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"Sony UPB-X1000ES vs Panasonic DP-UB820 comparison?"

One could say both are obsolete, since neither offer Dolby Vision.
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"Sony UPB-X1000ES vs Panasonic DP-UB820 comparison?"



One could say both are obsolete, since neither offer Dolby Vision.
Panasonic gets DV in update doesn't it?
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The Panasonic 820 already supports Dolby Vidion as does the 9000.
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Panasonic gets DV in update doesn't it?
Yes it did. My apologies.
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And The new version Sony X800II gets Dolby Vision
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Here's a video comparison between the Panasonic 820 Vs the Panasonic 9000. They should be the very same video side but i see a huge difference. I tend to beleive that the 820 was somehow "pumped" in contrast (player side or tv side), they look like two different players. The 820 has more "pop" in colours and contrast but hide shadow detail and is not always natural looking on the flesh tones. The 9000 has excellent shadow detail but pale colours in comparison. What do you think?
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Any other player besides the Panny 820 compatible with HDR10+? Got a friend who's thinking of buying an 8K Sammy TV and wants a good blu ray player to put with it...

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Anyone know when the 2019 blu ray players will hit store shelves? Is the sony x700 still the best bang for the buck for a br player with dv?
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All UHD players created equal?

I recently got a new Samsung Q80R and have been thinking of updating my UHD player. I have the original Samsung 8500 player.
My question is, will a newer player provide any "visual" enhancements over my current one or do they all pretty much provide the same picture?
I'm.not interested in the audio upgrade only visual. Any guidance/thoughts would be appreciated.
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The K8500 had some noise-reduction that was non-defeatable... since you don't need tone-mapping (more important for HDR on projectors) and Samsung doesn't support Dolby Vision, something like the original Sony X800 would probably be a solid value for you with PQ as good as anything else.
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Panasonic 9000 vs Oppo 203

Just curious who has run these side by side and which one do you prefer solely on picture and sound quality for movies? Majority of movie collection is bluray and 4K disks. Streaming and music apps are secondary considerations.
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Just curious who has run these side by side and which one do you prefer solely on picture and sound quality for movies? Majority of movie collection is bluray and 4K disks. Streaming and music apps are secondary considerations.
Depends, are you running a projector? The projector folks prefer the Panny. It does a better job at a tone mapping for 4k non-HDR projectors. Also see the video above about the Panny HDR optimizer. Post 966.

If I were buying a player solely for video playback, it'd be the Panny. For me it's also a cd/sacd/music from USB playback device, so it's the Oppo, which is why I have a spare 203 in the closet.

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Just curious who has run these side by side and which one do you prefer solely on picture and sound quality for movies? Majority of movie collection is bluray and 4K disks. Streaming and music apps are secondary considerations.
Depends, are you running a projector? The projector folks prefer the Panny. It does a better job at a tone mapping for 4k non-HDR projectors. Also see the video above about the Panny HDR optimizer. Post 966.

If I were buying a player solely for video playback, it'd be the Panny. For me it's also a cd/sacd/music from USB playback device, so it's the Oppo, which is why I have a spare 203 in the closet.
Thanks, I have a JVC NX7 projector. Its new firmware does a great job at tone mapping and they suggest turning off HDR tone mapping in the bluray player. Is the tone mapping and HDR optimizer in the Panasonic 9000 the same thing?
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Thanks, I have a JVC NX7 projector. Its new firmware does a great job at tone mapping and they suggest turning off HDR tone mapping in the bluray player. Is the tone mapping and HDR optimizer in the Panasonic 9000 the same thing?
Good question. I"d ask in that thread or the thread on your projector.

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Thanks, I have a JVC NX7 projector. Its new firmware does a great job at tone mapping and they suggest turning off HDR tone mapping in the bluray player.

Is the tone mapping and HDR optimizer in the Panasonic 9000 the same thing?
If your asking is the UB9000 Tone Mapping "Exactly" the same as what the New JVC "DTM" (Dynamic-Tone-Mapping) software is ???
No it is not ........
They are two completely different software programs.
The better software is the New JVC DTM that's available for your NX7 !!!
If you already have the JVC NX7 you really don't need to spend the $1,000.00 US dollars for the Panasonic UB9000 I have.
You could get excellent results from the much-much less expensive Panasonic UB820 that I had at 1st until the UB9000 came to the USA for sale.

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I am looking for a BD/UHD player that is able to play dvd/BD/UHD from different resolutions in their original frame-rate. Ideally, it should also be able to do 3:2 pull-down to play NSTC material at 24 fps.

