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Anderslober 01-07-2016 01:13 PM

Panasonic DMP-UB900 thread.
 
If this player is anything like my DMP-BDT700.....then it will be a winner!

The BDT700 is an OVER-AChiever! Excellent video performance AND excellent stereo!

Cant wait for the UB900.

(C'mon OPPO....was' happenin'?.......

gadgtfreek 01-08-2016 07:29 AM

Owned a BDT500 which I loved, so I am hoping the same. Subbing so I can keep up with a release on this model.

FYI on Oppo, I think they are waiting on the mid year MediaTek UHD chip.

I sure hope this Panny makes it before mid year...

gadgtfreek 01-08-2016 07:32 AM


Cla55clown 01-14-2016 10:14 PM

Wonder why the Samsung UHD player is getting all the chatter and not this one. I like what I'm seeing here but I bet it'll go for more than $400USD.

Maison 01-14-2016 10:21 PM

Because it won't be available in the US or it may but much later and likely cost twice or more than twice the Samsung

kristoffer77 01-15-2016 04:04 AM

I bet price will be around a thousand dollars...

gadgtfreek 01-15-2016 05:46 AM

That's the thing. No release date, appears to be pricey, and they did not even bring the 700 here. I'll honestly believe it when I see it.

I do think it would be a great player though.

Lozin 01-15-2016 05:50 PM

Maybe by next years CES they will have a player ready for the North American market.

mt14942 01-18-2016 06:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lozin (Post 40686186)
Maybe by next years CES they will have a player ready for the North American market.


Certainly not a lot of info available on this player. No question that it will be more expensive based on some of the audiophile features. I believe I did see a picture of the back of this proposed player and it had 2-channel balanced analog outputs. Probably no big deal but since my current system utilizes balance connections thru-out and would be a plus for me. I don't mind waiting but I did want to see what 3D looks like since they didn't have 3D when I bought my last & still current blu ray player.

kristoffer77 01-20-2016 12:23 PM

Panasonic DMP-UB900 thread.
 
Release is April in Denmark and a price of about 1,000 dollars...

oink 01-20-2016 01:18 PM

I would prefer the Panny to the Sammy, as I have had good luck with their players in the past.
However, anything over $400 is too much IMO.


If anyone can recall, the first Samsung BD player was pretty buggy and slow.




teachsac 01-20-2016 01:25 PM

Yep. Lasted a day and got traded out for a BD10 that is still running strong at my daughter's apartment.

gadgtfreek 01-20-2016 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oink (Post 40824794)
If anyone can recall, the first Samsung BD player was pretty buggy and slow.

Oh, I had one...

arftech 01-20-2016 04:45 PM

It's going to have 7.1 analog outs...yeah baby!:D

mt14942 01-21-2016 04:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oink (Post 40824794)
I would prefer the Panny to the Sammy, as I have had good luck with their players in the past.
However, anything over $400 is too much IMO.


If anyone can recall, the first Samsung BD player was pretty buggy and slow.


I would rather get the Panny as well especially with the higher audio resolution features it offers but I can't see paying much more than 2 or 3 hundred more for it. I already have a pretty good source player for music that also plays m/c SACD and DVD-A and especially excels with 2/channel music so I really don't need the Panny. Still holding off on a 4k player even though I want to be able to watch 3D since my player is not 3D capable.

LastYearsHardware 01-22-2016 07:10 PM

Panasonic Canada website shows this device as 'Coming Fall 2016'.


This makes me happy but sad at the same time. Waiting is hard...

Anyone see any evidence of a US release date?

gadgtfreek 01-23-2016 06:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LastYearsHardware (Post 40894313)
Panasonic Canada website shows this device as 'Coming Fall 2016'.


This makes me happy but sad at the same time. Waiting is hard...

Anyone see any evidence of a US release date?

Nope.

gadgtfreek 01-31-2016 12:42 PM

https://translate.google.co.uk/trans...ml&prev=search

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Integrating an LSI chipset update UniPhier inaugurated by the BDT700 DMP-then the DMP-BDT570 recent, the Ultra HD Blu-ray player Panasonic DMP-UB900 has much in common with its two predecessor. Besides the management of BD Profile 6.0 and reading Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVDs and audio CDs, video processing UB900 is the architecture around a 4K High CPU Precision Chroma with a 4K scaler Direct Chroma for scaling DVD and Blu-ray in 2160p Ultra HD, and 4K Chroma Up to 4K content upsampler chroma 4: 4: 4.

