, H.264 and VP9 4K 60p video decoder
for 4K (3840x2160) video content and also MPEG-2, VP8 and
VC-1 2K 60p video decoder for legacy 2K (1920x1080 video
content). For audio decoding, it has capabilities for Advanced
Audio Coding (AAC), Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby
TrueHD, DTS, and DTS-HD master audio, via multi-format
decoding, that can support high quality audio streaming.
With mass production set for the second half of 2016,
MediaTek's MT8581 for UHD 4K Blu-ray players marks the
latest in a series of leading home entertainment products..."