Sony Teases 4K Blu-ray Player at IFA

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While the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact are the two most noteworthy products from Sony’s IFA keynote, the company managed to sneak in a surprise as well – a 4K Blu-ray player. I had previously predicted that Sony would announce a fully finished product at IFA but alas, that’s not the case. Instead, what Sony provided was a prototype 4K Blu-ray player in a glass housing.

Besides the above picture, there isn’t a whole lot of information to go by. That means no specs, price point, or even model number. At this point, this is likely more of a signal from Sony that they are working on a player that we’ll in all likeliness see unveiled at CES 2017 in January. Otherwise, there is no point is showing the shell of a player with no information, only to launch it via a press release in a month’s time. With no other electronic show between now and the end of the year, CES is likely a safe bet for its proper unveiling which also gives PS4 Neo, which will include a 4K Blu-ray player, time in the spotlight for those who want a 4K Blu-ray solution from Sony.

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Then, come January, Sony will announce their 4K Blu-ray player with availability in a few months’ time that will offer more bells and whistles than the new PS4. Don’t be surprised if it ends up having support for Hi-Res Audio and SACD.

Discuss:

What would you like to see out of a Sony 4K Blu-ray player?

[Via What Hi-Fi?]

  • joemin97

    I just hope they announce a Sony ES 4K BluRay Player Since I finally Purchased a Sony 65X950B for $1995 when Best Buy had them clearanced out, it is a 2014 model but it has Extended Dynamic Range and Unless they are producing new Cameras to Record HDR to give us true HDR input for a HDR Display it is all bells and whistles at this point. But for me to get a $8000 TV for $2000 I couldn’t pass it up.