Latest Samsung Innovation Scores UHD Alliance Premium Certification

logoThis week, Samsung Electronics shifted its marketing into high gear to trumpet the news that its first Ultra HD Blu-ray player, the UBD-K8500, has been awarded UHD Premium Certification by the UHD Alliance (UHDA).

The new certification, freshly introduced last month, is granted to Ultra HD Blu-ray players that comply with rigorous performance standards for resolution, high dynamic range (HDR), peak luminance, black levels and wide color gamut among other key metrics.

Samsung’s recently released HDR-compatible UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player offers “four times the resolution and 64 times higher color expression than conventional Blu-ray players.”

“We are honored that our first Ultra HD Blu-ray player, which provides the ultimate cinematic experience, has received Premium Certification from the UHDA,” said Jim Kiczek, Vice President of AV Marketing. “As we continuously strive to bring consumers the most advanced home entertainment products and services, we look forward to furthering our work with the UHDA to incite progress and growth throughout the industry.”

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