4K HDTV delivers high dynamic range
and it is perfect to splash some 4K movies across that screen with your friends and family. However, the Netflix, Amazon Video, and Vudu offer some 4K content video-streaming services, so you need to have super-fast download speeds from your ISP. If you would like to have best possible picture from your TV in home media and are also interested in 4K Blu-ray films, you should consider an 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player and here is the side-by-side guide to pick up the right one.
Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player
* Samsung’s UBD-K8500
Best Ultra HD Blu-ray player for most people who don’t need a lot of extra features.
UBD-K8500 delivers excellent performance on both the video and audio fronts, and comes with cheap price. It offers many features, such as great picture quality, stream high-definition audio codecs (Dolby True HD, DTS HD Master Audio, and Dolby Atmos), loads discs quickly and played them properly, DLNA compliant, media-file playback with multimedia file formats from USB flash.
The ports includes a single mounted USB port on the front, HDMI video out and HDMI audio-only output and ethernet on the back.
For Cons, it can not deal with GIF or TIFF image files, and you’d better use it with Samsung TV.
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* Microsoft Xbox One S
The Xbox One S is not a game console, but also a Ultra HD Blu-ray player, and 4K video streamer. If you are less concerned about audio quality while your home-theater equipment can not process Blu-ray’s high-definition audio, this is a stellar value.
The console has a USB 3.0 port in front, an HDMI input, the output for an IR Blaster and optical S/PDIF, ethernet and includes a Bluetooth radio and an 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter. It feature 4K UHD and also upscale 720p and 1080p, and supports lot of video type files (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 files, AVI, HEVC h.265 ), but the colors looked warmer and randomly gets the “unable to play disc” error.
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* Oppo Digital UDP-203
This is a class Ultra HD Blu-ray player with awesome audio capabilities and it is perfect for an audiophile user or adding it in a home-theater enthusiast with the audio equipment.It has a USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports along with eight RCA jacks, S/PDIF outputs, audio and video HDMI Out, and audio-only HDMI Out.
Oppo UDP-203 features both HDR-10 and (soon) Dolby Vision supported, playable SACD and DVD-Audio discs, but its remote controller is large.
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