One of the hottest new electronic items is 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players. If you have a 4K TV – and you must to take advantage of these players – then these machines can provide the very best video output because they are capable of playing 4K Blu-ray discs, unlike standard Blu-ray players that can play HD discs and may or may not be capable of upscaling to UHD resolution.
Currently there is not a lot of content available, however more titles are being released all the time. So if you are in the market for a Blu-ray player then you might want to get ahead of the curve and buy a 4K model now so you don’t have to upgrade in the near future.
There are also not a lot of models to choose from, but again more are being released all the time. Below we review the best 4K Blu-Ray players.
The sleek looking Xbox One S is 40% smaller than the Xbox One and comes with a wireless controller and high-speed HDMI cable. Three USB ports are included so you can load stored media from several different devices.
Since the cost of the Xbox One S is as cheap if not cheaper than the other 4k UHD players then you might as well buy a machine that is also capable of playing the latest games.
The built-in WiFi supports lots of streaming services like Amazon video, Netflix, Youtube, Hulu, and many more. It also comes with 2 HDMI out ports, 1 USB input, and an optical digital audio out. The included controller is small and somewhat difficult to use.
Overall we really like Samsung UBD-K8500 and would not hesitate to recommend it.
On the downside the Philips BDP7501 currently only supports the streaming services Netflix and Youtube. The user interface is not the greatest and there are less settings to adjust than the Samsung. This might be a plus for some of you that just want a plug-and-play model, but can be frustrating to others who want to truly customize their picture.
Best 4K Blu-ray Player Comparison Chart
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