Ultra HD Blu-ray

The Ultra HD Blu-ray format supports a resolution of 3840 x 2160, as well as high dynamic range (HDR) and higher frame rates (up to 60 frames per second).
HDR pictures can be delivered in one of two ways: either using the BDA-developed “BD HDR” section of the new specification or via compatible HDR formats such as Dolby Vision.
The video is encoded under the High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard, and use 10-bit colour depth and the Rec. 2020 colour space.

As for the Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, the specifications allow for discs in three sizes: 50GB with 82 Mbit/s, 66GB with 108 Mbit/s, and 100GB with 128 Mbit/s.
Ultra HD Blu-ray discs support an optional digital bridge feature, which will allow you to copy Ultra HD Blu-ray content to an external hard disk drive and to portable devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
The Ultra HD Blu-ray format also supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video. HDR has far more colour and light information in each pixel than standard HD video.
TVs that support HDR can process video signals that contain a much wider, more granular range of information that determines the luminance and hue of a given pixel. Besides having more pixels, each pixel can be much more varied than non-HDR.

The UHD Blu-ray specification includes object-based immersive sound, such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, many of the films released on Ultra HD Blu-ray include Dolby Atmos soundtracks.
Both add overhead audio to the standard left/right/centre/rear/surround channels, producing a more immersive sound.
Of course, you will need audio equipment that can handle Dolby Atmos and DTS:X.


Ultra HD Blu-ray Specifications

Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) specified Ultra HD Blu-ray™ format for the 50 GB, 66 GB and 100 GB ROM disc in May 2015.
The Ultra HD Blu-ray™ can support video at 3840 × 2160 (4K/UHD) at up to 60 frames per second progressively and High Dynamic Range (HDR) video.
The table below shows brief physical specifications of Ultra HD Blu-ray™ discs. Dual-Layer (DL) disc of 50 GB & 66 GB and Triple-Layer (TL) disc of 100GB are applied for ROM.

The liner density of 66 GB DL and 100 GB TL ROM disc is the same as that of 100 GB BDXL™. 50GB Ultra HD Blu-ray™ disc cannot be played back by the players designed with Blu-ray Disc™ Read-Only format (2K/HD) specified in Mar. 2011 because of the incompatibility of video coding methods, content protection systems, Disc Information, etc..

Several physical reading speeds are selectable by drive according to content’s required data transfer rate. The allowable Transfer Rate (TR) that are specified for various disc capacity types are as follows:

  • For 50 GB disc: 72 Mbps (Low TR option) and 92 Mbps (default TR) are specified.
  • For 66 GB & 100 GB disc: 92 Mbps (Low TR option), 123 Mbps (default TR) and 144 Mbps*1 (High TR option) are specified.

Note: *1: A portion of the capacity in the inner radius have same transfer rate as default TR, in order to keep disc rotation speed within 5000 rpm.

Brief ROM Physical Specifications of Ultra HD Blu-ray™
Disc Type ROM
Layer Dual Layer (DL) Tripæe Layer (TL)
Capacity 50 GB 66 GB 100 GB
Capacity/layer 25.0 GB 33.4 GB
Minimum-Mark length  0.149 μm 0.112 μm
Track Pitch 0.32 μm
Modulation 17PP
Sector / Block size 2 KB / 64 KB
Track path Opposite track path
Physical reading speed from drive 72 Mbps (Low TR option)
92 Mbps (default)
92 Mbps (Low TR option)
123 Mbps (default)
144 Mbps (High TR option)


Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

With the Samsung Ultra HD Blu-ray Player, you can play CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray and of course 4K UHD Blu-ray discs.
Enter a world of unrivalled image quality when playing back UHD Blu-ray discs, eliminating buffering or reduction in picture quality caused by Wi-Fi bandwidth restrictions when streaming UHD content. Enjoy hassle-free access to all your smart content, no wires required, just turn the Home Theatre on, connect to your home wireless network and enjoy your choice of entertainment.

