If you love great movies (and of course, we all do!), then you’ll love them even more in beautiful 4K UHD (ultra high definition)! With hundreds of amazing titles already available, and more coming almost daily, 4K UHD represents the next generation of excellence in in-home entertainment. But what equipment do you need to be able to watch these films? Read on for full details.

 

4K Checklist: What You Need

Since these 4K UHD Blu-Ray discs can’t be played on traditional Blu-Ray players, the following list shows everything you’ll need to be able to enjoy these discs:

* One 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player (such as the Sony model discussed below)

* One 4K UHD compatible TV

* High speed HDMI cable (e.g., this one from Rocketfish)

* The 4K movie discs you wish to enjoy in beautiful Ultra HD

 

Great 4K Movie Titles

Speaking of those 4K movie discs, lets take a look at some of the popular titles that are currently available at Best Buy (or are at least available for pre-order). Among the blockbusters you can choose from are Blade Runner 2049Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last JediTHOR: RagnarokWonder WomanSpider-Man: Homecoming, and Daddy’s Home 2, just to name a few. Several more titles will also soon be available, so now’s the time to start thinking about what you might like to have in your 4K movie library. A few possible suggestions for how to go about organizing your wish list are by alphabetical order, by film genre, or simply by choosing your favourite movies.

 

4K Players

There are essentially 3 different things you’ll need to be able to enjoy these new 4K UHD films to the fullest: a 4K Blu-Ray player, a 4K TV, and a compatible sound system that’s worthy of the high quality output of these discs. Of course, paramount among these items is the 4K Blu-Ray player itself, and there’s truly none better than the Sony 4K UHD Wi-Fi Blu-ray Player. Among the most compelling features of this fine machine are a several times higher image quality when compared to existing Blu-Ray players, 4K High Dynamic Range (for a greater range of colour, contrast, and brightness), 4K upscaling up to 60p (for true clarity on any sized TV screen), Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity, a number of pre-loaded apps (including Netflix and YouTube), and many, many more amazing features. The Sony 4K UHD Wi-Fi Blu-ray Player is also highly versatile, with the ability to play anything and everything from your existing CD & DVD library. These 4K UHD players are truly unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. No wonder everyone seems to be getting them!

 

4K TVs & Equipment

Also important considerations are your actual TV and sound system. A number of great 4K TVs and high quality Home Audio & Speaker Systems (be sure to check for 4K compatibility with these) are already available at Best Buy. One such example (on the TV side) is the Sony 55″ 4K UHD HDR OLED Android Smart TVwhich not only has a massive flat screen that will make you think you’re actually in the cinema, but also features a huge list of additional capabilities to go along with it. The ability to play 4K UHD discs is merely the starting point with this TV. And, keep in mind as well that 4K UHD and big screen TVs go absolutely perfectly together. The upscaling is the real key here. We’ve all seen big screen TVs with grainy images that make us wonder why to even bother. Well, not anymore!

 

4K Home Theatre Projectors

Finally, a fine selection of 4K home theatre projectors is now available as well. One such example is the BenQ CineHome 4K Home Theatre Projector—a complete Review of which you can read by following the preceding link. This review, written by Plug-in contributor Erin Lawrence, is fully detailed and gives readers an excellent understanding of 4K home theatre projectors in general, so it’s definitely worth a read!

Clearly, the 4K revolution is here! From now on, watching movies at home (whether with a 4K home theatre projector or on a big screen 4K TV) will never be the same again. I can’t wait to see what movies get the 4K treatment next! Stay tuned for further 4K developments and be sue to have an excellent day!

 

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Leonard Bond
Originally from Nova Scotia, I currently live with my wife in Burnaby, BC. I have previously lived in both Toronto and New Zealand as well. I love to travel and I also love classic literature and great movies (especially spy & espionage works such as those featuring James Bond & Jason Bourne). I am also a serious toy and memorabilia collector (mostly Transformers) and have a great interest in gadgets and technology of all sorts. Many things intrigue me, and that's why I'm here on the Plug-In Blog. I never know what interesting things I'll encounter next!

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