I tried the Sony UBP-X800, but it seems it can ONLY do "PAL/NTSC" conversion, aka PAL DVDs are played back with 60 fps. Whatever output option i choose on the player. Only the resolution can be change. 480i/p or 1080p. even though the Sony menu does even say "480i/576".
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Feedback wanted: Philips BDP7502 vs Panasonic UB420

I have both of these...and I'm undecided. While the 420 (at this point) does not do Dolby Vision, it's HDR settings do some pretty cool things.

I am wondering who of you out there have either of these units and what you like/dislike? I've had the 7502 for about 6 months, and did not dislike, but I snagged the 420 for a good black friday price. I have about 10 days before I can return and I'm trying to decide if I should return it, or keep it and sell the 7502.

Thoughts for those who have either/or/both?

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I have both of these...and I'm undecided. While the 420 (at this point) does not do Dolby Vision, it's HDR settings do some pretty cool things.



I am wondering who of you out there have either of these units and what you like/dislike? I've had the 7502 for about 6 months, and did not dislike, but I snagged the 420 for a good black friday price. I have about 10 days before I can return and I'm trying to decide if I should return it, or keep it and sell the 7502.



Thoughts for those who have either/or/both?
Well since you do have both I would write down a list of pros and cons for each UHD player. Then see which UHD player seems to match up more in terms of areas of strength with your viewing habits. I do not have any experience with the Philips player so all my comments would be Pro Panasonic which obviously isn't very objective. You should also decide if either player has a feature you cannot live without that might make it an easier decision for you

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Well since you do have both I would write down a list of pros and cons for each UHD player. Then see which UHD player seems to match up more in terms of areas of strength with your viewing habits. I do not have any experience with the Philips player so all my comments would be Pro Panasonic which obviously isn't very objective. You should also decide if either player has a feature you cannot live without that might make it an easier decision for you

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So you have the 420?

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So you have the 420?
Unfortunately when I was in the market for my next UHD player the 9000 and the 820 were the only players available in the US so I bought the 820. My Epson 6050 projector doesn't support Dolby vision so I would have gladly bought the 420 especially at the price the Best Buy was selling it for around Christmas time that was absolutely a steal. I do like the HDR optimizer and the ability to set the nits for your display that are present in the 820 feature set. I also find the 820 do an amazing job upscaling regular Blu-rays

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I have and use the Philips 7502 and have no sizable complaints. I am 3D equipped, and the player does not handle 3D well, but in every other way, I find it an excellent player and otherwise have no problems with it.
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Question What did you do with the extra Blu-ray players?

Last week I purchased the Panasonic UB9000. I also have an Oppo 103D and 203 players. Have any of you just use the 103D to play Blu-ray's because of the Darbee feature instead of the UB9000? What would I use the Oppo 203 for now that I have the UB9000.

If anyone has all 3 connected to there system, then when would you use them to play certain movies and why. I'm trying to figure out if its worth hooking them all up?

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Last week I purchased the Panasonic UB9000. I also have an Oppo 103D and 203 players. Have any of you just use the 103D to play Blu-ray's because of the Darbee feature instead of the UB9000? What would I use the Oppo 203 for now that I have the UB9000.

If anyone has all 3 connected to there system, then when would you use them to play certain movies and why. I'm trying to figure out if its worth hooking them all up?

Thanks in advance!
I bought the region free mod for my 103D and now use it for region B blu-rays exclusively. I use my CA CXUHD for region A blu-rays (the majority of my use), and my Panasonic 420 for UHDs (tone-mapped to SDR2020).
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Last week I purchased the Panasonic UB9000. I also have an Oppo 103D and 203 players. Have any of you just use the 103D to play Blu-ray's because of the Darbee feature instead of the UB9000? What would I use the Oppo 203 for now that I have the UB9000.

If anyone has all 3 connected to there system, then when would you use them to play certain movies and why. I'm trying to figure out if its worth hooking them all up?

Thanks in advance!
I also have a region free 103D that I still have set up for non region A media or PAL DVDs. I haven't done a comparison of how it compares to my new UB820 for upscaling of standard blu rays yet. Maybe that will be a fun project for this upcoming weekend.

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Like that title says, this may be a stup question but assuming I don't need any additional processing like upscaling hd to 4k, don't all bluray players produce the same quality? I mean isn't the role of players to translate data captured in optical to HDMI? And the actual processing of the images are done at the projector?
I'm reading the how different bluray players make difference, and I feel I'm not really understanding how bluray works... If all I'm watching is 4k using 4k bluray, are there any image processing that happens on bluray?
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