Synergy AudioVisual, which distributes Cambridge Audio in Australia, demonstrated for the first time in Australia the new Cambridge Audio CXUHD 4K UHD Universal Blu-Ray Player, which plays 4K UHD Blu-Ray discs in resolutions up to 3840×2160, delivering four times as many pixels as regular HD Blu-Ray. It sells for $1,199. It was demonstrated at the International HiFi Show in Melbourne, which continues today, but wraps up tonight at 5.00pm.
Other 4K media files are also supported for playback, utilising HEVC H.265, H.264, VP9 4K and Hi10P video decoding for increased compatibility with user-generated content. HDR (High Dynamic Range) is also supported (in combination with an HDR TV), expanding the range of contrast and brightness for advanced and expanded colours. ‘The CXUHD has been professionally calibrated to optimise the dynamic range between blacks and whites along with delivering natural colours and filmic fluidity,’ said Philip Sawyer, of Synergy. ‘And Dolby Vision transforms your home cinema experience by delivering striking highlights, 68 billion colours, and intense darks never seen on standard television screens. Using clever metadata, Dolby Vision enhances your TV’s performance frame by frame.’
In addition to all types of Blu-Ray discs, the CXUHD will also play DVD, DVD-Audio, SACD, and audio CDs. It also has two USB 3.0 ports for media playback, so it’s capable of playing a range of video, music and image files from USB sticks and hard drives including HEVC, H.264, VP9 4K and Hi10P video. You can also use the Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi or Gigabit Ethernet to connect the unit to your home network, giving you easy access to media files stored on computers, laptops, NAS Drives and home servers.