R_volution Introduces PlayerOne Media Player
R_volution unveiled the PlayerOne, a new 4K Ultra HD Media Player compatible with both Dolby Vision and HDR10+. R_volution is a new brand specializing in consumer electronic devices. In the US, R_volution is distributed by Let’s Get Physical Distribution Inc. and in Europe, the brand is distributed by HD LAND.
Equipped with the professional quad-core system Realtek RTD1619DR chipset, the R_volution says the PlayerOne media player features image decoding and processing technology, with 4K ultra HD and HDR support, including Dolby Vision and HDR10+, providing “clear and sharp pictures” with rich colors. The 4K UHD media player includes a modern media center app to manage your video files called R_video.
R_volution claims the PlayerOne offers robust performance with crisp picture quality, supporting playback of various disc formats like BD ISO, BDMV, MKV or M2TS in full 4K UHD. This new player is compatible with the two most popular HDR formats to date: Dolby Vision and HDR10+. R_volution says the extended metadata from Dolby Vision and HDR10+ are used and transmitted to the TV to improve picture quality and ensure the best possible customer user experience.
Compared to streaming services, the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format offers much higher bitrate in audio and video, according to the company. 4K streaming services offer average bitrate between 10 and 26 Mbps, with peaks at 41 Mbps. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format offers an average bitrate of between 60 and 90 Mbps, with peaks at 128 Mbps. Streaming services deliver Dolby Atmos in the compressed Dolby Digital+ format, while discs generally carry it in full Dolby TrueHD. In addition, the audio format DTS:X does not exist on any streaming service so far. Therefore, the company says the file format from 4K UHD discs is the only way to get the best possible quality for luxury home theaters. In addition, the company claims number of titles available in disc format is much higher than those offered on streaming platforms.
In addition, compared to the disc player solution, the R_volution PlayerOne includes R_video Media Center, which features an interface to explore movies and TV shows. The company says R_video analyzes video files on a local disk connected to PlayerOne or a NAS via the local network. Then, R_video collects the cover art, background and various information such as cast, director, release date, rating, etc. Then, you can browse a genre and sort movies by rating, duration or release date. After the end credits, wait for the next episode of the TV show to automatically start.