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Just curious.
I am going to be upgrading to a 4k projector shortly. I currently have a 1080p projector. Are any of you using the UB820 with a 1080p projector?
Has it helped improve your image?
I used mine with a 1080p projector for awhile before I got my new 4k projector, and I thought it definitely improved the image -- which I did not expect coming from an Oppo 103. It wasn't night and day, but after the first movie, I thought it was just due to that particular Blu-ray being a good transfer, but then when I saw a more vibrant picture with slightly better contrast on the second and third movies, I became convinced it was the player. YMMV.
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All depends on what display you have it connected to. I have my 820 connected to a projector and use sdr2020 and HDR Optimizer ON, works well with my jvc


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Thanks. I’m connected to a 4K JVC projector. What are the recommended settings for this display?


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I used mine with a 1080p projector for awhile before I got my new 4k projector, and I thought it definitely improved the image -- which I did not expect coming from an Oppo 103. It wasn't night and day, but after the first movie, I thought it was just due to that particular Blu-ray being a good transfer, but then when I saw a more vibrant picture with slightly better contrast on the second and third movies, I became convinced it was the player. YMMV.
Thanks for your reply.
I kinda had a feeling that's what I'd see.
FYI: My current PJ is a JVC RS2.
So it is older.
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Thanks. I’m connected to a 4K JVC projector. What are the recommended settings for this display?


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You could look at the link previous

But for my setup in particular I have a 96” 1.0 gain screen technics(Australian manufacturer)

Jvc settings...
User picture mode
Low lamp with -15 iris
Clear black LOW
Auto 2 DI
Rec2020NF colour profile
6500k colour temp (calibrated)
Custom gamma with 2.4 correction
MPC enhance +5 dynamic contrast +8
Blur reduction all OFF
Colour setting +15

Pana 820 settings
4k output
Yuv 422(my hdmi cable quality limited to only 422)
SDR 2020
HDR Optimizer ON
Dynamic range conversion +1(any higher will brighten up picture but will raise black levels)
Edge correction +1

Now these settings do work for my setup and pleasing to my eye so it will differ slightly from your setup. See how you go with it


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Thanks for your reply.
I kinda had a feeling that's what I'd see.
FYI: My current PJ is a JVC RS2.
So it is older.
Well, the PJ that I first used the 820 with and that I noticed the improved picture was a JVC RS1!
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Well, the PJ that I first used the 820 with and that I noticed the improved picture was a JVC RS1!
Wow...!
Well it does make perfect sense when you think about it. As you hinted at, content is the biggest variable in video.
Looks like I'll be pulling the trigger on this blu-ray player in the next few days. I always enjoy seeing the improvements from each upgrade.
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Anyone ever have the 820 lock up (freeze) during 4k UHD BD playback? Disc was clean but this happened a couple times to me last night...
Try cleaning the disc anyways with a little dish soap. Sometimes there is an invisible film left on the disc from the production line. A few of my Harry potter discs had it on them. So did transformers last night. Cleaned them and they played beautifully after.
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Need help deciding between the UBK90 and the more expensive UB820. It will be matching with an LG C9 and SL10Y soundbar of the same family. Any suggestions helpful, cheers!
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@johnnyboy632, Which JVC projector are you using with the 820?
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Need help deciding between the UBK90 and the more expensive UB820. It will be matching with an LG C9 and SL10Y soundbar of the same family. Any suggestions helpful, cheers!
The big benefit of the 820 is for its tone mapping for low nit devices...if your tv is 1000 nits or so, there is no benefit to using the Panny tone mapping and u r better off going with a less expensive player...
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The big benefit of the 820 is for its tone mapping for low nit devices...if your tv is 1000 nits or so, there is no benefit to using the Panny tone mapping and u r better off going with a less expensive player...
Other than its operation for me is flawless no freezing or flashing etc as with every other uhh player I’ve had ( Sony 700,1000es, x800 . Samsung, lg970,90). Except the 820 and Oppo 203
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Other than its operation for me is flawless no freezing or flashing etc as with every other uhh player I’ve had ( Sony 700,1000es, x800 . Samsung, lg970,90). Except the 820 and Oppo 203
I find I can hear the disc spinning sitting 12 feet away...dealer is sending me another 820 to try

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Need help deciding between the UBK90 and the more expensive UB820. It will be matching with an LG C9 and SL10Y soundbar of the same family. Any suggestions helpful, cheers!
Been having the same exact dilemma myself coming on a month now. I already had a UBK90 and I wanted a more "Premium" player and got the UB820. Other than it's nicer build, and better menus and information (like bit rate) I struggle to see the difference between the two. The UBK90 may of spun discs louder but it never really was an issue. I've yet to return my UB820 but it's looking more and more likely that's what I'll end up doing.
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@johnnyboy632, Which JVC projector are you using with the 820?


