Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
Like Tree1Likes

Thread: Samsung UHD 4K Blu-ray

  1. #1
    Administrator Tracy Rainwater's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    16,164


    Samsung UHD 4K Blu-ray

    Name:  samsung- UBD-K8500.jpg
Views: 402
Size:  26.7 KB

    Samsung talked up their upcoming UHD 4K Blu-ray player during a press conference at the IFA electronics show. The UBD-K8500 and a UHD 4K Blu-ray disc, is said to provide four times the resolution and 64 times more "color expression" than the current Blu-ray format.

    The player isn't expected to hit the market until sometime in 2016, at a price point of "under $500". UHD 4K Blu-ray discs are expected to become available late this year.

    I haven't been able to find an official press release from Samsung. Anyone have any additional information?

  2. #2
    Senior Member David Vaughn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Northern, CA
    Posts
    12,698
    David Vaughn
    Technical Writer/Blu-ray Reviewer
    Sound and Vision Magazine

  3. #3
    Senior Member TrippleJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    5,844


    good idea but enough with the curve designs.
    David Vaughn likes this.
    Main:
    Samsung UN75F8000 LED TV, NAD T-777 (7.2 Receiver), Oppo 103 Blu Ray Player, Sony PS4 Gaming Console, Panamax MR-5100 Surge Protection, 7 Paradigm Reference series 8" in ceiling speakers (AMS-150R) - 30 degree tilting speakers, 2 Paradigm SE Subs. Pictures here.

  4. #4
    Owner-Publisher Jerry Del Colliano's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    West Los Angeles, California
    Posts
    5,612


    I can't wait until we can get real UHD content. I've got the TVs. I am ready.

  5. #5
    Administrator Tracy Rainwater's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    16,164


    Quote Originally Posted by TrippleJ View Post
    good idea but enough with the curve designs.
    But it matches the display.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    1,395


    Is it just my imagination or is it true no one here can see any difference between 4K and 1080P but me and one other poster?

    The reviewers here are of the same opinion that there is no difference in picture quality.

    I'm looking forward to the 4K players but why are you guys?

  7. #7
    Senior Member David Vaughn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Northern, CA
    Posts
    12,698


    I want HDR and the expanded color palette. Frankly, I'd take both of those in 1080p and be perfectly happy. I will see little to no benefit with the added resolution because I set my room up to have the right distance for 1080p and I'm not moving my couch closer to the screen. Granted, I could get a bigger screen, but that would mean more construction work, which my wife would not go for. Maybe I need a new wife? Just kidding!
    David Vaughn
    Technical Writer/Blu-ray Reviewer
    Sound and Vision Magazine

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    1,395


    Why I see a night and day difference from 1080p and 4K is a real mystery.

    Perhaps 8K will bring some answers.

  9. #9
    Administrator Tracy Rainwater's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    16,164


    Like David said, the promised expanded color space will be the real advantage to home theater users.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    1,395


    Color space and a seeing eye dog.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Luxury Publishing Group Inc.
15332 Antioch Street | Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 | 310.860.9988
©2011 Luxury Publishing Group. All Rights Reserved
For our Privacy Poliicy, ad specs and contact
info please click here