Compatible with Dolby Atmos
With the UBD-K8500 the future of picture quality meets the future of sound provided by Dolby Atmos for the home. Simply connect the Samsung Dolby Atmos soundbar K950 to your TV and the Samsung UBD-K8500 Blu-ray player and enjoy object-based sound in your home. Feel like being part of your movie unlike ever before..

Multiroom Functionality
Connect the UBD-K8500 to Samsung wireless multiroom speaker and you can enjoy music from your CD collection in any room of your home. The Samsung Multiroom app makes it easy to stay in control using your phone or tablet.

UHD Blu-ray playback HDR and Colour Technology
Enjoy revolutionary picture quality the way the director has intended it to be seen. Powered by Samsungs Picture Technology the UBD-K8500 reproduces brightness and colour the way it was mastered in the film studios. Get ready for the future of entertainment thanks to the built-in capability of expressing 1.5 times more natural colours than the current Digital Cinema Standard. With 4 times higher the resolution than Full HD, the UBD-K8500 also delivers crystal clear and detailed images in UHD, especially on big screens bringing your movies to life.

UHD Blu ray Titles and Netflix
Enjoy a variety of UHD movies and TV shows provided UHD Blu-ray Disc releases. Enter a world of unrivalled image quality when playing back UHD Blu-ray discs.


  • BD Zone A/B/C – BD 4K (UHD) CODEFREE – DVD Region 012345678 PAL/NTSC Works on all TVs with HDMI connection
  • 100~240V 50 / 60Hz – For use world-wide use, Ultra HD Blu-ray discs can be encoded with high dynamic range (HDR) video, which sends a wider range of brightness, darkness, and colour levels to the connected television than standard HD video signals. Dual HDMI output- Built-In Dual-Band Wi-Fi/ Anynet +/ UHD / 3D/ Apps Platform/ BD Wise/ AllShare/ Dolby Digital Plus/ Dolby True HD/ Quick Start Mode
  • Access streaming content like Amazon Video, Youtube, Hulu The player offers plenty of streaming services and apps through the Samsung Apps platform. You can access Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, Vudu, and YouTube for video and Pandora, SiriusXM, and Spotify for music, as well as dozens of other apps for news, social networks, sports, and weather.
    The K8500 has 1.66GB of onboard storage, which should be more than enough for your streaming and information needs.
  • For audio, the K8500 supports Dolby True HD and DTS-HD surround sound formats, along with 7.1-channel Dolby Digital. This is powerful for conventional Blu-ray players, though Ultra HD Blu-ray discs can be also encoded with the more advanced Dolby Atmos and DTS-X audio. Those formats incorporate much more positional sound information than conventional 5.1- and 7.1-channel surround sound to produce a more immersive experience. With built-in Wifi, no additional cables or wires are needed.
  • The player offers plenty of streaming services and apps through the Samsung Apps platform. You can access Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, Vudu, and YouTube for video and Pandora, SiriusXM, and Spotify for music, as well as dozens of other apps for news, social networks, sports, and weather. The K8500 has 1.66GB of onboard storage, which should be more than enough for your streaming and information needs.

Prices from around: £329.00 (UK), $270.00 (USA)
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Panasonic DMP-UB900EBK

The DMP-UB900EBK is capable of playing the latest 4k UHD Blu-ray discs as well Full HD Blu-ray and DVDs with 4k upscaling, offering up to four times the resolution and over twice the colour range of Full HD.

The viewing experience is further enhanced by a High Dynamic Range (HDR) which adds incredible contrast and brightness to create stunning picture quality.
Blacks appear deeper and colours seem sharper for a far more realistic and lifelike depiction of onscreen content.
Frame rates go up to 60p, and brightness has a claimed range between 1000 and 10,000nits.

THX certified
Independently tested by THX, the DMPUB900EBK is the world’s first 4k UHD Blu-ray player to hold THX certification. This means that you can be confident of amazing picture no matter what you choose to watch.

Sound quality
With high-end audio components, 7.1 ch. surround sound and Hi-Res audio file playback, the Blu-ray player creates an audio experience which will complement the quality visuals perfectly.
Whether you’re watching the latest all-action blockbuster or prefer taught nail-biting thrillers, the UB900 provides incredible audio clarity that adds depth and substance to your entertainment, allowing you to get fully immersed in whatever you’re watching.