I have the x5000(rs400), I calibrated it and looks amazing with the 820


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I bet it does @johnnyboy632, that should really be sharp.
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Been having the same exact dilemma myself coming on a month now. I already had a UBK90 and I wanted a more "Premium" player and got the UB820. Other than it's nicer build, and better menus and information (like bit rate) I struggle to see the difference between the two. The UBK90 may of spun discs louder but it never really was an issue. I've yet to return my UB820 but it's looking more and more likely that's what I'll end up doing.
What display do you have? What do you have the “TV Type” set to? Have you tried the HDR Optimizer or Dynamic Range Adjustment Slider?
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What display do you have? What do you have the “TV Type” set to? Have you tried the HDR Optimizer or Dynamic Range Adjustment Slider?
I think he has a LGC8. That's a really good display and also has decent brightness. If using HDR2020 with display type to OLED and Optimizer on you may or may not see a difference. The C8 has very good dynamic tone mapping that the 820 can assist but chances are for most viewers not likely to make a big difference. Unless he has a good amount of 4K disks I would suggest he return the player and stick with the LG player unless he's willing to pay more for better build quality.
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I think he has a LGC8. That's a really good display and also has decent brightness. If using HDR2020 with display type to OLED and Optimizer on you may or may not see a difference. The C8 has very good dynamic tone mapping that the 820 can assist but chances are for most viewers not likely to make a big difference. Unless he has a good amount of 4K disks I would suggest he return the player and stick with the LG player unless he's willing to pay more for better build quality.
Even I agree the “build quality” angle isn’t very strong. I said that for Oppo too...it’s not like you’re throwing these down a flight of steps. Mine sits on a shelf unmoved it’s entire life.

I just have a hard time believing the HDR Optimizer and Slider do nothing, I suppose the better the display the less effect they’d have.
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Yep, unless the LG player has a history of read problems with disc I’d go with that. Me I’m a sucker for a sweet smooth running machine. Give me a 9000!!
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What display do you have? What do you have the “TV Type” set to? Have you tried the HDR Optimizer or Dynamic Range Adjustment Slider?
I have an LG OLED C8, and I set the player to OLED. Other than having the HDR Optimizer on or off, I haven't messed with any other settings. If I am being honest with myself, I don't really see the difference and am not really good at those things. Could be that I sit about 14 feet back from my TV.

I hear people say the UB820 has a better picture quality but I have never really known if they mean that in general, or specifically because of the Optimizer. If I was to A/B the UB820 and UBK90 side by side I could probably tell a difference and maybe even say the UB820 is better....but if that is what I need to do to "Notice" the UB820's picture quality, then I'm probably not attuned enough to need a premium player unfortunately.

Despite how I may sound I am actually disappointed. I still want something "better" than the UBK90 as it freezes on discs a fair bit. Hoping something like the UB420 or perhaps the Sony x800M2 may be an option once we learn more.
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I have an LG OLED C8, and I set the player to OLED. Other than having the HDR Optimizer on or off, I haven't messed with any other settings. If I am being honest with myself, I don't really see the difference and am not really good at those things. Could be that I sit about 14 feet back from my TV.

I hear people say the UB820 has a better picture quality but I have never really known if they mean that in general, or specifically because of the Optimizer. If I was to A/B the UB820 and UBK90 side by side I could probably tell a difference and maybe even say the UB820 is better....but if that is what I need to do to "Notice" the UB820's picture quality, then I'm probably not attuned enough to need a premium player unfortunately.

