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Panasonic UHD Blu-ray Players at CES 2018

Four new Panasonic UHD Blu-ray players include two that support HDR10+, and the top model will add Dolby Vision in a firmware update.

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So the 900 replacement the 820 has DV and HDR 10+. I wonder what the compatibility is for HDR 10+ on the 820. It would seem they mean that it is for streaming services when available (Amazon). I don't think they would be claiming it can play a 4k HDR 10+ encoded disc, because that is not part of the current disc standard?


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Some seem to think HDR10+ will be announced as a blu-ray standard at CES.

Put me down as wanting the 820, just need to know if and when it will hit the US.
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Have they announced pricing yet? I'm going to CES this year so I'll check it out.

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Have they announced pricing yet? I'm going to CES this year so I'll check it out.

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So they inferred in private viewing when asked why 820 and not a 900 something, that they may not be done yet. Could there be a flagship 920 model or something?
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I know I am probably going to be in the minority here...

But if the U.S. isn't "good enough" to sell your Panasonic TVs in anymore - it shouldn't be "good enough" to sell the rest of your products in also.

Start selling your TVs here again - or leave entirely.

Also, if Panasonic refuses to sell their TVs here - they shouldn't be allowed to be in Las Vegas (here), etc.

What a slap in the face to the U.S.

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IP control, which is stupidly missing on the UB900?
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IP control, which is stupidly missing on the UB900?
Among other things that are missing from the 900 model.
The amount of money I paid for the 900 not a single penny was worth any of it.

OLED is a game changer.
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I know I am probably going to be in the minority here...

But if the U.S. isn't "good enough" to sell your Panasonic TVs in anymore - it shouldn't be "good enough" to sell the rest of your products in also.

Start selling your TVs here again - or leave entirely.

Also, if Panasonic refuses to sell their TVs here - they shouldn't be allowed to be in Las Vegas (here), etc.

What a slap in the face to the U.S.

Sorry... just the underlying frustrations coming to the front from a Panasonic VT plasma owner - looking for a new Panasonic OLED that I can't buy...
Interesting, I can buy a Panasonic OLED in Canada from a couple stores around town.
Perhaps we're a test market for North America.
You could buy the Sony or the LG, they have the same panels inside them, all sourced from LG.
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I know I am probably going to be in the minority here...

But if the U.S. isn't "good enough" to sell your Panasonic TVs in anymore - it shouldn't be "good enough" to sell the rest of your products in also.

Start selling your TVs here again - or leave entirely.

Also, if Panasonic refuses to sell their TVs here - they shouldn't be allowed to be in Las Vegas (here), etc.

What a slap in the face to the U.S.

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SACD/DVD-A disc capability?
HDCD decoder on board?
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SACD/DVD-A disc capability?
HDCD decoder on board?

Panasonic has never supported SACD and only supported DVD-A on their very first Blu-ray player (Bd10). I do not see them supporting either.


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I was hoping that all or most 2018 UHD Blu-ray players would include Dolby Vision. Evidently that will not be the case. I am still enjoying my plasma with a Oppo 103D but will probably be making the jump to 4K this year.
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Still no DV without a pending firmware update? I don't get it, what am I missing?

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Still no DV without a pending firmware update? I don't get it, what am I missing?
I am not sure how DV certification works and where it factors into all these delays we keep seeing.

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I am not sure how DV certification works and where it factors into all these delays we keep seeing.

Have all the problems with DV been ironed out? There's a lot of equipment that's been promised a DV update that hasn't happened yet.
The only 2 reasons I can think of is either they're waiting for a finished product from Dolby or they're waiting to see how much demand there is in the marketplace for DV itself.
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^Agree. I'm not buying anything more on the promise of "future firmware upgrade".
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Among other things that are missing from the 900 model.
The amount of money I paid for the 900 not a single penny was worth any of it.
For picture quality and HDR to SDR conversion my UB900 is superior to my Oppo 203. What don't you like about the UB900? I will concede that the apps menu GUI is the worst in the industry.
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Interesting, I can buy a Panasonic OLED in Canada from a couple stores around town.

Perhaps we're a test market for North America.

You could buy the Sony or the LG, they have the same panels inside them, all sourced from LG.


Quite a few Canadian retailers sell their Panasonic OLEDs to Americans.
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HDR Optimizer is said to perform tone mapping in the player to match the TV’s brightness capabilities. (I don’t know why that’s better than doing it in the TV, since the TV already knows its own brightness capabilities.)
The reason could be for projectors. Projectors don't know how bright the image is. I'm curious how all of its HDR conversion capabilities would work with my non-HDR projector. Still trying to decide if its worth it to upgrade UHD, but I'm worried about the HDR rabbit-hole I'd be going down, trying to get HDR to look good on my setup. If more and more movies are remastered with only UHD, and not the 1080p discs, I'll have to make the switch. Movies like Blade Runner, Harry Potter series, Men in Black series. Ugh.
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^Agree. I'm not buying anything more on the promise of "future firmware upgrade".
I'm with you! Not doing it. This years CES is a big disappointment in terms of new UHD players with out of the box DV support. More BS with promised firmware updates which who knows if and when will happen.
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Quite a few Canadian retailers sell their Panasonic OLEDs to Americans.
Which invalidates their warranty...

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We gonna talk about blu-ray players (the topic) or displays?

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We gonna talk about blu-ray players (the topic) or displays?

