Cambridge has taken the covers off its first 4K UHD Blu-ray player, the CXUHD (or, more properly, the CXUHD - although how easy that model name is going to be to correctly reproduce we'll find out).
The CXUHD supports playback of 4K UHD Blu-ray discs and, in addition, HEVC, H.264, VP9 4K and Hi10P video decoding for use with user-generated content from camcorders, smartphones and the like. The CXUHD's pair of USB 3.0 ports, ethernet socket and integrated wi-fi also make playback of networked, hard-drive or stick-stored content simple. HDR is supported, as is Dolby Vision.
One feature the CXUHD has dispensed with is any DAC circuitry. On the rationale that most AV amplifiers feature digital-to-analogue conversion processing, Cambridge has decided to design out internal DACs and do away with the signal interference they can introduce.
The CXUHD goes on sale next month, priced at £700. We imagine we will have defaulted to calling it CXUHD by then.