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Deia Z (the Z stands for "awesome") is an international lady of mystery who thinks 4K technology is pretty cool. WHAT TO WATCH IN 4K? 4K TV RECEIVER SOURCE 4K TV shows, movies and other programming have really taken off this year. Ultra HD video content is available from online streaming services like Netflix , Amazon Instant Video, VUDU, and YouTube . 4K offerings from Netflix include original programming like House of Cards and Daredevil. Amazon offers shows like Orphan Black, as well as a growing list of movies including The Martian and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The easiest way to stream 4K content is through your TV's built-in apps. Want more 4K options? DirecTV now offers a 4K satellite box. You can watch select baseball games on MLB Live in 4K, and there's even a full-time 4K channel where you can watch travel shows, nature docu- mentaries, and original series . Everything you watch looks better Your favorite show might not be available in 4K yet, but it will still look great on a 4K TV. Built-in "upscaling" circuitry takes non-4K video signals and optimizes them for 4K screens. 4K Blu-ray is here at last Want the best 4K experience? It's finally here - 4K Blu-ray. These Ultra HD discs and players offer better video performance than 4K streaming. Since the signal doesn't have to be compressed to travel over the web, you get pure, unadulterated Ultra HD video to maximize your 4K TV's picture potential. Samsung introduced the first player this year (see above). And there are more than 45 available titles, including The Revenant , The Lego Movie , and Mad Max: Fury Road . The selection will only keep growing, with studios releasing more Ultra HD Blu-rays all the time. Do I need a new receiver? To play 4K Blu-ray discs, you need a 4K TV and 4K Blu-ray player. If you want captivating surround sound to complement the picture quality, you'll need to connect your 4K Blu-ray player to a home theater receiver (See page 20). If you have an older receiver, you're not out of luck. There are two HDMI outputs on the back of Samsung's UBD-K8500 player. That means you can still connect it to your non-4K receiver. Use one HDMI output to send audio to your receiver, and the other to send video directly to your TV. Our Rrst 4K Blu-ray player Samsung's new 4K Blu-ray player has quickly become a Crutchfield customer favorite. Even older Blu-rays sparkle with new detail and clarity thanks to UHD upscaling. Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player #305BDK8500 $399.99 SHOOT YOUR OWN 4K Want to cast and direct your own 4K movie? Get a 4K-compatible camera. There are lots of options out there, from compact mirror- less cameras to action cameras and DSLRs. The Sony a6300 mirrorless camera is a great choice. Oh, and it takes outstanding 24-mega- pixel still photos too. Sony a6300 mirrorless camera with 16-50mm lens #158E6300LK $1149.99 "Got questions on what gear you need to get the most out of 4K? Give us a call and we'll help." - Daisy, CrutchReld advisor Steve Kindig is CrutchReld's senior home audio/video editor. He takes his TV-watching very seriously. Free, fast shipping You get free shipping on everything in this catalog. And most orders leave our warehouse the same day. crutchReld.com/shipping

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