Philips will launch a $four hundred Extremely HD Blu-ray participant subsequent month

Philips will launch a $400 Ultra HD Blu-ray player next month

Whilst Extremely HD Blu-ray discs proceed to trickle out, within the US there’s just one choice to play them — Samsung’s UBD-K8500. That ought to change subsequent month as Philips introduces its personal Extremely HD Blu-ray participant. Obtainable in two colours the BDP7501 (brushed aluminum) and BDP7301 (piano black), will value $four hundred, it helps HDR and in addition features a second HDMI-out for audio receivers that are not fairly 4K-prepared but. It has Dolby TrueHD Audio and DTS-HD Grasp Audio help included and will have the ability to cross via Dolby Atmos or DTS:X encoded audio tracks. Its apps may even stream 4K from YouTube and Netflix.

Proper now the worth solely matches Samsung’s UHD participant, however hopefully a bit competitors will make gamers extra reasonably priced. The Philips model within the US is manufactured by Funai, so we would not anticipate to see this participant obtainable elsewhere underneath the identical model identify, however Panasonic has already launched its personal Extremely HD Blu-ray participant within the UK, and we anticipate to see it within the US later this yr.