Philips Reveals 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

Blu-ray Player to Feature Built it Streaming Services
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P&F USA, a Philips brand license partner, will deliver a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player next month.

“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,” said Karl Bearnarth, executive vice president, sales and marketing, P&F USA. “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.”

The Philips Ultra HD Blu-ray player offers built-in HEVC and VP9 decoders for playing Netflix and YouTube 4K content. It also features 4K upscaling for non-4K sources, and plays 3D Blu-ray discs. The player offers both Dolby Audio and DTS-HD Master Audio | Essential.

Connections include HDMI 2.0a and 1.4a output, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Ethernet and USB Multimedia support for HEVC, H.264, AVCHD, AAC, MP3, and JPEG. It also offers discrete HDMI audio output for connecting to legacy audio receivers.

The player is available in two versions – the BDP7501 features a real brushed aluminum chassis, while the BDP7301 offers a piano black chassis. Both players are available next month for around $400.