Ultra HD Benefits

Learn more about the benefits of Blu-ray Disc and Ultra HD Blu-ray

You now have more choice than ever before over how you watch your favorite movies and TV shows. Read on to learn more about the new Ultra HD Blu-ray format, as well as Full HD Blu-ray Discs.

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 Why Ultra HD Blu-ray?

Ultra HD Blu-ray sets a new standard for Ultra High Definition picture and audio quality in the home. With four times the resolution of 1080p Full HD, High Dynamic Range for striking contrast, more intense color and uncompressed sound, Ultra HD Blu-ray is the ultimate movie watching experience.

With Ultra HD Blu-ray, you’ll experience a sharper, clearer image than ever before; a greater range of brighter, more vivid colors; smoother, more realistic motion and uncompressed, immersive surround sound. And don’t worry about your existing disc collection – your Ultra HD Blu-ray player will also play all of your existing Blu-ray Discs and most Ultra HD Blu-ray players will also play DVDs.

Ultra HD Blu-ray content is also commonly marketed as 4K UHD.

Benefits of Ultra HD Blu-ray

Introducing Ultra HD Blu-ray – the new standard for ultra high definition picture and audio quality in the home

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A SHARPER, CLEARER IMAGE THAN EVER BEFORE

Ultra HD Blu-ray supports resolutions of up to 3840 x 2160 pixels. That’s FOUR times as many pixels as Full HD televisions, and 27 times as many pixels as Standard Definition televisions.

SEE THE DIFFERENCE FOR YOURSELF

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Simulated images - Man of Steel now available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray - © 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Legendary Pictures Funding, LLC

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A GREATER RANGE OF COLORS

Ultra HD Blu-ray supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video. Dynamic range is the difference between the brightest whites and the darkest blacks on screen. HDR means that scenes with high contrast can be shown with much greater clarity and detail – use the slider on the below image to compare HDR with SDR.

See the difference for yourself

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Simulated Images - The Lego Movie now available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. © 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the minifigure and the brick and knob configuration are trademarks of The LEGO Group. © 2013 The LEGO Group. Used with permission.

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BRIGHTER, MORE VIVID COLORS

Ultra HD Blu-ray can also display over 75% of the visible color spectrum. This is known as Wider Color Spectrum. That’s more than twice the color range of current digital TVs.

See the difference for yourself

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Simulated Images - The Lego Movie now available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. © 2013 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the minifigure and the brick and knob configuration are trademarks of The LEGO Group. © 2013 The LEGO Group. Used with permission.

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SMOOTHER, MORE REALISTIC MOTION

Ultra HD Blu-ray supports progressive frame rates of 24, 25, 50 and 60 frames a second, enabling smoother, more realistic motion.

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FASTER, HIGHER CAPACITY DISCS AND BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY

Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs are available in a dual layer 66Gb disc and a triple layer 100Gb disc.
Ultra HD Blu-ray can stream video up to a maximum of 108/128 Mbps for 66Gb and 100Gb discs.


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ULTRA HD BLU-RAY PLAYERS WILL PLAY ALL CURRENT BLU-RAY DISC CONTENT

Ultra HD Blu-ray players will play all current Blu-ray Disc content. When connected to a current HDTV television, the player will output a standard HD signal. Ultra HD Blu-ray players will support existing Blu-ray media, as well as provide down conversion and HDR to SDR conversion functionality to match the connected television’s capabilities.

Hardware

What you need to enjoy Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray at home

  • LG UP970
  • OPPO UDP-205 Audiophile Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Player
  • OPPO UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Player
  • Philips BDP7501
  • Philips BDP5502
  • Philips BDP7502
  • Samsung UBD-K8500
  • Panasonic DMP-UB900
  • LG BP730
  • Pioneer BDP 88FD
  • LG UP970
  • OPPO UDP-205 Audiophile Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Player
  • OPPO UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Player
  • Philips BDP7501
  • Philips BDP5502
  • Philips BDP7502
  • Samsung UBD-K8500
  • Panasonic DMP-UB900
  • LG BP730
  • Pioneer BDP 88FD
  • LG UP970
  • OPPO UDP-205 Audiophile Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Player
  • OPPO UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Player
  • Philips BDP7501
  • Philips BDP5502
  • Philips BDP7502
  • Samsung UBD-K8500
  • Panasonic DMP-UB900
  • LG BP730
  • Pioneer BDP 88FD

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