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Old 12-01-2012, 08:48 AM - Thread Starter
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The first 4k media player is up for pre-order with a delivery date of January 2013.

This player is made by the same folks that make the Red One camera equipment and is designed to play 4k files in their own .red format. It will also play .mp4 files. The 4k files can be 2d and 3d as well. It connects to a 4k display using 1 HDMI 1.4 connection or 4 HDMI 1.3 connections. It does support 12bit 4:2:2, up from Blu-ray 8bit 4:2:0 color precision also. For an extra $20, you can purchase a software encoder to turn your own files into .red format for playback. Audio is currently 7.1, but is expandable. There is a 1TB hard drive included in the product and storage cards are supported through an onboard reader. The Redray will sell for $1,450.

Red will also be offering an online store where you can purchase and download video.

http://www.red.com/store/products/redray-player/
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:02 AM
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everything seems perfect except DRM and 4k content will be avaiable in march 2013 from odemax.com

only 2 hdmi are 4k native







RESOLUTION: Up to 4096 × 2160 pixels, 2D or 3D
DIMENSIONS: 316 × 61mm x 260 mm ( 12.4 × 2.4 × 10.2″ )
WEIGHT: 5.9 Lbs
MATERIAL: Aluminium
OPERATING TEMPS: Zero to 40 C
STORAGE TEMPS: Minus 5 to 60C

BIT-DEPTH (COLOR): YCbCr 12-bit 4:2:2 or RGB 8-bit 4:4:4
COLORIMETRY: ITU-R BT.709
VIDEO FILE FORMAT: .RED (4K), .MP4 (1080p, 720p)
PLAYBACK FRAME RATES: 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60 fps
GENLOCK: RS170A Tri-level Sync

PROGRAM OUTPUT: 4K DCI, UltraHD, 1080p, 720p
MONITOR OUTPUT: 1080p, 720p
OUTPUT CONNECTORS : 4 x HDMI 1.4 (Program), 2 x HDMI 1.3 (Monitor and Audio)

NOTABLE FEATURES: Network based 4K 3D Playback System.

MEDIA SECURITY: REDCrypt™ digital media encryption
REMOTE CONTROL: IR, 802.11, Ethernet

DIGITAL MEDIA: Internet download, SDCard or USB-2 flash media

AUDIO FILE FORMAT: .RED (up to 7.1 Ch) .MP4 (Stereo)
AUDIO OUTPUT: Up to 7.1 channel LPCM, 24-bit 48Khz

STORAGE CAPACITY: 1TB Internal SATA Drive

POWER: 120 – 240V 50 – 60Hz A.C.




sony also launching a 4k player + 10 movies included along with the purchase of sony XBR-84X900 4k (25.000$)

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Currently will only play .MP4 or .RED(4k) files.
Will have to see how easy it is to convert your current library to .RED to really take advantage of the player. Will also have to see what kind of license deals ODEMAX makes for major releases...not to mention price to "rent" them.

Unfortunately for the masses this will not be viable for a while. 4K displays are not going to be "cheap" anytime soon. Also from quickly glancing in the thread the RedRay player will have a 1TB internal hard drive. The developers suggest copying all media onto the HD for playback because local network can often have hiccups at the wrong time.

I don't see this being a unit for the masses anytime soon with the current information out there as of now.

$400-500 user friendly Dune vs. $1500 more technical unit that is not made for mass codec playback(until people actually buy displays where you can reap the benefits of 4k but still having to deal with proprietary encodes) Imagine having a 200-300 file MKV/ISO library and having to convert them for this player in .RED format... You'd have to keep a copy of the file in .MKV format in case you want to goto a buddies house and watch it if they don't own a RedRay player. If RED doesn't allow network playback you'd have to have a copy on the internal hard drive as well as on a NAS.
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with 4k player + 4k display your buddies will come to your house not you.... biggrin.gif...agree its expensive for starters, I'm looking to demo a lg 84LM960V its the most afordable 4k in the market , about 12.500€ ( 16k ) in europe.

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I don't think a proprietary video codec was needed but 20 Mbps should be sufficient for acceptable video quality if RED is at least equal to MPEG-4 AVC. In my opinion the main issue for REDRAY will be what kind of content support it will get from the major studios.
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my friend already ordered two. but then again he is currently shooting a 3-d feature with all RED gear and already has a 4K projector at home
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my friend already ordered two. but then again he is currently shooting a 3-d feature with all RED gear and already has a 4K projector at home

Hi Sean,

Could you please keep us informed when your friend takes delivery and if possible, post a review. Thanks in advance.
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