Several post-processing filters are integrated with a Sharpness on two axes of improvements filters outlines and noise reducers. In the audio section, the deck is equipped with five 192kHz / 32-bit and equipped with a new audio card electrolytic capacitors to stabilize the power supply, a capacitor and Mica LAN Common Mode Filter to avoid any disturbance of the signal other devices. We find many of audio processing modes such as 96 kHz Re-master, Digital Tube Sound, etc. Connectivity, it has 2 HDMI 2.0a outputs that will separate the audio and video streams, Panasonic also stipulates adding a clock to reduce jitter, and an analog output 7.1.
Looks like April for France.

oink 01-31-2016 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by gadgtfreek (Post 41142330)

Dang, I am impatient to hear when the Panny gets to the States.:(




gadgtfreek 01-31-2016 12:56 PM

Me too...

deltafox 01-31-2016 07:08 PM

There are the spec from Panasonic UK.
http://news.panasonic.co.uk/pressrel...041.1433429852

oink 01-31-2016 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deltafox (Post 41151762)
There are the spec from Panasonic UK.
http://news.panasonic.co.uk/pressrel...041.1433429852

I'm sold.:)




mt14942 02-01-2016 04:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oink (Post 41154514)
I'm sold.:)


I believe I will wind up waiting for this player even though I have a high end universal BD player (Denon A1UDCI). I am also getting a little impatient but I just plan to watch some of my favorite blu rays on my new Sony XBR 75X940C. With it's wonderful up scaling to near 4K they will look that much better. I am also anxious to watch 3D for the first time since my last TV and my Denon A1UDCI BD player is over 8 years old before Smart and 3D came along.

oink 02-01-2016 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mt14942 (Post 41156969)
I believe I will wind up waiting for this player even though I have a high end universal BD player (Denon A1UDCI). I am also getting a little impatient but I just plan to watch some of my favorite blu rays on my new Sony XBR 75X940C. With it's wonderful up scaling to near 4K they will look that much better. I am also anxious to watch 3D for the first time since my last TV and my Denon A1UDCI BD player is over 8 years old before Smart and 3D came along.

3D on the 940c is excellent...you won't be disappointed.;)




teachsac 02-01-2016 03:25 PM

I'll probably get this one for the living room when it comes out and move the Samsung to the bedroom.

ereed 02-01-2016 03:32 PM

Glad to see Panasonic is still using 7 channel analog outputs which is perfect for my older non-hdmi preamp.

Anderslober 02-02-2016 07:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kristoffer77 (Post 40822642)
Release is April in Denmark and a price of about 1,000 dollars...


Dav 'Stoffer.........where did you get the pricing info? I am really ready to preorder and purchase n'all.

Ha' en go' dag!

miliotov 02-03-2016 02:20 AM

Official pricing in Holland is 899€

mt14942 02-03-2016 06:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by miliotov (Post 41216345)
Official pricing in Holland is 899€


What does that translate in US dollars?

gadgtfreek 02-03-2016 06:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mt14942 (Post 41218745)
what does that translate in us dollars?

$986.

mt14942 02-03-2016 06:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gadgtfreek (Post 41218793)
$986.


That's a bit more than I was hoping, going to be hard to justify getting the Panny vs. the Sammy.

gadgtfreek 02-03-2016 06:30 AM

Yep. I will prob buy the Sammy in early March and then wait on the Oppo.

oink 02-03-2016 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gadgtfreek (Post 41218793)
$986.

Prices in Europe are always higher.
The U.S. historically had the most competitive pricing when it comes to electronics.




gadgtfreek 02-03-2016 09:36 AM

Even so, over $600 I'd just go Oppo.

Cla55clown 02-03-2016 09:36 AM

I predict a $799 USD retail. Oppo will probably start at $999.

Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk

oink 02-03-2016 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gadgtfreek (Post 41225025)
Even so, over $600 I'd just go Oppo.

Hope you have patience.:)



Quote:

Originally Posted by Cla55clown (Post 41225033)
I predict a $799 USD retail.

I like $699 better, but you could be right.;)


Quote:

Oppo will probably start at $999.
My guess is their starter model will be $999 and their DV version will be slightly higher.




gadgtfreek 02-03-2016 11:35 AM

Well, I figure Ill get the Samsung in March and just wait on the Panny or Oppo.

mt14942 02-07-2016 06:01 AM

The info mentions that this player has some nice audio features with a mention of it supporting DSD. Does anyone know if this player will play SACD disc's?

teachsac 02-07-2016 06:56 AM

Panasonic players have never supported SACD, so I doubt it. Their first player, BD10, supported DVD-A, but it was dropped after that.