The DMP-UB900EBK features built-in WiFi, allowing you to browse the web as well as offering you access to BBC iPlayer and social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. You can also take advantage of the 4k capabilities of the Blu-ray player to stream effortlessly from YouTube and Netflix in 4k quality. Access to these on-demand 4k streaming services means that you are never short of something to enjoy.

With a DLNA feature, it can also access other DLNA devices around your home to stream video, music or photos straight to your TV. Miracast also allows you to display what is showing on your compatible Android smartphone or tablet directly onto your TV screen.


  • Maximum Screen Resolution: 3840×2160
  • Smart TV services
  • Readable discs: Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray, BDROM, BD-R, BD-RE, Full HD 3D, BD-Video, BD-RE DL, BD-R DL, BDAV, DVD: DVD-R*1, DVD-R DL*1, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, DVD Video Recording, DVD+R*1, DVD+R DL*1, CD: Audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA
  • Upscaling capabilities: Upscales to Full HD, Upscales to 4k Ultra HD
  • Connections: HDMI x 2, Optical x 1, Co-axial x 1
  • Audio Processing: Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High-Resolution Audio
  • Audio file formats (4K Ultra HD pass-through): DSD. WAV, FLAC, ALAC
  • High Dynamic Range: Yes
  • Rec. 2020: Yes
  • Ethernet: Yes
  • WiFi: Built-in WiFi
  • USB: USB 2.0 x 1
  • Screen Mirroring: Yes
  • DLNA: Yes
  • Memory card: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Power consumption: On mode: 26 W, Standby: 0.2 W
  • Dimensions: 68 x 435 x 199 mm (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 2.4 kg

Prices from: £575.00 (UK), $699.99 (USA) €729.00 (Ireland), € 799,00 (Germany)
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Ultra HD Blu-ray Films

This is a list of know Ultra HD Blu-ray films available, the list may be incomplete, if you know of any titles not listed, please contact the site to have them included.
Where known, the sound format is listed next to the film title, DTS, Dolby Atmos or any other format. Only English soundtracks are listed.

This list was last updated on September 4, 2016

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
Central Intelligence (DTS Audio)
Chappie (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
Concussion (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
Creed (DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1)
Criminal (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)
Deadpool (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
Ender’s Game (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
Everest (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
Exodus: Gods and Kings (DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1)
Fantastic Four
Ghostbusters Extended Edition (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
Hancock (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
Hitman: Agent 47 (DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1)
Ice Age: Collision Course (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
IMAX: Extreme Adventure Collection (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)
Independence Day Resurgence (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
Independence Day: Theatrical and Extended (DTS:X, DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1)
In the Heart of the Sea (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
Jason Bourne
Joy (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)
Kingsman: The Secret Service (DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1)
Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Edition (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
Life of Pi (DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1)
Lone Survivor (DTS:X, DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1)
Lucy (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
Mad Max: Fury Road (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
Man of Steel (Dolby Atmos)
Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock: On a Mission – Live in Madrid (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 5.1)
Now You See Me 2 (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
Oblivion (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
Pan (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
Pineapple Express (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
Point Break (DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1)
Salt (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
San Andreas (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
Sicario (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
Snow White and the Huntsman: Extended Version (DTS:X, DTS Headphone:X)
Star Trek (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
Star Trek Beyond
Star Trek Into Darkness (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
Suicide Squad
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
The 5th Wave (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
The Amazing Spider (Dolby Atmos)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
The Angry Birds Movie (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
The Brothers Grimsby
The Expendables 3 (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
The Huntsman: Winter’s War Extended Edition (DTS:X, DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1)
The Last Reef: Cities Beneath the Sea (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
The Lego Movie (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)
The Martian: Extended Cut (DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, Dolby Atmos)
The Maze Runner (DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1)
The Peanuts Movie (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
The Revenant (DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1)
The Shallows (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
The Smurfs 2 (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
Warcraft: The Beginning
War Dogs
Wonders of the Arctic
X-Men: Apocalypse (Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1)

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