New 4k Blu-ray Players Coming in 2019

Panasonic 4k Blu-ray Player DP-UB450
Panasonic 4k Blu-ray Player DP-UB450

At CES 2019 in Las Vegas we got a look at the latest Ultra HD Blu-ray players headed our way.

Panasonic debuted two Ultra HD Blu-ray players at CES including the Panasonic DP-U150 and Panasonic DP-UB450. Our pick has to be the UB450 because it supports both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision HDR formats, as either specification could be used in video streams or on Ultra HD Blu-ray discs.

The Smart 4k Players include apps for Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu and more. And, both Panasonic UHD BD players support Dolby Atmos passthrough. So, if you’ve got a receiver or sound bar that supports object-based audio you can enjoy immersive sound through media played on the decks.

Panasonic 4k Blu-ray Player DP-UB150
Panasonic 4k Blu-ray Player DP-UB150

Unfortunately, Panasonic hasn’t officially announced pricing or release date information about the two models. Just sit tight if you’re looking to update your UHD BD player this year.

Sony 4k Blu-ray Player-X800m2
Sony 4k Blu-ray Player-X800m2

Sony also displayed their X800M2 4K Blu-ray player at CES with support for both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision HDR. In addition, this deck supports HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) HDR content and SACD/DVD-A formats. The Smart 4k player also features apps for accessing Netflix, Prime Video and other services.

The Sony X800M2 (an upgrade to the $299 UBP-X800) starts shipping in May, 2019 with a suggested retail price of $299. (Purchase on Amazon and for a limited time get Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Jumanji: Welcome To the Jungle included in the box!)

Also Read: Sony’s 4k Blu-ray Player with HDR10/Dolby Vision now shipping

4 COMMENTS

  1. There’s no shortage of excellent 4K Blu-ray players to choose from at the premium end of the market, and you can now add the UBP-X1100ES to the list. Like the Cambridge above, it’s a universal deck which means it can handle all manner of disc formats, including 3D Blu-ray, SACD and DVD-Audio. It supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision HDR, but there’s no support for HDR10+, which is a little disappointing.

    Its picture is anything but, though. The Sony serves up a balanced, natural and nuanced image, which displays great depth and an impressive amount of detail. It’s a musical player too, with excellent timing and a fine sense of rhythm with music and movies alike.

    Read the full review: Sony UBP-X1100ES

  2. Even if a Blu-ray player is capable of upscaling to an impressive 4K, if your TV doesn’t support this, you’ll simply get the highest resolution your set is confined to (often 1080p HD). You’re probably wondering if 4K TVs automatically upscale.

  3. Why ALL the 4k blu-ray player looks so low end range ?
    Always black finish ? Good bye silver/gold finish even on high-end players…
    And here no display panel ?!
    It is not too expensive, really, and useful to check a malfunction, the running time of the movie…
    It is very stingy.

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