AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews (https://www.avsforum.com/forum/)
-   Blu-ray Players (https://www.avsforum.com/forum/149-blu-ray-players/)
-   -   Panasonic DM UB 9000 anticipation thread (https://www.avsforum.com/forum/149-blu-ray-players/2957210-panasonic-dm-ub-9000-anticipation-thread.html)

bobbino421 02-14-2018 05:14 AM

Panasonic DM UB 9000 anticipation thread
 
22 Attachment(s)
I am starting a new thread for those who are interested in this new Flagship 4K UHD Blu-ray player from Panasonic the DM UB 9000 for 2018.

bobbino421 02-14-2018 05:17 AM


bobbino421 02-14-2018 05:23 AM


AidenL 02-14-2018 01:03 PM

Subscribing here......

gadgtfreek 02-14-2018 02:20 PM

That thing looks freaking sweet, can't wait.

bobbino421 02-14-2018 06:34 PM


bobbino421 02-14-2018 06:36 PM

Reposting from another thread. Inside the unit.
https://mobile.twitter.com/christhal...521665/photo/1

Spizz 02-15-2018 12:07 AM

My next player.

bobbino421 02-15-2018 06:50 AM

I think it?s in German? But here is another look.
https://youtu.be/gBPoF5TKChA

edwinvs 02-15-2018 10:26 AM

It is indeed in German. Between 3:05 and 3:30 he says two interesting things: he quotes a Panasonic representative saying that the price will be "well below 1000 euro" and delivery will probably start in August.

bobbino421 02-15-2018 10:41 AM

I think it will be priced at around the same as the UB 900 when it came out in the US, so maybe around $700 US dollars. Looks like they directly competing with the Oppo 203/205

AidenL 02-15-2018 11:59 AM

Talking about £999 in the UK as RRP.

steevo123 02-16-2018 06:56 AM

All of the Panny players I have used (including the 900) have crashed/powered off sometime into playing files off usb. Great for disk but borked everyway else.

I doubt the newer models are any better.

gadgtfreek 02-17-2018 09:08 AM

I hope we even get it here...

Spizz 02-17-2018 05:13 PM


gadgtfreek 02-20-2018 12:51 PM


bobbino421 02-20-2018 05:31 PM

I really hope they do!

jh901 02-21-2018 10:25 AM

Analog outputs? Why? What is Panny's competitive advantage in PCM D/A conversion and analog pre amplification?

Will the UB420 (no analog outs) have an advantage over the UB900 with respect to functionality (video scaling, etc)?

fatuglyguy 02-21-2018 11:11 AM

This thing looks awesome. If it hits the US, it'll be my next player.

SeeMoreDigital 02-22-2018 01:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jh901 (Post 55731664)
Analog outputs? Why? What is Panny's competitive advantage in PCM D/A conversion and analog pre amplification?

A lot of us 'music' surround sound enthusiasts still have analogue audio set-ups. Which means players like the UB9000 tick more convenience boxes ;)

If it's able to spin DVD-A's and SACD's and offer decent networking, it will join a very exclusive club of hardware players....

bobbino421 02-22-2018 04:26 AM

I like that they are coming out with this and maybe it?s overkill for most. I will consider it if it offers the best PQ and AQ In Panasonic?s line up? Most likely the 820 will be on par in PQ and most other features? But the build quality seems to be top notch and if it reduces vibration and increases longevity than I would most likely buy it and stop buying players for a long time! I?ve had 3 UHD players and more than a few Blu ray and DVD players in the last 10 years. That?s until 8K becomes mainstream in about a decade lol! ;)

bobbino421 02-23-2018 05:36 AM


BillP 02-23-2018 06:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SeeMoreDigital (Post 55735676)
A lot of us 'music' surround sound enthusiasts still have analogue audio set-ups. Which means players like the UB9000 tick more convenience boxes ;)

If it's able to spin DVD-A's and SACD's and offer decent networking, it will join a very exclusive club of hardware players....

This article suggests the Panny will not play DVD-A's or SACDs, in which case it is a no-go for me.

https://hdguru.com/panasonic-might-b...y-player-here/

SeeMoreDigital 02-25-2018 02:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillP (Post 55742374)
This article suggests the Panny will not play DVD-A's or SACDs, in which case it is a no-go for me.

https://hdguru.com/panasonic-might-b...y-player-here/

Another, nearly but not quite device from Panasonic then... Shame, as from an 'audio' side that would have firmly kicked Sony (with their UBP-X800) in the nads!

G-Rex 02-25-2018 05:02 AM

I would assume for most theater enthusiasts seeking a reference player, not having DVD-A or SACD capability is not a dealbreaker. One can always keep another music/audio focused player in the rack. This Panasonic player reminds me of prior reference players done by Pioneer (09) and Sony of old. With all the cost cuttings in players these days, which weigh a mere couple of pounds, I was concerned we wouldn’t see one of these ambitious reference designs. To see it coming from Panasonic with the heritage of the best player image yet (Panny 900 with HCX processing), means it will very likely be a killer player. Well done Panasonic.

This is the player Sony should have built with the ES name, and perhaps raised the price of the 1000 by $300.

TL5 02-25-2018 07:05 AM

It’s most certainly a deal breaker for me

joerod 02-25-2018 09:04 AM

I don’t think I have played a CD or SACD or DVD Audio Disc in 7 or 8 years. Definitely not in my theater. Now I do like streaming music in before and while my guests are coming down to find their seats. I just want a UHD 4K Movie player with the absolute best image possible which includes the necessary tweaks and features to achieve it...

New24K 02-25-2018 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by G-Rex (Post 55752722)
This is the player Sony should have built with the ES name, and perhaps raised the price of the 1000 by $300.

Well, to be honest, at least according to one professional review that actually compared the two (Sony 1000ES to the Oppo 203) - they said the Sony ES had a better picture and better sound than the Oppo.

So, that is saying something.

https://www.whathifi.com/sony/ubp-x1000es/review

G-Rex 02-25-2018 11:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by New24K (Post 55753884)
Well, to be honest, at least according to one professional review that actually compared the two (Sony 1000ES to the Oppo 203) - they said the Sony ES had a better picture and better sound than the Oppo.

So, that is saying something.

https://www.whathifi.com/sony/ubp-x1000es/review

That may true for closed display systems, but for a projector setup without a Fury or Lumagen, the picture produced by the Sony will be inferior/too dark for HDR. This is where the Oppo will have some options (HDR off rec2020) and better yet the Panasonic with the Dynamic Slider. I am pro Sony, but the player fell short in my opinion (at least for projector owners).

joerod 02-25-2018 03:36 PM

The Sony 1000 and 800 have the same image quality. I have both and the Oppo 203. Not to mention the Panny 900 as well. The Oppo with its latest updates have really improved the image quite a bit. And yes I am a big Sony fan as well but the 1000 was not worth the price. The remote speaks for itself. They gave the same one as their 299.00 player. And feature wise it is lacking. The Panny 900 has a very impressive image and I am interested to see how well the 9000 improves upon it. Feature wise as well.


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:05 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.