Two new Philips-branded UHD Blu-ray players will launch in the US in spring 2017. The new flagship BDP7502 is one of the first to support Dolby Vision. It can be yours for $300.
Dolby Vision UHD Blu-ray player
Oppo announced the first UHD Blu-ray player with support for Dolby Vision in late 2016. At CES 2017, LG and P&F USA (under the Philips brand) have followed.
The Philips BDP7502 complies with the UHD Blu-ray standard. This means that it supports Ultra HD resolution, a wide Rec.2020 color gamut as well as the HDR10 format. The big news here is that the company has added support for the Dolby Vision HDR format, which is optional under the UHD Blu-ray standard.
BDP7502 also supports HEVC and VP9 decoding, allowing you to stream 4K from Netflix and YouTube. Furthermore it supports a range of audio formats and comes with two HDMI outputs; one for audio and one for video.
BP7502 will be available in spring in the US only for $300. This makes it the cheapest Dolby Vision-enabled player out there.
Philips also announced a cheaper BDP5502 UHD Blu-ray player. It has most of the same features as the BDP7502 except support for Dolby Vision.
BDP5502 stands to become one of the cheapest stand-alone UHD Blu-ray player on the market, priced at $250. It will be available in spring, too.
Lastly, Philips USA will launch a standard BDP3502 Blu-ray player that is capable of upscaling HD Blu-rays to UHD. Of course, your TV already does that. It will sell for $100.