Introduced earlier this year, Philips’s HDR-enabled BDP7501 is (naturally) HDMI 2.0- and HDCP 2.2-compliant. It offers Wi-Fi connectivity, Netflix and Youtube support, and playback of local 4K content through an onboard USB connection or over the home network.
The product ($350 retail) features a 4K upscaling engine and supports both DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD for 7.1 surround.
By the way, Philips still makes TVs. Capitol was demonstrating a 6000 series 4K UHD display with HDR support and Google Cast.
Capitol was also showcasing a few useful products from Denon. From the Pro division comes the DN-300Z, which Capitol’s Mike Marko calls the “Swiss Army Knife of Audio.”
Built for commercial applications, Marko says the $399 player makes perfect sense for the home, as it’s ready for “any media someone surprises you with.”
As Denon says, the “poly-media player was born for multitasking in the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) world.”
Users can play physical media via an onboard CD player, USB port and SD/SDHC slots. There’s a 3.5mm auxiliary input, an AM/FM tuner with dedicated audio for multiroom use, and Bluetooth for wireless streams.
A long-time champion of Engenius – first in the wireless telephone category and now in wireless networking – Capitol is pushing a new product that combines an IP camera with a wireless access point, ideal for ceiling-mount applications.
“It’s all PoE,” Marko says.
Finally, Capitol was pushing doorbell cameras from Ring, which now offers a completely wire-free camera, the outdoor-rated Stick Up Cam, that can get six to 12 months out of its rechargeable battery. Ring also offers a solar-charging kit for the device.
“A lot of dealers keep these on the truck,” says Marko. “You might not make a lot of money on the product, but it gives you an excuse to look at their [customer’s] network.”