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Sep 10, 2016

Panasonic Unveils Plans To Bring 4K Ultra HD Technology To Australia

Electronic corporation Panasonic on Thursday unveiled plans to bring its powerful new 4K ultra high definition technology to Australia.

Panasonic announced that it''ll be bringing a new 4K Ultra High Definition Blu-ray player to Australia sometime in September, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The new Ultra High Definition Blu-ray discs will reportedly be four times sharper than the current generation of Blu-ray.

Cybershack reported that the next generation of Blu-ray discs will have capacities of up to 100 gigabytes, which is double what the current generation supports. They''ll also support a higher resolution video with frame rates of up to 60fps.

Another advantage of this new technology is that Ultra HD Blu-ray discs are region-free, meaning there''s no restrictions on playing discs from different countries. This is not the case with DVDs and first generation Blu-ray discs.

Panasonic is taking the lead, being the first home entertainment vendor to announce Ultra High Definition Blu-ray plans for Australia. There is no price tag available for Panasonic''s UB900 Ultra HD Blu-ray player yet, but it sells for AUD$1150 in the United Kingdom.

This led the Sydney Morning Herald to speculate that the UB900 player would go on sale for more than AUD$1,000 in Australia.

In addition to Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, the UB900 will also allow customers to stream Netflix in Ultra HD.

Until now, the only way Australians could access Ultra HD Netflix content was with an Ultra HD smart TV that contained built-in Netflix access

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