Agreed, Please stick to the upcoming player. There are plenty of threads on why Panasonic pulled out of the US marketplace for their displays.
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Which invalidates their warranty...
No, the warranty is still valid, they just need to return the set to Canada for service.

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I was particularly interested in the Panasonic DP-UB820 announcement, as it seems to be the only player that currently supports HDR10+ at this time. To the extent possible, I do generally like the notion of future-proofing hardware investments against potentially large technical standard developments.

I am not even aware of a Samsung BD player that supports HDR10+, not that I would buy one from them. And absent Samsung, in these early days, I don't know what other hardware manufacturer is rushing to support it (Partners: 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Panasonic and Samsung).

However, I admit to being confused as to whether that HDR10+ support exists only for disc playback (which, to my knowledge, is not yet part of the spec) -- or if HDR10+ support is envisioned for the streaming-based apps that the unit supports (more specifically, at least at this time, Amazon Prime).

I was hoping Roku would get their act together and announce at CES a new streaming product that supported DV, HDR10 and HDR10+ -- but that's clearly not happening.

In my mind, the value proposition of the DP-UB820 would increase exponentially if I knew that I could use it to stream Netflix and Amazon, and that it would properly process DV and HDR10+ for HDMI output to an HDR display.

Anyone at CES know if the HDR formats of Netflix and Amazon are supported in the DP-UB820 apps in this manner?

Thanks

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Does anyone know if one can use the DP-UB820 to stream Netflix with DV and Amazon with HDR10+ and watch it on a HDR-compatible display.

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I was particularly interested in the Panasonic DP-UB820 announcement, as it seems to be the only player that currently supports HDR10+ at this time. To the extent possible, I do generally like the notion of future-proofing hardware investments against potentially large technical standard developments.

I am not even aware of a Samsung BD player that supports HDR10+, not that I would buy one from them. And absent Samsung, in these early days, I don't know what other hardware manufacturer is rushing to support it (Partners: 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Panasonic and Samsung).

However, I admit to being confused as to whether that HDR10+ support exists only for disc playback (which, to my knowledge, is not yet part of the spec) -- or if HDR10+ support is envisioned for the streaming-based apps that the unit supports (more specifically, at least at this time, Amazon Prime).

I was hoping Roku would get their act together and announce at CES a new streaming product that supported DV, HDR10 and HDR10+ -- but that's clearly not happening.

In my mind, the value proposition of the DP-UB820 would increase exponentially if I knew that I could use it to stream Netflix and Amazon, and that it would properly process DV and HDR10+ for HDMI output to an HDR display.

Anyone at CES know if the HDR formats of Netflix and Amazon are supported in the DP-UB820 apps in this manner?

Thanks

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Does anyone know if one can use the DP-UB820 to stream Netflix with DV and Amazon with HDR10+ and watch it on a HDR-compatible display.
No one knows what the apps will be until we see what they provide to Panasonic, and how long it takes them to update if they don't out of the box.. Streaming is different than disc playback. They are not required to carry HDR of they support Dolby Vision. That said, NF and Amazon do support HDR with certain titles. Right now, only internal apps on Samsung displays support HDR10+. No external device does at this time as far as I know.

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^ Thanks. And, yes, that was the nature of my question -- precisely what HDR formats do the apps in the DP-UB820 support?

But possibly the bigger question is -- will the DP-UB820 only 'pass-through' DV and HDR10+ metadata to a monitor connected via the HDMI port?

Expressed in a different way, if a monitor does not support HDR10+, but it does support DV, will the DP-UB820 somehow intelligently 'convert' that metadata to take advantage of the display's dynamic capabilities?

Or conversely, if you are streaming an HDR10+ movie on Amazon Prime using the DP-UB820, and your monitor only supports DV and HDR10 -- will you be stuck watching HDR10?

The Netflix and Amazon apps on my Sony Z9D monitors DO take advantage of the display's capabilities -- but as you pointed out, that's because they are resident in the monitor.

I realize we'll just have to wait -- I was just hoping someone had asked that question at CES.
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I was particularly interested in the Panasonic DP-UB820 announcement, as it seems to be the only player that currently supports HDR10+ at this time. To the extent possible, I do generally like the notion of future-proofing hardware investments against potentially large technical standard developments.

I am not even aware of a Samsung BD player that supports HDR10+, not that I would buy one from them. And absent Samsung, in these early days, I don't know what other hardware manufacturer is rushing to support it (Partners: 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Panasonic and Samsung).

However, I admit to being confused as to whether that HDR10+ support exists only for disc playback (which, to my knowledge, is not yet part of the spec) -- or if HDR10+ support is envisioned for the streaming-based apps that the unit supports (more specifically, at least at this time, Amazon Prime).

I was hoping Roku would get their act together and announce at CES a new streaming product that supported DV, HDR10 and HDR10+ -- but that's clearly not happening.

In my mind, the value proposition of the DP-UB820 would increase exponentially if I knew that I could use it to stream Netflix and Amazon, and that it would properly process DV and HDR10+ for HDMI output to an HDR display.

Anyone at CES know if the HDR formats of Netflix and Amazon are supported in the DP-UB820 apps in this manner?

Thanks

Edit: Clarification

Does anyone know if one can use the DP-UB820 to stream Netflix with DV and Amazon with HDR10+ and watch it on a HDR-compatible display.
It was announced today that all the 2017 Samsung UHD players will be getting a firmware update for HDR10+. But I?m more interested in Panasonic myself also!

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