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The slim profile Philips BDP7502 fits in just about any shelf space.It has the ability to play Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, which includes enhancements such as HDR (including Dolby Vision, which may require firmware update) and Wide Color Gamut but it can also play standard Blu-ray discs, as well as DVDs and audio CDs and, yes, 4K upscaling is provided for both Blu-ray discs and DVDs. There are 2 HDMI outputs provided (one audio/video, and the other audio only) and there is also an additional digital optical output for home theater receivers that may not have HDMI inputs. The BDP7502 also comes equipped with both Ethernet and Wi-Fi for direct access to Netflix and You Tube (up to 4K) as well as the ability to access digital media files from compatible network-connected devices, such as PCs and media servers.However, the UBD-M9500 does not include 3D Blu-ray Disc playback so, take that into consideration if you have a 3D TV or video projector.If you desire 3D compatibility, consider Samsung's 2016 UBD-K8500.Also, an added bonus is playback compatibility with Hi-Res audio files via USB or network-connected PCs.For audio, the UBP-X800 is compatible with most surround sound formats, including Dolby Atmos and DTS: X.Although you can use this player with a non-4K TVs (you just won't get the benefit of its 4K capabilities), your TV must have an HDMI input to accept a video signal.
Of course, in addition to Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs, you can also play standard Blu-ray discs as well.The Sony BDP-S3700 also has internet streaming capability (including Hulu, You Tube, Vudu, and Netflix and a lot more), via either wired or wireless network connectivity.The BDP-3700 incorporates screen mirroring (Miracast), which allows you to share content from your smartphone.Although 4K is making inroads in the internet streaming landscape, due to factors such as video compression and available broadband speeds definitely affects the quality of a streamed 4K signal. In terms of Ultra HD Blu-ray playback, out of the box, the UDP-203 is compatible with HDR10-encoded discs and is one of the few players that is Dolby Vision HDR upgradable via firmware update, which is available.Also, for TVs that are not HDR compatible, the 203 has a setting that will strip out the HDR encoding on playback so that you can still access the 4K resolution portion of the disc information.