P&F: Under the Philips brands, the company is unveiling its first 4K Blu-ray player, which supports the required baseline 10-bit SMPTE 2084 (HDR 10) standard.
The device also plays CDs and DVDs, though CD/DVD playback is not required in the 4K Blu-ray spec.
Pricing and ship dates were unavailable.
Samsung: The company’s first player will ship in the first quarter at a price unavailable at press time.
The UBD-K8500 will feature the baseline 10-bit SMPTE 2084 HDR standard, delivering 100 times the dynamic range of standard dynamic range (SDR). Dolby Vision HDR isn’t supported. The player will also support an add-on hard drive to store disc content securely, letting consumers play 4K Blu-ray movies in the future without getting up to pick and insert a disc.
Two HDMI outputs will be available, one with HDMI 2.0a and HDCP copy protection, and one without HDCP. The latter would send audio from the player to an A/V receiver that lacks HDCP 2.2.
The player also plays CDs and DVDs.
The company is also carrying over four Blu-ray HTiBs and it has no plans for HTiBs with integrated 4K Blu-ray players
Also in Blu-ray players, the company is launching a new 1080p Blu-ray player is the BD-J6300 with 4K upscaling. Four other Blu-ray models carry over.
Panasonic: Details were unavailable at press time.