Sony launch their latest range of Blu-ray players, soundbases and soundbars. There's no 4K UHD Blu-ray yet but we do get a turntable that can rip to DSD.
Now that that the show is over, what did we learn at this year's CES about the UHD Alliance, HDR and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray?
Most Blu-ray players can play Blu-ray discs, DVD discs and CDs with many offering to playback digital files like Divx and Mpeg4 or even other disc based formats like SACD and DVD-A.
Providing that the Blu-ray player is outputting exactly what is on the Blu-ray disc, there shouldn’t be any noticeable difference in picture or sound quality between models and price points. The differences between players are in the DVD upscaling performance, build quality and smart TV functionality.
Some players also offer full Smart TV functionality with video on demand services like Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Instant, Sky NOW TV and 4OD, along with various applications, games and web video like You Tube.
You can also purchase Blu-ray recorders which have built-in personal video recording features from internal HD tuners.
Popular manufacturers include Pioneer, Denon, Sony, Panasonic, Oppo, Samsung and LG.