Saturday September 05, 2015

Samsung Unveils World’s First 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Player

At the IFA in Berlin this week, Samsung unveiled the UBS-K8500, which will play back movies at four times the resolution of Blu-ray discs. Will you be an early adopter?

Samsung didn't reveal the UBS-K8500's exact pricing or availability, only saying that it would be "less than $500" (~آ£400) when it launches in the US and Europe next year. Some of the first content for UHD Blu-ray players will come courtesy of 20th Century Fox, which promises to launch several UHD Blu-rays for the launch of Samsung's players. Not only will new films get the UHD treatment, but there'll be some remastered back-catalogue stuff, too. Fox showed off the box art for one such film, the Colin Firth-led Kingsman: The Secret Service.