4K UltraHD Blu-ray products to hit shelves in time for the holidays

Blu-ray's successor is coming, but will be backwards compatible.

Published Thu, Aug 6 2015 6:30 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:04 PM CST

With the specification locked earlier this year, the Blu-ray Disc Association has announced that the upcoming successor to the Blu-ray format; UltraHD Blu-ray will begin licensing out to manufacturers in 2 weeks time, in order to have product available for the 2015 holiday season.

4K UltraHD Blu-ray products to hit shelves in time for the holidays | TweakTown.com

According to the release, "the format provides expanded color range, high frame rate (up to 60fps) and up-to 3840x2160 resolution" with "immersive, object-based sound formats" and "the optional digital bridge feature... can enable the consumer to view their content across a wide range of in-home and mobile devices". The Blu-ray Disc Association has also confirmed that "Ultra HD Blu-ray players will also be required to play back current HD Blu-ray Discs".

The Blu-ray Disc Association currently comprises over 50 consumer electronics and film distribution companies, including Sony, Panasonic, LG, Samsung, Pioneer and Microsoft.

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