Philips will Begin Shipping 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Next Month
In June, P&F USA, a Philips brand license partner will begin delivering a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player. In a statement released this week, P&F said that the new Philips BDP7501 will be able to play back content at four times the resolution of current Blu-ray players for a “stunningly detailed image.” And with HDR support, convent played on an HDR TV—like any Philips 2016 4K Ultra HD set—will deliver images with “startling” brightness, contrast, and color, P&F said.
“4K Ultra HD Blu-ray provides consumers with the opportunity to own and enjoy stunning 4K content without the glitches that can occur when streaming large 4K files,” Karl Bearnarth, executive vice president, sales and marketing, P&F USA, Inc., said in a statement. “This is a significant step in the transition from HD to 4K Ultra HD, and one that we believe will quicken consumers’ adoption of 4K, especially as they see what the combination of 4K, HDR and Ultra HD Blu-ray’s wide color gamut can achieve.”
According to P&F USA’s statement, the new Philips 4K Blu-ray player offers built-pin HEVC and VP9 decoders, which will let users play Netflix and YouTube 4K content. It also features 4K upscaling and 3D Blu-ray compatibility. And, with a high-quality sound experience in mind, the player offers both Dolby Audio and DTS-HD Master Audio | Essential.