Samsung confirms they will not launch another new 4K Blu-ray player

Sharmaine Centeno
Sharmaine Centeno February 18, 2019
Updated 2022/04/14 at 10:58 AM

According to Forbes, Samsung confirmed to John Archer that they will not produce a new model of 4K Blu-ray player.

Last January, Samsung said that a single new deck will be a high-end model which was being planned to launch this year. The company told Archer that the high-end model new deck will not be going to release. The company has not yet given further information and reasons why they will not reproduce another 4K Blu-ray player device. The last model of Samsung’s 4K Blu-ray player is the M9500, which has been launched last April 2017 with a starting price of $400.

Based on CNET report, the company also told them that they will no longer introduce new Blu-ray or 4K Blu-ray player models in the US market. CNET added “One of the reasons for pulling out could be that the existing 4K players’ format support has lagged behind the rest of the industry. For example, instead of supporting Dolby Vision, Samsung created its own version of HDR10, called HDR10+, which was designed for use in streaming and physical media.”

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