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Samsungs 4K Blu-Ray Player Finally Has Arrived

InSight staff attending Samsung Forum 2016 in Malaysia last week were excited to see the launch of Samsng’s new 4K player.

Samsung talked up its first UHD Blu-ray player, the UBD-K8500, during the event. The player, capable of providing four times the resolution and 64 times higher colour expression compared to standard Blu-ray and can upscale content to provide UHD resolution for any disc. UHD streaming services are also available through the box, which features a curved design.

The sharp picture format, also called 4K, is the next optical disc format that will succeed Blu-ray. The format’s first players and discs were expected to go on sale early in 2016. The discs will cost around AU$40 each, though exact pricing will depend on the movie studios.