There is little 4K (UHD) content on the market, but plenty of buzz about networks and shows shooting more and more for the format. With the prospect of imminent content fueling the fire, NanoTech Entertainment announced today that it will show the Nuvola NP-1 4K Streaming Media Player ($299) and UltraFlix streaming media channel at International Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas, Jan 7-10. The player is supposed to give consumers expanded access to 4K content with bandwidth-conservation 4k video distribution service.
NanoTech says it is the only streaming 4K media player that “doesn’t repurpose, upscale, or muddy up your content” and there is “no loss of quality or streaming performance.” Pretty big claims! But then again, the device is powered by nVidia Tegra 4 processors–partners who helped build the iPhone and Playstation. According to NanoTech Entertainment, the Nuvola NP-1 can…
…stream content from a variety of sources, including the bundled UltraFlix UHD channel which serves 4K content for streaming and other services such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, XBMC, Amazon Instant Video and YouTube, which come pre-installed.
The Nuvola NP-1 can be connected via Ethernet or Wi-Fi to any network, and users with 6Mbit/s or greater Internet connections can view videos in full 4K Ultra High Definition. Available in Q1 2014.
We’ll be sure to give you a report on performance live from Vegas, so stay tuned!