S~

mt14942 02-07-2016 10:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by teachsac (Post 41333865)
Panasonic players have never supported SACD, so I doubt it. Their first player, BD10, supported DVD-A, but it was dropped after that.

S~

Thanks, I used to have that exact player and like it very much and than moved on to a Universal BD player.

mt14942 02-08-2016 02:05 PM

Sent an Inquiry about this player by E-mail and this is the reply:


Thanks very much for your inquiry. We have not yet announced pricing and availability on this product and have not been given an estimate on when that will be as yet. Check back in with me in early March as I hope to know more details on this product by then.

Best,

Chris De Maria
Group Manager, Public Relations

mt14942 02-09-2016 04:34 AM

I feel like the Lone Ranger, as It seems there are not a lot of people interested in this player. It seems everybody is in a rush to get the Samsung.

Selden Ball 02-09-2016 04:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mt14942 (Post 41387313)
I feel like the Lone Ranger, as It seems there are not a lot of people interested in this player. It seems everybody is in a rush to get the Samsung.

That's because many of the people who post a lot are avid consumers of A/V equipment. They want it now! Panasonic doesn't even have a manual available yet. :(

mt14942 02-09-2016 05:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Selden Ball (Post 41387497)
That's because many of the people who post a lot are avid consumers of A/V equipment. They want it now! Panasonic doesn't even have a manual available yet. :(


I haven't even seen what 3D looks like and am as anxious to see that on my recently purchased 4K Sony XBR 940C, since my previous TV was almost 9 years old.

scei159 02-10-2016 04:32 PM

Panasonic launch UHD Blu-ray Player on 11 April:

http://4kfilme.de/wp-content/uploads...ray-player.jpg

Panasonic's DMP-UB900EG Ultra HD Blu-ray Player is the first time digitec.ch listed by the Swiss online retailers with a delivery date. The 3D Blu-ray Player with native 4K / HDR support to (about 775 euros) already delivered on 11 April 2016 849 CHF.

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Technical specifications DMP UB900EG:

BD-ROM
Ultra HD Blu-ray / FULL HD 3D / BD-Video Yes
BD-RE / BD-RE DL (Ver.3)
JPEG / MPO yes
BD-R / BD-R DL (Ver.2)
Xvid / MKV yes
DVD
DVD-Video Yes
DVD-R * 1 / * 1 DVD-R DL / DVD-RW * 1
DVD-video / DVD-video recording yes
AVCHD / Xvid / MKV Yes / Yes * / Yes * (* DVD-R / DVD-R DL)
FLAC / WAV / ALAC / DSD / WMA / AAC / MP3 yes (DVD-R / DVD-R DL)
JPEG / MPO yes (DVD-R / DVD-R DL)
+ R * 1 / + R DL * 1 / + RW * 1
Video / AVCHD yes
CD, CD-R / -RW
CD-DA yes
Xvid / MKV Yes (CD-R / -RW)
FLAC / WAV / ALAC / WMA / AAC / MP3 yes (CD-R / -RW)
JPEG / MPO yes (CD-R / -RW)
Audio
Dolby Digital / TrueHD yes decoding and bitstream output
Dolby Digital Plus decoding and bitstream output yes
DTS-HD Master Audio / DTS-HD High Resolution Audio decoding and bitstream output yes
FLAC yes (192 kHz / 24 bit (5.1 kan))
WAV yes (192kHz / 32bit (2ch))
ALAC yes (96kHz / 32bit (Max.7,1ch) 176.4 / 192kHz / 32bit (Max.5,1ch))
DSD (DFF, DSF) yes (2.8MHz (2ch / 5.1ch), 5,6MHz (only 2ch))

SD MEMORY CARD
slot yes
Compatible Media SD / SDHC / SDXC
reproduction
JPEG / MPO yes
AVCHD yes
MP4 yes
USB
slot yes
front yes
Rear -

USB standard USB 2.0 High Speed
reproduction
FLAC / WAV / ALAC / DSD / WMA / AAC / MP3 yes
Xvid / MKV / MP4 / MPEG-2 yes
JPEG / MPO yes