Despite how I may sound I am actually disappointed. I still want something "better" than the UBK90 as it freezes on discs a fair bit. Hoping something like the UB420 or perhaps the Sony x800M2 may be an option once we learn more.
I have always called BS on people saying one player looked better than another. My PS3 held up just fine against every other HD Blu-ray player and I think the same is true of UHD. If you look at test patterns at one foot you may be able to discern differences between Panny, Oppo and the rest but anything beyond that is mostly just guessing and bias. The only thing that makes a real difference is if the player changes the signal, like the old Oppo with built-in Darbee, or the 203 with Tone Mapping, or the 820 & 9000 with the four things below...

The only things that set the UB820 apart are:

1) SDR2020 (which you probably don't need)
2) Tone Mapping ("TV Type" which may not make a difference on your display)
3) HDR Optimizer (which should still help with highlights)
4) Dynamic Range Adjustment (which should make a difference for everybody)

The Dynamic Range Adjustment is right below the HDR Optimizer: Options (remote button)>Video Settings>Optimum HDR Adjustment>Dynamic Range Adjustment>+4 to +8 (preference)

I bought a UB820 because I was displeased with the way some 4K discs looked, some came across as dark and generally unpleasant. If you never had any 4K PQ issues and don't see a difference with the four UB820 settings above then obviously I wouldn't keep it. It's the only reason to buy a UB820, anyway.
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I have always called BS on people saying one player looked better than another. My PS3 held up just fine against every other HD Blu-ray player and I think the same is true of UHD. If you look at test patterns at one foot you may be able to discern differences between Panny, Oppo and the rest but anything beyond that is mostly just guessing and bias. The only thing that makes a real difference is if the player changes the signal, like the old Oppo with built-in Darbee, or the 203 with Tone Mapping, or the 820 & 9000 with the four things below...

The only things that set the UB820 apart are:

1) SDR2020 (which you probably don't need)
2) Tone Mapping ("TV Type" which may not make a difference on your display)
3) HDR Optimizer (which should still help with highlights)
4) Dynamic Range Adjustment (which should make a difference for everybody)

The Dynamic Range Adjustment is right below the HDR Optimizer: Options (remote button)>Video Settings>Optimum HDR Adjustment>Dynamic Range Adjustment>+4 to +8 (preference)

I bought a UB820 because I was displeased with the way some 4K discs looked, some came across as dark and generally unpleasant. If you never had any 4K PQ issues and don't see a difference with the four UB820 settings above then obviously I wouldn't keep it. It's the only reason to buy a UB820, anyway.
Oh yeah I still use my PS3s for my blu ray players, in the old TV room (not the home theater). I had an oppo103, but preferred the ps3 - so much FASTER, better reliability for any disc, universal PSU (I had a region A and a region B unit), and INFINITE disc memory. I can put in a disc I haven't player for years and it will ask me if I want to resume...

These new Panasonics though, with the optimizer, they are the first player where I have actually used the picture settings on the player itself. I got the 9000 as I honestly like the tougher build. I'm just hoping I'll have less problems with discs, and to date, it has been great. On the older pana 900 I had, I did have a few problems.
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I have always called BS on people saying one player looked better than another. My PS3 held up just fine against every other HD Blu-ray player and I think the same is true of UHD. If you look at test patterns at one foot you may be able to discern differences between Panny, Oppo and the rest but anything beyond that is mostly just guessing and bias. The only thing that makes a real difference is if the player changes the signal, like the old Oppo with built-in Darbee, or the 203 with Tone Mapping, or the 820 & 9000 with the four things below...

The only things that set the UB820 apart are:

1) SDR2020 (which you probably don't need)
2) Tone Mapping ("TV Type" which may not make a difference on your display)
3) HDR Optimizer (which should still help with highlights)
4) Dynamic Range Adjustment (which should make a difference for everybody)

The Dynamic Range Adjustment is right below the HDR Optimizer: Options (remote button)>Video Settings>Optimum HDR Adjustment>Dynamic Range Adjustment>+4 to +8 (preference)

I bought a UB820 because I was displeased with the way some 4K discs looked, some came across as dark and generally unpleasant. If you never had any 4K PQ issues and don't see a difference with the four UB820 settings above then obviously I wouldn't keep it. It's the only reason to buy a UB820, anyway.
Aren’t 2) and 3) really the same item...that is to say with HDR optimizer off, there is no tone mapping...personally, I found Hdr optimizer on to make highlights worse on my TV...so I turn it off, so no TMapping, no real value for a $500 player...☹️ I have not played with the Dynamic range adjustment however...perhaps that may make a difference...

