Originally Posted by movieloverAL
Hi, I am about to buy either the ub200 or ub900. Been researching as much as I can on the internet to figure it out if the final picture quality (specially when upscaling) is the same with these units.
Definitely a non-trivial undertaking.
According to panasonic features on their site, they share the same upscaling.
Not really. If you look at the Specs section on Panasonic's website, for the UB200 it says:
-- 4K High Precision Chroma Processor -- N/A
-- HCX Processor for UHD Blu-ray -- Yes
-- 4K Direct Chroma upscaling -- Yes
-- Ultra HD Premium -- N/A (the 900 says nothing about this)
But if you look in the section where it describes the Features, surprise, surprise, it describes a "4K High Precision Chroma Processor". Maybe if you pressed Panasonic for an answer on that, and were able to find anyone who actually knew (good luck with that), their response would be "oops". Right below that, they tout their HCX processor. Seems doubtful it has both. The 900 does NOT have the HCX processor, so one might assume HCX on the 200 was a reduced version of the HPC processor on the 900.
Their chat employees don´t seem to know squat. I also have asked users, dealers and no one can be certain about it.
Well, many manufs. allow you to tag different models, then do a Compare. That way the differences can be easily seen. Not Panasonic, sadly.
And your comment of the scaling item missing (different processor) is bugging me, but can´t find this info anywhere. Can you kindly show me where it says so? And share what other info you seem appropriate.
You may be asking the wrong guy. I don't have either a UB200, or a UB900. Lots of other folks here do, though. I just commented on something I had read (likely in a review), where it was said that the video processor on the 900 had one small edge-enhancement feature that the 200 lacked. Your best bet is to track down reviews of those models, and look for things they found while they did their testing. Sadly, I don't have time to go back and re-do that research ATM. But IMO, Panasonic has done a horrible
job in documenting these players. (But an excellent job in engineering them.)