Why buy UHD blue-ray player?
As the name says, it supports Ultra HD (4k) and HDR (High dynamic range) content which are of high capacity. So a new format is required. The typical blue- ray player won’t support this UHD-HDR content. But UHD blue-ray player can play normal DVD’s, Blue-ray disks and UHD blue-ray disk. So, your old discs won’t be useless if you have a 4K UHD TV.
Do I need it?
You don’t need it if you don’t have 4K UHD – HDR supported TV.We plugged the best 4k UHD DDR Tv's list at the bottom. It’s directed towards PS4 Pro owners, but it’s the best 4k UHD HDR TV’s on the market at the moment, and we update it frequently to tackle new trends.If you are getting new 4K Tv, then it's required enjoying new content. It’s the new standard. Of course, you have to pay a premium for it at the moment. But the price will fall as new models come to market. Also, 4K HDR content is still being pushed by streaming services.
Simply put everything will be at peak on your 4k TV with UHD (Picture quality, sound) and if your TV support HDR then it's ice on the top. Perfect!
Without further ado, have a look at the best UHD blue-ray players.
Microsoft Xbox one S (slim)
It’s a gaming console from Microsoft. It’s more than a console it a home entertainment system. Why Xbox One S? Why not? It costs less than the current dedicated UHD Blue-ray players, and it can play many games as well which is an addition. And you get lots of content as well. It’s the no-brainer UHD blue-ray player and decides to upgrade it to 4k UHD HDR TV later.
Expensive but we can’t complain because UHD blue-ray player’s availability is low. UBD k8500 is Samsung’s UHD player. It does ask for a premium at the moment, but if we wait more we’ll have more options and price war will start
Panasonic UB 900 and UB700
Both are 4K UHD HDR capable. It’s Panasonic’s version of jab aiming at Samsung. 700 is smaller compared to 900 but lacks 7.1 surround sound and that premium look.
Philips has its UHD blue-ray as well. You can find it here. It seem priced low compared to rivals.
Sony UBP-X1000ES 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
Sony indeed does have its plans after decide to opt out UHD blue-ray from its PS4 Pro console. Sony decided to go with its dedicated blue-ray player for technophiles. They unveiled it with their $15k projector. It won’t be available till 2017. We hope it’ll be priced right.we heard its asking a premium of $900.
Oppo UDP-203 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
We heard Oppo readies a UHD blue-ray player for $499 soon.
And the Winner is,
Xbox One S
4K UHD HDR TV List