HIGH QUALITY PICTURE
60p / 50p / 4: 2: 0 (HDMI2.0) yes
24p / 25p yes
4K Direct chroma upscaling yes (24p / 25p)
4K network (4K playback / 4K JPEG Playback) Yes
4K NETFLIX, 4K YouTube Playback Yes
-Preset Normal / Cinema / Fine Cinema / Retro Cinema / Cartoon / Live
Noise Reduction yes
Video on Demand in HD yes
Deep Colour yes
xvycc yes

HIGH QUALITY SOUND
TWIN HDMI yes
Pure Audio via HDMI (HDMI Low Clock Jitter Process) yes
High-Quality Audio playback via the network (DLNA) yes (FLAC / WAV / ALAC / DSD / WMA / AAC / MP3)
Digital Tube Sound yes (192kHz / 96kHz (dead 7.1ch))
Surround Re-Master yes (192kHz / 96kHz (dead 7,1ch))
Audio D / A Converter Yes (192kHz / 32bit (2k + 7.1ch))

EASY OPERATION
Display yes (dot matrix)
Remote Control Yes
Adjust the position and brightness of the subtitles yes
VIERA Link (HDAVI Control 5) Yes
Smart Network
MiracastTM yes
Internet apps yes
Web browser yes
Wireless LAN yes (integrated)
DLNA (Client & Server) yes
External HDD Playback yes
Network Drive Access Yes
BD-LiveTM yes

connections
HDMI connections (2.0 with HDCP 2.2) Yes (2)
Optical output yes
Coaxial Output Yes
Analog audio output (left / right) Yes
Analog 7.1 Channel Audio Output Yes
LAN (Ethernet) connection Yes (for Ultra HD Blu-ray, DLNA, BD-Live ™, Internet Apps and firmware updates)
Other
Video System PAL / NTSC
Power supply AC 220-240V, 50Hz
HDMI cable included -

power consumption
Normal consumption (average) 26W
Standby [about] 0.2W

Height Weight
Size (W x H x D) 435 x 68 x 199 mm
Weight (approx) 2.4 kg
http://shop.panasonic.fr/DMP-UB900EG...fr_FR,pd.html#
http://shop.panasonic.be/DMP-UB900EGK.html

http://4kfilme.de/panasonic-uhd-blu-...11-april-2016/

Dragnet 02-10-2016 11:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scei159 (Post 41442449)
Panasonic launch UHD Blu-ray Player on 11 April:

http://4kfilme.de/wp-content/uploads...ray-player.jpg

Panasonic's DMP-UB900EG Ultra HD Blu-ray Player is the first time digitec.ch listed by the Swiss online retailers with a delivery date. The 3D Blu-ray Player with native 4K / HDR support to (about 775 euros) already delivered on 11 April 2016 849 CHF.



http://shop.panasonic.fr/DMP-UB900EG...fr_FR,pd.html#
http://shop.panasonic.be/DMP-UB900EGK.html

http://4kfilme.de/panasonic-uhd-blu-...11-april-2016/

HDMI 2.0a?
Ultra HDR Premium?
60p with 4:4:4?

Anderslober 02-11-2016 04:08 AM

I cant wait for this player to come onto market.
How will it affect my Epson 5030ub, which is hdmi 1.4 compliant? How will the signal from the player be transferred to the projector? Downrezed?

Any info pertainning to the bove would be great. Thanks.

mt14942 02-12-2016 05:58 AM

How would one take advantage of the high quality audio on this player. If I was to just connect it to my Classe SSP800 pre/pro via HDMI wouldn't I just be using the DACS on the SSP800 pre/pro?

Anderslober 02-12-2016 06:21 AM

You will have to use the analog outs.


Any ideas on the hdmi 1.4/2.2 issue? Would I be able to connect this player to my Epson 5030ub without any issues?

Selden Ball 02-12-2016 07:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anderslober (Post 41488545)
You will have to use the analog outs.


Any ideas on the hdmi 1.4/2.2 issue? Would I be able to connect this player to my Epson 5030ub without any issues?

This will not be knowable until someone actually has a player and tries it out.

However, it has been determined that the Samsung UHD player does downscale to 1080p and to HDCP v1.4 when playing UHD BDs with a 1080p display, so the Panasonic player probably does, too.

Roudan 02-12-2016 07:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Anderslober (Post 41488545)
You will have to use the analog outs.


Any ideas on the hdmi 1.4/2.2 issue? Would I be able to connect this player to my Epson 5030ub without any issues?

