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Samsung's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player is now available

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Feb 2016 21:12 User comments (9)

Samsung's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player is now available Samsung's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player is available for sale now, about two weeks earlier than expected, at least if you live in Southern California.
Retailers like Fry's have units in stock in SoCal, and online with a shipping date of the 16th or later. Other companies, like Best Buy, have updated their pre-order pages to show a February 10th ship date.

Additionally, there are some 4K Blu-rays available, as well, although the selection leaves much to be desired.

Source:
Engadget

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9 user comments

19.2.2016 1:24

Cool. A little late for Christmas though...

29.2.2016 17:44

but how many films are there out there to watch on 4k, only found a handful

39.2.2016 20:02

As cool as this is, I really believe physical media is on its last legs. Blu-Ray still hasn't reached the acceptance level of DVD, despite its obvious superiority. That being said, I'd love to watch the LOTR and Star Wars films in 4k!

49.2.2016 20:26

Originally posted by DarthMopar:
As cool as this is, I really believe physical media is on its last legs.
ISP's will make sure that's not the case.

59.2.2016 20:55

Originally posted by DarthMopar:
As cool as this is, I really believe physical media is on its last legs. Blu-Ray still hasn't reached the acceptance level of DVD, despite its obvious superiority. That being said, I'd love to watch the LOTR and Star Wars films in 4k!
For the domestic market it is.however for cloud services & data centers that need to store old not regularly accessed data it works out cheaper to store it on bluray discs,rather than on hdd's,Which are used for more recent data

too tired to find the link of article that mentioned it,i was surprised they used discs at all,it did seem logical & isn't a bad idea when i think about all the junk i've got spread over hdd's that i haven't used in a while
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69.2.2016 21:17

I've got mine on back order from almost a month ago can hardly wait. There are plenty of native 4K/8K content out there just waiting for players but you have to have the player to play them, now is the time and only two Christmases late.

79.2.2016 23:48

Originally posted by DarthMopar:
As cool as this is, I really believe physical media is on its last legs. Blu-Ray still hasn't reached the acceptance level of DVD, despite its obvious superiority. That being said, I'd love to watch the LOTR and Star Wars films in 4k!
I would hate for that to be the case. I realize it costs money to make physical media for these devices, but we do after all pay a decent amount for movies so we should get a physical copy. I think the majority of the people who purchase movies are collectors who want a physical copy to actually keep. I would be much less likely to purchase movies if they were downloads.

810.2.2016 6:36

Originally posted by friscolives:
Originally posted by DarthMopar:
As cool as this is, I really believe physical media is on its last legs. Blu-Ray still hasn't reached the acceptance level of DVD, despite its obvious superiority. That being said, I'd love to watch the LOTR and Star Wars films in 4k!
I would hate for that to be the case. I realize it costs money to make physical media for these devices, but we do after all pay a decent amount for movies so we should get a physical copy. I think the majority of the people who purchase movies are collectors who want a physical copy to actually keep. I would be much less likely to purchase movies if they were downloads.
Agreed!

910.2.2016 8:59

I'm old school, too... I like having PHYSICAL media in my hands as opposed to digital copies, but gaming media may be seen as a bellwether for how we get our entertainment...The last 3 or 4 games I have purchased were digital downloads (mostly because it's getting harder to find a PC games around here).

Pros: Convenience...no chance of scratching or misplacing an expensive disk.

Cons: If streaming, you're at the mercy of your ISP's speed and bandwidth caps. Servers inevitably go down from time to time.

I'm sure there's more pros and cons to each, but that's off the top of my head. Like I said, I love physical media, but I truly believe it's on its way out.

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