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Panasonic launches 4K Blu-ray players with HDR10 and Dolby Vision

Panasonic has unveiled two high-spec new Blu-ray players at CES 2019, the DP-UB150 and the DP-UB450.

Both players support the latest version of HDR, HDR10+, which allows the brightness of the picture to be adjusted on a frame-by-frame basis, which the company claims will to a more detailed image than ever before. 

The more expensive UB450 also supports Dolby Vision, while both players can passthrough Dolby Atmos via a third party sound system or soundbar, making for a totally immersive cinematic experience – if you have the right kit, that is. 

Right now, prices and availability for both Blu-ray players is still to be confirmed.

Is Blu-ray the way to go?

Although streaming services like Netflix and Amazon may be leading the race for how we consume movies and TV shows these days, there are still benefits to watching content on a Blu-ray player. 

Whether it's the uncompressed video quality and the additional special features of a Blu-ray disc you're after, or are looking to upscale standard definition or 1080p content to Full HD or 4K respectively, a great Blu-ray player can deliver a truly cinematic experience.

If you're looking for a great Blu-ray player in 2019, check out our roundup of the best Blu-ray players in the world. 

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Olivia Tambini

Olivia is TechRadar's Audio & Music Editor, covering everything from headphones to music streaming services. Based in TechRadar's London offices, she's a popular music graduate who worked in the music industry before finding her calling in journalism. She's previously been interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live on the subject of multi-room audio, chaired panel discussions on diversity in music festival lineups, and her bylines include T3, Stereoboard, Top Ten Reviews Creative Bloq, and Croco Magazine.  In her spare time Olivia likes gardening, painting, and hanging with her cat Ethel and golden retriever Dora.