Originally Posted by Aquarian09
Can someone list out the 4K UHD Bluray players that are available ?
Not about to launch, but only the ones which are launched already and available for purchase.
More info will be appreciated, links to their official pages, Amazon links ....
Thanks & Cheers,
Right now, to the best of my knowledge you have a choice of:
Panasonic (although not available in the US yet)
Xbox One S
Samsung has the best selection of 4K streaming services, including YouTube, Netflix, Amazon and Ultraflix. Noticeably absent is Vudu in 4K, but it should be coming (I understand that Roku and some TV Mfrs have an exclusive for now). However, it is an uglier, plastic platform and it is slightly curved in the front to match their curved selection of TVs and Soundbars. Some report that it is a bit more picky on HDMI issues but it seems to be getting better with recent firmware.
Panasonic seems to be a great player but is expensive- not sure about the streaming selection in the US. It has more setup options for managing HDR to SDR output, etc.
Philips seems to be well liked, but is primarily a disc player and only offers streaming of Netflix and YouTube right now. Seems to be less picky than the Samsung with HDMI, etc and some have said the pic quality may be somewhat better.
The Xbox only has one HDMI out, so to take advantage of everything that UHD has to offer, you need everything in your chain to support the latest HDMI and HDCP standards. It also will not pass the raw bitstream of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X although some think it is coming later. This means all of the audio formats are converted to PCM which sounds good but loses the ability to use these object based formats effectively. 4K streaming is one of it's strengths but as with the Samsung, it does not have 4K Vudu yet.,
Hope this helps; everyone can feel free to add or correct me on these synopses.