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Topic # 192241 2-Mar-2016 18:14
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Now that amazon is already shipping 4K Blu Rays (Martian and Madmax comes into mind).

 

When are we going to get them locally in NZ?


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  Reply # 1505217 2-Mar-2016 20:54
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Probably after they release a 4K UHD Blu-ray player in NZ. There are only two or three players released so far, (one Sony, one Samsung and just recently Panasonic), and they have only been released for Region A (USA, Japan etc)

 

 

 

As to when the players arrive for NZ, they'll probably be released when the new 2016 TV's and the like are released which I think is around March/April.


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  Reply # 1505220 2-Mar-2016 21:01
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Would this likely be a software upgrade for the PS4? or would 4K need a hardware change?


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  Reply # 1505227 2-Mar-2016 21:16
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DjShadow:

 

Would this likely be a software upgrade for the PS4? or would 4K need a hardware change?

 

 

 

 

If this article is correct:

 

 

 

http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2015/10/24/sony-talks-enhanced-ps4-blu-ray/

 

 

 

then no. The current PS4 would seem to be incapable of 4K Blu-ray playback.


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  Reply # 1505277 2-Mar-2016 23:10
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Actually only the Samsung has been released in the US and the Panasonic in Japan.  The others inc Sony seem to be stuck waiting for the MediaTek SOC which won't be available till mid 2016.

 

I have some UHD's shipping from Amazon, and have a preorder on the Samsung since Jan through B&H Video, they expect stock in approx a week.

 

Samsung have indicated a UK launch by mid march.  The specs on the US Samsung UBD-K8500 states that it's 120V only, however upon inspection by someone the PSU is fact 120v-240v capable.

 

Initially I was going to wait for Oppo however their Sept/Oct indications are too long for me.

 

 




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  Reply # 1505301 3-Mar-2016 01:17
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Interesting, guess I'll wait until they stock them here local as the UBD-K8500 is going to attract import tax.

 

Are the region codes still the same as ordinary BD?


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  Reply # 1505321 3-Mar-2016 08:19
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Im guessing the players will start at around $1000 nZ?


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  Reply # 1505323 3-Mar-2016 08:20
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Just looked at the samsung $400 us. No dolby vision?


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  Reply # 1505710 3-Mar-2016 21:54
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jeeg:

 

Interesting, guess I'll wait until they stock them here local as the UBD-K8500 is going to attract import tax.

 

Are the region codes still the same as ordinary BD?

 

 

 

 

Thankfully no, the UHD discs are region free as per the UHD standard.  However in the US the studio's are shipping the UHD discs as a combo, so while the UHD disc is region free the regular Bluray retains the region protection. 

 

Received my discs!  Although classic first world problem, no player yet!

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1505712 3-Mar-2016 22:00
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keriboi:

 

Just looked at the samsung $400 us. No dolby vision?

 

 

 

 

Nope not in this 1st gen release of the player, only HDR10.

 

Although I thought HDMI was a headache, wait till people realise the pitfalls of HDMI 2.0 vs 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 required end to end to support full 4K/UHD.  Not all high speed HDMI cables are up to the spec of carrying the full 18Gbps even some high end ones.

 

Then there is HDR, WCG, 10bit/12bit Rec.2020, DCI P3, not all equipment support all and some only a subset, it's an absolute minefield.  


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  Reply # 1505750 4-Mar-2016 03:16
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jaidevp:

jeeg:


Interesting, guess I'll wait until they stock them here local as the UBD-K8500 is going to attract import tax.


Are the region codes still the same as ordinary BD?



 


Thankfully no, the UHD discs are region free as per the UHD standard.  However in the US the studio's are shipping the UHD discs as a combo, so while the UHD disc is region free the regular Bluray retains the region protection. 


Received my discs!  Although classic first world problem, no player yet!


 


 



It's great that the UHD Discs are region free finally Hollywood going in the right direction. I have also been looking at the Dolby Vision Vs HDR 10 issue and as far as I can tell HDR 10 is included in the Dolby Vision Spec and that a Dolby Vision TV will do a little more ( My 55" Samsung SUHD supports HDR 10 so I am mostly there ) . I debating wether to wait for Oppo to bring their UHD Player later this year or go for something else I won't buy the Samsung as a curved player would look very strange in my setup. So I will patiently wait. I have been to a few JB-Hifi's and they have no idea of what UHD is yet so it seems that we aren't close to having players or disc's yet.




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  Reply # 1505792 4-Mar-2016 08:09
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I need to get a 4k Android TV box! 





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  Reply # 1542668 27-Apr-2016 11:30
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Hi to all following this, I have just posted a review for the Samsung here thanks.

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=34&topicid=195618


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  Reply # 1542720 27-Apr-2016 12:30
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If you have a 4K TV and HD player how do you get one with  your Home Theater amp??  Upgrade as well??





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  Reply # 1542721 27-Apr-2016 12:32
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The samsung player has a seperate audio out hdmi so non issue cheers

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  Reply # 1542728 27-Apr-2016 12:44
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thesudio: The samsung player has a seperate audio out hdmi so non issue cheers

 

Thanx for that.. embarassed  I  just noticed it in your review pix..





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