How To Play "4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray" Discs?
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    How To Play "4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray" Discs?

    This feels like a really stupid question since I used to consider myself an expert on home theater, but how exactly can I play my "4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray" of 'Terminator 2 Judgement Day' on my 4K TV?


    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/termina...?skuId=6099016


    When I look online I get 100 different conflicting answers. (not surprising)

    Both my 2018 Blu-Ray player and my Blu-Ray burner through my PC both have the same response. "Unknown disc."

    One answer which keeps coming up is that a 4K Blu-Ray player is needed but I thought these were intended for optimizing Blu Rays on 4K TVs.

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    Check the specs on your Blu-Ray players to see if they can handle the disc.

    Possibly useful link:

    https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-t...es-and-titles/

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    You need an Ultra HD BD player. It's not just for "optimization".

    https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-t...es-and-titles/
    Do I need a new Blu-ray player for Ultra HD Blu-ray discs?

    Yes, you need a new player, as standard Blu-ray players can’t handle the new discs. Fortunately, Ultra HD Blu-ray players will play just about any disc you throw at them, including all your existing DVDs, Blu-rays, and any old CDs you’ve got lying around.

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    Sorry for my late response, I was gone for the weekend.

    Yes, it looks like I'll need an new player or game console. I question how much better the picture could be on the same TV.

    FYI, the 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day' Blu Ray looks amazing on its own. There's one brief second when children are playing directly in sunlight which results in digital distortion but I suspect this is due to the way the digital processing of the film was done and not the TV's fault.

    Blu-Rays are often hit or miss. Many times they're just the DVD upscaled with the color saturation boosted 500% and a blur filter added to reduce pixelization.

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