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Over the last few years, we’ve seen more and more 4K televisions hit our favourite home entertainment stores. These TVs are beautiful to look at, sporting resolutions four times that of its predecessor, HD, including greater colour ranges, and are capable of playing 4K content.

For those who have kept up with the latest technology, these 4K-capable TVs are certainly faster and smarter, with better picture and sound quality, but they really haven’t been able to live up to their full potential.

Until recently, 4K content has been difficult to come by, not to mention the limited ability to play this said content, making these TVs little more than a high-end HDTV. This, however, is all about to change with the release of Ultra High Definition (UHD) Blu-ray players and movies beginning to hit stores across Australia.

One of our favourite brands here at Gold Class AV, Samsung, has been unsurprising the first to lead the way with the release of their UBD-K8500 4K Blu-ray player. This is the first player in Australia to be able to play true 4K UHD Blu-ray discs on a compatible television.

 

Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Blu-ray player

When paired with a 4K TV, the Samsung UBD-K8500 boasts a superb, crystal-clear image, with great colour depth and contrast. It also supports regular Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and DVD, helping them look smoother and sharper by upscaling to 4K on your compatible TV. It also supports the playing of CDs.

Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Blu-ray player

If that’s not enough, it also supports the ever increasing 4K content found on your favourite streaming services such as Netflix and Presto. Surfing the web, playing photos, music and videos from your compatible devices are also amongst the plethora of Smart Hub features that are also included in the UBD-K8500.

UltraHD Blu-ray

Just like when DVD and when Blu-ray first launched, the availability of compatible movies were few and far between. Over time they slowly trickled in until eventually, they became readily available to rent or buy.

Ultra HD Blu-ray available titles

The good news is that the trickle of UHD Blu-ray movies is every increasing. You can now purchase blockbusters such as Batman verses Superman, Man of Steel, The Martian, San Andreas, Mad Max, Creed, Joy and The Expendables 3. Also amongst the list of UHD Blu-ray titles is the 1984 classic Ghostbusters. Remastered specifically for 4K, the blacks are blacker, the sound is far superior, and the picture is remarkable. What better way to show off this new format.

Ghostbusters remastered Ultra HD Blu-ray

The final word

Here at Gold Class, we certainly love bleeding-edge technology. We realise however that it’s when the bleeding-edge shifts to cutting-edge that new technology becomes more widely accepted and adopted.

As players such as the Samsung UBD-K8500 and more and more titles become readily available, we are confident that the new standard of home entertainment is here.

Why not call us today to see how Gold Glass can assist you to take advantage of all that 4K television and Ultra High Definition content can revolutionise your home viewing experience.

Sources:

http://www.samsung.com/au/consumer/tv-audio-video/blu-ray-dvd-players/blu-ray-dvd-players/UBD-K8500/XY
http://www.avhub.com.au/news/sound-image/what-are-ultra-hd-blu-ray-discs-433507
http://www.avhub.com.au/product-reviews/sound-image/ghostbusters—the-1984-original-comes-to-uhd-blu-ray-437909
http://www.avhub.com.au/news/sound-image/samsungs-4k-ultra-hd-blu-ray-player-on-sale-now-in-australia-419213

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