CES 2017: P&F USA Announces New Philips Branded Ultra HD Blu-ray Player with Dolby Vision Support

Posted Thu Jan 5, 2017 at 01:00 PM PST by
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The company's newest Ultra HD Blu-ray player has been revealed.

P&F USA  has announced its latest Philips branded Ultra HD Blu-ray player model. The upcoming BDP7502 Ultra HD Blu-ray player will offer Dolby Vision HDR support through a software update scheduled for later this year.

"HDR is a significant advancement in picture technology that delivers tangible improvements in image quality, but Dolby Vision goes further and transforms an HDR picture into something that is truly stunning," said Karl Bearnarth, executive vice president, sales and marketing, P&F USA, Inc., the exclusive North American license partner for Philips consumer televisions and home video products. "Dolby Vision is not just greater dynamic range and wider color gamut; it is also smarter pixels that deliver the best possible viewing experience for consumers."

The BDP7502 is set to include Ultra HD Blu-ray disc playback with Dolby Vision (via future software update), along with integrated HEVC and VP9 decoders for playing Netflix and YouTube 4K content, 4K upscaling for non-4K sources, and support for Dolby Audio and DTS-HD Master Audio. Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Ethernet, USB Multimedia, and HDMI 2.0a HDR video output and 1.4a audio output connections are included as well. 

Dolby Vision combines high dynamic range mastering and an expanded color palette to produce enhanced brightness and contrast along with more life-like colors on supported discs, players, and displays. The format is supported by several streaming services and TV models from VIZIO, LeEco, LG, TCL, Sony, and Philips, including Philips' newly announced 6000, 7000, and 8000 Series Ultra HD TVs. In addition, Lionsgate, Universal, and Warner Bros. have all announced plans to release Ultra HD Blu-ray discs mastered in Dolby Vision. Specific titles have not been announced yet, but the first Dolby Vision Ultra HD Blu-ray discs are set for an early 2017 release.

The Philips branded BDP7502 is set for release in the Spring for a suggested retail price of $300.

Source: Dolby

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