Anyone with a 4K TV need a 4K Blu-ray player to match all that resolution? Well, Samsung is here to help you out with that. Those living in Australia will have the opportunity to purchase one as Samsung is the first company to offer them in the land down under. The Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player has a price tag of $599AUD (about $442USD), and is available now at Australian retailers.
At the moment there are only a handful of 4K Blu-ray movies out and about so don’t expect to find a movie you’ve already seen 20 times and then decide to purchase it at a higher resolution. Other manufacturers such as Panasonic have also made an Ultra HD Blu-ray player and showed it off at the end of April, but has not provided a release date for it. Panasonic did also mention that there will be about 30 movies supporting Ultra HD by August, and about 100 by the end of the year. Now, if you’re looking for specific Twentieth Century Fox movies in 4K, you have the option of choosing between six movies, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Life of Pi, Maze Runner, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, The Martian, and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Definitely not bad movies to choose from, but again, there’s only six from Twentieth Century.
We all just need to add a little more 4K to our 4K right? What are your thoughts about a 4K Blu-ray player for 4K movies? Do you think consumers need all those pixels to enjoy a movie? Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.
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Last Updated on January 12, 2019.