Red has announced shipment of their REDRAY Player. The device supports native 4K video or upscaled HD, allowing full 4096×2160 playback.
The REDRAY sits between your UHDTV and content. You connect via USB, network or SD, then output via HDMI (1X 1.4 HDMI, or 3X 1.3 HDMI) to your 4K ready device.
It supports 48-60FPS in 3D and will be controllable by REDRAY iOS app.
Resolution: Up to 4096 × 2160 pixels, 2D or 3D
Dimensions: 380 × 60mm x 250 mm ( 14.8 × 2.2 × 9.8″ )
Weight: 5.9 Lbs
Operating temperatures : Zero to 40 C
Storage temperatures: Minus 5 to 60C
Bit-depth (Color): YCbCr 12-bit 4:2:2 or RGB 8-bit 4:4:4
Colorimetry: ITU-R BT.709
Video file format: .RED (4K), .MP4 (1080p, 720p)
Playback frame rates: 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60 fps
Genlock: RS170A Tri-level Sync
Program output: 4K DCI, UltraHD, 1080p, 720p
Monitor output: 1080p, 720p
Output connections : 4 x HDMI 1.4 (Program), 2 x HDMI 1.3 (Monitor and Audio)
Notable features: Network based 4K 3D Playback System.
Media security: REDCrypt™ digital media encryption
Remote control: IR, 802.11, Ethernet
Digital media: Internet download, SDCard or USB-2 flash media
Audio file format: .RED (up to 7.1 Ch) .MP4 (Stereo)
Audio output: Up to 7.1 channel LPCM, 24-bit 48Khz
Storage capacity: 1TB Internal SATA Drive
Power: 120 – 240V 50 – 60Hz A.C.
This is further development of 4K support for the end devices, we saw it from Apple’s announcement earlier in the month also. With the amount of companies pushing 4K acquisition, it’s only natural progression that we’ll be starting to see devices that actually make use of it.
The REDRAY Player costs $1,750 and can be purchased from the RED website