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?
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.