This will not be knowable until someone actually has a player and tries it out.

However, it has been determined that the Samsung UHD player does downscale to 1080p and to HDCP v1.4 when playing UHD BDs with a 1080p display, so the Panasonic
player probably does, too.

Hi Selden, Where is the post saying Samsung can down to hdcp 1.4? I was reading all the posts and could not find the answer . Thanks for pointing me to the post .

Selden Ball 02-12-2016 07:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roudan (Post 41490689)
Hi Selden, Where is the post saying Samsung can down to hdcp 1.4? I was reading all the posts and could not find the answer . Thanks for pointing me to the post .

It's in the middle of a very long post by Stoked21 about the various problems that he had getting the Samsung player to work in his system. He previously was adamant that it couldn't possibly work. The post is at https://www.avsforum.com/forum/149-bl...l#post41476841

The relevant text is
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I tried messing with settings in K8500 and PJ and got no working results. So I threw my hands up and hooked it up to a several year old 1080p Vizio TV via the K8500 HDCP2.2 output. Instantly worked but provided me with this message on disc playback. And then proceeded to down-res the UHD disc!!! I was very surprised as the studio can choose not to allow down-res. On Exodus at least, it worked. I haven't tried other discs and I did not have anything connected to the audio HDMI1.4 in this scenario. Point is down-res worked.

Roudan 02-12-2016 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Selden Ball (Post 41491353)
It's in the middle of a very long post by Stoked21 about the various problems that he had getting the Samsung player to work in his system. He previously was adamant that it couldn't possibly work. The post is at https://www.avsforum.com/forum/149-bl...l#post41476841

The relevant text is

Hi Selden, Thank you. That is a very good info. Appreciate it.

oink 02-12-2016 08:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Selden Ball (Post 41387497)
That's because many of the people who post a lot are avid consumers of A/V equipment. They want it now! Panasonic doesn't even have a manual available yet. :(

What...US????:p

Looking at the specs, it seems to me all of the major boxes are checked.

Unless Samsung has performed a minor miracle with their player, I'll go with the Panny.
I've just had too much good performance with their products in the past.

Waiting for the Oppo and its likely DV is asking too much of my childish lack of patience.
Besides, I don't really NEED an all encompassing one-box solution.




mt14942 02-12-2016 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anderslober (Post 41488545)
You will have to use the analog outs.






Any ideas on the hdmi 1.4/2.2 issue? Would I be able to connect this player to my Epson 5030ub without any issues?


I think I might benefit with my existing setup by using the m/c analog outputs might give me a sound more to my liking' so it could be a nice option. Trying to hold off on get this player, but itching to watch some 3D on my Sony XBR 940C. I probably should hold off for this or the Oppo. If the panny is only going to be a couple of more months. I think I can wait that long since I have no UHD bluray disc's to watch anyway.

Chise 02-15-2016 06:36 AM

Any blu-ray player cost more than 5 hundred dollars I'm not buying one true 4K or not.

Anderslober 02-15-2016 04:55 PM

Ok...I'll bite....why?

OzHDHT 02-18-2016 04:15 PM

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Any blu-ray player cost more than 5 hundred dollars I'm not buying one true 4K or not.

Then buy the Samsung be done with it and quite possibly enjoy all the headaches people are experiencing with them right now.

I'm quite probably going to cancel my backorder on the Samsung and put in a preorder for the Panasonic. Later I can almost guarantee I'll buy the Oppo as well as its bound to be quality unit like all of their players to date- since I've got a few 4K display devices it won't phase me to have more than one player.

gadgtfreek 02-18-2016 04:36 PM

The current headache with the samsung is all of us having to figure the hard way how to set it up properly.
Once configured it is working well for Sony and LG owners, Samsung owners are having some issues though. By all accounts the DVD, Blu-ray 2D and 3D and UHD look very good.

OzHDHT 02-18-2016 04:48 PM

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The current headache with the samsung is all of us having to figure the hard way how to set it up properly.
Once configured it is working well for Sony and LG owners, Samsung owners are having some issues though. By all accounts the DVD, Blu-ray 2D and 3D and UHD look very good.

Don't leave JVC projector owners out of it. There's a bunch of us pulling our hair out with various issues, including HDR performance. A lot easier for many of the panel owners general by the looks of it.

gadgtfreek 02-18-2016 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OzHDHT (Post 41709369)
Don't leave JVC projector owners out of it. There's a bunch of us pulling our hair out with various issues, including HDR performance. A lot easier for many of the panel owners general by the looks of it.

