Samsung's Extremely HD Blu-ray participant is coming quickly for $399

Samsung's Ultra HD Blu-ray player is coming soon for $399

There aren’t many Extremely HD Blu-ray gamers to select from, however the first one you should purchase is that this one from Samsung. We might seen it earlier than at IFA final yr, however this week Samsung introduced the UBD-K8500 will go on sale within the US this March. Speaking to reps from Samsung and the Extremely HD Affiliation, I used to be informed it might begin promoting as quickly as February twenty second, and we anticipate to see the primary Extremely HD discs arrive on the similar time. Pre-orders are up on Samsung’s web site and Amazon.com now for $399.

Samsung's Ultra HD Blu-ray player is coming soon for $399

The participant itself is rather like another disc participant you’ve got seen, with a small arc element alongside the underside edge. When it comes to options, it should play every thing from 4K streaming apps to Blu-ray 3D discs, and it’ll even rip CDs for you (to WAV or MP3, which might be saved on a USB drive). As Samsung and Fox are collaborating on the UHD rollout, its sales space featured a lot of discs from the studio, together with The Martian, Wild, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Pan and others deliberate for early launch within the format. I did not get an opportunity to mess around with the gadget, however by all appearances it is quick and succesful. The times of the unique Blu-ray gamers (keep in mind the $1,000 BD-P1000 and the way lengthy it took to load discs?) are properly behind us, and for those who’ve been ready to leap into Extremely HD this ought to be an excellent entry level.

Richard’s been tech obsessed since first laying palms on an Atari joystick. Now he scours the web for the newest information on HD screens and content material, solely taking an occasional break to look Twitter for brand spanking new Dreamcast 2 rumors.

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