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I have always called BS on people saying one player looked better than another. My PS3 held up just fine against every other HD Blu-ray player and I think the same is true of UHD. If you look at test patterns at one foot you may be able to discern differences between Panny, Oppo and the rest but anything beyond that is mostly just guessing and bias. The only thing that makes a real difference is if the player changes the signal, like the old Oppo with built-in Darbee, or the 203 with Tone Mapping, or the 820 & 9000 with the four things below...

The only things that set the UB820 apart are:

1) SDR2020 (which you probably don't need)
2) Tone Mapping ("TV Type" which may not make a difference on your display)
3) HDR Optimizer (which should still help with highlights)
4) Dynamic Range Adjustment (which should make a difference for everybody)

The Dynamic Range Adjustment is right below the HDR Optimizer: Options (remote button)>Video Settings>Optimum HDR Adjustment>Dynamic Range Adjustment>+4 to +8 (preference)

I bought a UB820 because I was displeased with the way some 4K discs looked, some came across as dark and generally unpleasant. If you never had any 4K PQ issues and don't see a difference with the four UB820 settings above then obviously I wouldn't keep it. It's the only reason to buy a UB820, anyway.
The UB820 may very well produce a better picture. I just don't know if I personally would be able to notice. But I wouldn't say I don't believe people who say it's improved.

From what I have been told in this very thread, the Tone Mapping on my TV is quite good so if I was to stop using the UB820, I will probably be fine. Even if a highlight is blown out, I honestly don't know if I would notice unless I was doing a side by side comparison.

I had my C8 TV and UBK90 for about 5 straight months and other than my initial setup and picture settings I never touched or questioned anything about the quality. I didn't start questioning things and wondering about the PQ until I got it in my head to get another UHD player.

While I have the player still, maybe I can play with the Dynamic Range Adjuster. Can't hurt!
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Hi all,

I'm trying to play 7.1PCM mastered .mkv video via usb drive on my 820. I get a picture but no audio (AVR is Marantz SR7010).

Can someone confirm if the 820 can play .mkv files and if so 7.1PCM specifically?

FYI the files linked in this post are the ones I"m trying to play, via usb, on my 820.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Hi all,

I'm trying to play 7.1PCM mastered .mkv video via usb drive on my 820. I get a picture but no audio (AVR is Marantz SR7010).

Can someone confirm if the 820 can play .mkv files and if so 7.1PCM specifically?

FYI the files linked in this post are the ones I"m trying to play, via usb, on my 820.

Thanks in advance for any help.
The 820 can not play these files. You will require something along the line of an Oppo Bluray player or a Nvidia Shield.

I’ve read it’s a fantastic player for discs but can not play MKV files with audio.
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The 820 can not play these files. You will require something along the line of an Oppo Bluray player or a Nvidia Shield.

I’ve read it’s a fantastic player for discs but can not play MKV files with audio.
So the Oppo I sold can do this while my new player (820) can't lol - that didn't work out hehe

Thanks for the info Coxy.

Understanding I do not plan to invest in an Oppo or Shield, I wonder if I can d/l windows based software that will play these files w/o problem?
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The 820 can not play these files. You will require something along the line of an Oppo Bluray player or a Nvidia Shield.

I’ve read it’s a fantastic player for discs but can not play MKV files with audio.
So the Oppo I sold can do this while my new player (820) can't lol - that didn't work out hehe

Thanks for the info Coxy.

Understanding I do not plan to invest in an Oppo or Shield, I wonder if I can d/l windows based software that will play these files w/o problem?
Just download Kodi for the PC and that should work fine.
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So the Oppo I sold can do this while my new player (820) can't lol - that didn't work out hehe

Thanks for the info Coxy.

Understanding I do not plan to invest in an Oppo or Shield, I wonder if I can d/l windows based software that will play these files w/o problem?
You are certainly not the first, and will not be the last, to find out you can't play local content with certain audio formats, e.g. lossless Atmos, after "upgrading" from an OPPO to the 820, and therefore why the OPPOs now sell for twice what we paid for them.

There seems to be a PC solution to this issue, but so far I have not found a way to do so in the Apple/Mac universe. The good new is that with projectors at least, the tone mapping in the 820 does make the switch a significant upgrade for playing 4K UHD DVDs.
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