I wonder if something like the Oppo wont allow for cutting HDR off.

avdoc 02-18-2016 05:02 PM

I can confirm the Samsung player will down convert UHD discs to 1.4 HDMI inputs on 1080p TVs. However, the picture is blown out and I prefer the up-scaled blu-ray version. However, UHD discs look great on 4K TV. The Samsung is very buggy streaming and I've given up on using it for streaming YouTube or Netflix, using the built-in player in the TV. Will probably just use the Samsung for playing 4K discs and use my old blu-ray player for blu-ray discs so I can have a dedicated HDMI input on my TV for 4K and keep separate settings. Since my receiver is not 4K compliant, have to run audio direct to receiver and video direct to TV. Blu-ray running through receiver is much more convenient. Since there are likely to be VERY few 4K discs available, I doubt I'll be using the Samsung much. I don't really feel it's worth $399 to watch a hand-ful of UHD discs, but wanted to see the best 4K had to offer since I am getting my new 940c. If I'm not impressed, may return it.

OzHDHT 02-18-2016 05:08 PM

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I wonder if something like the Oppo wont allow for cutting HDR off.

Yeah for me it's not at all a case of cutting out HDR, I didn't pick up the JVC just before the debut of UHD discs to lose one of the key points of difference to older non-HDR projectors like my 1100 or 600. I just want to see it work as intended without a lot of adjustment at the projector end, some owners do believe this could be something a JVC firmware update could address. There's an owner or two who think they've got it working sufficiently well though. The bigger issue right now is the Samsung's insistence in putting out a 4:4:4 60p signal that's out of spec for the menu screens that's taking the JVC out of its input display capabilities. This can be fixed by Samsung in a firmware update.

gadgtfreek 02-18-2016 05:11 PM

Whats odd is, I booted the player tonight after updating my Denon to HDMI 2.0a to check it out. The Denon reported the player being 2160p 420 8 bit in the menu. Very odd.

This whole launch has been a clusterscrew and some will be luckier than others this first gen year. Hopefully it evens out with FW updates, etc...

I wish the Panny would have launched now too so we had options.

OzHDHT 02-18-2016 05:20 PM

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Whats odd is, I booted the player tonight after updating my Denon to HDMI 2.0a to check it out. The Denon reported the player being 2160p 420 8 bit in the menu. Very odd.

This whole launch has been a clusterscrew and some will be luckier than others this first gen year. Hopefully it evens out with FW updates, etc...

I wish the Panny would have launched now too so we had options.

+1. If the Sammy had been a functional success as a its pricing was, I probably wouldn't be overly concerned with the Panasonic myself. But with all the dramas so far, I say def, please give us the choice of the Panasonic!

mt14942 02-19-2016 04:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OzHDHT (Post 41708393)
Then buy the Samsung be done with it and quite possibly enjoy all the headaches people are experiencing with them right now.

I'm quite probably going to cancel my backorder on the Samsung and put in a preorder for the Panasonic. Later I can almost guarantee I'll buy the Oppo as well as its bound to be quality unit like all of their players to date- since I've got a few 4K display devices it won't phase me to have more than one player.


No real headaches for me using the Samsung 8500 with the Sony 940C. I am not crazy about how cheaply it appears to be made and the remote control is way to small but the overall video performance appears pretty good.

OzHDHT 02-19-2016 07:41 PM

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No real headaches for me using the Samsung 8500 with the Sony 940C. I am not crazy about how cheaply it appears to be made and the remote control is way to small but the overall video performance appears pretty good.

Yeah, really panel owners are at the simplistic end of the spectrum with the 8500, though a few Samsung owners ironically have had issues. The real issue as I mentioned also is for projector guys like JVC RS owners.

Eventidal 02-25-2016 02:03 AM

Does anyone know if this player is able to do vertical stretch with UHD blu rays?

oink 02-26-2016 09:59 AM

Do we have the specs yet on this player?




G-Rex 02-26-2016 04:35 PM

Has it been confirmed yet that this player is/is not coming to the US?

OzHDHT 02-27-2016 07:07 PM

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Has it been confirmed yet that this player is/is not coming to the US?

Yes it was at CES, that's why we're here discussing it. The Japanese market only player released 13th November is the DMR-UBZ1.

http://shop.panasonic.com/about-us-l...ay-player.html

The question now is will it get released in April or not as not much info has trickled through still to confirm.

