Blu-ray Player News (66 Posts)


JVC and Panasonic Join Forces to Make Big-Screen HDR Better

JVC and Panasonic Join Forces to Make Big-Screen HDR Better

New custom color profiles mean that tone mapping will be better than ever when you combine a JVC projector and Panasonic flagship UHD Blu-ray player. Continue Reading

Blu-ray Player News

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Blu-ray players are constantly in a state of release and revision. To get the latest information, read the news in this section.

Blu-ray Player News Archives

Feb 19, 2019

Samsung Pulling the Plug on UHD Blu-ray

This news comes to us rather circuitously. Our friends at The Digital Bits are reporting that, according to Forbes, Samsung... Continue Reading
Samsung Pulling the Plug on UHD Blu-ray

Dec 11, 2018

Oppo UDP-203 and UDP-205 Reportedly Getting HDR10+ Upgrade Soon

According to Forbes, the firmware update may arrive in late December or early January. Continue Reading
Oppo UDP-203 and UDP-205 Reportedly Getting HDR10+ Upgrade Soon

Mar 28, 2018

Dolby Vision Comes to Philips UHD Blu-ray Players

Philips has announced that two of its Ultra HD Blu-ray players, the BDP7502 ($299.99, shown here) and the BDP7302 ($160),... Continue Reading
Dolby Vision Comes to Philips UHD Blu-ray Players

Mar 12, 2018

Promising Signs for UHD Blu-ray, But Challenges Remain

Jeff Berman discusses where things stand with the Ultra HD Blu-ray format: the many promising signs, as well as the challenges that remain. Continue Reading
Promising Signs for UHD Blu-ray, But Challenges Remain

Feb 16, 2018

Sony Adds Dolby Vision-Ready UBP-X700 to Its Blu-ray Lineup

Sony has added a new Ultra HD Blu-ray player to its lineup. The UBP-X700, now available for $249.99, supports HDR10... Continue Reading
Sony Adds Dolby Vision-Ready UBP-X700 to Its Blu-ray Lineup

Jun 19, 2017

Xbox One X to Arrive in November

Microsoft has announced that its newest gaming console, the Xbox One X, will be available in November for $499. Like... Continue Reading
Xbox One X to Arrive in November

Apr 22, 2017

OPPO Digital's Audiophile-Oriented UDP-205 UHD Player Is Now Available

As expected, OPPO Digital has followed up the release of its UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray player with a step-up, audiophile-oriented... Continue Reading
OPPO Digital's Audiophile-Oriented UDP-205 UHD Player Is Now Available

Apr 01, 2017

Microsoft Adds Blu-ray Bitstream Pass-through to Xbox One

It's no April Fool's Day joke, folks. Microsoft has finally decided to add Blu-ray bitstream pass-through to its Xbox One... Continue Reading
Microsoft Adds Blu-ray Bitstream Pass-through to Xbox One

Jan 15, 2017

Philips Introduces Dolby Vision Products

Philips introduced a variety of new TVs and Blu-ray players at CES 2017. Three series of 4K TVs--the 6000, 7000,... Continue Reading
Philips Introduces Dolby Vision Products

Jan 11, 2017

LG Unveils Its First UHD Blu-ray Player, the UP970

LG unveiled its first Ultra HD Blu-ray player at last week's Consumer Electronics Show. The new UP970 is compatible with... Continue Reading
LG Unveils Its First UHD Blu-ray Player, the UP970

Dec 30, 2016

Samsung Announces New Speaker, Soundbar, and UHD Blu-ray Player

In advance of next week's Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung has unveiled three new products: the H7 wireless speaker (shown here),... Continue Reading
Samsung Announces New Speaker, Soundbar, and UHD Blu-ray Player

Dec 13, 2016

OPPO Digital's UDP-203 UHD Blu-ray Player Is Now Shipping

OPPO Digital has announced that its UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray player is now shipping and carries an MSRP of $549.... Continue Reading
OPPO Digital's UDP-203 UHD Blu-ray Player Is Now Shipping

Oct 24, 2016

How Hollywood Blew the Launch of Ultra HD Blu-ray

When it comes to the launch of the Ultra HD Blu-ray format, Jerry Del Colliano is not impressed with how the studios and manufacturers have handled things. Continue Reading
How Hollywood Blew the Launch of Ultra HD Blu-ray

Oct 03, 2016

How to Gauge UHD Blu-ray's Success So Far

Is it too soon to gauge the success of Ultra HD Blu-ray? Jeff Berman discusses how the early players and discs are selling, as well as the challenges that still remain. Continue Reading
How to Gauge UHD Blu-ray's Success So Far

Sep 26, 2016

Oppo Gives Official Description of UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

Oppo Digital did not plan to show off its new Ultra HD Blu-ray player at CEDIA Expo 2016. Company representatives... Continue Reading
Oppo Gives Official Description of UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

Sep 15, 2016

Sony Announces Its First Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

Sony has announced its first Ultra HD Blu-ray player, due for release through custom installation channels next spring. The new... Continue Reading

Jul 25, 2016

Yamaha Introduces Two New Blu-ray Players

Yamaha has introduced two new Blu-ray players: the BD-S680 ($329.95) and the Aventage BD-A1060 ($549.95). Both products are Full HD,... Continue Reading
Yamaha Introduces Two New Blu-ray Players

May 18, 2016

Philips to Release BDP7501 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Next Month

Philips has announced that its BDP7501 Ultra HD Blu-ray player, first introduced at CES 2016, will ship in June and... Continue Reading
Philips to Release BDP7501 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Next Month

May 06, 2016

Sony Debuts New Speakers, Receivers, Blu-ray Players, and More

Sony has introduced a full slate of new audio products, including a soundbar, two new wireless speakers, two new AV... Continue Reading
Sony Debuts New Speakers, Receivers, Blu-ray Players, and More

Aug 05, 2014

New Blu-ray Player From Pioneer

Pioneer has a new Blu-ray player on the market, the Elite BDP-80FD. It supports Wi-Fi, Miracast, SACD playback and iControlAV5... Continue Reading
New Blu-ray Player From Pioneer

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