Anderslober 02-29-2016 01:07 PM

It is coming! There has just been a huge 4K Panasonic convention in Frankfurt.
Launch must be imminent!

oink 02-29-2016 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Anderslober (Post 42011745)
It is coming! There has just been a huge 4K Panasonic convention in Frankfurt.
Launch must be imminent!

Link?




D-struct 02-29-2016 04:03 PM

It's being released in the UK mid April.

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/ub900-201602294254.htm

http://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer...p-ub900eb.html

RRP £599 - a lot less than the £1000.000 that was mentioned. It's comimg with Fury Road and San Andreas included in the price, possibly in the box.

Can't wait for this.

Cla55clown 02-29-2016 04:12 PM

Fantastic! I love the idea of it coming with a couple good UHD titles in the box. Let's hope for some reviews soon.

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mt14942 03-01-2016 03:48 AM

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Originally Posted by D-struct (Post 42016897)
It's being released in the UK mid April.

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/ub900-201602294254.htm

http://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer...p-ub900eb.html

RRP £599 - a lot less than the £1000.000 that was mentioned. It's comimg with Fury Road and San Andreas included in the price, possibly in the box.

Can't wait for this.

How much does that translate into US dollars?

D-struct 03-01-2016 03:59 AM

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Originally Posted by mt14942 (Post 42027745)
How much does that translate into US dollars?

The £ is suffering a little ag the moment against other currencies,however £1.00 buys $1.40 ish.

mt14942 03-01-2016 02:31 PM

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The £ is suffering a little ag the moment against other currencies,however £1.00 buys $1.40 ish.

So that would make it around $800.00 if I am doing the math correctly?

D-struct 03-01-2016 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by mt14942 (Post 42045081)
So that would make it around $800.00 if I am doing the math correctly?

Roughly, however the same product is generally cheaper to buy in the states than the uk.

Anderslober 03-01-2016 09:39 PM

Audio stuff is horrendously expensive in the UK. Even compared to DK.

An example: Marantz av8802a......UK/34000dkk......DK/24000dkk.(cheaper than the US!)

Even the the bdt700......UK/5000dkk........DK/3400dkk.

I expect the 900 to be about 6-700usd............in DK around 4-5000dkk.

OzHDHT 03-01-2016 10:13 PM

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Troy LaMont 03-03-2016 11:09 AM

Sounds like a great player, build quality is nice (saw it at CES) but I find it interesting (odd) that they don't mention HEVC file playback in any of the information I've come across. I'm sure it has to support it, but may have omitted it as being a given?

Also, everyone seems to be counting on an Oppo UHD Blu-ray player...has Oppo made an official announcement regarding such?

Cla55clown 03-03-2016 11:26 AM

Last I heard was end of 2016 (for Oppo). Probably all just rumors at this point.

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ray0414 03-03-2016 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Troy LaMont (Post 42098489)
Sounds like a great player, build quality is nice (saw it at CES) but I find it interesting (odd) that they don't mention HEVC file playback in any of the information I've come across. I'm sure it has to support it, but may have omitted it as being a given?

Also, everyone seems to be counting on an Oppo UHD Blu-ray player...has Oppo made an official announcement regarding such?


Oppo support has also told people that when the 4k players come out they will be discontinuing their 1080p models.

oink 03-03-2016 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by ray0414 (Post 42105121)
Oppo support has also told people that when the 4k players come out they will be discontinuing their 1080p models.

It makes sense.




ti-triodes 03-07-2016 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Cla55clown (Post 42099169)
Last I heard was end of 2016 (for Oppo). Probably all just rumors at this point.

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If they're smart they would have them ready for Christmas. Imagine the feeding frenzy from AVS members alone. :)

conradw 03-07-2016 10:28 PM

I have my DMP900 on order now. Should arrive April the 11th. Very excited!

OzHDHT 03-07-2016 10:41 PM

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I have my DMP900 on order now. Should arrive April the 11th. Very excited!

Online order? If so can you tell us where from? I'd be keen to do same but haven't seen preorders anywhere yet.

mikeee1 03-07-2016 10:46 PM

https://www.conrad.de/de/uhd-blu-ray...z-1426500.html

Delivered within 10 to 12 days :)

Now they changed it to 7 WEEKS Haha .. :)

conradw 03-08-2016 05:11 AM

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Online order? If so can you tell us where from? I'd be keen to do same but haven't seen preorders anywhere yet.

SuperFi

http://www.superfi.co.uk/p-17884-pan...tlTRoCQ_jw_wcB

OzHDHT 03-08-2016 03:38 PM

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Ok so the UK. Was hoping to see a US based preorder. Even though the voltage is all sorted for us if we buy from UK, I think I'll skip paying $A1145 not include shipping and tax for going over the non-taxable $A1000 threshold. Especially if I'm going to look at one of these as a second player to displace the Samsung I've finally got coming this week. Also I don't see on that stores site where they state shipping April 11th?

conradw 03-09-2016 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by OzHDHT (Post 42240521)
Ok so the UK. Was hoping to see a US based preorder. Even though the voltage is all sorted for us if we buy from UK, I think I'll skip paying $A1145 not include shipping and tax for going over the non-taxable $A1000 threshold. Especially if I'm going to look at one of these as a second player to displace the Samsung I've finally got coming this week. Also I don't see on that stores site where they state shipping April 11th?

I spoke to them on the phone.

OzHDHT 03-10-2016 12:45 AM

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I spoke to them on the phone.

Doesn't seem to be any corroboration of that date online still. Even WhatHI*FI? only state disc availability April 11th as at their most recent article written the same day as your initial post..

tn001d 03-10-2016 05:15 AM

Anyone reading this actually own one ? I don't like the Samsung, and eagerly awaiting this player. Seems like sony and oppo wont have one until 2017

Anderslober 03-10-2016 08:06 AM

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Originally Posted by tn001d (Post 42278185)
Anyone reading this actually own one ? I don't like the Samsung, and eagerly awaiting this player. Seems like sony and oppo wont have one until 2017


The machine has not come to market yet. But soon! This is the machine to get. The Sammie was rushed to market (to be first).
Have you seen all the quirks they are experiencing in the Sammie thread.........yikes!
I have the bdt700 and it IS a quality machine......this ub900 is a direct ascendant! Should be good.......cant wait....gotta get one!

OzHDHT 03-10-2016 03:03 PM

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Anyone reading this actually own one ? I don't like the Samsung, and eagerly awaiting this player. Seems like sony and oppo wont have one until 2017

As already said, no as it isn't released yet as you could have gather by spending a few mins across this very short thread. Even the last few post up this page talk about supposed UK release dates as opposed to US.

conradw 03-10-2016 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by OzHDHT (Post 42276057)
Doesn't seem to be any corroboration of that date online still. Even WhatHI*FI? only state disc availability April 11th as at their most recent article written the same day as your initial post..


mid-April here

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/ub900-201602294254.htm

and here

http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-th...max-fury-road/

and here

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/1369...from-mid-april

April here

http://www.whathifi.com/panasonic/dmp-ub900/review

and here

http://www.computerbild.de/artikel/a...-14627465.html

Definitely looks like the 11th April, though not necessarily exactly that day, is a real possibility

OzHDHT 03-11-2016 02:57 PM

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Doesn't seem to be any corroboration of that date online still. Even WhatHI*FI? only state disc availability April 11th as at their most recent article written the same day as your initial post..


mid-April here

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/ub900-201602294254.htm

and here

http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-th...max-fury-road/

and here

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/1369...from-mid-april

April here

http://www.whathifi.com/panasonic/dmp-ub900/review

and here

http://www.computerbild.de/artikel/a...-14627465.html

Definitely looks like the 11th April, though not necessarily exactly that day, is a real possibility


Mate, well aware of 'mid April' being quoted on WhatHifi and the others. But exactly as you say reference like that is hardly precise or a solid guarantee of April 11th. Doesn't help that German stores are quoting availability in 7 weeks time from this week either as per the other recent post by a member.

conradw 03-12-2016 01:18 AM

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Originally Posted by OzHDHT (Post 42321625)
Mate, well aware of 'mid April' being quoted on WhatHifi and the others. But exactly as you say reference like that is hardly precise or a solid guarantee of April 11th. Doesn't help that German stores are quoting availability in 7 weeks time from this week either as per the other recent post by a member.

Panasonic themselves have said mid-April, there sites were just quoting them.

lorjam 03-12-2016 04:59 AM

I just deleted all the Samsung UBD-K8500 links from my bookmarks and added this link. I'll see what the verdict is when the first users report, and either grab one or wait for the new Oppo at the end of the year:).


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